FBI Director Christopher Wray is stiff-arming Republicans and refusing to hand over a key document related to the Biden crime family’s bribery scheme.
The critical document is unclassified and subpoenaed by Congress. An FBI whistleblower says the document contains information on how President Biden and a foreign national discussed “money for policy decisions.”
Following Wray’s refusal to comply, Republican James Comer of Kentucky confirmed that Wray will be held in contempt of Congress, which is punishable by up to 12 months in jail or a $100,000 fine.
Comer, who serves as chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, said, “Today, the FBI informed the Committee that it will not provide the unclassified documents subpoenaed by the Committee.”
I have a message for FBI Director Christopher Wray: If he misses today's deadline to turn over subpoenaed documents to Congress, I am prepared to move contempt charges against him. pic.twitter.com/D3hyW3VIpX
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) May 30, 2023
“The FBI’s decision to stiff-arm Congress and hide this information from the American people is obstructionist and unacceptable,” Comer continued.
“While I have a call scheduled with FBI Director Wray tomorrow to discuss his response further, the Committee has been clear in its intent to protect Congressional oversight authorities and will now be taking steps to hold the FBI Director in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a lawful subpoena,” he said.
“Americans deserve the truth, and the Oversight Committee will continue to demand transparency from this nation’s chief law enforcement agency,” Comer added.
Congress can also file a lawsuit in federal court and obtain the document.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said, “We will move contempt charges against Christopher Wray and the FBI. They are not above the law.”
“We have jurisdiction over the FBI, which they seem to act like we do not. I personally called Director Wray and told him he needed to send that document. Today is the deadline,” he said.
Comer called the refusal “obstructionist.”
BREAKING: House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer says he is taking action to hold FBI Director Christopher Wray in Contempt of Congress. pic.twitter.com/0uADTkkmQG
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) May 30, 2023
“Whistleblower disclosures that Joe Biden may have been involved in a criminal bribery scheme as vice president track closely with what we are seeing in our investigation into the Biden family’s influence-peddling schemes. Congress and the American people need to know what, if anything, the FBI did to verify the allegations contained within this record,” he said.
In a letter, Comer directly told Wray, “We have received legally protected and highly credible unclassified whistleblower disclosures. Based on those disclosures, it has come to our attention that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) possess an unclassified FD-1023 form that describes an alleged criminal scheme involving then-Vice President Biden and a foreign national relating to the exchange of money for policy decisions.”
“The FBI has continued to tie itself in knots to ignore a legitimate subpoena from Congress, which has a constitutional duty of oversight. The Bureau’s developed a serious reputation problem through its spate of failures and overreach, and leadership is doing it no favors by attempting to stiff-arm Congress,” Grassley of Iowa said.
“The FBI knows exactly what document Chairman Comer and I are seeking, and if they know us at all, they know we will get it, one way or another. If FBI leadership truly cares about protecting the agency’s reputation, they’d cooperate. These needless delays only harm the Bureau,” he added.