FBI Director Christopher Wray has agreed to bring a subpoenaed document from the investigation into the Biden family to Capitol Hill for lawmakers to review.
A spokesperson for House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer confirmed on June 2 that the lawmaker would be allowed to review the documents on June 5.
Ranking member Rep. Jamie Raskin will also be able to review the document.
The document in question, an FD-1023, allegedly contains uncorroborated allegations that President Joe Biden, while serving as vice president, engaged in a bribery conspiracy to alter United States policy in exchange for monetary gain to his family’s businesses.
An FBI whistleblower informed Congress about the document and expressed concern that the allegations were never thoroughly investigated.
Comer and Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley demanded to see the document, and Comer subsequently issued a subpoena.
Comer announced during an interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity on June 1 that he was drafting legislation to hold Wray in contempt of Congress.
He spoke about a conversation he and Sen. Chuck Grassley had with Wray and the bureau’s lack of compliance with his congressional subpoena.
Hannity explained that his understanding of a 1023 form is that it is “an allegation,” and in this case, Comer and Grassley believed it was a credible allegation based on the individual whistleblower who brought it to the lawmakers’ attention.
The Fox News host also questioned why the lawmakers did not take advantage of the FBI director’s offer to see the document in a secured location.
Comer clarified that the previous offer would only allow the lawmakers access to a redacted version of the document, which Comer said is not sufficient to support his committee’s oversight responsibility.
Comer said that his experience with getting documents from the FBI was that they were “all black,” indicating that too much information was redacted for the document to be helpful.
“We knew what was in the 1023 form,” Comer said of his conversation with the FBI director. “Until we told Director Wray that, he never even admitted that the existed.”
Speaking to the reason his committee is adamant about having access to the document, Comer said:
“The reason we find this allegation credible [is] not only because of the credibility of the whistleblower but because we’ve seen a pattern of Joe Biden when he was vice president, leaving a country after he talks about foreign aid and foreign policy, and his family members start receiving payments …”
Comer had given Wray until May 30 to deliver the document or face contempt of Congress charges, but the FBI missed the deadline.
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