Comer demands access to Biden document after FBI fails to comply with subpoena

Posted 17 days ago


House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY) has revived a request for access to an FBI form that allegedly details a criminal scheme involving then-Vice President Joe Biden after the agency failed to comply with a subpoena that was issued earlier this month.

In a letter sent to FBI Director Christopher Wray on Friday, Comer accused the agency of interfering with the committee’s investigation by failing to produce key documents and information related to Biden’s conduct during the Obama administration. The letter comes after Wray failed to comply with Comer’s subpoena to hand over the materials by May 10.

“The FBI’s delay in producing a single, unclassified record is unacceptable,” Comer said in a statement. “The information provided by a whistleblower raises concerns that then-Vice President Biden allegedly engaged in a bribery scheme with a foreign national. The FBI must provide this record to Congress without further delay. The American people demand the truth and accountability for any wrongdoing. That starts with getting this record.”

Comer issued the subpoena in conjunction with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on May 3, demanding access to an FBI-generated FD-1023 form they say details an exchange of money between Biden and a foreign national that may have influenced U. S. policy decisions. The two Republicans were tipped off about the document’s existence by a whistleblower, although it remains unclear what wrongdoing Biden is being accused of conducting.

The FBI responded to the subpoena by sending the committee a letter describing background information and “programmatic issues related to confidential human source reporting,” according to Comer. However, the agency failed to provide access to the FD-1023 form.

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