FD-1023 forms are used by bureau agents to record unverified reporting from confidential sources.
Fox News reported that all members of the committee would be able to view the document in a secure, but as of now unspecified, location. The FBI will also be making two other documents that are referenced in the form available for review to House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) and Ranking Member Jamie Raskin (D-MD).
According to a whistleblower, the form dated June 30, 2020, discusses a $5 million criminal scheme involving a foreign national and then-Vice President Joe Biden involving money in exchange for policy decisions. The whistleblower also claimed that the document reveals "a precise description of how the alleged criminal scheme was employed as well as its purpose."
Wednesday night, Comer accepted the FBI's offer to view the document. He then canceled the committee's scheduled vote on Thursday to hold FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt.
Comer said in a statement, "After weeks of refusing to even admit the FD-1023 record exists, the FBI has caved and is now allowing all members of the Oversight and Accountability Committee to review this unclassified record that memorializes a confidential human source’s conversations with a foreign national who claimed to have bribed then-Vice President Joe Biden."
"Americans have lost trust in the FBI’s ability to enforce the law impartially and demand answers, transparency, and accountability,” he continued.
“Allowing all Oversight Committee members to review this record is an important step toward conducting oversight of the FBI and holding it accountable to the American people."
Comer added, "The allegations contained within this record track closely with the Oversight Committee’s investigation of the Biden family’s influence-peddling schemes. The Oversight Committee will continue to follow the facts and ensure accountability for the American people."
On Monday, the FBI brought the document to Capitol Hill for Comer and Raskin to review in a secure sensitive compartmented information facility (SCIF). However, GOP members told the FBI that the action was not in compliance with the subpoena to turn over the physical document to the entire committee.
As a result, Comer threatened to hold FBI director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress. Comer said at the time, "At the briefing, the FBI again refused to hand over the unclassified record to the custody of the House Oversight Committee. And we will now initiate contempt of Congress hearings this Thursday."
According to Comer, on Monday FBI officials confirmed that the unclassified FBI-generated record "has not been disproven and is currently being used in an ongoing investigation by a confidential human source who provided information about the vice president by being involved in a criminal bribery scheme is a trusted, highly credible informant who has been used by the FBI for over ten years and has been paid over 6 figures."
"These are facts and no amount of spin and frankly, lies from the White House or congressional Democrats can change this information," he added.
According to Fox News, the confidential source who provided the Biden information to the bureau was a "pre-existing" FBI source who had been used in multiple investigative matters aside from the Biden case and was used by the agency for "at least several years" before the generation of the FD-1023 form detailing the allegations against Biden and previously has been "consistently reviewed by the FBI" and "found to be highly credible."
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