House GOP to hold FBI director in contempt of Congress over refusal to turn over alleged Biden bribery docs

"This failure comes with consequences," Grassley warned.

Jarryd Jaeger Vancouver, BC
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer will initiate contempt of Congress proceedings against Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray after he failed to hand over subpoenaed documents to Congress by the May 30 deadline. This after a phone call with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, Comer and Wray on Wednesday that did not produce the desired results.

The subpoena, issued earlier this month, called on the FBI to send over an informant file detailing an "alleged criminal scheme involving then-Vice President Biden and a foreign national relating to the exchange of money for policy decisions." The amount allegedly discussed in the document outlining the bribe was $5 million. 

During the phone call between Comer, Sen. Chuck Grassley, and Wray on Wednesday, the FBI director offered to show the Committee the document in question, but only under controlled circumstances at the agency's headquarters. Comer rejected the proposition and reiterated that anything less than what was originally asked for would be seen as a violation of the subpoena.


"Today, FBI Director Wray confirmed the existence of the FD-1023 form alleging then-Vice President Biden engaged in a criminal bribery scheme with a foreign national," Comer said in a statement. "However, Director Wray did not commit to producing the documents subpoenaed by the House Oversight Committee."

Comer went on to explain that while Wray "has offered to allow us to see the documents in person at FBI headquarters, we have been clear that anything short of producing these documents to the House Oversight Committee is not in compliance with the subpoena."

"This failure comes with consequences," Grassley added, accusing the FBI of treating Congress "like second class citizens."

As Fox News reports, the FBI replied with a statement of its own, explaining that Wray had "offered to provide the Committee’s Chairman and Ranking Member an opportunity to review information responsive to the subpoena in a secure manner to accommodate the committee, while protecting the confidentiality and safety of sources and important investigative sensitives."

The agency stated that it "remains committed to cooperating with the Committee in good faith."

Sign in to comment


Powered by The Post Millennial CMS™ Comments

Join and support independent free thinkers!

We’re independent and can’t be cancelled. The establishment media is increasingly dedicated to divisive cancel culture, corporate wokeism, and political correctness, all while covering up corruption from the corridors of power. The need for fact-based journalism and thoughtful analysis has never been greater. When you support The Post Millennial, you support freedom of the press at a time when it's under direct attack. Join the ranks of independent, free thinkers by supporting us today for as little as $1.

Support The Post Millennial

Remind me next month

To find out what personal data we collect and how we use it, please visit our Privacy Policy

By signing up you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
© 2024 The Post Millennial, Privacy Policy | Do Not Sell My Personal Information