While speaking to Maria Bartiromo Sunday on Fox News, McCarthy confirmed that he spoke with FBI Director Christopher Wray on Friday and is under the impression that the House Oversight Committee will be receiving a financial form from the FBI that reportedly lays out a "criminal scheme" involving the president and a foreign national.
The contents of the document have reportedly been substantiated by a "highly credible" whistleblower which resulted in the House Oversight Committee sending a subpoena to the FBI, ordering the federal agency to hand the document over to Congress for review, Daily Mail reports.
However, the FBI rejected the committee's request on Thursday, one day before the call took place between McCarthy and Wray.
"I wanted to be clear with the FBI director," McCarthy said to Bartiromo. "Congress has a right, and we have the jurisdiction, to oversee the FBI."
"This is one piece of paper that a chairman of the committee has requested to see," McCarthy explained, referencing House Oversight Committee chairman James Comer (R-Kentucky).
The house speaker explained that Christopher Dunham, assistant director of the FBI's office of congressional affairs, has not yet "acknowledged if he has this document - he hasn't even provided it."
Speaking on his phone call with director Wray, McCarthy told the Fox News host, "I explained to the director that we will do everything in our power, and [that] we have jurisdiction over the FBI - that we have the right to see this document."
"I believe, after this call, we will get this document," McCarthy said.
According to the GOP House Oversight Committee, the form in question is an FD-1023 that allegedly details "an alleged scheme involving then-Vice President Biden." Chairman Comer and committee member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said that the form reveals President Biden's alleged business dealings with "a foreign national relating to the exchange of money for policy decisions," Daily Mail reports.
President Biden's potentially shady foreign business dealings were revealed on Hunter Biden's infamous laptop as a result of the New York Post's bombshell reporting in 2020.
Senator Grassley, who signed off on the subpoeana alongside chairman Comer, explained that the House Oversight Committee needs to receive the document in order to substantiate the whistleblower's claims.
Dunham sent a letter to Comer after receiving the subpoena and said, "An FD-1023 form documents information as told to a line FBI agent. Recording the information does not validate the information, establish its credibility, or weigh it against other information known or developed by the FBI."
"The mere existence of such a document would establish little beyond the fact that a confidential human source provided information and the FBI recorded it," he added. "The FBI regularly receives information from sources with significant potential biases, motivations, and knowledge, including drug traffickers, members of organized crime, or even terrorists."
Chairman Comer fired back and released a statement arguing that "It's clear from the FBI's response that the unclassified record the Oversight Committee subpoenaed exists, but they are refusing to provide it to the Committee."
"We've asked the FBI to not only provide this record, but to also inform us what it did to investigate these allegations. The FBI has failed to do both. The FBI's position is 'trust, but you aren't allowed to verify.' That is unacceptable," Comer explained. "This committee will not pursue witch hunts, or string the American people along for years with false promises of evidence that is beyond circumstantial evidence."
McCarthy did not disclose when he believes he would be receiving the documents.
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