FBI director will let top Republican LOOK at Biden ‘criminal scheme’ document: Chris Wray offers compromise on ‘$5million bribery’ memo to avoid contempt chargesThe internal unclassified FD-1023 form apparently details an ‘arrangement’ for an exchange of money for policy decisions, the Republicans have said
They issued a subpoena for the document last month and have threatened to hold FBI Director Chris Wray in contempt
The FBI will allow leaders of the Oversight Committee to view the FD-1023 form they say proves President Biden was involved in a $5 million criminal bribery scheme with a foreign national.
The internal unclassified FD-1023 form apparently details an ‘arrangement’ for an exchange of money for policy decisions, the Republicans have said and issued a subpoena for last month.
Oversight Chair James Comer and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, spoke with FBI Director Christopher Wray by phone on Wednesday and Wray offered to let Comer and ranking member Jamie Raskin view the documents at the FBI headquarters in an attempt to stave off Comer’s threat to hold Wray in contempt of Congress.
But Comer was left unsatisfied, and has said he will proceed with holding Wray in contempt if he does not hand over the document to the full committee.
Oversight Chair James Comer and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, spoke with FBI Director Christopher Wray by phone on Wednesday
‘We have been clear that anything short of producing these documents to the House Oversight Committee is not in compliance with the subpoena,’ Comer said in a statement.
On Tuesday Speaker Kevin McCarthy backed up Comer’s contempt threat – telling Fox and Friends he was ‘prepared’ to move forward with the charge.
‘We have jurisdiction over the FBI, which they seem to act like we do not. I personally called Director Wray and told him he needs to send that document. Today is the deadline,’ McCarthy said.
A whistleblower came forward with stunning claims that a file ‘includes a precise description of how the alleged criminal scheme (involving Biden) was employed as well as its purpose’, the Republicans said.
…Comer alleges China indirectly paid off as many as 12 members of the Biden family in exchange for policy decisions.
Below, Comer says three things:
First, that the offer was only for a redacted version of the document. Comer says that he knows, based on his prior experience with the FBI, that they’ll just black everything out, and then claim they “complied with Congress.”
Second, that Wray’s “compromise” of showing him thick black lines which obscure all text is unacceptable, and that they will continue preparing criminal charges against Wray.
Third, he says Republicans have already seen the document. And he says that Wray refused to concede the document even existed until he showed, by specifying the “five million dollars” payment, that he had already seen it and knew what it said.
So Wray is just fighting to keep this allegation — which, let’s face it, is 100% true — classified so that no one can talk about it.