On Wednesday, Kentucky Rep. James Comer, chairman of the House Oversight Committee and Accountability, subpoenaed FBI Director Chris Wray, requesting bureau records related to President Joe Biden and his family. The subpoena is based on newly surfaced allegations that Rep. Comer claimed an unnamed whistleblower made to Congress. The subpoena seeks a specific FBI form from June 2020 that is a report of conversations or interactions with a confidential source. Comer, in a letter to Wray with Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, claims that the bureau has such a document that “describes an alleged criminal scheme” involving Biden and a foreign national. The alleged scheme relates to the exchange of money for policy decisions when Biden was vice president and includes “a precise description” about it. Republicans have claimed they have amassed evidence in recent years that raise questions about whether Biden and his family have used their public positions for private gain. Last month, an IRS special agent sought whistleblower protections from Congress to disclose a “failure to mitigate clear conflicts of interest in the ultimate disposition” of a criminal investigation related to Hunter Biden’s taxes and whether he made a false statement in connection with a gun purchase. The White House said it was the latest example in the yearslong series of “unfounded, unproven” political attacks against Biden by Republicans ”floating anonymous innuendo.”
Republican Party Issues Subpoena to FBI Following Whistleblower Allegations Against Biden
- 6 May 2023
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