US Rep. James Comer (R-KY), chairman of the US House Oversight Committee, has forced the FBI to do the right thing for the American people in the past day, achieving a level of accomplishment with the FBI that few others have achieved.
We hope that this week’s events on Capitol Hill mark the beginning of a new pattern of behavior on the part of our civil servants, who have remained steadfast in demanding transparency in their investigations into the corrupt business dealings of Joe Biden.
Wednesday, the Oversight Committee released a press statement indicating their intended to hold FBI Director Christopher Wray accountable was serious.
“We have been clear that the FBI must produce the unclassified FD-1023 record to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability custody. To date, the FBI has refused to comply with our lawfully issued subpoena and even refused to admit the record’s existence until a week ago.
Once Director Wray confirmed the record’s existence, the FBI started their coverup by leaking a false narrative to the media. The case is not closed as the White House, Democrats, and the FBI would have the American people believe.
The FBI created this record based on information from a credible informant who has worked with the FBI for over a decade and paid six figures. The informant had first-hand conversations with the foreign national who claimed to have bribed then-Vice President Biden. And now, Attorney General Barr has confirmed that the record was given to the U.S. Attorney in Delaware for the purpose of that investigation,” said Chairman Comer.
“Americans have lost trust in the FBI’s ability to enforce the law impartially and demand answers, transparency, and accountability. The Oversight Committee must follow the facts for the American people and ensure the federal government is held accountable.”
On Thursday, Wray capitulated and surrendered.
Just The News reported that the FBI capitulated to congressional pressure on the eve of a contempt vote, allowing all members of the House Oversight Committee to view an informant memo alleging Joe Biden’s involvement in a $5 million bribery scheme as well as related documents.
Wray made a deal with Comer to withdraw the contempt motion because he did not want to deal with legal issues.
The Wray-Comer agreement was announced just hours before a panel voted to find FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt, using up the remaining time after weeks of delay.
“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,” Comer said.
Just the News went on in their report of the situation:
“At issue is a document known as an FD-1023 containing allegations from a confidential informant in June 2020 that Joe Biden as vice president traded US policy for money to his family. The committee now will also be able to see two earlier documents from the same informant related to the allegation.”
“Let’s be clear: the allegations contained within this record are not closed as the White House and Democrats would have the American people believe,” he said. “Former Attorney General Barr confirmed this information was sent to the U.S. Attorney in Delaware for further investigation, and the FBI has confirmed it is being used in an ongoing investigation.
“We also know the confidential human source who provided this information is highly credible and trusted, has worked with the FBI for over a decade, and has been paid six figures,” Comer told media.
So Wray is off the hook.
“As a result of FBI Director Christopher Wray’s change of heart – after weeks of refusing to hand over a physical copy of the FD-1023 form to the committee – he will no longer be subjected to a contempt of Congress hearing that was slated for Thursday,” according to the New York Post.
And the Committee gets to view whatever they desire.
The panel announced that the FBI will also provide two additional documents referenced in the informant file for consideration by Comer (R-Ky) and Raskin (D-Md. ), the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee.
The FBI has long known about the details of this bribe, which have been kept secret from the public.
The New York Post’s report continued by describing Comer’s reaction to the document, stating that he had already viewed it and characterized its claims as “consistent with what we discovered and divulged to you all in Romania.
It suggests a pattern of bribery in which payments were made through shell accounts and multiple banks,” adding that the information in the file came from a “highly credible informant” who has been “part of the bureau for 13 years, dating back to the Obama administration” and has been paid a “substantial amount of money” by the FBI over the years.
Monday, FBI officials informed the chairman of the Oversight Committee that the allegations are the subject of an active investigation.