After weeks of battling with FBI Director Christopher Wray, Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., who is the acting chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has reigned victorious in his fight with the bureau. The FBI will soon hand over a subpoenaed document that is integral to the committee’s ongoing investigation of an alleged bribery scheme linked to Joe Biden.
Breitbart writer Wendell Husebo confirmed on Twitter, “The FBI will allow @JamesComer to inspect the file Monday that allegedly links Joe Biden to a $5 million bribery scheme[.] The FBI gave in after pressure mounted of being held in contempt of Congress[.]”
Tensions between the FBI and the House Oversight Committee chairman had gotten extremely heated over the past few weeks, resulting in warnings from both Comer and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who threatened to hold FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena.
As previously reported by RSBN, the document that Comer was after is called an FD-1023 form, which includes communications between confidential sources and FBI agents.
On Wednesday, Comer spoke with FBI Director Wray on the phone, revealing in a statement, “On my call with FBI Director Wray, the FBI finally confirmed the existence of the FD-1023 form alleging then-VP Joe Biden engaged in a criminal bribery scheme.”
After failing to produce the form, Comer revealed on Wednesday night that he was drafting legislation in the House to hold Wray in contempt of Congress, aiming to have the Oversight Committee vote on it next week. He noted, “The FBI is not above Congress. I will protect congressional oversight authorities.”
The FBI revealed in a statement made exclusively to Just the News, “Director Wray 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 sensitivities.”