McCarthy prepares for battle, threatens ‘contempt charges’ if FBI director continues to defy congressional subpoena

by Summer Lane

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Republican Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) has issued a stern warning to FBI Director Christopher Wray, as the House Oversight Committee has not yet received a requested document from the director.

McCarthy has threatened to move to bring contempt charges against Wray if the document that was requested from House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., is not received.

McCarthy explained during an interview on Fox News, “Comer subpoenaed the document that he’s requested, 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.”

He added, “If he misses the deadline today, I am prepared to move contempt charges in Congress against him. We have jurisdiction over this, he can send us that document, we have the right to look at that, Republicans and Democrats alike on that committee. And if he does not follow through with the law, we will move contempt charges against Christopher Wray and the FBI. They are not above the law.”

The document that McCarthy was referring to is a requested FD-1023 form, which provides information regarding the details of communications between FBI agents and their sources, RSBN previously reported.

The document was requested as part of the House Oversight Committee’s ongoing investigation into an alleged bribery scheme that has been linked to Joe Biden and the Biden family at large.

Rep. Comer issued his own stern warning to Director Wray last week, noting, “FBI Director Wray is defying a congressional subpoena for an unclassified record alleging a criminal scheme involving then-VP Joe Biden and a foreign national. If Director Wray refuses to hand over this record, @GOPoversight will begin contempt of Congress proceedings.”

According to the New York Post, Director Wray has reportedly scheduled a phone call with Rep. Comer that is set for this Wednesday that will discuss the FD-1023 document that the Oversight Committee is seeking.

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