The House Oversight Committee is currently examining an FBI document that reportedly claims President Joe Biden received a substantial bribe from a foreign entity.
Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) and Ranking Member Jamie Raskin (D-MD) will review the document on Monday in a secured facility with restricted access, where classified information is typically reviewed.
Despite earlier reports that the document would be made available to Congress, an Oversight Committee spokesperson has confirmed that it will not be given to Congress. In a statement to The Daily Wire, the spokesperson explained that Chairman Comer will be briefed by the FBI and will review the unclassified record in question. However, he maintains that this does not constitute compliance with his subpoena for the FD-1023 form, which contains multiple details requiring further investigation.
The investigation, led by Comer and his team, centers around allegations of influence peddling and corrupt activities involving members of Biden’s family. In response, Republican lawmakers have threatened the FBI and Director Christopher Wray with contempt of Congress for their refusal to comply with a subpoena for the 1023 form.
Wray has expressed concerns about making the form public, reasoning that doing so could compromise sensitive intelligence gathering techniques and sources. He did, however, offer Comer and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) the chance to review the document in question but declined to release it.
After speaking with Wray, Comer issued a statement indicating that the FD-1023 form alleged former Vice President Biden engaged in a criminal bribery scheme with a foreign national. However, Director Wray did not promise to produce the documents requested by the House Oversight Committee.
The FBI has responded, clarifying that Wray is working to accommodate the lawmakers’ request while still maintaining “the confidentiality and safety of sources and important investigative sensitives.”
Comer has stated that the FD-1023 form contains allegations regarding a $5 million bribe that Biden accepted from an “adversarial country” when he served as vice president during the Obama administration. Notably, Comer has emphasized that the country in question is not China, Romania, or Ukraine, all of which are known to have financial ties with members of the Biden family.
During an interview with Newsmax on Thursday, Comer added that “the most reputable country that the Biden family was taking money from was China if that tells you anything.”