FBI caves, will let Comer’s full committee see Biden bribery document

Accommodation from Bureau came after threat of contempt vote on Thursday.

Published: June 7, 2023 9:46pm

The FBI caved to congressional pressure Wednesday night on the eve of a contempt vote, agreeing to let all members of the House Oversight Committee to see an informant memo alleging Joe Biden was involved in a $5 million bribery scheme as well as some related documents.

The committee’s chairman, Rep. James Comer, R-Kentucky, announced the deal just hours before his panel was to vote to find FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt.

“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.

“Americans have lost trust in the FBI’s ability to enforce the law impartially and demand answers, transparency, and accountability,” he said. “Allowing all Oversight Committee members to review this record is an important step toward conducting oversight of the FBI and holding it accountable to the American people.”

At issue is a document known as an FD-1023 containing allegations from a confidential informant in June 2020 that Jie 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.

Comer told Just the News the allegations involve the country of Ukraine and remain under investigation by the bureau, and have not been disproven as Democrats have suggested.

“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.”


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