FBI fears for Biden bribery informant's safety if unmasked, GOP lawmaker says
Comer has indicated he will pursue contempt charges against FBI Director Christopher Wray for not providing Congress with the document, in defiance of a subpoena.
Florida Republican Rep. Anna Paulina Luna on Monday indicated that the FBI worries that an informant who provided the bureau with information related to an alleged bribery scheme in which Joe Biden took part while Vice President may be killed should his identity become public knowledge.
"Just left meeting for House Oversight. The [FBI] is afraid their informant will be killed if unmasked, based on the info he has brought forward about the Biden family," Luna tweeted.
Her remarks come the same day that Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer said he had viewed the FD-1023 form detailing the alleged scheme, which he said came from a trusted confidential source.
Comer has indicated he will pursue contempt charges against FBI Director Christopher Wray for not providing Congress with the document, in defiance of a subpoena. The Kentucky Republican was merely permitted to view the form but could not publicly disclose its contents or take it with him.
"Today, FBI officials confirmed that the unclassified, FBI-generated record has not been disproven and stated several times the information contained within it is currently being used in an ongoing investigation," Comer said in a press conference that followed his viewing of the form.
"Given the severity and complexity of the allegations contained within this record, Congress must investigate further," he added. "Americans have lost trust in the FBI’s ability to enforce the law impartially and demand answers, transparency, and accountability."
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