House GOP threatens to hold FBI chief Wray in contempt over Biden document
Top Republicans are setting their sights on F-B-I Director Christopher Wray.
And it could end up with Wray being held in contempt of Congress.
This all has to do with an unclassified document that allegedly details a bribery scheme between then-Vice President Joe Biden and a foreign national.
The F-B-I has refused to hand it over — offering only to allow the lawmakers to see the unclassified document quote “in a secure manner to accommodate the committee while protecting the confidentiality and safety of sources and important investigative sensitivities.”
In a Letter to Wray — House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer wrote quote “The FBI’s refusal to produce this single document is obstructionist… Your response to the subpoena is due May 30, 2023. If the document is not produced by that date, the Committee will initiate contempt of Congress proceedings.”
Here’s what we know about what the committee is looking for.
The original subpoena asked for quote “all FD-1023 forms, including within any open, closed, or restricted access case files, created or modified in June 2020, containing the term ‘Biden,’ including all accompanying attachments and documents to those FD-1023 forms.”
However — according to the F-B-I — a search for the document based on Comer’s original terms and it had turned up too many results.
In order to narrow the scope of the search — Comer added two search terms — “five million” and “June 30th, 20-20.”
The committee had already reported last month that relatives of Biden — including his son Hunter — had received more than 10 million dollars from foreign sources between 2015 and 2017.
Wray is hardly the only member of the Biden Administration in the crosshairs of the Republican-led house.
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Michael McCaul has threatened to hold Secretary of State Antony Blinken in contempt — and the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic successfully compelled C-D-C Director Rochelle Walensky to testify later this month via a threat to subpoena.