US Rep. James Comer (R-KY), chairman of the US House Oversight Committee, has forced the FBI to do the right thing for the American people in the past day, achieving a level of accomplishment with the FBI that few others have achieved.
We hope that this week’s events on Capitol Hill mark the beginning of a new pattern of behavior on the part of our civil servants, who have remained steadfast in demanding transparency in their investigations into the corrupt business dealings of Joe Biden.
Wednesday, the Oversight Committee released a press statement indicating their intended to hold FBI Director Christopher Wray accountable was serious.
“We have been clear that the FBI must produce the unclassified FD-1023 record to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability custody. To date, the FBI has refused to comply with our lawfully issued subpoena and even refused to admit the record’s existence until a week ago.
As soon as Director Wray affirmed the existence of the record, the FBI began their cover-up by leaking a false story to the media. The case is not concluded, contrary to what the White House, Democrats, and FBI would have the American public believe.
Based on information from a credible informant who has worked with the FBI for over a decade and was paid six figures, the FBI created this record. The informant spoke directly with the foreign national who claimed to have bribed former Vice President Joe Biden. Now, Attorney General Barr has affirmed that the record was provided to the U.S. Attorney in Delaware for the purposes of this investigation, Chairman Comer stated.
“Americans have lost trust in the FBI’s ability to enforce the law impartially and demand answers, transparency, and accountability. The Oversight Committee must follow the facts for the American people and ensure the federal government is held accountable.”
On Thursday, Wray capitulated and surrendered.
Just The News reported that the FBI capitulated to congressional pressure on the eve of a contempt vote, allowing all members of the House Oversight Committee to view an informant memo alleging Joe Biden’s involvement in a $5 million bribery scheme as well as related documents.
Wray made a deal with Comer to drop the contempt motion because he did not want to deal with legal issues.
The Wray-Comer agreement was announced just hours before a panel voted to find FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt, using up the remaining time after weeks of delay.
“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.
Just the News reported the situation as follows:
“At issue is a document known as an FD-1023 containing allegations from a confidential informant in June 2020 that Joe 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.”
“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,” Comer told media.
So Wray is exonerated.
“As a result of FBI Director Christopher Wray’s change of heart – after weeks of refusing to hand over a physical copy of the FD-1023 form to the committee – he will no longer be subjected to a contempt of Congress hearing that was slated for Thursday,” according to the New York Post.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
And the Committee gets to see what they want to see. CONTINUE READING…