Republicans are pushing back against the FBI’s failure to comply with a subpoena from the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability seeking an unclassified FD 1023 form allegedly containing evidence of a criminal bribery scheme involving former Vice President Joe Biden and a foreign national.
Senator Chuck Grassley and House Committee Chairman James Comer have expressed frustration with the FBI’s refusal to provide the document and explain its handling of the allegations, which were brought forward by a whistleblower. Grassley emphasized the public’s right to know, while Comer called the FBI’s position “unacceptable.”
Comer And Grassley On FBI Failing To Comply With Subpoena Deadline:
WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer issued the following statements on the FBI failing to comply with Chairman Comer’s subpoena seeking an unclassified FBI generated FD 1023 form that allegedly details a bribery scheme involving then-Vice President Joe Biden and a foreign national.
“While the FBI has failed to produce the specific document by the subpoena deadline, their offer to provide an accommodation process in response to our legitimate request indicates the document is real. So the question remains, what did the FBI do to investigate very serious allegations from an apparent trusted FBI source implicating then-Vice President Biden? Today’s letter from the FBI raises additional questions, including whether the FBI has an open investigation based on these allegations. The American people pay the FBI’s salaries, and they’re entitled to a fulsome response,” Grassley said.
“It’s clear from the FBI’s response that the unclassified record the Oversight Committee subpoenaed exists, but they are refusing to provide it to the Committee. We’ve asked the FBI to not only provide this record, but to also inform us what it did to investigate these allegations. The FBI has failed to do both. The FBI’s position is ‘trust, but you aren’t allowed to verify.’ That is unacceptable. We plan to follow up with the FBI and expect compliance with the subpoena,” said Chairman Comer.
Based on whistleblower disclosures, the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation possess an unclassified FD-1023 form that describes an alleged criminal scheme involving then-Vice President Biden and a foreign national relating to the exchange of money for policy decisions. It has been alleged that the document includes a precise description of how the alleged criminal scheme was employed as well as its purpose.