Within one day of Republican Representatives James Comer and Jim Jordan, who chaired the House Appropriations Committee, holding firm, the FBI has acquiesced. Comer and Jordan said they intended to hold FBI Director Chris Wray in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over documents that may implicate Biden in a corruption scheme.

The issue began after Christopher Wray, Director of the FBI, attempted to sidestep Congress’ investigation into the Biden family corruption by withholding an essential document detailing a large financial transaction.

In early May, House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer gave Director Wray a timeline to turn over requested documents after an FBI whistleblower told the Committee that the Bureau was in possession of an FD-1023 form that indicated Biden was involved in an alleged criminal scheme during his Vice Presidency. The scheme reportedly involved Biden exchanging a policy decision with a foreign national for $5 million.

After the FBI failed to meet the deadline set for Tuesday, Comer and other members of the Committee, along with Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-Ca.), said that the House would take steps to hold FBI Director Christopher Wray in Contempt of Congress.

James Comer

But on Thursday, the FBI conceded. Acting Assistant Director Christopher Dunham sent a letter to Comer, offering to let him and Chief Member Raskin review the document along with one staffer each. Dunham also said that in a show of good faith, the FBI would also be willing to bring the letter to D.C. to make additional accommodations to allow the Oversight committee members to review the documents. The FBI also offered to find a mutually convenient time, calling the offer an “extraordinary accommodation” given the sensitivity of the documents. Dunham ended the letter by saying,

“The FBI has continued to work with the committee in the accommodation process in good faith and is endeavoring to avoid unnecessary conflict or escalation.”



U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley criticized the FBI’s delay in turning the document over, saying,

“While the FBI has apparently leaked classified information to the news media in recent weeks, jeopardizing its own human sources, it continues to treat Congress like second-class citizens by refusing to provide a specific unclassified record,” he said.

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