Bombshell Info Drop In Biden Bribery Scheme
The FBI on Monday confirmed to House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY) the existence of an agency document that indicates then-Vice President Joe Biden was involved in a criminal bribery scheme with a foreign national.
The FBI source that alerted lawmakers to the existence of the document is a “highly credible” person that has been used in numerous investigations over the years, according to Fox News.
Director Christopher Wray agreed to allow Comer and House Oversight Committee Ranking Member Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) to review the document, but only within the FBI's highly sensitive compartmented information facility, commonly known as a SCIF.
“Today, FBI Director Wray confirmed the existence of the FD-1023 form alleging then-Vice President Biden engaged in a criminal bribery scheme with a foreign national,” Comer said. “However, Director Wray did not commit to producing the documents subpoenaed by the House Oversight Committee.”
The confirmation of the FBI document's existence follows a month of growing speculation as it was previously reported that the document was located in a separate file within the Department of Justice. It is unclear what information the FD-1023 form contains.
"While Director Wray – after a month of refusing to even acknowledge that the form existed – has offered to allow us to see the documents in person at FBI headquarters, we have been clear that anything short of producing these documents to the House Oversight Committee is not in compliance with the subpoena," Comer said. “If the FBI fails to hand over the FD-1023 form as required by the subpoena, the House Oversight Committee will begin contempt of Congress proceedings.”
🚨On my call with FBI Director Wray, the FBI finally confirmed the existence of the FD-1023 form alleging then-VP Joe Biden engaged in a criminal bribery scheme.
Anything short of producing these documents to @GOPoversight is not in compliance with my subpoena.
— Rep. James Comer (@RepJamesComer) May 31, 2023
Joe Biden is currently the front-runner in the Democratic Party's 2020 primary election race. It is currently unclear whether the FD-1023 form will have an effect on his bid for the White House.
The Biden campaign did not respond to a request for comment from Fox News.
Meanwhile, Comer is optimistic about the information the form could potentially uncover, saying that “unclassified pages of details” could potentially be revealed while the document is being viewed.
The House Oversight Chairman is also looking for more information regarding the document, as he has called on the FBI to respond to the committee's subpoena.
It remains to be seen if and how the FBI document could become a factor in the 2020 election race between Biden and President Donald Trump. It’s likely that the document—and its contents—will remain a topic of conversation as the campaign continues.