The FBI appeared to confirm that it had a document that alleges a bribery scheme tied to President Joe Biden’s family. While the contents of the file have not been released, the revelation appears to support the House Oversight Committee’s investigation into the president led by Rep. James Comer (R-KY).
House Republicans requested access to the document from the FBI prior to a May 30 deadline. The file allegedly discusses an alleged $5 million bribe tied to Biden’s family during his time as vice president.
The existence of this information was relayed to House Republicans by a whistleblower.
Comer spoke further about the document sought by House Republicans this week. The Kentucky Republican said that FBI Director Christopher Wray confirmed the existence of the document during a conversation.
Comer said, “this is consistent with the pattern that we found with Joe Biden when he was vice president, leaving a country after presenting a foreign aid check.”
“Soon afterwards, his family started receiving money from shell companies they created that were then laundered down to Biden family accounts,” he said.
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When pressed about which nation he was discussing, Comer said that one case involved Romania and that another has not yet been announced.
The representative said that the “FBI has had ample time to investigate this.”
Comer said that Wray promised to allow him and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) to review a redacted version of the file, but that he would not deliver a physical copy.
Both Comer and Grassley requested access to the document in question as part of its wider investigations into a series of payments to members of Biden’s family, especially his son Hunter.
Following a delayed FBI response, both Comer and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) threatened to hold Wray in contempt of Congress should he not participate in the investigation.
McCarthy said this week that he was “prepared to move contempt charges in Congress against him.”
The California Republican added that he phoned the FBI director and “told him he needs to send that document.”
He added that the FBI and Wray are “not above the law.”