FBI Yields to Oversight Committee Pressure, Allows Review of Alleged Biden Bribery Record

Originally published June 8, 2023 8:11 am PDT

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has finally capitulated to weeks of pressure from the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, allowing its members to review the previously unacknowledged FD-1023 record.

This document reportedly memorializes a confidential human source’s conversations with a foreign national, who alleged a bribery scheme involving then-Vice President Joe Biden.

“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,” declared Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer (R-KY) in a statement released on Wednesday.

The move comes after escalating threats to hold FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress.

However, now the FBI is permitting not only the record review but also delivering a briefing and making two additional related documents available for Chairman Comer and Ranking Member Raskin to scrutinize.

Consequently, the Full Committee business meeting, initially scheduled to vote on holding Director Wray in contempt of Congress on Thursday, has been canceled.

Chairman Comer emphasized the importance of this breakthrough in promoting FBI accountability.

“Americans have lost trust in the FBI’s ability to enforce the law impartially and demand answers, transparency, and accountability. Allowing all Oversight Committee members to review this record is an important step toward conducting oversight of the FBI and holding it accountable to the American people,” Comer said.

The Kentucky representative also disputed the notion that these allegations were settled, stating, “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.”

Backing this claim, Comer referred to former Attorney General Barr’s confirmation that the FD-1023 information had been sent to the U.S. Attorney in Delaware for further investigation, and the FBI has confirmed it is part of an ongoing inquiry.

Moreover, the credibility of the confidential human source who provided the information was highlighted.

“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 asserted.

Chairman Comer linked the allegations to the ongoing Oversight Committee’s investigation into the Biden family’s influence.

“The allegations contained within this record track closely with the Oversight Committee’s investigation of the Biden family’s influence peddling schemes,” he said, affirming the Committee’s commitment to uncovering the truth and ensuring accountability for the American people.

The impact of these revelations and how they shape public trust in the FBI, as well as their influence on the Biden family investigations, remains to be seen.