In a stunning revelation, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer has presented new evidence pointing towards a potential criminal “bribery” scheme involving President Joe Biden. Comer’s letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, sent on Wednesday, provides specific terms that could help locate a record demanded in a subpoena that expired two weeks ago.
The focus of attention is an FD-1023 form that may contain references to a sum of “five million” dollars and the date “June 30, 2020.” Comer explains that these terms relate to the date on the form and its connection to an alleged payment made by a foreign national to achieve a desired policy outcome.
Interestingly, the newly discovered date coincides with Ukrainian officials’ disclosure of a $5 million bribe intended to halt an investigation into the founder of Burisma Holdings. It is worth noting that Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son, served on the board of this Ukrainian gas company for several years.
While Comer’s letter to Wray does not mention Ukraine or any specific country, he emphasizes that he is providing additional information due to the FBI’s failure to acknowledge the document’s existence and its claim that the search terms in the subpoena were too broad.
Comer and Senator Chuck Grassley base their claims on whistleblower disclosures, leading them to believe that an unclassified FD-1023 form describing the alleged scheme involving Joe Biden and a foreign national exists within the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI. The FBI, citing the form’s purpose in recording claims from confidential sources, urges caution against the disclosure of unverified information.
Comer reassures the FBI that the oversight panel does not seek the identity of the confidential human source responsible for the Biden-related allegations. He also proposes reasonable accommodations, including appropriate redactions, to address the FBI’s concerns about exposing confidential source information.
In a gesture of flexibility, Comer extends the deadline for a response to the subpoena until May 30. However, he firmly warns that failure to produce the FD-1023 form by that date will result in the initiation of contempt of Congress proceedings, underscoring the gravity of the situation and the committee’s determination to pursue the truth.