Democrat Leaders Defend FBI Stonewalling With Direct Order

According to an FBI spokesperson, FBI Director Chris Wray is scheduled to meet with House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer in the coming days after Comer threatened to hold Wray in contempt of Congress, CNN reported.

In early May, Grassley and Comer sent a letter to Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland informing them that they had learned about an unclassified FD-1023 form alleging a criminal scheme between a foreign national and then-Vice President Biden to affect policy decisions in exchange for money.

And FD-1023 is a record of an FBI interaction with what is known as a confidential human source.

According to the Republicans, the document provides “a precise description” of how the alleged bribery scheme worked and the purpose of it.

Comer and Grassley ordered Wray to produce all FD-1023 forms “created or modified in June 2020” that include the name “Biden.”

But Wray has refused to comply with multiple subpoenas for the requested documents.

Appearing on Fox News last Wednesday, Comer revealed that Wray “is committed” to meeting with him next week to discuss the matter. However, Comer added that this would not avert him from holding Wray in contempt of Congress if the FD-1023 is not turned over.

Democrat Rep. Jamie Raskin, the ranking member of the Oversight Committee blasted Comer over his demands for the document, accusing Comer of “recycling unsubstantiated claims floated by Senate Republicans” to target President Biden.

Raskin told CNN that it is “no surprise” that Comer would rely on “unverified tips” to attack the president given his “commitment to ‘dismantle’ the FBI.”

According to Chairman Comer, Director Wray has refused multiple requests from both him and Senator Chuck Grassley to speak on the phone about the allegations in the FD-1023.

The White House has called the bribery allegations an unfounded “politically-motivated” attack.