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 May 4, 2023

House Oversight Committee subpoenas FBI over alleged criminal scheme involving Biden

The House Oversight Committee has just sent a subpoena to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in relation to an alleged criminal scheme involving President Joe Biden. 

The subpoena can be read in its entirety here.

The alleged criminal scheme dates back to when Biden was the vice president, under then-President Barack Obama.

The backstory to the subpoena is that a whistleblower recently claimed that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI are in possession of a document that details an alleged criminal scheme that involved Biden and a foreign national.

The whistleblower made the revelation to both U.S. Rep. James Comer (R-KY), the head of the House Oversight Committee, and U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA).

Both Grassley and Comer revealed the whistleblower's claim in a letter that they sent to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray.

The letter, in part, reads:

We have received legally protected and highly credible unclassified whistleblower disclosures. Based on those disclosures, it has come to our attention that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) possess unclassified FD-1023 form that describes an alleged criminal scheme involving then-Vice President Biden and a foreign national relating to the exchange of money for policy decisions. It has been alleged that the document includes a precise description of how the alleged criminal scheme was employed as well as its purpose.

The congressional subpoena that followed this letter essentially tells the FBI to hand over this document.

In a statement on the matter, Grassley said:

We believe the FBI possesses an unclassified internal document that includes very serious and detailed allegations implicating the current President of the United States. What we don’t know is what, if anything, the FBI has done to verify these claims or investigate further. The FBI’s recent history of botching politically charged investigations demands close congressional oversight.

Comer, for his part, said that "the American people need to know if President Biden sold out the United States of America to make money for himself."

At the time of this writing, the FBI has not responded to either the letter or the subpoena.

In the meantime, the White House is now trying to claim that the type of claims against Biden being made by Grassley and Comer are "unfounded" and "unproven."

Ian Sams, the White House spokesperson for oversight and investigations, said:

Going on five years now, Republicans in Congress have been lobbing unfounded, unproven, politically-motivated attacks against the President and his family without offering evidence for their claims or evidence of decisions influenced by anything other than U.S. interests.

Sams went on to claim that Biden "has offered an unprecedented level of transparency."

Written By:
Robert Ayers

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