FBI Stonewalls On Smoking Gun Document Alleging Biden Family 'Criminal Scheme'
The FBI is stonewalling Congressional investigators over an informant file (form FD-1023) which allegedly contains evidence that President Biden took bribes while he was Vice President, the NY Post reports.
After House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) hit the FBI with a subpoena last week demanding the document by noon Wednesday, the bureau responded with a six-page letter full of objections.
"Information from confidential human sources is unverified and, by definition, incomplete," wrote FBI acting assistant director for congressional affairs Christopher Dunham.
"As is clear from the name itself, confidentiality is definitional to the FBI’s Confidential Human Source program," wrote Dunham, adding "Confidential human sources often provide information to the FBI at great risk to themselves and their loved ones. The information they provide also can create significant risks to others who may be referenced in their reporting."
The FBI official concluded: “We … hope this helps you understand that keeping this kind of source information free from the perception or reality of improper influence — and preventing the redirection of this information for non-law enforcement or non-intelligence uses — is necessary for the FBI’s effective execution of our law enforcement and national security responsibilities.”
Comer slammed the FBI’s stonewalling, but he did not immediately announce further steps to acquire the document. Congress has the power to apply financial pressure to agencies and can also use litigation to enforce its orders or attempt to shame officials through contempt votes. -NY Post
"It’s clear from the FBI’s response that the unclassified record the Oversight Committee subpoenaed exists, but they are refusing to provide it to the Committee," said Comer, adding "We’ve asked the FBI to not only provide this record, but to also inform us what it did to investigate these allegations."
"The FBI has failed to do both. The FBI’s position is ‘trust, but you aren’t allowed to verify.’ That is unacceptable. We plan to follow up with the FBI and expect compliance with the subpoena."
Grinding Grassley's gears...
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) who passed the whistleblower to Comer, was livid at the FBI's refusal to hand over the document.
"They didn’t give us the unclassified document. They sent us a five or six-page letter that I haven’t studied thoroughly yet," he told the post. "They didn’t dispute that it exists — that the document exists or that it is unclassified … why they haven’t given it, I don’t know."
"We have received legally protected and highly credible unclassified whistleblower disclosures," Grassley wrote last week in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray. "Based on those disclosures ... “it has come to our attention that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) possess an 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."
On Wednesday, House Republicans laid out evidence of a vast network of Biden family corruption, including;
- The Biden family received, and tried to hide, over $10 million in payments from foreign nationals
- A previously undisclosed $1 million in Romanian-linked payments
- Ties to Romanian 'influence peddling'
- A 'web' of 20 LLCs created while Joe Biden was Vice President with a 'complicated corporate structure'
- 'At least 15' of the LLCs were formed after Biden became VP in 2009 - several of which were owned or co-owned by Hunter
- These LLCs accepted payments ranging from $5,000 to $3 million
- The committee wants to know what legitimate business the Biden family was in
Read the FBI's response below: