The Republican leader of the House Oversight Committee is expected to receive an FBI briefing today about the controversial document that allegedly implicated President Joe Biden in a pay-for-play bribery scheme.
As The Free Press reported last week, Rep. James Comer of Kentucky has said the document at issue indicates Biden’s role in a $5 million scheme with an unidentified foreign national, in which money would flow in return for Biden’s input and advocacy on policy decisions. The plan was hatched when Biden served as vice president.
On Friday, the FBI told The Washington Times that it will “produce the requested document, with limited redactions to protect the confidentiality and safety of sources, by bringing it to a secure location in the U.S. Capitol for the chair and ranking member to review.”
That came after Republicans threatened to file contempt of Congress charges against FBI Director Christopher Wray after he refused a GOP subpoena for the records.
But on Sunday, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said that might not do it.
According to Newsmax, McCarthy told Fox News that he would allow the contempt proceeding to continue unless Wray provided the document to all of the committee, Democrats and Republicans.
“We have a responsibility of oversight,” he said. “If they do not comply and allow every person on oversight, Republican or Democrat — that’s their responsibility to the members of Congress — to see this document, I will move contempt charges against the director.”
The speaker also indicated that the FBI’s new proposed palace of a headquarters might hang in the balance of Wrays cooperation.
McCarthy questioned whether the $4 billion facility is “the best use of our money.”
“I also wonder, do we need one big, large FBI building, and does it need to be back in Virginia, or should it be in Maryland or should it be in Texas if you’re doing cybersecurity or other [things]?” McCarthy said.
“Wouldn’t it be better if we had smaller offices across the country where FBI agents could help local law enforcement to solve human trafficking, to solve cybersecurity?”
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