FBI has ONE DAY to turn over document linking Joe Biden to an alleged $5MILLION bribery scheme
By Kelly Laco, Executive Editor Of Politics For Dailymail.Com,2023-05-29
The FBI has one day to turn over an internal document that Republicans claim shows President Joe Biden was involved in a $5 million 'criminal' scheme with a foreign national or else contempt of Congress proceedings will begin.
The internal unclassified FD-1023 form apparently details an 'arrangement' for an exchange of money for policy decisions , the Republicans have said and issued a subpoena for earlier this month.
FBI Director Chris Wray was given a hard deadline of May 30 to hand over the unclassified FD-1023 document, or the House Oversight Committee led by Rep. James Comer said it will 'initiate contempt of Congress proceedings.'
Comer and Sen. Chuck Grassley are also set to have a phone call with Wray on Wednesday, a spokesperson confirmed to DailyMail.com, but the lawmakers have indicated that it is unlikely the bureau's top brass will hand over the document.
Last week, Comer informed Wray that he was also narrowing the breadth of the subpoena for the document by providing two additional terms that may be referenced in the record: 'June 30, 2020' and 'five million.'
'The FBI's mission is to protect the American people. Releasing confidential source information could potentially jeopardize investigations and put lives at risk,' the FBI told DailyMail.com last week in a statement regarding whether it will turn over the FD-1023 form.
'The FBI remains committed to cooperating with Congress's oversight requests on this matter and others as we always have.'
The meeting came a day after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said he spoke with with Wray and believed that after their conversation, Republicans would 'get this document.'
A spokesperson for committee Democrats told DailyMail.com last week that Comer is basing claims off an 'unsubstantiated tip' and accused the chairman of using 'political theater' to prop up former President Donald Trump's primary poll numbers.
The White House has also pushed back, calling the Republican-led investigation 'unfounded' and 'politically motivated.'
The FBI's latest stonewalling also comes after a second IRS whistleblower came forward , claiming he was sidelined from the Hunter Biden probe when he spoke up about the president's son getting preferential treatment.
The case agent, who has not been identified, says he was fired recently without any explanation after working on the Hunter Biden investigation since 2018, according to documents sent to congressional leaders obtained by DailyMail.com.
This is the second whistleblower to come forward in recent days on the matter.
According to documents, he informed Congress last week about backlash he suffered for acting as a whistleblower and alleged unfair retaliatory treatment.
He sent an email last Thursday to senior IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel and several other officials alleging that he was ousted for raising concerns that the Department of Justice was 'acting inappropriately' in its handling of the investigation into the president's son.
His complaint comes days after the Department of Justice removed the entire team probing Hunter Biden's tax returns, according to attorneys representing an initial supervisory whistleblower - Gary Shapley.
Shapley testified before the GOP-led Ways and Means Committee for six hours on Friday and answered all questions from both Republicans and Democrats, DailyMail.com learned.