Comer releases resolution holding FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress

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Rep. James Comer (R-KY), left, and FBI Director Christopher Wray. (AP Photos)

Comer releases resolution holding FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress

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House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) released the text of a resolution holding FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress.

Comer has been threatening to introduce the resolution for weeks as Wray has refused to hand over a document that Oversight Republicans believe shows evidence of a “criminal scheme” from the Biden family. The resolution will be considered at a full committee business meeting at 9:00 A.M. on Thursday.

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“We have been clear that the FBI must produce the unclassified FD-1023 record to the custody of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability,” Comer said in a statement. “To date, the FBI has refused to comply with our lawfully issued subpoena and even refused to admit the record’s existence up until a week ago. Once Director Wray confirmed the record’s existence, the FBI started their coverup by leaking a false narrative to the media. The case is not closed as the White House, Democrats, and the FBI would have the American people believe.”

Comer touted the credentials of the person who gave the tip to the FBI and argued that the agency’s refusal to hand over the document was harming its credibility in the eyes of the public.

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“The FBI created this record based on information from a credible informant who has worked with the FBI for over a decade and paid six figures. The informant had first-hand conversations with the foreign national who claimed to have bribed then-Vice President Biden. And now, Attorney General Barr has confirmed that the record was given to the U.S. Attorney in Delaware for the purpose of that investigation,” Comer continued. “Americans have lost trust in the FBI’s ability to enforce the law impartially and demand answers, transparency, and accountability. The Oversight Committee must follow the facts for the American people and ensure the federal government is held accountable.”

A count of contempt of Congress is punishable by up to one year in prison, along with a maximum $100,000 fine.

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