Whistleblower information alleging criminal activities by then-Vice President Joe Biden led to a stern warning from a pair of prominent congressional Republicans.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY) addressed a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray. The pair noted an explosive new reveation that needs the full cooperation of federal law enforcement.
They declared the FBI and DOJ have in their possession an unclassified FD-1023 form. This evidence, according to a whistleblower, “described an alleged criminal scheme involving then-Vice President Biden and a foreign national relating to the exchange of money for policy decisions.”
The FD-1023 form is used by the bureau to record information the FBI receives from sources or meetings.
#FBI #Subpoena @ChuckGrassley @RepJamesComer received "legally protected + highly credible" WB disclosures, believe DOJ and FBI "possess an unclassified FD-1023 (human source reporting) that describes an alleged criminal scheme involving then-VP Biden…” TIMING: June 2020 before pic.twitter.com/y7t7PhoU8q
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) May 3, 2023
A subpoena has now been publicly released along with the letter from the GOP representatives. The subpoena specifically requests all FD-1023 forms that were created or modified in June 2020 that contain the word “Biden.”
At that point, former President Donald Trump was in the White House and the Attorney General was Bill Barr.
Grassley, in a Fox News appearance, said both federal agencies have some makeup work to do with the public.
He asserted that “if the Justice Department and the FBI have any hopes of redeeming their once trusted position with the American people, Garland and Wray must answer this subpoena.”
Further, they must reveal how they are pursuing this new information that the representatives believe originated from a “very credible” source.
After emphasizing the authenticity of the source, Grassley expressed his concern that the administration will attempt to classify the material and keep it away from Congress.
Fox News asked the representative if the FBI form contained information over Biden family business involving China or Ukraine — long a source of contention for Republican critics. Grassley responded that “We’ve got to wait and see what the document exactly says.”
In their joint letter, Grassley and Comer worried that the FBI and DOJ did not appropriately investigate the information contained in the form.
They also alluded to “political bias” that many believe has crept into the decision-making process of the agencies. As Grassley noted, the official response to the subpoena will go far in revealing how committed the FBI and DOJ are to the pursuit of the truth.