FBI Shows Oversight Committee Doc Alleging Biden Bribery Scheme
FBI officials allowed members of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee to view an FD-1023 document that reportedly details an allegation of bribery by President Joe Biden during his time as vice president.
Details: After learning of the document’s existence from a whistleblower, Rep. James Comer (R-KY), the Oversight Committee Chair, subpoenaed FBI Director Christopher Wray for the document. The FBI allowed committee members to view the document Monday, but did not hand it over. Comer plans to hold a committee vote Thursday to charge Wray with contempt of Congress.
Key Quotes: Comer called the document’s source a “trusted, highly credible informant.” Comer asserted that “Given the severity and complexity of the allegations contained within this record, Congress must investigate further.” Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), the top Democrat on the Oversight committee, called the information on the document “secondhand hearsay” and stated that the FBI “found no reason to escalate it from an assessment to a so-called preliminary investigation.”
How The Media Covered It: Right-rated outlets are covering the story most prominently. Since reporting on the document and the information it contains is second-hand, descriptions of it vary slightly across outlets, specifically how it relates to Biden. According to HuffPost (Left bias), it details an “allegation that Biden had something to do with a $5 million bribe.” The Hill (Center bias) reports it “alleges Biden may have accepted a bribe.” Fox News (Right bias) reports it “alleges President Joe Biden was involved in a criminal bribery scheme.”
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