The FBI has failed to comply with a House Oversight and Accountability Committee subpoena for a document that allegedly implicates President Joe Biden in a pay-to-play bribery scheme.
Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) issued the subpoena to FBI Director Christopher Wray on May 3 after a whistleblower disclosed the existence of the alleged incriminating document—an FD-1023 form, which is typically a report from an informant—to Sen. Chuck Grassley’s (R-Iowa) office.
The FBI was given until noon on May 10 to turn over all FD-1023 forms created or modified in June 2020 that contain the word “Biden” to the committee.
However, according to Comer, the FBI declined to comply with the committee’s order.
“It’s clear from the FBI’s response that the unclassified record the Oversight Committee subpoenaed exists, but they are refusing to provide it to the committee,” Comer said in a statement. “We’ve asked the FBI to not only provide this record, but to also inform us what it did to investigate these allegations. The FBI has failed to do both.
“The FBI’s position is ‘trust, but you aren’t allowed to verify,’” the chairman added. “That is unacceptable. We plan to follow up with the FBI and expect compliance with the subpoena.”
Grassley also expressed frustration over the FBI’s lack of compliance, noting: “While the FBI has failed to produce the specific document by the subpoena deadline, their offer to provide an accommodation process in response to our legitimate request indicates the document is real. So, the question remains, what did the FBI do to investigate very serious allegations from an apparent trusted FBI source implicating then-Vice President Biden?”
According to Grassley, the FBI’s response—which came in the form of a letter on May 10—also raised questions as to whether the bureau has an open investigation into the allegations against Biden.
“The American people pay the FBI’s salaries, and they’re entitled to a fulsome response,” he noted.
The FBI did not return The Epoch Times’ request for comment.
At a press conference held earlier that day, Comer referenced the subpoena and approaching deadline, noting that the committee was going to “let the ball be in the FBI’s court” on how they would proceed.