Congressional Republicans have been going head to head with the weaponized federal government. They aren’t pulling any punches.
And Kevin McCarthy put the FBI on lockdown with one shocking threat.
Major bureaus and agencies of the federal government have long become radicalized arms of the Democrat Party.
Joe Biden has been using this to devastating effect when he waged an assault on Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.
Or what about when he sent SWAT teams to pro-lifers’ homes?
It’s all just part of the plan for the Left, but Republicans are done with their games.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has threatened to hold FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress if he fails to turn over an informant file linking President Joe Biden to a $5 million bribery scheme by Tuesday’s deadline.
The informant file is an unclassified document that contains a record of an interview with an informant conducted by the FBI.
The letter allegedly describes an agreement between now-President Biden and a foreign national including the exchange of money in exchange for policy decisions.
The FBI has refused to comply with a subpoena issued by House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY). The Justice Department does not deny that a record exists.
“I have a message for FBI Director Christopher Wray,” McCarthy posted on Twitter. “If he misses today’s deadline to turn over subpoenaed documents to Congress, I am prepared to move contempt charges against him.”
I have a message for FBI Director Christopher Wray: If he misses today's deadline to turn over subpoenaed documents to Congress, I am prepared to move contempt charges against him. pic.twitter.com/D3hyW3VIpX
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) May 30, 2023
The FBI has warned reporters that it is hesitant to distribute the paper because it contains sensitive information.
“The FBI’s mission is to protect the American people,” the FBI said last week. “Releasing confidential source information could potentially jeopardize investigations and put lives at risk. The FBI remains committed to cooperating with Congress’s oversight requests.”
Comer restricted the scope of the subpoena to get the document in order to limit the FBI’s vulnerability.
Last week, Comer wrote to Wray:
The FBI’s refusal to produce this single document is obstructionist. Nevertheless, to narrow the breadth of the subpoena, we are providing additional terms based on unclassified and legally protected whistleblower disclosures that may be referenced in the FD-1023 form: “June 30, 2020” and “five million.”
Democrats defended the FBI’s stonewalling on Monday, calling the informant file “not even a molehill.”
“It just sounds preposterous to me that you will hold the FBI director in contempt over a tip sheet that they think someone submitted to the FBI,” House Oversight Ranking Member Jamie Raskin (D-MD) told Punchbowl News. “[Comer is] making a mountain out of something that is not even a molehill.”
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), a member of the Oversight Committee, called Comer’s efforts to force transparency a “assault” on the bureau. “It’s part of the assault on the FBI that the Republicans have launched, fueled by Trump’s hatred of the FBI,” he said.
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