Republicans Sen. Chuck Grassley and Rep. James Comer subpoenaed the FBI on Wednesday for an unclassified document they say alleges a criminal scheme between now-President Joe Biden and a “foreign national” during his years in the Obama White House.
The record reportedly details the former vice president’s arrangement to receive money in exchange for pushing certain policy positions. The Republicans were only made aware of Biden’s potential criminal enterprise because of an unnamed whistleblower.
“The information provided by a whistleblower raises concerns that then-Vice President Biden allegedly engaged in a bribery scheme with a foreign national,” Comer announced in a press release on Wednesday. “The American people need to know if President Biden sold out the United States of America to make money for himself.”
As Grassley has repeatedly noted, even though FBI Director Christopher Wray previously promised that whistleblowers like this one would not face punishment, the Biden administration’s FBI and Department of Justice have remained unresponsive to congressional requests and inquiries related to the Biden family business.
Considering the FBI’s own long history of corruption and politicization, Grassley and Comer said they do not trust the FBI to properly investigate whether Biden is compromised by a foreign enemy.
Instead, the Republicans are demanding the FBI turn over in unredacted form every FBI FD-1023 that contains the word “Biden” and other accompanying documents so they can draw their own conclusions.
“We believe the FBI possesses an unclassified internal document that includes very serious and detailed allegations implicating the current President of the United States,” Grassley said in a statement. “What we don’t know is what, if anything, the FBI has done to verify these claims or investigate further. The FBI’s recent history of botching politically charged investigations demands close congressional oversight.”
The demand comes just one month after Comer warned that Republicans’ investigation into Biden’s corruption “doesn’t look good for POTUS.”
The House Oversight Committee under Comer has already sifted through thousands of pages of financial records related to the Biden family business and confirmed in March that several Biden family members, including Hunter Biden, James Biden, Hallie Biden, an unknown “Biden,” and companies linked to the family “collectively received $1.3 million in payments from accounts related to Rob Walker, a Biden family associate,” whose company was being paid millions by Chinese firm State Energy HK Limited.
Within six months of Biden departing the Obama White House and after several bank transfers, the Biden family received the money. Comer said in April that his committee still did not know who the unnamed Biden was in the China transaction because the Biden family holds so many bank accounts and LLCs.