During an appearance on “Fox & Friends” on Thursday, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy expressed his disapproval of the FBI’s refusal to comply with a congressional subpoena, deeming it “unacceptable.” He went on to suggest that the bureau’s lack of cooperation could result in a significant issue if it remains unresolved. McCarthy, a Republican from California, further revealed that he intends to speak with FBI Director Christopher Wray to inquire why the agency did not provide a document that a whistleblower claimed contains evidence of a criminal plot involving former Vice President Joe Biden.
KEVIN MCCARTHY: That’s unacceptable. I’m going to call Director Wray today because we have oversight of the FBI. We have the right. [Rep. James] Comer is simply following information that he has found. We should find all the information. Isn’t it quite interesting that foreign countries give millions of dollars to different LLCs that trace down to the entire Biden family, to grandchildren? What are they doing? Why are you hiding money in that direction? And why is foreign money coming from other countries while he’s in office? What are they doing?
PETE HEGSETH: 170 suspicious activity reports? I mean, one is bad enough.
MCCARTHY: Who has that many? And why would you hold that information back? You’re protecting. You’d want all in the open. And as a member of Congress, it doesn’t matter if this person is Republican or Democrat. We have oversight of the FBI. If the FBI at any time think they could withhold information from Congress, we have a severe problem on our hands.
After a whistleblower claimed that the FBI and Justice Department had possession of a document detailing an alleged criminal plot involving former Vice President Joe Biden and a foreign national in exchange for policy decisions, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, who is a Republican from Kentucky, issued a subpoena to the FBI for the document. This document is an FBI-generated FD-1023 form.
According to their statement, the whistleblower claimed that the document provides a detailed account of the specific methods and objectives of the alleged criminal scheme.
The FBI was granted a one-week period to furnish the demanded documents. However, when the deadline of Wednesday noon approached, instead of providing the documents, the agency sent a letter justifying its “confidentiality interests” and the significance of protecting sources and methods to safeguard national security of the United States.
This event follows the press conference held by the House Oversight and Accountability Committee on Wednesday, which unveiled fresh details arising from their inquiry into the foreign business activities of the Biden family. Chairman Comer regarded this day as a moment of reckoning for the Bidens.