(Luis Cornelio, Headline USA) House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., strongly rebuked Ranking Member Jamie Raskin, D-Md., for perpetuating false claims regarding the FBI’s unclassified FD-1023 form.
The now infamous informant file reportedly details damning conversations between a confidential human source and a Burisma executive who allegedly admitted to bribing President Joe Biden, when he served vice president for the Obama administration for $5 million.
Responding to Raskin’s repeated defense of the embattled Democrat president, Comer issued a statement on Friday, stating, “It doesn’t matter how many times Ranking Member Raskin repeats the lie, it’s still a lie.”
Comer emphasized that the information contained in the FD-1023 form did not originate from Rudy Giuliani, contrary to the dubious claims made. Comer cited Former Attorney General William Barr, who publicly confirmed that the FD-1023 was not closed but rather forwarded to the U.S. Attorney in Delaware for further investigation.
Furthermore, FBI Director Wray personally informed Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Comer that the FD-1023 form was connected to an ongoing investigation.
“The Biden bribery record contains serious allegations, and the American people deserve answers, transparency, and accountability,” Comer emphasized
He affirmed the Oversight Committee’s commitment to following the facts and ensuring accountability on behalf of the American people. Comer firmly stated, “Democrats’ lies and deterrents will not distract us from this goal.”
The allegations within the Biden bribery record have raised concerns and underscored the need for a thorough examination.
Grassley and Comer first learned of the informant file from a whistleblower who raised the alarm over the FBI alleged reluctance in properly investigating the allegations in the document.
Comer issued a subpoena for the document but was stonewalled by FBI officials on concerns that releasing the document would endanger the life of the informant, who had worked with the DOJ for several years including the Obama administration.
Comer then threatened to file charges of contempt of Congress against FBI Director Christopher Wray over his unwillingness to respond to the demands of the subpoena.
Following weeks of negotiations, Wray agreed to make the classified file available for all members of the Oversight Committee, including Raskin who had attempted to dismiss the scathing report.