Comer Snaps On Reporter Questioning Holding FBI In Contempt

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) did not react well to being questioned over his not taking the FBI’s word on their investigation of President Joe Biden.

On Monday, Comer revealed he is starting the process of holding FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress. This move stems from the bureau’s refusal to turn over an unclassified document that reportedly links then-Vice President Biden to an international bribery scheme.

Comer argued for weeks that the FD-1023 document existed and was in FBI hands. He threatened contempt charges and gave Wray a May 30 deadline to hand over the explosive form.

The agency balked at the subpoena, declaring that it interfered with an investigation as well as FBI sources. It initially offered to have Comer review the document at bureau headquarters, but this did not satisfy the subpoena.

Officials partially complied, finally showing Comer the document being subpoenaed. They still, however, refused to hand it over to the House committee, and Comer therefore reiterated his intent to hold Wray in contempt.

He told reporters on Monday that the FBI continued its refusal to hand over the document and thus contempt hearings will commence Thursday. It was then that a reporter questioned Comey’s response to the bureau’s noncompliance.

The journalist asked, “Why move forward with contempt when the FBI says they are cooperating in good faith?”

Comer quickly fired back at the question, noting that many officials said “there’s no merit to this” and called the document’s existence a “conspiracy theory.”

The Republican then added, “I’m supposed to take the FBI’s word that they’re investigating this? Or that, you’re going to write that the source is unverified, remember the main reason they’re not wanting to make this public is because they’re concerned about the source.”

According to multiple reports, the form quotes an FBI source saying that Biden accepted a $5 million bribe. The allegation is that the funds paid for a Washington policy decision.

The Committee is probing the president’s family over allegations of financial improprieties and influence peddling. Comer said in April that at least nine of the Democrat’s family members were intertwined with international business deals while he was Obama’s vice president.

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