Republicans have demanded the FBI to provide them with a document that outlines an unverified and unspecified “alleged criminal scheme” involving a foreign national and President Biden when he was vice president.
James Comer, the House Oversight Committee Chair from Kentucky, subpoenaed the FBI for the document on Wednesday, escalating Republicans’ investigation of Biden himself after largely focusing on the foreign business activities of his son Hunter Biden and other family members and associates.
In a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland, Comer and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) gave a broad overview of the claims. However, the two Republicans do not directly accuse President Biden of participating in a criminal scheme and describe the allegations that they think the FBI is aware of in broad terms with no details.
According to the letter, the two Republicans believe that based on whistleblower disclosures, the FBI has possession of an unclassified FD-1023 document detailing an “alleged criminal scheme involving then-Vice President Biden and a foreign national relating to the exchange of money for policy decisions.”
As per the allegations, the scheme supposedly took place when Biden was the vice president, and he received money in exchange for making policy decisions. However, the letter does not provide any details about the alleged scheme or the identity of the foreign national.
The Republicans’ demand for the FBI document is part of a broader investigation into the Bidens’ foreign business dealings, which they have been pursuing for some time now. The subpoena was released publicly, alongside the letter from the Oversight chairman and Grassley.
President Biden has not yet commented on the allegations, and it remains to be seen what the FBI will do in response to the Republicans’ demand for the document. As of the writing of this post, these are just allegations. But the allegations seemed to be enough for Grassley to take the next step.
It would be very difficult for the FBI to destroy this document.
A document like this is logged for many to see.
Grassley is always careful, methodical, and dogged.
He’s the king of oversight.
This document will become public. https://t.co/GTzpxi4cCb
— 🇺🇸 Mike Davis 🇺🇸 (@mrddmia) May 3, 2023