Willie R. Tubbs, FISM News
Wednesday, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) lobbed Republicans’ most serious volley yet at President Joe Biden.
Grassley, ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee, and Comer, chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, said that a whistleblower had revealed to them that the FBI holds an unclassified document that demonstrates direct criminal activity by Biden during his time as vice president.
The conservative lawmakers say the document alleges “a criminal scheme involving then-Vice President Joe Biden and a foreign national” and “the exchange of money for policy decision.” No other details have yet been provided.
“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.”
Info provided by a whistleblower raises concerns that then-VP Biden allegedly engaged in a bribery scheme with a foreign national. The American people need to know if President Biden sold out the U.S. to make money for himself.@ChuckGrassley & I will seek the truth.👇 https://t.co/OgVfnSF3ze
— Rep. James Comer (@RepJamesComer) May 3, 2023
Comer, who as a House committee chair has the power of subpoena, and he made his demand for the document official Wednesday.
“The information provided by a whistleblower raises concerns that then-Vice President Biden allegedly engaged in a bribery scheme with a foreign national,” Comer said. “The American people need to know if President Biden sold out the United States of America to make money for himself. Senator Grassley and I will seek the truth to ensure accountability for the American people.”
Biden has denied any wrongdoing, and the White House is accusing Republicans of being on a fishing expedition.
“[For] going on five years now, Republicans in Congress have been lobbing unfounded, unproven, politically-motivated attacks against the President and his family without offering evidence for their claims or evidence of decisions influenced by anything other than U.S. interests,” Fox News quoted Ian Sams, White House spokesperson for oversight and investigations, as saying.
Sams added, “That’s because they prefer floating anonymous innuendo, amplified by the megaphone of their allies in rightwing media, to get attention and try to distract and deflect from their own unpopular ideas and lack of solutions to the issues the American people actually care about. When it comes to President Biden’s personal finances, anybody can take a look: he has offered an unprecedented level of transparency, releasing a total of 25 years of tax returns to the American public.”
Fox also reported that the FBI has received the subpoena but has not issued a response.
Comer and the House Oversight Committee have made investigating Biden and his family a priority since Republicans took control of the House earlier this year. At present, the committee is still examining Biden-family financial records and transactions.