When a reporter asked him about Republican corruption charges last week, President Biden dismissed them as “a bunch of malarkey.”
Meanwhile, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Kentucky) has requested further information from the FBI on the bribery allegations against President Joe Biden.
On Monday, Comer tweeted that the FBI informed him there are more FD-1023 data than the ones the bureau had made available to him and his committee last week. The extra documents will be made available to Comer, he added.
Comer claims that the oversight panel has seen a paper in which Biden and a foreign national are accused of plotting a $5 million bribery plan while Biden was vice president.
After the FBI agreed to let all members of Comer’s committee view the unclassified file dating back to the summer of 2020, Comer stated last week that he was canceling a scheduled vote to punish FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress for violating a subpoena.
Republican members of the House Oversight Committee, after reading the paper, have disclosed the subject is related to the Ukrainian gas business Burisma Holdings, where Hunter Biden worked as a board member for several years.
On Sunday, Comer revealed to Fox News that while reviewing the file with the panel’s senior Democrat, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), he “realized that there were two footnotes in there that referenced other 1023s.” Comer said that the footnotes were from 2017 in an interview with Newsmax. The oversight panel is coordinating with the FBI to schedule a time this week to review the remaining FD-1023 documents.
Republicans have raised concerns regarding possible influence peddling in relation to many nations, including Ukraine and Romania. They have referred to millions of dollars in dubious transactions through banks and shell businesses connected to Biden family members as proof of wrongdoing.
The Democratic Party and the White House have rejected the investigation as politically motivated, even though the Republican-led oversight panel has indicated its study into the informant’s accusations may inspire legislative measures to improve disclosure rules.
On Monday, oversight panel member Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) tweeted that the FBI should make the paper public, threatening to hold Wray in contempt if the government did not.