GOP chairman moves to hold FBI director Wray in contempt over Biden doc
WASHINGTON The chairman of the House Oversight Committee said Tuesday he is moving forward with holding FBI Director Chris Wray in contempt of Congress because the department has not turned over a bureau record that purports to relate to President Joe Biden and his family.
Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., criticized the federal law enforcement agency after he said his committee was told it would not gain access to an unclassified form that describes an alleged criminal scheme involving the president and a foreign national.
The FBI's decision to stiff-arm Congress and hide this information from the American people is obstructionist and unacceptable, Comer said in a statement.
In response, the FBI said in a statement that it remains committed to cooperating with lawmakers in good faith, and that any discussion of escalation under these circumstances is unnecessary.
The FBI said it offered to give the Oversight committee access to information responsive to the Committees subpoena in a format and setting that maintains confidentiality and protects important security interests and the integrity of FBI investigations.