Oversight Committee Subpoenas FBI for Document Alleging ‘Criminal Scheme’ Involving Joe Biden and Foreign National

Getty Images
May 3, 2023

Republicans on Wednesday subpoenaed FBI Director Christopher Wray for records related to a whistleblower’s claim that Joe Biden engaged in a "criminal scheme" with a foreign national when he was vice president.

Rep. James Comer (R., Ky.), the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, issued the subpoena to Wray for FBI records from June 2020. Comer and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) assert that the document, an FBI form FD-1023, "allegedly details an arrangement involving an exchange of money for policy decisions." The unidentified whistleblower provided the disclosure to Grassley’s office.

This is the latest in a string of whistleblowers who have come forward with allegations about the president and his son, Hunter. An IRS investigator has offered to provide Congress with information that shows the Biden Justice Department has pulled punches in its investigation into Hunter Biden for tax crimes. The director of a Washington, D.C. think tank has also claimed he provided the FBI with evidence in 2019 related to the Biden family’s dealings with CEFC China Energy, an energy firm linked to Chinese intelligence that paid Hunter Biden at least $6 million.

Grassley, who is known as an advocate for whistleblowers, said he and Comer want to find out what the FBI has done to investigate the latest whistleblower claims.

"We believe the FBI possesses an unclassified internal document that includes very serious and detailed allegations implicating the current President of the United States," he said.

Comer said the whistleblower’s claims raise "concerns that then-Vice President Biden allegedly engaged in a bribery scheme with a foreign national."

Comer issued the subpoena to Wray for all FD-1032 forms from June 2020 that refer to "Biden." The bureau uses FD-1023 forms to document interviews with sources.

The FBI did not respond to a request for comment.