Under Pressure To Reveal Biden Bribery Document, FBI Makes 'Extraordinary' Offer of Information

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May 31, 2023

Facing a contempt of Congress charge, FBI director Christopher Wray on Tuesday offered "extraordinary" information to the House Oversight Committee about a bribery allegation against President Joe Biden.

Committee chairman James Comer (R., Ky.) announced Tuesday that he would hold Wray in contempt, saying that Wray refused to turn over documents connecting Biden to a "bribery scheme." In response, the FBI said it had "identified additional information that we are prepared to offer the committee as an extraordinary accommodation," according to a letter obtained by Politico.

Comer's committee is doing an extensive probe into the finances of Biden and his family. While most of the investigation has focused on Biden's son, Hunter Biden, the president himself has come under the spotlight in recent weeks. Wray missed Comer's previous deadline for the documents, which allegedly detail "a bribery scheme involving a foreign national and Joe Biden when he served as vice president," the Washington Free Beacon reported.

A separate probe by the IRS is also investigating Hunter Biden. Two whistleblowers have come forward alleging that the agency is giving the president's son "preferential treatment" in that case.

Comer learned of the FBI documents from a whistleblower, whom he described as "highly credible." That person has since gone "missing," Comer said this month.

The committee chairman is expected to talk with Wray on Wednesday.