James Comer (R-KY), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has taken action against Christopher Wray, the FBI Director appointed by President Biden. Wednesday, Chairman Comer introduced a resolution to hold Director Wray in contempt of Congress for obstructing oversight efforts and refusing to comply with subpoenas and requests. The FBI has refused to provide the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability with the unclassified FD-1023 record as legally requested. Even after confirming the existence of the record, Director Wray obstructed the investigation into allegations that Vice President Biden accepted bribes from a foreign official. The FBI, Democrats, and the White House are attempting to portray the case as concluded, but this is not the case. Based on credible information from an informant who has worked with the FBI for over a decade and was paid six figures, the FBI created the file.
Oversight Committee Blasts FBI Director in Resolution Calling for Contempt Proceedings https://t.co/GvYy8tWgN5
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Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Accountability asserts that Director Wray's failure to comply with the subpoena has impeded the Committee's investigation. The Chairman has recommended to the House of Representatives that Director Wray be found in contempt for ignoring the subpoena. The proposed resolution of the Oversight Committee calls for Christopher Wray to be found in contempt of Congress for his malicious refusal to comply with the subpoena. The Speaker of the House is authorized to enforce the subpoena by any means necessary.
Americans have lost trust in the FBI’s ability to enforce the law impartially and demand accountability. @GOPoversight must follow the facts and ensure the government is held accountable.
I just introduced the Resolution to hold FBI Director Wray in contempt of Congress. pic.twitter.com/cj9qNXc3xi
— Rep. James Comer (@RepJamesComer) June 7, 2023
It is essential to note that contempt charges against executive branch officials are not a new practice. The Oversight Committee has pursued contempt allegations against officials such as Janet Reno, Michael Mukasey, Stephen Johnson, Eric Holder, Lois Lerner, Bill Barr, and Wilbur Ross. Therefore, Chairman Comer's concern is justified, and no one should dismiss the investigation into the alleged bribery of Vice President Biden. Below is the complete Oversight resolution, which includes a timeline and additional information regarding Wray's refusal to authorize oversight. Director Wray and the FBI must now comply with subpoenas issued in accordance with the law or face consequences.