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McCarthy thinks the FBI will release an informant file alleging Biden took bribes as vice president

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has a new sense of faith that the FBI will finally give Congress an informant dossier alleging President Biden received bribes from foreign countries while that he was vice-president.

McCarthy said he was confident FBI Director Christopher Wray would turn over the document after speaking to him on the phone on Friday.

“I wanted to be very clear with the director of the FBI that Congress has the right and we have the jurisdiction to oversee the FBI,” he said in an interview with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo.

“It’s a piece of paper that a chairman of a committee asked to see.”

Earlier this month, the House Oversight Committee issued a subpoena for the case – which a whistleblower says links Biden to a “criminal” gambling pay-per-view scheme. But the FBI refused to provide it and instead responded to the request with a six-page letter raising various objections.

On Friday, committee chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) again called on the office to turn the matter over to Congress and dismissed his claims that the details were already public.

The informant document allegedly claims that Biden engaged in a criminal bribery scheme as vice president.

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The FBI said the claims in the informants’ documents are not verified information and should not be treated as such.

Two days later, McCarthy said he had made progress in convincing Wray that he should hand over the document.

“I explained to the director that we will do everything in our power and that we have jurisdiction over the FBI and we have the right to see this document,” he said on Fox News. “I believe that after this call, we will get this document.”

The FBI was ordered to turn over the file by noon May 10 and is more than a week late in delivering the document.

In flouting the subpoena, the bureau had previously argued that it had source protection issues and that the details were already public. The FBI said “contemporary public records cite earlier public letters and releases that suggest a significant amount of information is already available.”

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The FBI refused to hand over the document, although he was legally subpoenaed.
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Comer, however, said the substance of the information in the dossier – which was allegedly created or modified in June 2020 – was not “provided in any of the documents cited by the FBI or released to the public.”

A whistleblower alerted Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to the existence of the informant file and Grassley then brought it to Comer’s attention.

An FBI spokesperson previously told The Post that the claims in the filing had not been verified.

“An FD-1023 form is used by FBI agents to record reports that have not been verified by a confidential human source. Documenting the information does not validate it, establish its credibility, or compare it to other information verified by the FBI,” the representative said.

“Revealing unverified or possibly incomplete information could harm investigations, harm prosecutions or legal proceedings, unfairly violate privacy or reputation, create false impressions in the public, or potentially identify individuals who provide information to law enforcement agencies. order, thereby putting their physical safety at risk.”

New York Post

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