House Republicans say the FBI is violating a subpoena to turn over an alleged Biden ‘corruption’ document because the original informant’s life could be in danger if he is ‘unmasked’ – despite the removal of names.
According to a ‘highly credible’ whistleblower, an FD-1023 internal memo created in 2020 based on information from a highly paid FBI informant apparently details a $5 million ‘arrangement’ to exchange money for decisions politics between then-Vice President Joe Biden and a foreign national.
House Oversight Committee leaders were cleared Monday by the FBI to view the redacted FD-1023 form in a secure facility on Capitol Hill. But that didn’t satisfy Republicans, who are moving forward with contempt of Congress charges against FBI Director Chris Wray for failing to turn over the document in full.
After a committee meeting Monday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., told DailyMail.com that Biden’s whistleblower in the alleged bribery scheme now fears ‘someone could kill them if anyone found out who they are’ for bringing to light potentially damaging information about Joe Biden when he was vice-president president.
As a result, Greene said the whistleblower “now fears for his own life because of our government.”
According to a ‘highly credible’ whistleblower, an FD-1023 internal memo created in 2020 based on information from a highly paid FBI informant apparently details a $5 million ‘arrangement’ to exchange money for decisions politics between then-Vice President Joe Biden and a foreign national
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., Told DailyMail.com that Biden’s whistleblower in the alleged bribery scheme is now afraid ‘someone might kill them’
She also told DailyMail.com that the foreign country involved in the $5million cash swap was Ukraine and it happened seven years ago.
Greene said it was “purely political” that the FBI would not turn over the document to its lawmakers – whose names of the informant and whistleblower have been redacted to protect their identities.
“And their excuse, which we find completely false, is that the FBI claims it’s to protect their informants, even though the names are redacted,” Greene told DailyMail.com.
Greene added that the FBI could take steps to protect the informant’s life if they “cared to do the right thing.”
She directly accused Wray of shielding Biden by not handing over the document, which shows how “deeply political” the Justice Department is.
The Georgia MP added that it was necessary to move forward with contempt charges against Wray because the information in the document is “so damaging and so dangerous to our national security” that Americans need the facts.
“The unclassified document should be in our hands at this time.”
Representative Anna Paulina Luna also said on Monday that the FBI fears the informant could be “killed” if his identity is revealed.
‘I just left the meeting for House Oversight. The FBI fears their informant could be killed if caught, based on information they provided about the Biden family,’ she said in a tweet.
Republicans issued a subpoena for Form FD-1023 last month and FBI Director Chris Wray was given a strict May 30 deadline to turn over the unclassified document, which he did not not comply.
After reviewing the document on Monday, Comer told reporters that the charges in the form “suggest a pattern of corruption” consistent with the findings the committee made public.
It’s called ‘money laundering,’ he said, saying it was part of a pattern of more than $1 million in Romania-related payments to the Biden family revealed last month.
In early May, Republicans released a report on more than $10 million received by Biden family members from foreign actors, including $1 million in previously undisclosed Romania-related payments and a “web of 20 companies created while President Joe Biden was vice president. and push anti-corruption efforts abroad.
He also said the FBI dossier is “not refuted” and is currently being used in an ongoing investigation by the Delaware Department of Justice into Hunter Biden’s finances.
The “confidential human source” is a “trusted and highly credible informant” used by the FBI for more than 10 years and paid in excess of six figures, Comer continued.
The president added that the contempt proceedings will begin this Thursday.
“During the briefing, the FBI again refused to release the unclassified file to the custody of the House Oversight Committee, and we will now begin contempt of Congress hearings on Thursday.”
“The FBI has continually demonstrated its commitment to responding to the committee’s request, including producing the document in a US Capitol reading room,” the FBI said in a statement to DailyMail.com on Monday.
“This common sense safeguard is often used in response to congressional requests and in legal proceedings to protect important concerns, such as the physical safety of sources and the integrity of investigations. The escalation to a contempt vote in these circumstances is unwarranted.
Last week, Comer and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, spoke with Wray by phone and the FBI director offered to let them and filing member representative Jamie Raskin, D-Md., see the documents at FBI headquarters in an attempt to ward off the threat of contempt.
Comer also informed Wray that he was also narrowing the scope of the subpoena for the document by providing two additional terms that may be referenced in the filing: “June 30, 2020” and “five million.”
Raskin blasted Republicans’ handling of the document in a group of reporters after Monday’s briefing, calling it “second-hand hearsay.”
He said former U.S. Attorney Scott Brady for the Western District of Pennsylvania and then Attorney General Bill Barr found no reason to step up the investigation into all “Ukraine-related allegations” based on the form FD-1023.
“I’m just surprised that my colleagues want to try to plead this in public, let alone despise the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for complying with the request when there was a whole process that was undertaken, and that process came to its natural end as I understand it,” Raskin said.
He would not directly confirm that the alleged foreign national in the memo sought by Republicans is from Ukraine.
Raskin agreed with fellow Republicans that the whistleblower is considered “credible.”
The White House also pushed back, calling the Republican-led investigation “unfounded” and “politically motivated.”
Last week, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy backed Comer’s threat of contempt – saying he was ‘ready’ to pursue the charge.
“We have jurisdiction over the FBI, which they seem to act like we don’t,” McCarthy said.
The latest FBI block also comes after a second IRS whistleblower came forward, saying he was left out of the Hunter Biden investigation when he spoke about the president’s son benefiting from preferential treatment.
The case officer, who has not been identified, says he was recently fired without an explanation after working on the Hunter Biden investigation since 2018, according to documents sent to congressional leaders obtained by DailyMail.com.
FBI Director Chris Wray has until May 30 to deliver the document to congressional Republicans
“Information provided by a whistleblower raises concerns that then-Vice President Biden may have engaged in a bribery scheme with a foreign national,” Comer said.
This is the second whistleblower to come forward in recent days on the subject.
According to documents, he told Congress last week about the backlash he received for acting as a whistleblower and unfair retaliatory treatment.
He emailed senior IRS commissioner Daniel Werfel and several other officials in recent weeks alleging he was ousted for raising concerns that the Justice Department “acted inappropriately” in its handling of the investigation into the president’s son.
His complaint comes days after the Justice Department pulled the entire team investigating Hunter Biden’s tax returns, according to attorneys representing a first supervising whistleblower – Gary Shapley.
Shapley testified before the GOP-led Ways and Means Committee for six hours and answered all questions from Republicans and Democrats, DailyMail.com learned.