“Over 50 percent” of a new document detailing claims against President Joe Biden’s family business transactions and alleged bribery was blacked out, according to the House Oversight and Accountability Committee chairman, James Comer (R-Ky).
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) confidential human sources utilize the FD-1023 form to capture claims of possible criminal behavior. The president allegedly took at least $5 million in bribe money from a foreign individual, according to evidence uncovered through a previous FD-1023 supplied by a reliable FBI informant. More subsequent claims, however, increase this sum to at least $10 million, primarily due to the employment of shell corporations.
Concerned that Biden may have exploited his position as vice president to help his family’s business affairs, particularly those of his son Hunter Biden, has prompted an investigation by Republicans.
For further details on the claims against Biden and his family, Comer said he would visit the House SCIF to view another FD-1023 form. He said that over half of the files were heavily censored, making further discussion pointless.
Comer and FBI Director Christopher Wray’s ongoing battle has revolved over the FD-1023 forms. After a whistleblower reported the document to Comer and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Wray declined to let Congress view it.
Lawmakers claim that the declassified document details an alleged scheme with then-Vice President Joe Biden and a foreign national exchanging money for policy decisions.
Comer appeared ready to begin contempt of Congress charges against Wray after the FBI director repeatedly missed deadlines to send over the document. Wray gave in to the threat and let Comer and Raskin into the House SCIF to read the paper. The whole Oversight committee was eventually given access to the report.
The role that Hunter Biden allegedly played in his business transactions with the Ukrainian energy corporation Burisma has been central to many of the claims made against the Bidens.
Vice President Joe Biden has confessed publicly that he used his position to have a Ukrainian prosecutor investigating the company dismissed or face the possibility of the United States withdrawing a $1 billion loan guarantee.
While Raskin said that U.S. Attorney Scott Brady was assigned to lead the inquiry by Attorney General Bill Barr, Barr has denied this. But Raskin has maintained that the paper has nothing to do with the alleged wrongdoing.