On Tuesday, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee James Comer (R-Ky.) revealed that a well-respected and credible FBI informant’s claims about Joe Biden being involved in a multi-million-dollar bribery scandal date as far back as 2017, with the information being actively kept from the public by the FBI.
According to Just The News, Comer made this revelation in an interview after having already reviewed the FD-1023 form that was filed in June of 2020, the first official record of the accusation that Biden was paid up to $5 million by a foreign nation to directly change U.S. foreign policy while he was Vice President.
Comer said that the FD-1023 itself made clear that the allegations were first made back in 2017, after President Donald Trump had been sworn into office; the concerns were raised once more between 2017 and 2020, with the official 1023 form being the third and final time the claims were formally made within the FBI. He also confirmed that the foreign nation in question is, in fact, the war-torn state of Ukraine.
“Yes, it is Ukraine,” said Congressman Comer, citing the document as evidence. “This form 1023 involves a business person from Ukraine, who allegedly sent a bribe, a substantial bribe to then-Vice President Joe Biden.” When asked who the businessperson was, Comer said the name was among the 10 percent of information in the document that was redacted by the FBI.
“This first started in 2017,” Comer explained. “There are two notes, or footnotes, whatever you want to call them. They listed them as notes. I will say footnotes for better explanation, that reference 2017. And it was either 2018 or 2019. So this wasn’t the first time that the informant had mentioned a bribery scheme pertaining to Joe Biden to the FBI.”
If these claims are true, then this would mean that the FBI actively protected Biden from the fallout of such revelations throughout the entirety of the 2020 election, as well as the period of time when President Trump was impeached by Democrats in Congress after he called on Ukraine to look into Biden’s corruption.
Comer also plans to hold contempt of Congress hearings on Thursday against FBI Director Christopher Wray, who repeatedly refused to hand over the 1023 form after the committee’s subpoena demanding access to the document. Wray ultimately allowed Comer and other members of the committee to be briefed on the document by the FBI and to review it while it remained in the bureau’s possession. As he refused to hand it over fully to the committee’s custody, Comer decided to move forward with holding Wray in contempt anyways.