The FBI has failed to comply with a House Oversight Committee subpoena to produce an FBI document that a whistleblower says describes a criminal scheme involving then-Vice President Joe Biden and a foreign national that describes money being exchanged for policy decisions.
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) subpoenaed the FBI for the document, FBI-generated Form FD-1023 after a whistleblower claimed it was in the agency’s and Department of Justice’s possession.
FBI agents use the FD-1023 form to file unconfirmed reports from confidential human sources. The form is used to document information provided to an FBI agent, but the recording of this information does not confirm or compare it with other information known to the FBI.
The whistleblower describes the document as containing “a precise description criminal scheme” detailing how the “criminal scheme was employed” in addition to the scheme’s purpose.
Comer gave the FBI until noon Wednesday (May 10) to comply with the Subpoena, but the agency instead sent a letter explaining its “confidentiality interests” and the need to protect sources and the methods used to protect U.S. national security.
The letter begins by relaying that it is a response to the Committee’s Subpoena issued on May 3, asking the agency to produce the document within one week.
The letter states that since the Subpoena is the “first communication with the FBI seeking this information,” the agency “is committed to beginning the constitionally mandated” process.
The letter continues, expressing being “committed” to providing the Committee with the “information necessary for legitimate oversight interests,” but also highlighted that it would protect “executive branch confidentiality interests” and the responsibility of law enforcement.
According to Fox News Digital, Comer noted that the FBI’s letter makes it “clear… that the unclassified record the Oversight Committee subpoenaed exists” and that the agency is “refusing to provide it to the Committee.”