Two Republican lawmakers are demanding information from the FBI about a whistleblower report on an alleged bribery scheme involving then-Vice President Joe Biden, CBS News reported.
Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley and House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer have subpoenaed FBI Director Christopher Wray demanding a whistleblower report they say includes information about the bribery allegation.
In a letter to Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland, the lawmakers said they had learned that the FBI and DOJ have an unclassified FD-1023 form alleging a criminal scheme to “exchange money for policy decisions” between a foreign national and then-Vice President Biden.
And FD-1023 is a record of an FBI interaction with what is known as a confidential human source.
Grassley and Comer say that they have been informed that the document provides “a precise description” of how the alleged bribery scheme worked and the purpose of it.
The Republican lawmakers have ordered Wray to produce all of the FD-1023 forms that were “created or modified in June 2020” that include the term “Biden,” including any FD-1023 found in any “open, closed, or restricted access case files.”
They write that while they believe that there is sufficient “specificity” in the claim to determine if it is true, it is unclear if any steps to were taken to investigate the allegation.
The White House has called the claim an unfounded political attack.
In a statement, White House Counsel’s office spokesman Ian Sams blasted Republican lawmakers for spending five years making unfounded and “politically-motivated attacks” against Biden and his family without providing evidence. He argued that the Republicans in Congress have failed to provide proof that any of Biden’s decisions in office were “influenced by anything other than U.S. interests.”
Sams asserted that President Biden has provided “an unprecedented level of transparency” about his finances by publicly releasing 25 years of his tax returns.