House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer told Newsmax that he notified FBI Director Christopher A. Wray of potentially being held in contempt of Congress.
Appearing Wednesday on “Eric Bolling The Balance,” the Kentucky Republican said Wray’s office has been “patronizing” toward the panel in excuses for not providing key files related to the Biden family.
“Because he’s disrespected the subpoena, I notified him just a few minutes ago that if we don’t get those form [FD-]1023s, as well as an interest to whether or not the FBI investigated these claims, then Christopher Wray would be held in contempt of Congress,” Comer said.
An FD-1023 typically is defined as a report from an informant. The chair has been seeking the documents since a whistleblower notified his committee that one allegedly could expose President Joe Biden’s corruption.
FBI Director Wray is defying a congressional subpoena for an unclassified record alleging a criminal scheme involving then-VP Joe Biden and a foreign national.
If Director Wray refuses to hand over this record, @GOPoversight will begin contempt of Congress proceedings. pic.twitter.com/mVttLatbJ5
— Rep. James Comer (@RepJamesComer) May 24, 2023
‘Fired Immediately’: DeSantis Pledges to Axe FBI Director Christopher Wray, Clean House in DOJ
Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis vowed Wednesday to replace FBI Director Christopher Wray and to impose “real accountability” at the Justice Department following a series of scandals that have plagued federal law enforcement and the intelligence community.
“I would not keep Chris Wray as the director of the FBI, there would be a new one on day one, I think that’s very important,” DeSantis told Fox News host Trey Goudy. “In terms of an attorney general, you need someone that’s got a very strong backbone. You need somebody that knows that if you are going in there and you are taking care of business, The Washington Post is not going to like you, The New York Times is not going to like you, you are going to get attacked by CNN and you have to wear that as a badge of honor.”