Contempt REVERSAL, Wray turns over document at the last second

 June 10, 2023

House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer was reluctant to back down on his promise to hold FBI director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena.

Comer and his committee released their resolution and accompanying report recommending that the House of Representatives find FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress. Wray has repeatedly refused to cooperate or comply with a subpoena lawfully issued by the committee.

The resolution was considered at a full Committee business meeting on Thursday, June 8 at 9:00am ET.

Comer's statement to the House said:

We have been clear that the FBI must produce the unclassified FD-1023 record to the custody of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability. To date, the FBI has refused to comply with our lawfully issued subpoena and even refused to admit the record’s existence up until a week ago.

Once Director Wray confirmed the record’s existence, the FBI started their coverup by leaking a false narrative to the media. The case is not closed as the White House, Democrats, and the FBI would have the American people believe.

The FBI created this record based on information from a credible informant who has worked with the FBI for over a decade and paid six figures. The informant had first-hand conversations with the foreign national who claimed to have bribed then-Vice President Biden. And now, Attorney General Barr has confirmed that the record was given to the U.S. Attorney in Delaware for the purpose of that investigation.

Americans have lost trust in the FBI’s ability to enforce the law impartially and demand answers, transparency, and accountability. The Oversight Committee must follow the facts for the American people and ensure the federal government is held accountable.

At the last minute, House Republicans scrapped the high-profile vote to hold Wray in contempt of Congress.

The scrapping of the vote ended a weeks-long standoff with the FBI.

Chair James Comer announced Wednesday night that the vote would be canceled. as the FBI finally offered to let all committee members review a 2020 document at the center of the standoff.