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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene warned this week that evidence obtained by the House Oversight Committee alleging to reveal a political “pay-to-play” scheme involving President Joe Biden and his family could “destroy” his reelection bid.
The Georgia Republican’s remark comes after House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) issued a warning on Wednesday stating that if the FBI persists in its refusal to comply with a subpoena to provide an internal document, he will hold Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress after May 30.
The document in question, known as FD-1023, was brought to the attention of the committee by a whistleblower and, according to Greene, allegedly contains information about a purported exchange wherein Biden accepted money from a foreign national in return for foreign policy decisions during his tenure as vice president.
“If they hand over that form, the proof is there… It will literally show, not only to our country but the world, that [Biden] abused his powers as vice president in order to make money to enrich himself to make foreign policy decisions on behalf of the United States of America. You can not do that. That is highly illegal. I think it would lead to impeachment and also destroy his presidential campaign,” Greene, who is a member of the committee, told The Daily Caller exclusively.
In a statement to the outlet, the FBI claimed that handing over the document could expose the identify of the anonymous source who provided the information. But then the bureau also said the information contained in the document hasn’t been verified.
“The FBI’s mission is to protect the American people. Releasing confidential source information could potentially jeopardize investigations and put lives at risk. The FBI remains committed to cooperating with Congress’s oversight requests on this matter and others as we always have,” the FBI said in the statement.
“An FD-1023 form is used by FBI agents to record unverified reporting by a confidential human source. Documenting the information does not validate it, establish its credibility, or weigh it against other information verified by the FBI,” the bureau’s statement continued.
“Revealing unverified or possibly incomplete information could harm investigations, prejudice prosecutions or judicial proceedings, unfairly violate privacy or reputations, create misimpressions in the public, or potentially identify individuals who provide information to law enforcement, placing their physical safety at risk. Information from confidential human sources and members of the public is critical to the work of the FBI and we are also committed to protecting the confidentiality of anyone who comes forward,” the FBI added.
On May 10, the Oversight Committee published a report claiming that certain members of the Biden family engaged in enriching themselves by leveraging Romanian and Chinese assets through influence-peddling.
The report presents bank records that purportedly demonstrate money transfers to family members via a series of different LLCs, The Daily Caller noted further, adding that the report does not implicate the president himself in the alleged activities.
But the committee has subpoenaed the FD-1023 document because it may tie the president to the alleged money laundering scheme and present “direct pay-to-play evidence,” Greene told the outlet.
The document may indicate “Joe Biden taking a cash payment from a foreign national in exchange for foreign policy decisions, which is a complete pay-to-play scheme that would lead to his impeachment. And if we had a just Department of Justice, should lead to him being prosecuted as well,” Greene continued, adding that the investigation by the committee will include allegations of Hunter Biden’s “human sex trafficking.”
“Some of them are Russian and Ukrainian and I think that leads us to be concerned about national security… what information could they have seen?” she told The DC.