Today’s the day that Kentucky Rep. James Comer, chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, is supposed to be able to go into a “SCIF” and read the 5-6 pages of a Form 1023 alleging in detail that then-Vice President Biden took a $5 million bribe from a foreign national in exchange for a “desired outcome” on policy decisions. Earlier reports were that Comer would go alone to FBI headquarters to view it, but now Wray is supposed to deliver the document to the Oversight Committee at the Capitol building.
In an intriguing update, former Acting U.S. Attorney General Matt Whitaker told FOX NEWS Sunday evening that the alleged bribe is “from a country that’s not China, Russia Ukraine or Romania.” It’s from a “new country” that we haven’t heard about before allegedly influencing the Biden family. Whitaker also said “the redactions are going to be very interesting” and also that if it turns out the FBI never investigated this lead, “that raises many more questions than this document’s ever going to answer.”
Funny, from Biden’s behavior as President, any onlooker would be inclined to think it was China. (Maybe it was China, TOO.) For example (I’ll have more on this elsewhere today)…
Comer and Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, who heads a Senate committee dealing with whistleblowers, have been trying for weeks to gain access to the original unredacted document, which a whistleblower says contains a “precise description” of the criminal scheme. They issued a subpoena about a month ago, but the FBI refused to comply, citing the usual need to protect “sources and methods.”
From what he knows about the form, Comer can say it “tracks closely with what we are seeing in our investigation into the Biden family’s influence peddling schemes.”
Grassley has said a big concern of his was that the document would “become” classified. At the time of this writing, that hasn’t happened. Maybe they know they’d never survive the blowback from an action that looks THAT Nixonian.
As we mentioned Friday, Grassley says he’s actually seen this document. According to Margot Cleveland, he and Comer have had some time to run down leads and may have found more “evidentiary support” for the document’s claims. Good summary...
FOX NEWS Digital says, “The FBI offered to allow Comer and Grassley to review the document at FBI headquarters and later agreed to bring the physical document to Capitol Hill on Monday to review in a secure SCIF. The FBI is also expected to deliver a briefing to the lawmakers in that same setting on the Biden document and the allegations on Monday.”
Thanks to a FOX NEWS source, we’re tentatively learning more about the confidential human source (CHS) whose allegations were written up in the Form 1023 dated June 30, 2020. Yes, this person apparently had been used as a CHS before, going back “at least several years,” on multiple matters that were separate from the Biden case. He’d been consistently reviewed for his work with the FBI since the Obama years and been found “highly credible.”
The information in a “1023” has not yet undergone any further verification. The fact that a CHS brings it to the FBI does not in itself make it true. But if a “highly credible” CHS --- someone with whom they had a long history of receiving solid information --- came to them with such a serious, potentially treasonous, impeachment-worthy allegation, and they DIDN’T follow up, that tells you all you need to know about the level of corruption within the FBI. So it’s not just the Biden family in trouble here. It’s the very foundation of our ‘justice’ system, which, if this is how the sham “investigation” went down, appears to have rotted away.
The White House responded to FOX NEWS Digital with the exact same hyperbolic statement previously released by spokesman Ian Sams. If you didn’t see it or don’t recall how lame and over-the-top it was the first time they used it, it’s included here. It’s really fun to pick his words apart and note the various elements of unintentional humor.
GATEWAY PUNDIT has their own write-up of the scheduled document hand-over, with a link to Senior Editor-at-Large Joel Pollak’s piece from March saying Biden could potentially be impeached for bribery. Why, yes.
Constitutional scholars disagree on whether a President may be impeached for acts committed prior to taking office. (Never mind that he was VP during this activity.) According to Pollack, though, the Democrats undermined their own argument when they said Trump could be impeached over “emoluments” the moment he took office. They even put Trump on trial in the Senate after he had already left the Presidency!
But Pollak’s second point about impeachment makes more sense: that “it could well be argued that Biden’s foreign policy is an ongoing act affected by past financial benefit.” Before we can make that argument, though, we do need to know the nature of the specific quid pro quo named in the “1026” and which foreign entity was --- and possibly still is --- benefiting. It might even cross the line into treason, depending on what we learn.
House Oversight Committee member Anna Paulina Luna of Florida appeared Sunday with FOX NEWS’ Maria Bartiromo to say that the allegations against the Biden family are turning into a “hard case” with “literal bank documentation.” Luna believes that the allegations are true, and if they are shown to be, they are grounds for impeachment and for a “house cleaning” within the DOJ. The DOJ and FBI are protecting the Biden family, she said.
(By the way, in other news, Luna said of California Rep. Adam Schiff, “I have a privilege resolution that I’m bringing to the floor and we’re going to fine that man $16 million for using his position to lie to the American people…” In a separate resolution made last week, she called for his expulsion from Congress.)
Continuing, Bartiromo also gave an update on Israeli Defense Force Col. Gal Luft, the missing witness in the Oversight Committee’s Biden investigation. Luft had told the FBI during an interrogation in Brussels --- four weeks before Biden announced for President --- about payments made to Hunter and Jim Biden by Chinese energy company CEFC, and said later that Hunter’s laptop had verified his claims. He was being held on charges by the Biden administration of being an arms dealer, which he says he has never been, but jumped bail and is now hiding out. “DOJ is trying to bury me to protect, Joe, Jim and Hunter Biden,” Luft told the NEW YORK POST.
It was Luft who said Hunter had a mole, dubbed “One Eye” (not making this up) inside the FBI who advises Hunter’s team and tipped off the CEFC executives that they were under investigation. Luna said that by looking into this, all the members of the Oversight Committee have “big targets on their backs” but that they’re “doing right by the American people.” The details here make this a must-read.
Former FBI Director James Comey has been making the interview rounds with CNN and MSNBC; we had several we could’ve linked to but decided to spare you. However, one, with MSNBC correspondent Jen Psaki (I know, right?), deserves comment.
Comey has a new talking point: He fears that if Trump gets back in the White House, his will be a “retaliatory” presidency in which he’ll order the prosecution of his enemies. Okay, we’ll pause while you roll around on the floor laughing helplessly. Imagine an administration using the legal system to go after their political enemies! What would James Comey possibly know about THAT?
And then there’s this from Comey: “The President must be someone who abides by the law and our Constitution. And there is no one else but Joe Biden.” Again, pause for laughter.
Comey yet again brings up Russia, too, saying Putin does not want Biden to be President. But “he would very much like to see Donald Trump to be President again.” Good grief, that again? Recall that it was during Biden’s administration that Putin invaded Ukraine.
He warns that Trump would come at our agencies with “a flamethrower.” Personally, given what they’ve become, I can hardly think of a better reason to vote for Trump.
Bonchie at REDSTATE has an opinion piece on Comey’s interview in which he sounds a lot like me: “Yes, I can think about what four years of a retribution presidency might look like,” he says, “and I’m not seeing the problem with it.” In fact, it’s exactly what we need.
Another new poll shows that Americans do want sweeping changes at the FBI.
It shows that despite the best efforts of “news” outlets like MSNBC, the American people are somehow getting informed.