House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) took off the kid gloves and said he believes former President Barack Obama knew about Joe Biden’s alleged foreign influence peddling schemes.
Comer told Lou Dobbs: “I believe, Lou, that it’s because he knew what Joe Biden was doing the last year of his vice presidency. He knew his son Hunter Biden was no good, and he knew this was nothing but a political liability not just for our country, not just for the Democrat party, but for Obama’s legacy.
“Because a lot of this happened during the Obama administration. So, I think that’s why Obama didn’t want Joe Biden to run for president. I think they knew about this.
“And remember a lot of these coverups would have happened during the Obama administration with Obama appointees in these deep state bureaucracies.
“This would be a great question for Obama: Were you aware of what was going on with Joe Biden with respect to foreign policy and some of these ragtag countries around the world,” he said.
The FBI refused to comply with a subpoena issued by Comer for an informant file where a confidential source alleges that Biden accepted bribes from a foreign national to influence U.S. policy when he was VP.
Christopher Dunham, FBI acting assistant director for congressional affairs, told Comer:
“As is clear from the name itself, confidentiality is definitional to the FBI’s Confidential Human Source program.
“Confidential human sources often provide information to the FBI at great risk to themselves and their loved ones.
“The information they provide also can create significant risks to others who may be referenced in their reporting.
“Information from confidential human sources is unverified and, by definition, incomplete.
“The mere existence of such a document would establish little beyond the fact that a confidential human source provided information and the FBI recorded it.
“It’s clear from the FBI’s response that the unclassified record the Oversight Committee subpoenaed exists, but they are refusing to provide it to the Committee.
“We’ve asked the FBI to not only provide this record but to also inform us what it did to investigate these allegations.
“The FBI has failed to do both. The FBI’s position is ‘trust, but you aren’t allowed to verify.’ That is unacceptable. We plan to follow up with the FBI and expect compliance with the subpoena.”
James Comer accuses White House of intimidation regarding Biden family business dealings https://t.co/hq827Q7VnN
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 15, 2023
🚨 7 in 10 Americans are concerned that Joe Biden's involved in a public corruption scheme.@GOPoversight has a constitutional duty to investigate. We now know the Bidens received 💰💰💰 from China & Romania.
Does anyone believe they are getting this money just as coincidence? pic.twitter.com/6e3iMRzu1Z
— Rep. James Comer (@RepJamesComer) May 14, 2023