House Speaker Issues New Subpoena Threat to FBI Director
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said that FBI Director Christopher Wray will face charges of contempt if he doesn’t prove a document that alleges a bribery scheme between President Joe Biden and a foreign national to the House Oversight Committee.
“We have a responsibility of oversight,” the California lawmaker told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” in an interview with host Maria Bartiromo. “If they do not comply and allow every person on oversight, Republican or Democrat—that’s their responsibility to the members of Congress—to see this document, I will move contempt charges against the director.”
According to House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.), the FBI director is slated to brief him on Monday about the document. He will also be allowed to review it, but McCarthy said that that development only occurred because of the threat of contempt charges.
“When we realized there was a document, we sent a subpoena,” said McCarthy. “[Wray] did not want to comply with the subpoena. I called the director and told him I needed this subpoena, that we have a responsibility to oversee the FBI, a constitutional responsibility … he then changed his mind [and said] he would let the chairman and the rankers see the document and bring it to the House. That is not good enough.”