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Oversight Committee to charge FBI director with contempt


House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chair Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., arrives at the Capitol Monday. Associated Press/Photo by J. Scott Applewhite

Oversight Committee to charge FBI director with contempt

On Monday, Committee Chair James Comer, R-Ky., said his committee would bring charges against FBI Director Christopher Wray. The accusations come after the FBI refused to hand over a subpoenaed document that could implicate then-Vice President Joe Biden in bribery. The FBI allowed Comer and ranking Democratic committee member Jamie Raskin, D-Md., to view the document in a secure location inside the Capitol, but would not hand over the file.

So why is the committee still pursuing contempt charges?
Comer says the FBI has to hand over the document to comply with the committee’s subpoena. The committee could vote on Thursday to hold Wray in contempt of Congress.

Dig deeper:
Read Emma Freire’s report in WORLD Magazine about the politicization of the FBI.


Josh Schumacher

Josh is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. He’s a graduate of World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.


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