According to Fox News, a whistleblower has asserted that the FBI and Justice Department have evidence of criminal activity by Joe Biden during his time as vice president.
That information comes from a joint statement issued on Wednesday by House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer and Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley.
They said the whistleblower described an FBI-generated FD-1023 which lays out in detail how the then vice president traded policy decisions for money.
Comer was quoted as saying that this disclosure "raises concerns that then-Vice President Biden allegedly engaged in a bribery scheme with a foreign national."
"The American people need to know if President Biden sold out the United States of America to make money for himself," he stressed, adding, "Senator Grassley and I will seek the truth to ensure accountability for the American people."
For his part, Grassley complained that what he and Comer "don’t know is what, if anything, the FBI has done to verify these claims or investigate further.
"The FBI’s recent history of botching politically charged investigations demands close congressional oversight," he went on to insist.
Fox News pointed out that Comer and Grassley also sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday.
"Based on those disclosures, it has come to our attention that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) possess an unclassified FD-1023 form that describes an alleged criminal scheme involving then-Vice President Biden and a foreign national relating to the exchange of money for policy decisions," they wrote.
The lawmakers pointed out how "it would appear that the DOJ and the FBI have enough information to determine the truth and accuracy of the information contained within it."
"However, it remains unclear what steps, if any, were taken to investigate the matter," they said before declaring that Congress "will proceed to conduct an independent and objective review of this matter, free from those agencies’ influence."
The FBI document is believed to concern business dealings involving Hunter Biden, something the president has long denied having any knowledge of.
He grew visibly agitated in 2019 when asked about the subject by Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy during a campaign stop, snapping, "I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings."
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