House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has issued a warning to FBI Director Chris Wray, appointed by Donald Trump, stating that he will charge Wray with contempt of Congress if he does not cooperate further with the investigation into President Joe Biden’s family. McCarthy made these comments during an appearance on Fox & Friends, shifting the conversation to Wray’s upcoming meeting with House Oversight Chairman James Comer. The meeting follows Comer’s accusation that the FBI has been uncooperative in responding to a subpoena requesting internal documents related to the Biden family’s business dealings with foreign entities.
Comer has threatened to hold Wray in contempt of Congress if he fails to comply with the demands for the requested files. Echoing this threat, McCarthy revealed that he recently spoke with Wray and instructed him to provide the requested document by the end of the day.
Today marks the deadline for compliance. In his appearance on Fox & Friends, McCarthy directly addressed Director Christopher Wray, stating that if Wray misses the deadline, he is prepared to initiate contempt charges in Congress against him. McCarthy emphasized that Congress has jurisdiction over this matter and that Wray must adhere to the law. He stressed that both Republicans and Democrats on the committee have the right to examine the document, and if Wray fails to comply, contempt charges will be pursued against him and the FBI, as no entity is above the law.
Today is the deadline. So let me not just tell you, let me tell Director Christopher Wray right here, right now. If he misses the deadline today, I’m prepared to move contempt charges in Congress against him. We have jurisdiction over this. He can send us that document. We have the right to look at that, Republicans and Democrats alike in that committee, and if he does not follow through with the law, we will move contempt charges against Christopher Wray and the FBI. They are not above the law.
The FBI has expressed concerns about releasing confidential source information contained in the document, as it could potentially compromise ongoing investigations. This demand for documents comes after several unsuccessful attempts by Comer to establish criminal wrongdoing by the Bidens.
The situation remains contentious, with tensions between House Republicans and the FBI escalating over the issue of document disclosure. The outcome of Wray’s meeting with Comer will likely determine the next steps in this ongoing investigation.