has said the FBI has additional documents expanding on an informant file alleging President Biden during his vice presidency.
Comer (R-Ky.) told Fox News’ “Sunday Night in America” that the official form detailing the allegations from a confidential source, known as an “FD-1023,” included “two footnotes in there that referenced other 1023s.”
The chairman did not divulge specific details of what the additional documents may entail, but suggested that “this is going to turn out, I think, a lot like the that the Treasury [Department] had on the Bidens.
“There are a lot more of these than the federal government wants to admit. And the question is why hasn’t the federal government done anything about it?” Comer added to the host, former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC).
On Monday, Comer tweeted that “the FBI has told me there are more 1023 forms” and vowed: “I will be granted access to these additional docs. [The committee] will get answers.”
Last week, the from Comer and agreed to permit all members of the Oversight panel to read the FD-1023 following a multi-week standoff between the bureau and the committee that culminated in a contempt threat against FBI Director Christopher Wray.
A whistleblower brought the existence of the FD-1023 form to the attention of Comer and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) last month.
Comer described the person who made the report to federal law enforcement as a “highly credible informant” who has been “part of the bureau for 13 years” and noted that FBI officials repeatedly told him and committee ranking member Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) that the allegations are part of an active inquiry.
Still, the Kentucky Republican appeared unsatisfied with the bureau’s investigation on the matter.
“It appears the only entity in the world that’s investigating it is the House Oversight Committee,” he quipped Sunday night.
The allegations against the president were relayed to Delaware US Attorney David Weiss from the federal prosecutor’s office in Pittsburgh, which had been tasked by then-Attorney General Bill Barr with reviewing the claims.
“We had whistleblowers approach Senator Grassley about their concern that there was this form 1023 in existence and the FBI had never investigated it,” Comer recounted. “Senator Grassley and I got on the phone with Director Wray, and Senator Grassley told Director Wray that both Senator Grassley and myself had already read the form 1023 from a whistleblower, so we knew darn well it existed.”
Congressional Republicans who gained access to the file that it contained “unverified reporting by a confidential human source” and claimed the bureau could not justify handing it over to lawmakers.
Comer also likened the allegations in the informant file to transactions he between the Biden family and suspicious transactions originating from Romania.
“Here’s what we know. There are 20 shell companies at least, and probably more, that were laundering money from foreign nationals, including Romania, and money was being sent less than two weeks after Joe Biden left there as vice president, delivering foreign aid and talking about foreign policy,” Comer contended. “This form 1023 alleges the exact same thing happened in Ukraine.”
The White House has accused Comer of making wild allegations against the first family that fall apart under scrutiny.
“The James Comer playbook is simple,” administration spokesman Ian Sams tweeted last week. “Make sweeping claims and promise bombshells to try to get media attention, then fail to deliver the goods. Don’t fall for it. His repeated pattern of laundering thin innuendo without evidence has cost him his credibility.”