This is just another reason that this government needs to be abolished just as Thomas Jefferson wrote in The Declaration of Independence and why the laws of God alone, under King Jesus, should be all that is needed to govern us as a people. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has shown itself time and again incompetent, foolish, tyrannical and even complicit in many crimes against the people of the US. Now, they are doing it again.
The New York Post has the story.
WASHINGTON — The FBI has refused to give Congress an informant file alleging that President Biden took bribes while he was vice president, The Post has learned — setting up a possible showdown over access to the information.
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) issued a legally binding subpoena last week requiring the FBI to turn over the file by noon Wednesday, but the bureau instead replied with a six-page letter raising various objections.
“Information from confidential human sources is unverified and, by definition, incomplete,” wrote FBI acting assistant director for congressional affairs Christopher Dunham, who also argued that informant reports must also be kept private to protect sources.
“As is clear from the name itself, confidentiality is definitional to the FBI’s Confidential Human Source program,” Dunham wrote. “Confidential human sources often provide information to the FBI at great risk to themselves and their loved ones. The information they provide also can create significant risks to others who may be referenced in their reporting.”
The FBI official concluded: “We … hope this helps you understand that keeping this kind of source information free from the perception or reality of improper influence — and preventing the redirection of this information for non-law enforcement or non-intelligence uses — is necessary for the FBI’s effective execution of our law enforcement and national security responsibilities.”
Comer slammed the FBI’s stonewalling, though he did not immediately announce further steps to acquire the document. Congress has the power to apply financial pressure to agencies or use litigation to enforce orders.
“It’s clear from the FBI’s response that the unclassified record the Oversight Committee subpoenaed exists, but they are refusing to provide it to the Committee,” Comer said.
We’ve asked the FBI to not only provide this record, but to also inform us what it did to investigate these allegations,” he added. “The FBI has failed to do both. The FBI’s position is ‘trust, but you aren’t allowed to verify.’ That is unacceptable. We plan to follow up with the FBI and expect compliance with the subpoena.”
The FBI did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who passed a whistleblower’s tip about the document to Comer, first broke the news that the FBI did not comply with the writ.
“They didn’t give us the unclassified document. They sent us a five or six-page letter that I haven’t studied thoroughly yet,” Grassley told The Post at the Capitol.
“They didn’t dispute that it exists — that the document exists or that it is unclassified … why they haven’t given it, I don’t know.”
The document subpoenaed by the Oversight Committee is an FD-1023 informant report that was “created or modified in June 2020″ — months before Biden won the presidency.
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