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The FBI is refusing to comply with a subpoena for an informant file, requested by House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.), alleging the president took bribes while he was vice president.
Comer issued a legally binding subpoena on May 3 requiring the FBI to turn the file over by noon yesterday. A letter accompanying the subpoena was sent to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray.
The deadline came and went, and rather than turning over the requested document, the FBI replied with a six-page letter giving their reasons for not complying with the subpoena.
“This letter responds to your subpoena, authorized on May 3, 2023, demanding the production of documents within one week. As this was your first communication with the FBI seeking this information, please know that the FBI is committed to beginning the constitutionally mandated accommodation process,” the letter stated.
It continued, “The FBI is committed to working to provide the Committee information necessary for your legitimate oversight interests, while also protecting executive branch confidentiality interests and law enforcement responsibilities. The FBI appreciates this opportunity to inform you of our confidentiality interests so that we can ‘seek optimal accommodation through a realistic evaluation of’ each other’s needs and ‘avoid the polarization of disputes. We are committed to working together through this process.”
According to the New York Post, Comer slammed the FBI’s stonewalling saying, “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.”
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