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House Republicans are officially starting contempt of Congress charges against FBI Director Chris Wray for failing to turn over Biden 'bribery' document they claim shows then-Vice President Joe Biden was involved in a $5 million 'criminal' scheme with a foreign national.
The escalation comes after the Republican and Democrat leaders of the House Oversight Committee were granted access by the FBI Monday to view the FD-1023 form in a secure facility within the Capitol. The document apparently details an 'arrangement' for an exchange of money for policy decisions.
The Republicans issued a subpoena for the FD-1023 form last month and FBI Director Chris Wray was given a hard deadline of May 30 to hand over the unclassified document, which he did not comply with.
After reviewing the document Monday, Comer told reporters the accusations contained in the form 'suggests a pattern of bribery' consistent with findings the committee has put out publicly.
It's called 'money laundering,' he said, saying it fits within the pattern of over $1 million in Romanian-linked payments to the Biden family revealed last month.
The House Oversight Committee released a new memo specifically outlining the Biden family's ties to Romanian 'influence peddling' and a web of LLCs created while Biden was vice president
In early May, Republicans released a report digging in on over $10 million received by Biden family members from foreign actors, including previously undisclosed $1 million in Romanian-linked payments, and a 'web' of 20 companies created while President Joe Biden was vice president and pushing anti-corruption efforts abroad.
He also said the FBI record was 'not disproven' and is currently being used in an ongoing investigation that is being conducted by the Department of Justice in Delaware into Hunter Biden's finances.
The 'confidential human source' is a 'trusted, highly credible informant' who has been used by the FBI for over 10 years and has been paid over six figures, continued Comer.
The chairman added that contempt proceedings will begin this Thursday.
'At the briefing, the FBI again refused to hand over the unclassified record to the custody of the House Oversight Committee, and we will now initiate contempt of Congress hearings this Thursday.'
Last week, Comer and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, spoke with Wray by phone and the FBI director offered to let them and Ranking Member Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., view the documents at the FBI headquarters in an attempt to stave off the contempt threat.
The FBI confirmed to DailyMail.com last week that it would allow committee leadership to view the document.
'During today's call, Director Wray offered to provide the Committee's Chairman and Ranking Member an opportunity to review information responsive to the subpoena in a secure manner to