Ranking Member Raskin’s Statement Following Review of Irrelevant FBI Documents

Jun 20, 2023
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (June 20, 2023)—Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Accountability, issued the following statement after the FBI made two additional FD-1023 documents requested by Chairman Comer available for review:
 

“These documents provided by the FBI in response to Chairman Comer’s request are not related to any of the majority’s corruption allegations that I can discern.  I do not understand Chairman Comer’s suggestions to the contrary.  In both documents, the confidential human source relays information having nothing to do with any corruption allegations involving the Bidens.  In fact, the only reference to the Bidens—across both documents—was when the confidential human source reported a conversation that included a ‘brief, non-relevant’ reference to Hunter Biden being on the board of Burisma and being the son of Joe Biden, both facts that were publicly well-known in 2017.  The FBI made clear that no references to the Bidens were redacted.
 

“Committee Republicans are using these documents to try to breathe new life into baseless allegations against the President that were first leveled by Rudy Giuliani and were examined and investigated by Trump’s own Justice Department in 2020.  It is a transparent attempt to distract Fox News viewers from Donald Trump’s indictment and Congressional Republicans’ failure, after years of investigation, to identify any evidence of wrongdoing by President Biden.  It may be time to find a new wild goose chase.”

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118th Congress