Republicans allege unspecified Biden ‘scheme,’ fire off new FBI subpoena


House Oversight Chair James Comer on Wednesday dramatically escalated his investigation into President Joe Biden with a subpoena Wednesday to the FBI citing the broad outlines of a “highly credible” whistleblower complaint.

The summons for documents is Comer’s (R-Ky.) most direct attempt to investigate the president after largely focusing on Hunter Biden and other family members. The Oversight chair and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), in a separate letter released on Wednesday, asserted that the FBI has material outlining “an alleged criminal scheme involving then-Vice President Biden and a foreign national relating to the exchange of money for policy decisions.”

The two senior Republicans provided no further detail on the nature of those allegations. But the GOP has made clear for months that the ultimate goal of its Biden oversight is to find a smoking gun that might link the president to the business deals of his son Hunter, who is also under a federal investigation.