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Press Release Published: Jun 7, 2023

Comer Releases Resolution Holding FBI Director Wray in Contempt of Congress

WASHINGTON—The House Committee on Oversight and Accountability today released its resolution and accompanying report recommending that the House of Representatives find FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress for his refusal to comply with a subpoena lawfully issued by the Committee. The resolution will be considered at a Full Committee business meeting on Thursday, June 8 at 9:00am ET.

“We have been clear that the FBI must produce the unclassified FD-1023 record to the custody of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability. To date, the FBI has refused to comply with our lawfully issued subpoena and even refused to admit the record’s existence up until a week ago. Once Director Wray confirmed the record’s existence, the FBI started their coverup by leaking a false narrative to the media. The case is not closed as the White House, Democrats, and the FBI would have the American people believe. The FBI created this record based on information from a credible informant who has worked with the FBI for over a decade and paid six figures. The informant had first-hand conversations with the foreign national who claimed to have bribed then-Vice President Biden. And now, Attorney General Barr has confirmed that the record was given to the U.S. Attorney in Delaware for the purpose of that investigation,” said Chairman Comer. “Americans have lost trust in the FBI’s ability to enforce the law impartially and demand answers, transparency, and accountability. The Oversight Committee must follow the facts for the American people and ensure the federal government is held accountable.”

WHAT: Full Committee Business Meeting 

1.       H.Res. _____, Recommending that the House of Representatives find Christopher Wray, Director, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the Committee on Oversight and Accountability.

DATE: Thursday, June 8, 2023

TIME: 9:00am ET

LOCATION: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building 

The business meeting will be open to the public and press and will be livestreamed online at Media are encouraged to RSVP by 5:00pm ET on Wednesday, June 7 by emailing

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