McCarthy Considers Contempt Charge Against Wray

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The U.S. House has subpoenaed FBI Director Christopher Wray for confidential documents from June 2020 until now that contain the word “Biden.”

House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY) made the request earlier this month.

So far, Wray has not sent the requested material.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said in an appearance on Fox News that he will consider contempt charges against Wray if they’re not forthcoming by Tuesday, the deadline.

“So let me not just tell you. Let me tell Director Christopher Wray, right here, right now: If he misses the deadline today, I am prepared to move contempt charges in Congress against him,” McCarthy said Tuesday on Fox News.

Comer sent a letter on May 24, asking Wray to reply to whether the FD-1023, the secret file, exists.

“Instead of working with the committee, the FBI has … made no attempts to engage in a reasonable accommodation process,” Comer wrote. “The FBI’s refusal to produce this single document is obstructionist.”

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