The White House has criticized House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer’s (R-Ky.) credibility after he has gone through with proceedings to hold FBI director Christopher Way in contempt of Congress because of a document that the FBI has which allegedly details criminal activity related to President Biden.
Comer requested the document from the FBI claiming that it has within it the detailed but unverified information about the criminal scheme that involved payments made by a foreign national in order to gain influence over policy decisions during Biden’s time as vice president.
Ian Sams, White House spokesperson for oversight and investigation, noted that Comer’s tactic of using “thin innuendo” has completely shown that he is not credible at all and has exhibited why his claims are completely baseless and should be viewed with “derision.”
The memo from Sams was first obtained and released by the Hill and it is dated from Thursday. In it, Sams specifically refers to three times when Comer had pushed forward information that he had claimed would reveal the alleged illegal activities involving the Biden family.
On Monday, Comer and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), the top Democrat on the Oversight panel, received a briefing from the FBI about the document. Despite this Comer is still choosing to move forward with holding Wray in contempt as the FBI has repeatedly refused to hand the document over to the committee.
Sams previously referred to Comer’s attempts to gain access to the document as a political stunt.