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FBI Defuses Contempt Threat Against Wray

The Federal Bureau of Investigation caved to demands from a House committee to turn over a document detailing allegations against President Joe Biden, ending a threatened contempt case against FBI Director Christopher Wray, Axios reports. The contempt push was the closest House Republicans have come to direct action against an executive branch official as part of their array of probes into the Biden administration. This one started after GOP leaders said the bureau had not done enough to disclose details of a probe into financial dealings of President Biden and his family. Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) said he would pursue a contempt charge against Wray, even after FBI officials provided lawmakers with access in a closed-door briefing. Comer, chair of the Oversight Committee, said in a statement the FBI accepted his demand to let all his panel's members review a 2020 document detailing the allegations. Republicans have homed in on the document — which, they say, accuses Biden of taking payments from a foreign national in exchange for affecting policy decisions as vice president — to try to bolster their case that he and his family are corrupt.


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