(Washington) Two Republican members of the US Congress subpoenaed federal police on Wednesday to produce a document which they say contains “an alleged criminal plan” involving Joe Biden and a foreign national, but do not lay charges specific to the president.
The document, dated June 2020, presents information from a whistleblower on Joe Biden, who was vice president at the time of the alleged events, and a foreign national, “about an exchange of money for policy decisions,” say Senator Chuck Grassley and influential House of Commons Inquiry Chairman James Comer in a letter to U.S. federal police.
The two elected members of the House of Representatives, who have been criticized in the past for expensive investigations targeting unfounded senior Democratic officials, are giving the FBI a week to provide them with any relevant information.
“It has been argued that the document includes an accurate description of how the alleged criminal scheme was used and its purpose,” they wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray and his superior, Minister of Justice, Merrick Garland.
After several investigations by Republicans targeting Joe Biden’s entourage, Wednesday’s subpoena is the first to directly mention the US president.
“The American people need to know if President Biden sold out the United States of America to make money,” James Comer said in a statement, without giving details of what actions Biden would potentially be charged with. democrat.
The White House responded by calling the investigation yet another example of Republican attempts to target the president for political gain.
“For more than five years now, Republicans in Congress have launched baseless and politically motivated attacks without offering evidence,” said Ian Sams, a spokesman for Joe Biden.
“They prefer to use innuendo,” he added, praising the transparency of the president’s finances.
Republicans in the House of Representatives have long announced their intention to reshuffle the cards after years of criminal and civil investigations into Donald Trump.
An investigation into the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021 under Joe Biden has notably been launched.
For Democrats, these investigations aim to undermine those concerning alleged wrongdoing by Donald Trump on the sidelines of his time in the White House.