Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors indicted former President Donald Trump on Thursday — just hours after the FBI was forced to hand over a document detailing apparent allegations against President Joe Biden.
The document, known as an FD-1023 record, reportedly described suspicions that then-former Vice President Biden had been tied to a $5 million bribery plot involving foreign businesses and subverting U.S. foreign policy.
After a whistleblower revealed the document’s existence, Republicans asked, then subpoenaed the FBI to hand it over. But the FBI refused until the House Oversight Committee said it would vote on contempt charges, as suspicions grew that the FBI had tried to cover up for Biden in advance of the 2020 presidential election and was trying to do so again ahead of his 2024 reelection campaign.
The vote was canceled on Wednesday after FBI Director Christopher Wray agreed, finally, to make the 1023 form available to Congress.
@RepJamesComer forces the FBI to cooperate!
The FBI will allow all members of our committee to review the Biden bribery record and receive a briefing.
We will continue to follow the facts and ensure accountability for the American people.
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) June 8, 2023
I just read the FBI’s FD-1023 form implicating Joe Biden in a political bribery pay-to-play scheme.
Here’s what the American people deserve to know. pic.twitter.com/b3X8qh9MPf
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) June 8, 2023
But just hours after members of Congress began reviewing the document, the DOJ indicted Trump on charges related to his handling of classified documents.
No such charges were filed against Biden, even though classified documents — which he had no authority to keep or to declassify — were found in his private garage and his office at the Penn-Biden Center.
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the new biography, Rhoda: ‘Comrade Kadalie, You Are Out of Order’. He is also the author of the recent e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.