Ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) recently spoke about claims surrounding the now infamous FBI document claiming to show that then-Vice President Joe Biden may have been engaged in a criminal bribery operation.
Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) said the FBI “confirmed that the unclassified FBI generated record has not been disproven, and is currently being used in an ongoing investigation.”
Initally, Raskin downplayed the document and called it “second-hand hearsay.”
That was before FBI Director Wray brought the document to the Capitol to show lawmakers.
Raskin was asked if Comer has been telling the truth and his answer was word salad.
“What I know is that the FBI, Department of Justice team under William Barr and Scott Brady, in the Western District of Pennsylvania terminated the investigation, they said there were no grounds for further investigative steps. So they ended that,” he said. “Now, in terms of another investigation. You know, I can’t speak to that. I’ve seen nothing about that, and other than published reports.”
He was then asked if the document is part of an ongoing inveitation and he sidestepped the question.
“I must have missed that, because I’ve not heard that this is part of any ongoing investigation,” he said.
Raskin kept his lips sealed.
“Abstracting from the particulars of this case, we’re talking about something pretty extraordinary here, which is an FBI document that is a report of a confidential human informant,” he said. “And the FBI depends on these people in order to make their cases. And so obviously, they are categorically, absolutely interested in maintaining the confidentiality of these people’s identities and their identities can obviously be deduced from certain kinds of facts. If you start releasing interview documents that they’ve, you know, they’ve confided in the FBI. So we want to be very careful about that and I would think that that’s not a partisan issue. That’s something all of us should agree to.”
The fact that Raskin didn’t run to the cameras and call the document a pharse is very telling. Notice that he didn’t defend Biden either.
That is very telling.
Rep. Jamie Raskin on key document in Biden probe: “I must’ve missed that because I’ve not heard that this is part of any ongoing investigation.” pic.twitter.com/5Y8OpibQrx
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