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(RepublicanWire.org) – House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is once again warning FBI Director Christopher Wray he will be hit with a charge of contempt of Congress for failing to turn over a subpoenaed document regarding a probe into President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.

During his appearance on “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday, McCarthy was engaged in a conversation about the ongoing debt ceiling negotiations when the discussion then shifted to an upcoming meeting between Wray and House Oversight Chairman James Comer.

Their meeting follows Comer’s allegations that the FBI has been uncooperative in complying with a subpoena requesting internal documents pertaining to the Biden family’s business interactions with foreign entities.

Comer has said he’ll hold Wray in contempt if his agency fails to turn over the requested document, and McCarthy reiterated that threat during the interview, saying he had spoken to Wray and instructed him to turn over the document by day’s end.

“Today is the deadline. So let me not just tell you, let me tell Director Christopher Wray right here, right now. If he misses the deadline today, I’m prepared to move contempt charges in Congress against him. We have jurisdiction over this. He can send us that document,” McCarthy said.

“We have the right to look at that, Republicans and Democrats alike in that committee, and if he does not follow through with the law, we will move contempt charges against Christopher Wray and the FBI. They are not above the law,” he added.

The FBI has claimed that releasing the document could expose a confidential source and endanger other investigations.

According to remarks from other Republicans, there are allegations that the internal unclassified FD-1023 form at the center of the controversy contains information outlining an alleged “arrangement” involving the exchange of money in return for policy decisions.

In a letter addressed to Wray last week, Comer stated that he is taking steps to narrow the scope of the subpoena for the document. As part of this effort, he has included two additional terms, namely “June 30, 2020” and “five million,” which may be referenced in the record.

“The FBI’s refusal to produce this single document is obstructionist,” Comer’s letter noted.

In a statement to the Daily Mail, the FBI relied on a claim of national security that critics find dubious.

The FBI’s mission is to protect the American people. Releasing confidential source information could potentially jeopardize investigations and put lives at risk,” the bureau’s statement said. “The FBI remains committed to cooperating with Congress’s oversight requests on this matter and others as we always have.”

Staffers for the Oversight Committee who are working on the “influence-peddling” investigation met with FBI officials on Monday, but they refused to provide the subpoenaed document.

(RepublicanWire.org) – AOC stormed off after being accused of lying by Libs of TikTok creator Chaya Raichik in the Capitol on Thursday, calling her “super transphobic” for good measure.

Raichik had just filed an ethics complaint at the congresswoman’s office, saying the “Squad” member had defamed her during a Feb. 8 House Oversight and Accountability Committee hearing. 

The Libs of TikTok creator then spotted the Democrat walking through the Capitol and seized the opportunity to confront her.

Raichik apparently had not yet revealed her identity. After cozying up to take an apparent picture, Raichik told Ocasio-Cortez who she was.

“I just delivered an ethics complaint to your office because you lied about me in a committee hearing,” Raichik said.

Ocasio-Cortez immediately backed away and said, “I actually didn’t, because you’re actually super transphobic and I never want to share a space with you. Thank you!”

She then walked away.

The Democrat claimed that Raichik lied in a 2022 tweet when she said Boston Children’s Hospital was “now offering ‘gender-affirming hysterectomies’ for young girls.” 

Raichik had shared videos from the children’s hospital where doctors said they offered “gender-affirming hysterectomies.”

“Are you aware… that from August 11th to August 16th that account posted false information about Boston Children’s Hospital claiming that they were providing hysterectomies to children?” Ocasio-Cortez asked a former Twitter executive about that tweet.