Skip to comments.Oversight Chair Comer prepared to hold FBI Director Wray in contempt over Biden bribery doc
Posted on 05/25/2023 7:58:45 AM PDT by bitt
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer on Wednesday announced that he would soon meet with FBI Director Christopher Wray to resolve a dispute between House Republicans and the bureau over its refusal to hand over a document that detailed an alleged bribery scheme involving then-Vice President Joe Biden and a foreign national.
Comer indicated he might seek a House vote hold FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress should he ultimately refuse to provide House investigators with the desired form. The Kentucky lawmaker said that Wray had reached out to him hours prior to his appearance on Fox News's "Hannity" but insisted he would not change his stance on demanding the document.
"Nothing's going to change with respect to holding him in contempt of Congress if he doesn't turn over the document," he insisted.
Host Sean Hannity pressed him as to whether the FBI had multiple sources to corroborate the allegations.
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Yeah, that’ll do it.
coulda shoulda woulda. Let me know when they throw that rat bastard in jail.
in wray’s defense
there are a ton of documents on biden bribes
comer is going to have to be more specific
on which bribe document
he is seeking
I sincerely doubt Speaker McCarthy will do anything to force the issue. He has spent his whole life in the club hoping to be in charge some day, well now he is sitting in the big chair at the head of the table. He only has 2 choices, SAVE the Club or SAVE AMERICA. He will and already has chosen “The Club” and will continue to SELLOUT AMERICANS so he can remain in the big chair at the head of the table.
TITLE 2—THE CONGRESS
CHAPTER 6—CONGRESSIONAL AND COMMITTEE PROCEDURE; INVESTIGATIONS
Sec. 193. Privilege of witnesses
No witness is privileged to refuse to testify to any fact, or to produce any paper, respecting which he shall be examined by either House of Congress, or by any joint committee established by a joint or concurrent resolution of the two Houses of Congress, or by any committee of either House, upon the ground that his testimony to such fact or his production of such paper may tend to disgrace him or otherwise render him infamous.”
Simply look up Hinds Precedents, especially chapters 53 and 51, and Cannon’s Precedents, especially chapters 184-185. You’ll find numerous detailed cases of Congress asserting its power, arresting people, holding them until they agreed to answer questions, and then releasing them. Some of these people did not refuse to appear, but simply failed to satisfactorily answer questions.
Congress has the authority to arrest and imprison those found in Contempt. The power extends throughout the United States and is an inherent power (does not depend upon legislated act)
If found in Contempt the person can be arrested under a warrant of the Speaker of the House of Representatives or President of the Senate, by the respective Sergeant at Arms.
Statutory criminal contempt is an alternative to inherent contempt.
Under the inherent contempt power Congress may imprison a person for a specific period of time or an indefinite period of time, except a person imprisoned by the House of Representatives may not be imprisoned beyond adjournment of a session of Congress.
Imprisonment may be coercive or punitive.
 Joseph Story’s Commentaries on the Constitution, Volume 2, § 842 http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/print_documents/a1_5s21.html
 Anderson v. Dunn - 19 U.S. 204 - “And, as to the distance to which the process might reach, it is very clear that there exists no reason for confining its operation to the limits of the District of Columbia; after passing those limits, we know no bounds that can be prescribed to its range but those of the United States.” http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/19/204/case.html
 Jurney v. MacCracken, 294 U.S. 125 http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/294/125/case.html 73rd Cong., 78 Cong. Rec. 2410 (1934) https://archive.org/details/congressionalrec78aunit
 McGrain v. Daugherty, 273 U.S. 135 - Under a warrant issued by the President of the Senate the Deputy to the Senate Sergeant at Arms arrested at Cincinnati, Ohio, Mally S. Daugherty, who had been twice subpoenaed by the Senate and twice failed to appear. http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/273/135/case.html
 Rules of the House of Representatives, Rule IV Duties of the Sergeant at Arms -  execute the commands of the House, and all processes issued by authority thereof, directed to him by the Speaker. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/HMAN-105/pdf/HMAN-105-pg348.pdf
 An analysis of Congressional inquiry, subpoena, and enforcement http://www.constitutionproject.org/documents/when-congress-comes-calling-a-primer-on-the-principles-practices-and-pragmatics-of-legislative-inquiry/
In 1857, a New York Times reporter refused to say which members of Congress had asked him to get them bribes (protecting his “sources” just as various Judith Millers today protect the people who feed them proven lies that costs thousands of lives), so Congress locked him up until he answered and then banned him from Congress.
In 1924 an oil executive appeared but refused to answer certain questions, so the Senate held — literally held — him in contempt. Senator Thomas Walsh of Montana argued that this question of contempt was of the gravest importance, and that it involved “the very life of the effective existence of the House of Representatives of the United States and of the Senate of the United States.” The matter was taken to court, and the witness fined and imprisoned.
“When it’s time to shoot, SHOOT!”
Exactly what preparation would that be, besides doing it?
Why isn’t Wray being charged with perjury when he repeatedly lied in his testimony about FBI agents infiltrating JAN 6?
The preparation for such was in the subpoena. He told you where to stick that, so you know where to put him. Have some spine.
Wray isn’t being charged because Wray was busy briefing the legislature on their FBI J6 sting for years now. The RINOS probably approved the plan.
Tuco, paging mister Tuco. Please pick up the (insert color preference here) courtesy phone.
I’m sure he’s shaking in his jackboots.
Oh, boy! They’re fixin’ to get ready!
Oooow, contempt you say? I bet he’s quaking in his Italian loafers.
I read that charges can be brought, and administered by Comer yet he won’t. I’m not sure of the hoops needed to be jumped through but why do Republicans just talk?
Wray needs to turn over the damn document or pay a price. Congress needs to start playing hardball.
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