(DCWatchdog.com) – A former FBI agent is warning that “every” American should be “concerned” about the document implicating President Joe Biden in a $5 million bribery scheme.
Former FBI agent Kyle Seraphin’s comments referred to the case of an FBI informant file subpoenaed by Rep. James Comer (R-KY), the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, which the agency has been refusing to hand over.
According to Comer’s latest revelations, the agency informant who filed the unclassified FD-1023 document in 2020 had been a reliable source to the FBI for several years before that.
The whistleblower informant reportedly alleged that during his time as vice president, Biden was bribed by a foreign national to influence US policy decisions.
In an interview with the Newsmax program “John Bachman Now,” Seraphin insisted that Americans had the right to know what the subpoenaed document contained.
“It’s protected because it falls under the category of sources and methods, which is to say confidential human sources,” the former FBI agent said.
He noted the agency’s desire to hide the informant’s identity made sense, but any attempts to conceal the whistleblower’s allegations did not.
“They try to shield the information of the person who was providing that information. … I get all that. But if there’s anything beyond that that’s redacted, this is going to be really what… the telling point is,” the former FBI officer pointed out.
“If it is an allegation that is being made, a credible allegation, then we want to know also what sort of investigation was opened up, and did the FBI, in fact, take the logical investigative steps that would be required if someone made a credible allegation that there was criminal fraud, that there was white collar fraud, or that was pay-to-play in the office of the vice presidency, which should concern not just political parties. That should concern every American,” Seraphin elaborated.
He added releasing the file would reveal that the FBI viewed “itself as an intelligence agency first.”
“They do not give up secrets easily. You’re seeing them defense secrets the way that you’d expect the CIA or the [NSA] or anyone else to do it in that community,” the former agent noted.