Some have called for a revocation of access privileges generally held by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) after she sought to distribute details from a document held with the FBI that she viewed this week as part of her role on the House Oversight Committee.
The document is a record of unconfirmed allegations of corruption involving Joe Biden from his time as vice president. The Oversight Committee subpoenaed the document, and some Republicans have been outraged at the agency declining to provide the panel with a copy of the document itself rather than just letting members view the materials in a secure setting. In short, the allegations supposedly allege a connection between the Bidens and bribery, rehashing the same essentially debunked idea that then-VP Biden clamoring against a top prosecutor in Ukraine was tied to corrupt ambitions involving large payments at least to his son, Hunter Biden.
Greene spoke afterwards in grandiose terms about the supposed prominence of bribery and reasonableness of expecting records were kept… though there is no indication she actually saw any conclusive evidence implicating the Bidens.
“Hey @FBI, if this information was classified sounds to me like the Congresswoman is admitting to a crime,” attorney Mark Zaid said in response to comments from Greene about her taking notes after she viewed the document. “And if it was not, @SpeakerMcCarthy should remove her privileges for violating the trust she was afforded as a Member of Congress to review sensitive information.” Even Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), a leader of the GOP push around this doc, declined to discuss its actual substance when pressed. Greene, meanwhile, was clearly eager.
Adam Kinzinger, the former GOP Congressman from Illinois who was among the only Republicans in nationally visible elected office to oppose Trump on the integrity of the 2020 presidential election, also said Greene’s clearance should be revoked after this whole incident. A Fox News source added that Greene was making too much of a deal out of even the substance of the unconfirmed allegations, saying that the document she viewed doesn’t actually allege payments to Joe.