House Speaker Kevin McCarthy remains hopeful that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will release a contentious informant file, purportedly implicating President Biden in accepting bribes from foreign countries during his tenure as Vice President.

Expressing his confidence in FBI Director Christopher Wray, McCarthy (R-Calif.) believes the contentious document will soon be submitted to Congress. This belief follows a recent telephone conversation McCarthy had with the FBI Director.

McCarthy, in a conversation with Fox News' Maria Bartiromo, asserted, "I emphasized to the FBI Director the congressional right and jurisdiction to oversee the FBI. We are entitled to see the document, a demand issued by the committee chairman."

Earlier in May, the House Oversight Committee requested the said file, citing a whistleblower's allegation tying Biden to an illicit pay-to-play arrangement. The FBI, however, rejected the request, responding with a six-page letter enumerating various counterpoints.

The Oversight Committee Chairman, James Comer (R-Ky.), firmly reiterated the demand for the file's release and dismissed the FBI's assertion that the details were already in the public domain.

Following his conversation with Wray, McCarthy reported significant progress in his efforts to persuade the FBI Director of the necessity to release the document. "I assured the director that we will exercise our jurisdiction over the FBI to the fullest and assert our right to access this document," McCarthy said on Fox News. "I am confident we will receive this document following our conversation."

Despite being instructed to deliver the file by May 10, the FBI is more than a week overdue.

In defying the subpoena, the FBI has cited concerns over source protection and contended that the information was already public. The bureau stated, "Current public materials reference prior letters and public releases, suggesting that substantial information is already accessible."

Nonetheless, Comer argues that the content of the informant file, reportedly compiled or modified in June 2020, has not been "shared in any of the materials the FBI referenced or publicly reported."

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) was alerted to the existence of the informant file by a whistleblower, which he then brought to Comer's attention.

An FBI spokesperson has cautioned The Post that the allegations contained within the file remain unverified. He emphasized, "An FD-1023 form records unverified reports from confidential human sources. The recording of the information doesn't authenticate it, establish its credibility, or compare it to other information validated by the FBI."