Republicans on the House Oversight and Reform Committee are looking into a “secret” agreement made between the Biden administration and Saudi Arabia to increase production from the oil-producing alliance OPEC+. The contract was never made public, and the White House was disappointed by its failure.
Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), a ranking member of the committee, requested information about the deal, which was intended to boost oil production just before the midterm elections, in a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday.
“This Committee has a responsibility to uncover the facts surrounding any backdoor deals cut by President Biden or his emissaries. The President is choosing foreign sources over domestic source—all for political purposes,” he wrote. “If his Administration is engaging in backdoor market manipulations with adversarial nations while jeopardizing our national security for the sake of securing more favorable election conditions for Democrats, the American people have a right to know.”