Next Thursday, the House Republicans will hold their first impeachment inquiry hearing into claims of corruption and abuse of authority against President Biden.
It’s expected that the House Oversight Committee, chaired by Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., will issue a subpoena for Hunter Biden’s and James Biden’s financial records. According to GOP lawmakers, the following stages in the probe into Biden’s alleged involvement in his family’s business transactions are expected to be fueled by the information obtained from these papers.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) opened the impeachment probe.
McCarthy appointed Comer, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH), and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO) to head the probe. But, the session is unlikely to break any new ground. According to reliable sources, the report will merely summarize what we already know and shed light on the current state of the investigation.
Top officials want the investigation finished before primary voting begins.
Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son, is accused of setting up international business agreements in which the elder Biden pledged to utilize his position in government to secure financial gain for the family.
House Republicans have been investigating the president’s suspected involvement in his family’s business operations since July. The committee has also been reading a transcript of an interview with Devon Archer, a business associate of Hunter Biden, who said that Hunter used former Vice President Joe Biden as “the brand” to attract international investors. Archer also said Biden participated in conference calls with Hunter’s business partners and met with his son’s international business associates over dinner in Washington, DC.
Comer intends to request further transcripts from Hunter Biden’s business acquaintances like Eric Schwerin and Rob Walker.
This summer, Comer also released a third bank records document detailing how the Biden family and their business associates received millions of dollars from billionaires in Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan while Obama was in office. According to these documents, the family profited over $20 million from these deals.
All unredacted documents in which Biden used a pseudonym—Robin Ware—to speak with his son, Hunter Biden, have also been requested by Comer from the National Archives concerning the alleged misuse of Air Force Two by the Biden family.
Comer, Jordan, and Smith have interviewed whistleblowers who claim that politics influenced the Justice Department’s lengthy investigation of Hunter Biden. Due to these claims, Attorney General Merrick Garland delegated particular counsel jurisdiction to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, David Weiss.