As had been previously promised, top House Republicans on Thursday announced that their new congressional majority would launch investigations focused on President Joe Biden, his family, and their questionable domestic and foreign business dealings, The Hill reported.
The probes will seek to uncover whether Biden has been “compromised” or national security threatened by alleged influence peddling with foreign adversaries or a plethora of alleged criminal activity.
Rep. James Comer (R-KY), the incoming chair of the House Oversight Committee, will team up with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), soon to be the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, to lead the bulk of the Biden family-related investigations.
Biden family to be investigated by House GOP
“We will evaluate the status of Joe Biden’s relationship with his family’s foreign partners and whether he is a president who is compromised or swayed by foreign dollars and influence,” Comer announced in the press conference, according to The Hill.
“I want to be clear: This is an investigation of Joe Biden. And that’s where the committee will focus in this next Congress,” he added at one point.
“We are going to provide something you all haven’t had in a long time when it comes to congressional investigations: 𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞.”
@RepJamesComer details evidence of Joe Biden’s involvement in his family’s shady business schemes.
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— Oversight Committee Republicans (@GOPoversight) November 17, 2022
“A President Compromised”
In conjunction with the press conference, the House Oversight Committee Republicans also released a 31-page interim report that exposed evidence of alleged compromising or criminal activity by members of the Biden family that could also potentially threaten national security.
The report alleged evidence of “a decade-long pattern of influence peddling, national security risks, and political cover-ups” involving the Biden family, as well as “evidence demonstrating deliberate, repeated deception of the American people, abuse of the Executive Branch for personal gain, use of government power to obstruct the investigation and prevent transparency, and potential violations of the United States Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause.”
It also asserted that, contrary to his repeated denials that he had no knowledge of his family’s business dealings, President Biden was, in fact, a participant and beneficiary of the influence-peddling and access-selling activities of his son Hunter, brother James, and other family members and close associates.
In a separate statement, Rep. Comer said, “The American people deserve transparency and accountability about the Biden family’s influence peddling. With the new Republican majority, Oversight Committee Republicans will continue pressing for answers to inform legislative solutions to prevent this abuse of power.”
The definition of hypocrisy
In response to the press conference and interim report, Fox News reported that White House Counsel’s office spokesman Ian Sams said, “Instead of working with President Biden to address issues important to the American people, like lower costs, congressional Republicans’ top priority is to go after President Biden with politically motivated attacks chock full of long-debunked conspiracy theories.”
The spokesman added, “President Biden is not going to let these political attacks distract him from focusing on Americans’ priorities, and we hope congressional Republicans will join us in tackling them instead of wasting time and resources on political revenge.”