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The Walls Are Closing in on Hunter Biden (And Joe Biden?)

House Oversight Chairman James Comer plans to reveal what the committee has on the president – and is pushing the Justice Department to delay a charging decision on Hunter Biden.

Hunter Biden via YouTube screenshot.
Hunter Biden via YouTube screenshot.

House Republicans to lay out theory of Biden family conspiracy this week: House Oversight Chairman James Comer plans to reveal what the committee has on the president – and is pushing the Justice Department to delay a charging decision on Hunter Biden.

Biden Family Drama Getting Worse? 

In recent weeks, it’s appeared the walls were closing in on Hunter Biden, the president’s son, in two ways: The Department of Justice is said to be nearing a decision on whether Hunter will face charges related to his taxes, as well as the possibility that he lied on a gun permit application.

Meanwhile, Republicans in Congress are promising something big when it comes to their investigation of the president’s son’s finances. In the latter case, a new whistleblower is claiming that the president specifically entered a quid pro quo agreement with a foreign national in exchange for policy decisions. 

Now, the Oversight Committee chairman is pushing the Justice Department to back off, ahead of what the committee has planned. 

According to Fox News, Rep. James Comer (R-KY), the chairman of the Oversight Committee, has asked the DOJ to hold off on any announcement about Hunter Biden, before a press conference the committee has scheduled for Wednesday. 

“My message to the Department of Justice is very loud and clear. Do not indict Hunter Biden before Wednesday,” Comer said over the weekend on the Sunday Morning Futures program, hosted by Maria Bartiromo. 

While a DOJ decision on Hunter Biden charges was reportedly “close,” there’s no indication that anything was going to be announced on Monday or Tuesday. 

“When you have the opportunity to see the evidence that the House Oversight Committee will produce with respect to the web of LLCs, with respect to the number of adversarial countries that this family influence peddled in, and this is not just about the president’s son,” Comer said on the show. 

“This is about the entire Biden family, including the President of the United States. So we believe there are a whole lot of tips that the IRS and the DOJ don’t know about because we don’t believe they’ve done a whole lot of digging in this, and we have.”

Comer’s committee has announced a press conference for this Wednesday morning, where they will introduce “all the information” that they have collected from subpoenas into the bank records of the Biden family, including Hunter and several other relatives of the president. The press conference, Comer said last week, will lay out “the web of LLCs, with respect to the number of adversarial countries that this family influence-peddled in.”

Comer, along with Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), the ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, wrote a letter last week revealing the existence of a whistleblower complaint, which ““describes an alleged criminal scheme involving then-Vice President Biden and a foreign national relating to the exchange of money for policy decisions. It has been alleged that the document includes a precise description of how the alleged criminal scheme was employed as well as its purpose.”

The announcement did not state who the whistleblower is, what country the “foreign national” came from, what “policy decisions” were affected, or how the whistleblower knows this. 

In the Bartiromo interview, Comer stated that what the DOJ could conceivably charge Hunter Biden with is “a slap on the wrist. It’s a drop in the bucket.” The DOJ has been investigating the president’s son for nearly five years. 

Grassley, in an interview over the weekend on Newsmax, stated that “it’s a very serious allegation against the then-vice president,” but went on to caution that “I wish I could say that I knew it was true or untrue.”

Rep. Jamie Raskin, who is the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, pushed back hard on the initial report last week. 

“Committee Republicans are recycling unsubstantiated claims floated by Senate Republicans by issuing a subpoena to the FBI to require the release of a June 2020 tip from an unknown informant,” Raskin told Politico. “During this same time period, Rudy Giuliani and Russian agents, sanctioned by Trump’s Treasury Department, were peddling disinformation aimed at interfering in the 2020 presidential election.”

Expertise and Experience:

 Stephen Silver is a Senior Editor for 19FortyFive. 

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Stephen Silver is a journalist, essayist, and film critic, who is also a contributor to Philly Voice, Philadelphia Weekly, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Living Life Fearless, Backstage magazine, Broad Street Review, and Splice Today. The co-founder of the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle, Stephen lives in suburban Philadelphia with his wife and two sons. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenSilver.