This week, the House Oversight Committee began formal impeachment inquiries into the Biden family’s overseas business dealings and Chairman James Comer has started gathering evidence in an attempt to prove the President’s guilt.
Comer alleged they have a “mountain of evidence” indicating that President Biden had previously leveraged his public office for personal gain for his family.
“The bottom line is that the committee has shown the Bidens alone brought in over $15 million in their foreign influence peddling, over $24 million if you account for their associate’s earnings from the schemes,” Comer said.
“We have established in the first phase of this investigation where this money has come from Ukraine, Romania, Russia, Kazakhstan, China; it didn’t come from selling anything legitimate,” he continued. “It largely went unreported to the IRS. It was funneled through shell companies and third parties to hide the Biden’s fingerprints.”
“This deserves investigation,” he added. “This deserves accountability. The American people expect this committee to investigate public corruption.”
Comer Issues Subpoenas
As part of the proceeding, Comer issued three subpoenas Thursday night for the personal and business bank records belonging to President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, and brother, James Biden.
This comes after Comer already received records of two wires to Hunter Biden originating from Beijing and linked to BHR Partners. The investment firm is a joint venture between Hunter Biden’s Rosemont Seneca and Chinese investment firm Bohai Capitala. It is also backed by a Beijing private equity firm controlled by Bank of China Limited. Hunter Biden reportedly sat on the board of directors of BHR Partners.
The wires, totaling $260,000 list Joe Biden’s main Delaware home at “1209 Barley Mill Rd.” in Wilmington as the beneficiary address.
Hunter allegedly lived in his father’s home while struggling with addiction in the years 2017, 2018, and 2019 but it is unclear if he resided in the Wilmington property at the time of the wire transfers in July and August 2019.
Comer told CNN his panel is trying to put together a timeline on where Hunter Biden was living around this time.
Hunter Biden’s attorney Abbe Lowell defended the President’s son, telling CNN that the wires were “a documented loan (not a distribution or pay-out) that was wired from a private individual to his new bank account which listed the address on his driver’s license, his parents’ address, because it was his only permanent address at the time.”
Democrats Defend Biden
Predictably, Democrats are claiming the inquiry is wasting taxpayer time and money and that Republicans can prove no wrongdoing on behalf of the President.
They say Republican allegations about foreign payments are tied to money that went mostly to Hunter Biden – but not to the president. “The majority sits completely empty handed with no evidence of any presidential wrongdoing, no smoking gun, no gun, no smoke,” said Rep. Jamie Raskin, the top Democrat on the Oversight committee.
Democrat Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-Texas) gave a passionate statement that quickly went viral on social media claiming Biden is only guilty of loving his son.
“I’ll tell you what the President has been guilty of. He has unfortunately been guilty of loving his child unconditionally and that is the only evidence that they have brought forward. And honestly, I hope and pray that my parents love me half as much as he loves his child.”
Maxwell Frost (D-Fla.) declared, “This entire fake impeachment inquiry isn’t about the United States, it’s about Hunter Biden and the only thing the President can be guilty of here is being a father.”
But Joe Biden isn’t just any father. He is a father that wields an enormous amount of influence and one whose name can be capitalized on in ways that put America’s security at risk. That is what Comer and Republicans will try to prove in the coming weeks.
Jennifer Galardi is the politics and culture editor for 19FortyFive.com. She has a Master’s in Public Policy from Pepperdine University and produces and hosts the podcast Connection with conversations that address health, culture, politics and policy. In a previous life, she wrote for publications in the health, fitness, and nutrition space. In addition, her pieces have been published in the Epoch Times and Pepperdine Policy Review. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter.