The House Oversight Committee is set to open its impeachment inquiry next week, which could set the stage for the subpoena of Hunter Biden and James Biden’s bank records. The first hearing is set for September 28 and will focus “on [the] constitutional and legal questions surrounding the President’s involvement in corruption and abuse of public office,” Committee spokeswoman Jessica Collins told USA TODAY in a statement.
“Once all the i’s are dotted, t’s are crossed, I expect to issue a subpoena to Hunter and James Biden’s personal bank records,” Committee Chairman James Comer said as he left the House GOP conference meeting Tuesday morning. “There’s a lot of apparently paperwork filed so all three committees and the speaker’s council office have to agree to the terms and everything of the impeachment inquiry.”
Comer added, “And once all that’s ironed out then I’ll have the ability to proceed with impeachment inquiry with respect to subpoena.”
He noted that the upcoming hearings would include testimony from experts on financial crimes, tax evasion, racketeering, and the Foreign Agent Registration Act, among other topics.
Joe Biden’s Finances in The Crosshairs
Thus far, Democrat objections to the inquiry have centered around the fact no transactions have been disclosed linking President Joe Biden with his family’s business dealings.
Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., noted that House investigators have yet to obtain Joe Biden’s own bank records. Hunter Biden’s business partners have noted that Joe Biden himself was the product they sold to Chinese, Ukrainian, Romanian, Mexican, Russian, and Kazakh oligarchs among others.
“Facts are everywhere. There are text messages, there are emails, there are witnesses, there are whistleblowers, there are meetings, there are phone calls, there are dinners. And you can’t say, ‘Hey, there’s a little bit of smoke, we’re not going to follow the fire,’” Mace said. “And the inquiry, my understanding is, as you said earlier, gives us expanded subpoena powers. I want the bank records of Joe Biden. All of that should be on the table to prove out the allegations in the SARS reports. We’re talking about a significant sum of money. We are talking about bribery. And in the Constitution, Article 2, Section 4, that is the basis for impeachment.”
Democrats like to say the allegations against the President have “been debunked”; however, testimony by IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapely and Joseph Ziegler showed that considerable machinations occurred to ensure that the Justice Department insulated Joe Biden from anything that could be damaging.
White House Protests Against Impeachment Inquiry
The White House accuses Republicans of distracting from the looming government shutdown with their scheduling of the hearing days before the end of the current fiscal year.
“Extreme House Republicans are already telegraphing their plans to try to distract from their own chaotic inability to govern and the impacts of it on the country,” White House spokesperson Ian Sams said in a statement. “Staging a political stunt hearing in the waning days before they may shut down the government reveals their true priorities: to them, baseless personal attacks on President Biden are more important than preventing a government shutdown and the pain it would inflict on American families.”
The impeachment inquiry will not necessarily result in articles of impeachment being drawn up.
John Rossomando is a defense and counterterrorism analyst and served as Senior Analyst for Counterterrorism at The Investigative Project on Terrorism for eight years. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as The American Thinker, The National Interest, National Review Online, Daily Wire, Red Alert Politics, CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com, and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia, and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award for his reporting.
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