The House will begin its impeachment inquiry into President Biden this month with a hearing that presents evidence of alleged illegal influence peddling and corruption involving the Biden family, as claimed by Republicans.
The hearing, scheduled for September but without a specific date announced, was announced by House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer following a closed-door meeting with rank-and-file Republicans. Comer, a Kentucky Republican, will lead the impeachment inquiry from his position on the Oversight panel, with plans to initiate the investigation immediately.
According to Comer, the upcoming hearing will evaluate alleged violations of laws by the Biden family. House investigators have been examining the Biden family for several months, conducting research on bank records, seeking Obama-era White House records, and interviewing former Biden associates. Researchers reportedly discovered foreign business deals that reportedly generated $20 million for Biden family members and associates. Testimony from witnesses also suggested the involvement of President Biden in his son Hunter Biden’s business deals.
On Tuesday, Speaker Kevin McCarthy launched the impeachment inquiry, stating that it was necessary to provide Congress with additional powers to access hard-to-obtain records from President Biden. The Oversight panel will collaborate with the House Judiciary and Ways and Means committees in conducting the investigation. IRS and FBI whistleblowers have been interviewed by the two panels, who claim that they were obstructed from pursuing evidence that could implicate President Biden in his son’s business agreements.
As part of the investigation, Comer announced that his panel will seek bank records from Hunter Biden and the president’s brother, James Biden, who were reportedly involved in leveraging President Biden’s powerful position for personal gain.
“We are following the money, and we will see where that leads us,” Comer said.