(ReliableNews.org) – The House Committee on Oversight and Accountability is currently conducting an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. Republicans have been looking into the POTUS for about a year to find out whether he allowed his family to sell access to him to their business interests and if he took part in an alleged bribery scheme. After a brief lull, the committee has ramped up its efforts.
On November 9, House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY) shared a video on X, formerly Twitter, showing himself signing subpoenas that were sent to Hunter and James Biden, as well as some of their business associates. Republicans want to speak to James Biden, the president’s brother, about payments he gave to Joe Biden.
Bank records revealed James sent a $200,000 payment to President Biden — who was a private citizen at that time — on March 1, 2018. The memo line of the check said it was a “loan reimbursement.” In a subsequent statement, after signing the subpoenas, Comer questioned the validity of the loan reimbursement. He accused James Biden of funding the payment with “laundered China money and domestic influence peddling schemes,” but provided no evidence to support the claims.
Comer also issued subpoenas to the president’s son, Hunter Biden, and his art dealer George Bergès. Hunter created a number of paintings that Bergès sold for tens of thousands of dollars. Republicans are worried that people purchased the paintings as a way to curry favor with the president. According to the Kentucky Republican, the art dealer has refused to cooperate with the committee after it requested information related to the sales.
Comer said the committee is “leaving no stone unturned” as they investigate whether the president played any role in his family’s business dealings. He went on to say that there is proof that the family “sold access to the highest levels of our government […] to the detriment of America’s interests.”
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