House GOP Sends DOJ Criminal Referral for Hunter and James Biden for Allegedly Lying

( – Since 2023, Republicans in the House of Representatives have been trying to impeach President Joe Biden. As part of that effort, lawmakers called in his son, Hunter Biden, and his brother, James Biden, to testify in front of Congress. Recently, GOP House members sent a criminal referral to the Justice Department (DOJ) against those same family members.

On June 5, Republican legislators from the House Oversight and Accountability and the Judiciary and Ways and Means committees sent a letter to the DOJ. They recommended the federal government prosecute Hunter and James Biden for allegedly making a “conscious effort” to undermine the investigation into President Biden. The Oversight Committee posted the letter on social media with a caption accusing the US leader’s family members of making “provably false statements” to Congress.

The letter alleges that Hunter Biden “falsely distanced himself from a corporate entity” that reportedly received millions from foreign entities and individuals. The accusations against the first son also include his testimony about text messages he sent and whether he held a position at Rosemont Seneca Bohai, LLC. As for James Biden, the GOP House committee members allege that he lied about meetings they believe he attended.

Abbe Lowell, Hunter Biden’s attorney, responded to the accusation. She stated the move was “nothing more than a desperate attempt by Republicans to twist Hunter’s testimony.” Lowell accused them of trying to distract the public away from their failure to impeach the president. James Biden’s attorney, Paul Fishman, also responded to the letter. He called the move a “baseless partisan action” that was clearly an attempt to “retaliate for Donald Trump’s recent criminal conviction.”

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) backed the committees’ actions, stating that this gives the attorney general the chance to prove the DOJ is “not running a two-tiered system of justice.” His statement seemed to back the implication by Fishman that Trump’s felony conviction played a role in the decision to refer the Bidens to the DOJ.

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