House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) speaks to reporters after attending an FBI briefing in the House Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) at the U.S. Capitol Building on June 05, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
OAN’s Noah Herring
11:25 AM – Thursday, August 10, 2023
Members of the Biden family including President Joe Biden and his son Hunter will be subpoenaed as part of a corruption investigation, House Oversight Chairman James Comer announced on Thursday.
“This is always going to end with the Bidens coming in front of the committee,” Comer (R-KY.) told Fox Business Network “We are going to subpoena the family. We know that this is going to end up in court, when we subpoena the Bidens. So we’re putting together a case and I think we’ve done that very well.”
Comer did not verify a specific timeline for when this would take place as he claimed that he wants to talk to “three or four more associates” of the Biden family first.
The “associates” were not identified by the Republican, but he said the Oversight committee was “communicating with a couple of them” and told them “if they don’t come in voluntarily, then they’ll be subpoenaed.”
According to staff memos, the GOP-led oversight panel has identified more than $20 million in payments to the Biden family from foreign countries including China, Russia, Ukraine, Romania and Kazakhstan. Comer indicated that at least a dozen members of the Biden family may have been involved in the “peddling scheme.”
I just released new Biden family bank records & outline how the Bidens received millions from oligarchs in Russia, Kazakhstan, & Ukraine while Joe Biden was VP.
After Hunter received millions, VP Biden dined with these oligarchs in DC.👇https://t.co/Qhar4HWFdr
— Rep. James Comer (@RepJamesComer) August 9, 2023
Hunter and his father have been the central focus of congressional investigators as he is also facing a federal criminal inquiry. His former business partner Devon Archer recently testified to the House Oversight Committee that the Biden family “brand” was intertwined in their ventures when Joe Biden was vice president.
Hunter put his father on the phone around 20 times during business meetings, according to Archer. He also claimed that Joe Biden attended dinners with his son’s foreign business associates.
“The president and the media were telling us that number one, no money had been transferred to the Bidens while Joe Biden was vice president — that was false,” Comer contended. “He said he never communicated with any of the people who were wiring his family the millions of dollars — that was probably the biggest lie of all, Maria. That’s what we proved with the Devon Archer transcribed interview.”
The White House has disputed the GOP allegations, arguing that there is no evidence the president did anything wrong.
“It’s House Republicans who have repeatedly refused to release evidence that doesn’t fit their selectively tailored false narratives – including continuing to hide the transcript of a former FBI witness whose testimony apparently contradicted some key House Republican claims,” White House spokesman Ian Sams wrote in a recent memo.
President Biden has also reiterated his claim that “I never talked business” with his son’s business partners following an event in New Mexico on Wednesday.
“This is a complicated case,” Comer said, “and we’re being obstructed every step of the way by the Department of Justice, by the FBI, by the Secret Service, by the IRS, and by the Biden family attorneys.”
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