Fox Calls Out Rep. Comer On Lack Of Evidence Linking Biden To Claims - Rolling Stone


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Via:  jbb  •  4 weeks ago  •  16 comments

By:   Nikki McCann Ramirez (Rolling Stone)

Fox Calls Out Rep. Comer On Lack Of Evidence Linking Biden To Claims - Rolling Stone
Fox News' Steve Doocy pushed back against House Oversight Chair James Comer's claims of having evidence linking Joe Biden to influence peddling scheme

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Fox's Steve Doocy took Oversight Committee Chair James Comer to task over a lack of evidence linking Biden to his relatives' financial dealings

By Nikki McCann Ramirez

House Republicans have been promising to expose President Joe Biden's supposedly criminal business dealings with foreign entities for months. But the biggest takeaway from Oversight Committee Chair James Comer's (R-Ky.) much-hyped press conference on Wednesday revealing the GOP's "findings" was just the opposite — they don't have the goods.

What Republicans presented on "judgment day" was a memo outlining more than $10 million in payments received by members of the Biden family from foreign businesses between 2015-2017. But the findings lacked a crucial detail — concrete evidence linking Biden to the dealings of his family members. The omission was so stark that even the president's most fervent critics at Fox felt the need to confront Comer on the nothingness of the burger.

"Your party, the Republican investigators, say that that's proof of influence peddling by Hunter and James [Biden], but that's just your suggestion. You don't actually have any facts to that point. You've got some circumstantial evidence," said Fox host Steve Doocey in an interview with Comer on Thursday.

"Of all those names, the one person who didn't profit — there's no evidence that Joe Biden did anything illegally."

Wow! Steve Doocy to James Comer this morning: "You don't actually have any facts to that point. You've got some circumstantial evidence. And the other thing is, of all those names, the one person who didn't profit — there's no evidence that Joe Biden did anything illegally."
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 11, 2023

Comer defended himself by arguing that Biden's family members had taken steps to conceal the president's involvement in his family's financial dealings, but conceded that Republicans are in the "beginning stages" of the now five-year investigation and "still looking for more bank records that we believe will implicate Joe Biden's active participation in this."

Less than an hour after his exchange with Doocy, Comer told Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo that he and Oversight Republicans were "gonna move forward with plan B."

"What's plan B?" Bartiromo asked.

Comer did not have an answer. "Stay tuned Maria, you'll be the first person that'll know," he quipped.

In a statement to Rolling Stone, Oversight Committee Rep. Jimmy Gomez stated his belief that Republicans on the committee have brought the criticism upon themselves. "Chairman Comer has made wild accusations about the President, but after totally failing to deliver any proof to back up his false claims, even the Republican base is calling out his unsubstantiated allegations and empty investigation," he said. Gomez added that Republicans have "proven they have zero credibility."

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Accountability, echoed these sentiments in a statement released Wednesday. "Once again Chairman Comer has failed to provide factual evidence to support his wild accusations about the President," he wrote. "He continues to bombard the public with innuendo, misrepresentations, and outright lies, recycling baseless claims from stories that were debunked years ago."


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Professor Principal
1  seeder  JBB    4 weeks ago

With zero evidence that President or Mrs Biden did anything wrong or personally profited from any illicit activity the gop has only accusations! Baseless lame unfounded made up bullshit accusations!

The Biden's taxes are public going back 20 years! Every dollar of their incomes was accounted for.

Even Fox News won't buy what Comer is selling!

We aren't supposed to see Trump's indictments.

Butt, we do MAGA. We see you and Trump lying!

Professor Principal
2  Kavika     4 weeks ago

Sounds like another IRS or Benghazi ''investigation'' by the Ohio dufus. 

Professor Principal
2.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Kavika @2    4 weeks ago

This New McCarthy Era is exactly as horrid as the Original McCarthy Era, because there are zero degrees of separation between them! original

Professor Quiet
2.1.1  bbl-1  replied to  JBB @2.1    4 weeks ago

Cohen was not a handsome specimen.

Professor Principal
2.1.2  seeder  JBB  replied to  bbl-1 @2.1.1    4 weeks ago

Olde Joe McCarthy's number one henchman, the mob lawyer and Worst Person in the World Roy Cohn, had three special proteges, his personal butt boys, that he took under his evil wings to mentor and nurture. They were Roger Stone, Paul Manafort and Donald Trump. The MAGA Trifecta of Corruption in Politics!


Professor Principal
2.2  Texan1211  replied to  Kavika @2    4 weeks ago

Do you actually believe that the Biden Family profited in the millions because of their 'energy expertise"?

And that there was absolutely no way Joe knew ANYTHING about his son's business dealings despite meeting some of his associates?

I find that unbelievable.

Professor Quiet
2.2.1  Ronin2  replied to  Texan1211 @2.2    4 weeks ago

They want to ignore Brandon taking money from Hunter for home repairs; cell phone coverage; and Hunter's own laptop claims Biden was taking the majority of what he earned.

A witness who testified before the Hunter Biden grand jury was asked to identify the “big guy” in the first son’s planned deal with a Chinese energy conglomerate — as calls ramped up to have President Biden included in a conspiracy probe.

The question arose after the witness was shown a piece of evidence while appearing in secret before the panel in Wilmington, Del., a source familiar with the proceedings told The Post.

A bombshell email exclusively reported by The Post in October 2020 showed that one of Hunter Biden’s business partners, James Gilliar, outlined the proposed percentage distribution of equity in a company created for a joint venture with CEFC China Energy Co.

The March 13, 2017, plan included “10 held by H for the big guy?”

Ignore reality. It is all Democrats/leftists are good at.

Senior Principal
3  Hallux    4 weeks ago

Plan B? Sounds like the same reduxed plan promising the faithful that would bring down the Clintons ... needs a tune:

Professor Principal
3.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Hallux @3    4 weeks ago

At long last, the gop still has no decency? 

Professor Quiet
4  bbl-1    4 weeks ago

Is possible that Rep. Comer has the TDS Syndrome so badly that the corruption he sees emanating from the criminal Trump Enterprise Syndicate, the TDS acts as a reflective mirror and shows him only that which isn't.  Then again, he is from Kentucky and a Russian oligarch or two have some investments in there somewhere although no one has been able to pinpoint where and to whom it ended up.  Allegedly of course.

Professor Principal
4.1  Texan1211  replied to  bbl-1 @4    4 weeks ago

Meanwhile, we know where millions from foreigners ended up-- disbursed among the Biden family!

Senior Principal
4.1.1  Hallux  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1    4 weeks ago

Is "we" your personal pronoun?

Professor Principal
4.1.2  seeder  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1    4 weeks ago

No, we do not know any such thing. All we have heard are vague unfounded lameass accusations without any details about who, why or what for! What we do know is that there is ZERO evidence that Joe or Jill Biden ever personally profited from any wrongdoing and that their taxes are public going back over 20 Yrs! 

It is not illegal for the exended family of politicians to make money or do business with foreigners or else the entire Trump family would all be in jail already...

Professor Principal
4.1.3  Texan1211  replied to  Hallux @4.1.1    4 weeks ago
Is "we" your personal pronoun?

No, I am just going out on a limb and hoping  there are others who can put two and two together and not have it come up to 7.

Professor Principal
4.1.4  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @4.1.2    4 weeks ago
No, we do not know any such thing

Well, then you should know it, it has been in the news and the evidence of the Biden Family taking millions is there for your perusal if you actually wish to know the truth and stop making excuses for Joe Biden.

All we have heard are vague unfounded lameass accusations without any details about who, why or what for! W

Sure, I COULD believe that bank records were forged to help out Republicans but that would make me as stupid as people who deny that the Biden Family profited greatly from overseas folks.

Or maybe we could all pretend that the Biden Family suddenly became experts on energy and that they made those millions for their invaluable 'contributions' (meaning, of course, access to Joe).

Professor Principal
5  JohnRussell    4 weeks ago
the now five-year investigation

Biden will have been re-elected and served his entire second term before they get off the starting block.


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