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Biden impeachment inquiry revs up after House GOP's latest subpoenas

  

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Via:  texan1211  •  7 months ago  •  33 comments

By:   USA TODAY

Biden impeachment inquiry revs up after House GOP's latest subpoenas
House Republicans took a significant step in their impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, issuing subpoenas to his close family.

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Ken TranUSA TODAY

WASHINGTON - House Republican investigators took a significant step in their impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden on Wednesday, announcing it is issuing subpoenas to the president's close family and their business associates.

Chair of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., announced his committee would be sending subpoenas to members of the Biden family: Hunter Biden, the president's son and James Biden, the president's brother.

The committee will also send a subpoena to Rob Walker, a close business associate to Hunter Biden.

"The House Oversight Committee has followed the money and built a record of evidence revealing how Joe Biden knew, was involved, and benefitted from his family's influence peddling schemes. Now the House Oversight Committee is going to bring in members of the Biden family and their associates to question them on this record of evidence," Comer said in a statement.

Comer has been teasing in public appearances that his committee would soon begin sending subpoenas and interviewing key witnesses to take their probe into the next step as House Republicans consider whether to bring articles of impeachment against Joe Biden. The Kentucky Republican said he expected subpoenas in the "very near future" in an interview on Fox News over the weekend.

Newly minted House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., who took the helm as the House GOP's new leader midway during the impeachment inquiry, said at his first formal news conference that he expects a decision to come on impeaching Biden "very soon."

The subpoenas come after Hunter Biden's lawyer, Abbe Lowell, sent a letter to Johnson requesting him to intervene in the impeachment inquiry, accusing Comer along with Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan of Ohio and Ways and Means Chair Jason Smith of Missouri of "worn-out, false, baseless or debunked claims."

Johnson's office however rebuffed Lowell's letter, saying the probe will continue, arguing that evidence against the president is mounting.

"President Biden and the White House have repeatedly lied to the American people about his involvement and knowledge of the Biden family's business dealings - receiving millions through their shell companies - from foreign adversaries," Raj Shah, a spokesperson for Johnson's office said. "We have learned this because of the diligent work of House investigators, who will continue to follow the facts where they may lead."

House Republicans allege that Joe Biden financially benefited from his family's overseas business affairs. While investigators have shown that the president's family, namely Hunter Biden, made millions from foreign dealings, GOP members have yet to produce substantial evidence proving Joe Biden reaped personal benefits from those affairs.

Comer along with his fellow Oversight Republicans have zeroed in on two checks for $40,000 and $200,000 James Brother made to Joe Biden in 2017 and 2018, saying the checks are evidence of wrongdoing but the checks were labeled on the memo line as a "loan repayment." Democrats have argued the checks show no evidence Joe Biden benefited from foreign dealings.

Bank records reviewed by USA TODAY suggest that the checks were indeed repayments for loans Joe Biden made to his brother. The records show that Joe Biden made two wire transfers of $40,000 on July 28, 2017 and $200,000 on January 12, 2018, to James Biden through a bank account maintained by Joe Biden's attorney.

Comer however has disputed those conclusions, arguing that even if the checks from James Biden were loan repayments, the president was still involved in wrongdoing due to his brother's foreign business affairs.

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Texan1211
Professor Principal
1  seeder  Texan1211    7 months ago

Joe Biden was THE single thing the Biden Family marketed and  sold for profits.

He and his family are corrupt.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
1.1  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @1    7 months ago

original

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @1.1    7 months ago

Maybe you can help Joe find what the truth is once again---assuming he can even recognize it any more.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1.2  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @1.1    7 months ago

Perhaps you can elaborate on how the Biden saga is evolving.

First, Joe says he "never discussed any of his son's business", which later became "Joe was never IN business with his son" which later became "Joe never shared in the profits of his son's business".

I would really love to be entertained by some long-ass story how Joe really meant something else all along.

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
2  cjcold    7 months ago

Nothing but more lies and innuendos from the disgraced GOP.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  cjcold @2    7 months ago
Nothing but more lies and innuendos from the disgraced GOP.

For all the bluster, still not a cogent rebuttal.

Might as well cover your ears and eyes and yell "Nuh-uh" at the top of your voice.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Principal
2.1.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1    7 months ago
Might as well cover your ears and eyes and yell "Nuh-uh" at the top of your voice.

Thought that's what that was.  Just like 1.1 and 3.1.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
2.1.2  JBB  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1.1    7 months ago

original

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.3  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.1.1    7 months ago

Hey, if memes are ALL he has, who are we to deny him the opportunity to look foolish?

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Principal
2.1.4  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.3    7 months ago

You're right.  The kindergardners need an outlet I guess.

 
 
 
SteevieGee
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2.2  SteevieGee  replied to  cjcold @2    7 months ago

Shouldn't they be working on...  Oh, I don't know...  A BUDGET?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.2.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  SteevieGee @2.2    7 months ago
Shouldn't they be working on...  Oh, I don't know...  A BUDGET?

It is possible for Congress to do more than one thing at once.

 
 
 
SteevieGee
Professor Silent
2.2.2  SteevieGee  replied to  Texan1211 @2.2.1    7 months ago

The voters are making note of their priorities here.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.2.3  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  SteevieGee @2.2.2    7 months ago

yeah, yeah.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3  seeder  Texan1211    7 months ago

Joe Biden has been lying the whole time about his involvement in his son's business.

As have his shills in the WH.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
3.1  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @3    7 months ago

original

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @3.1    7 months ago

Well, yeah, you know, if one chooses to pretend that there is no evidence and testimony and bank records.

And if you continue to pretend Joe Biden has been lying through his teeth for years and you seemingly fall for every lie he utters.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
3.1.2  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.1    7 months ago
Well, yeah, you know, if one chooses to pretend that there is no evidence and testimony and bank records.

If there is evidence, why cant the Republicans articulate it?  And if you want to articulate the "evidence", go right ahead.  Just saying Biden is a liar is not evidence.  Just saying people in the Biden family got paid something by an overseas source is not evidence. 

If you can, point to some actual evidence. 

If the evidence was as clear cut as you seem to think he would have been impeached already. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.3  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.2    7 months ago
If there is evidence, why cant the Republicans articulate it? 

They have. It isn't the fault of the GOP that some Bidenistas could ONLY be convinced (IF then!) if there is a video tape of Joe receiving a bag of cash.

Maybe the GOP is just waiting for Bidenistas to catch up.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
3.1.4  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.3    7 months ago

In other words you cannot articulate the evidence. Thank you. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.5  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.4    7 months ago

while you can't see what is plainly before you.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Principal
3.1.6  Sean Treacy  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.5    7 months ago

Even Politico ran an article the other day basically saying "Gee, it looks like Joe Biden was lying about his son's business,"   At this point, anyone still  saying there's no evidence of his corruption are the 30% who cannot, ever, no matter the evidence, admit that Biden is anything less than perfect.   The "no evidence" mantra is just a crutch, like a baby's pacifier, they fall back on where the worldview they are so invested is challenged.  The saner Democrats are starting to hedge their bets. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
3.1.7  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.5    7 months ago

I simply asked you to tell us what the evidence is. You dont have to go into great detail but you do have to go into some detail. 

"you can't see what is plainly before you."  is not anything like evidence.  What, exactly, is what Biden's "defenders" dont see? 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.8  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.7    7 months ago

Biden lied when he stated he never discussed any of his son's business.

Joe pressured Ukraine into firing a prosecutor looking into Burisma, which Hunter was "working" for.

the whole Biden Klan benefitted from selling Joe.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
3.1.9  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.5    7 months ago
while you can't see what is plainly before you. Comer along with his fellow Oversight Republicans have zeroed in on two checks for $40,000 and $200,000 James Brother made to Joe Biden in 2017 and 2018, saying the checks are evidence of wrongdoing but the checks were labeled on the memo line as a "loan repayment." Democrats have argued the checks show no evidence Joe Biden benefited from foreign dealings. Bank records reviewed by USA TODAY suggest that the checks were indeed repayments for loans Joe Biden made to his brother. The records show that Joe Biden made two wire transfers of $40,000 on July 28, 2017 and $200,000 on January 12, 2018, to James Biden through a bank account maintained by Joe Biden's attorney.

I'm sure you think that these two checks are evidence of Biden's wrong doing. Why?  If you dont know the details of these "loans" then you dont have evidence, you have speculation. 

The impeachment inquiry into Biden is being done precisely because Trump wants it done. He has even said so. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
3.1.10  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.8    7 months ago
Joe pressured Ukraine into firing a prosecutor looking into Burisma, which Hunter was "working" for.

That is your evidence? Jesus. That story was debunked three years ago. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.11  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.10    7 months ago

none of this has been debunked in any credible way.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.12  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.9    7 months ago
I'm sure you think that these two checks are evidence of Biden's wrong doing.

You seem intent on proving Reagan correct.

Thanks for that.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
4  JBB    7 months ago

Ken Tran... The "author"...

320

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @4    7 months ago

Someone smart enough to recognize Biden corruption and lies.

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
Senior Guide
4.2  Right Down the Center  replied to  JBB @4    7 months ago

So is your issue that he writes for USA today, written for Salon, done production work at MSNBC's "All in with Chris Hayes" , or because he seems to be Asian?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.2.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Right Down the Center @4.2    7 months ago

No, he said mean things about Biden.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Principal
5  Sean Treacy    7 months ago

Why doesn't Biden just produce the loan documentation and records that he was legally obligated to keep of the hundreds of thousands of dollars in loans (so far) that he gave his brother?  Even the cancelled checks of him giving James Biden the money would go a long way. 

 
 

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