In a move that could send shockwaves through the Biden administration, the House Oversight Committee has officially scheduled the first hearing related to the impeachment probe targeting President Joe Biden. Set for September 28th, this event is poised to be a significant litmus test for the president as he gears up for his 2024 reelection campaign.
A spokesperson for the Oversight Committee has disclosed that this upcoming hearing will primarily hone in on the constitutional and legal aspects concerning the president’s alleged involvement in corruption and the abuse of public office.
At the heart of this investigation lies a deep dive into the business dealings of the Biden family, with a particular focus on the activities of the president’s son, Hunter Biden, and his brother, James Biden. Revelations emerging from the Oversight Committee have raised eyebrows, indicating that the funds involved in these overseas business ventures may have reached into the millions.
To bolster their inquiry, the committee has announced its intentions to issue subpoenas for records related to the business ventures of Hunter and James Biden. A previous request for Hunter Biden’s bank records and correspondences made by the House Oversight panel in February was met with denial, as Hunter Biden argued that the request lacked a “legitimate legislative and oversight basis.”
Notably, the House Judiciary Committee has joined the fray by also seeking records from the Biden family, indicating a concerted effort within Congress to scrutinize the president’s familial financial entanglements.
Leading this far-reaching investigation into the Biden family’s financial dealings is Rep. James Comer (R-KY), the committee’s chairman. Among the inquiries are Hunter Biden’s lucrative role on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company, during his father’s tenure as vice president. Despite his lack of experience in the field, Hunter Biden reportedly raked in over $80,000 per month from this position.
Adding to the complexity of the situation, Hunter Biden’s former business partner, Devon Archer, has recently testified before Congress. Archer had previously occupied the same board seat at Burisma alongside Hunter Biden.
Furthermore, the president’s son has found himself entangled in a legal web, facing federal firearms charges that emerged just last week. Special counsel David Weiss is also reportedly exploring potential federal tax charges. An earlier tentative plea deal involving Hunter Biden had collapsed earlier this year following the testimony of IRS whistleblowers.
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These whistleblowers raised concerns of possible political interference in the initial investigation into Hunter Biden, alluding to the likelihood that the president’s son may have avoided paying a substantial amount in taxes. This multifaceted investigation poses significant challenges for the Biden administration and could have far-reaching implications for the president’s political future.