Chairman James Comer of the House Oversight Committee announced a series of subpoenas Wednesday targeting members of President Joe Biden’s family, including his son Hunter Biden, his brother James Biden and Hunter’s former business associate Biden, Rob Walker, demanding they appear for depositions.
The subpoenas, which Comer has been threatening for months, mark an escalation in his panel’s ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Biden. The committee had already subpoenaed banks for records belonging to Hunter and James Biden.
In addition to the subpoenas, the committee is seeking transcribed interviews with other Biden family members and associates, including Hunter Biden’s wife, Melissa Cohen, and Beau Biden’s widow, Hallie Biden. Also requested were transcribed interviews with James Biden’s wife, Sara; Elizabeth Secundy, Hallie Biden’s older sister; and Tony Bobulinski, former business associate of Hunter Biden.
The inquiry, which also includes the Judiciary Committee and the Ways and Means Committee, was briefly halted last month due to the prolonged fight between the speakers.
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In a statement to ABC News, Comer said: “The House Oversight Committee followed the money and built a dossier of evidence revealing how Joe Biden knew, was involved in and benefited from Joe Biden’s influence peddling schemes. his family. to bring in members of the Biden family and their associates for questioning on this evidentiary file.
In addition to members of the Biden family, a subpoena targets a former business associate of Hunter Biden, Rob Walker, who in a December 2020 FBI interview Walker said he “certainly never thought at no time does the vice president (Biden) was part of everything we did” and explained that the idea that President Biden would ever get involved was “wishful thinking” on the part of another business partner, James Gilliar, akin to “unicorns and bows -in sky”.
Comer’s impeachment inquiry has been marked by criticism — even from some Republicans — saying the nearly year-long investigation into Biden still hasn’t produced enough evidence for impeachment.
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