Comer (R-Ky.) is leading an impeachment inquiry into the president — a fact-finding mission to determine whether Joe Biden engaged in influence peddling schemes during his time as vice president.
“I think he should do it, but it will be left to the choice of the speaker,” Comer told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” when asked about impeachment. “People ask me why I haven’t put anyone in jail yet. All I can do is investigate.
In U.S. history, there have been only four presidential impeachments, three of them in the last 25 years, the last two of which were against former President Donald Trump.
Newly crowned President Mike Johnson (R-La.) has stopped short of supporting a formal impeachment of Biden for now, but indicated a decision coming “very soon”.
Comer teased that “the subpoenas are imminent” and that “it’s going to be a big week.”
So far, his panel has refrained from directly subpoenaing Hunter Biden or members of the first family for testimony.
At one point, host Maria Bartiromo told Comer, “(the president) says he’s never discussed business with his son, he’s never been in business with his son.” Are you considering calling them and getting subpoenas?
“Absolutely,” Comer replied. “We always planned to do this.”
Comer is the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, which has been examining the Biden family’s dealings since the Republican Party took control of the House of Representatives earlier this year.
The Oversight Committee is overseeing the impeachment investigation alongside the Judiciary Committee and the Ways and Means Committee.
Comer once again made bold claims about what congressional investigators found out about the Biden family.
“We have assigned bank accounts. And now, Maria, we have enough bank accounts that we can actually trace the money to,” he added, accusing the Biden family of “money laundering.”
“This was a highly organized Biden family criminal enterprise. This wasn’t just a drug addict concocting concoctions and making crazy deals. It was very organized.
The White House has vigorously denied Comer’s accusations against the president’s first family, accusing him of making wild claims but failing to back them up with evidence.
“Comer’s lies and conspiracy theories become more desperate by the day,” the White House spokesperson said. Ian Sams posted on X last week.
Sams’ move against Comer came in response to a note from the supervisory committee alleging that the president obtained $40,000 in “laundered” funds from CEFC China Energy, a company linked to the Chinese government, in 2017, when he was no longer in office.
The Post has contacted the White House for comment.
Comer also argued that the president will have to answer to the public on the terms of the loans.
“The next big question the Biden family, including Joe Biden, will have to answer to the American people is: What exactly are the terms of these loans? What type of documentation do you have on these loans? » Comer said.
Plagued by scandal, his first son, Hunter Biden, recently wrote an op-ed lamenting the scrutiny he’s facing and accusing Republicans of “weaponizing” his fight against drug addiction.
“My struggles and mistakes have fueled a vile and sustained disinformation campaign against (President Biden) and a complete obliteration of my reputation through high-profile but unsuccessful Congressional investigations and, most recently, criminal charges for drug possession. an unloaded vehicle. gun for 11 days five years ago – charges that appear to be the first of their kind brought in Delaware history,” he wrote in a USA Today article.
Joe Biden is the clear favorite to be his party’s standard bearer in 2024.
Recent New York Times and Sienna College Poll shows the outgoing president behind Trumpthe GOP front-runner, in five of six key battleground states.