House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer said Sunday that subpoenas for President Biden’s family members are “imminent” as investigation special counsel Hunter Biden prepares to respond to the questions from legislators.
The Kentucky Republican did not give a specific timetable for subpoenas related to the panel’s investigation into the Biden family’s alleged influence peddling.
“I think the subpoenas are imminent,” Mr. Comer said on Fox’s “Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo.” “I would predict about two dozen subpoenas in the very near future.”
The special counsel appointed to oversee the federal government’s investigation into Hunter Biden, David Weiss, will sit before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday for a deposition on the matter.
While some conservative critics complained that his panel’s investigation had not moved quickly enough, Mr. Comer blamed delays in subpoenas on the slow process of collecting bank statements and other documents from various entities.
Republicans say checks totaling $240,000 were paid to Mr. Biden of his brother before his 2020 presidential campaign is evidence of bribes originating from China, a claim the White House vehemently denies, calling the transactions a personal loan that was in the process of being repaid to Mr. Biden.
“It’s a complete lie. There was no ‘profit,’” White House spokesman Ian Sams said on social media over the weekend. “They have in their possession financial documents showing Joe Biden gave the money to his brother, then his brother repaid the loan. They know that. Yet they still lie to smear the president.”