The White House on Wednesday quickly pushed back against House Republicans, including House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, for issuing subpoenas against Hunter Biden and his uncle James Biden, calling it a smear campaign against President Biden.
The House Oversight Committee reached a remarkable milestone to seek depositions from the president’s son and brother as part of his impeachment inquiry, the news having emerged during the daily White House press briefing.
“It’s an investigation that has been going on for a year now and has revealed no evidence of wrongdoing on the part of the president, because there is none,” responded press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. to current affairs issues.
“But Republicans continue to double down on a baseless smear campaign against the president and his family instead of focusing on the needs of the American people, what are they asking for, what do they really want us to do? we were focusing…they continue to redouble their efforts,” she said.
The White House also released a memo attacking Comer, who is leading the Biden investigation as chair of that committee.
The memo was titled “James Comers’ latest effort to distract from House GOP failures with political attacks on the president and his family” and claimed the year-old investigation had found no evidence.
“Turn on Fox News, and you’re more likely to see a House Republican talking about the president’s family rather than improving the lives of American families,” White House spokesman Ian Sams said. in the note.
He said House Republicans were going to “keep throwing spaghetti at the wall,” but he heard from him. witnesses who refute their claims, citing NBC. And he accused Comer of targeting the president’s family to harm him, including by disparaging his grandchildren and his other son Beau Biden, who died in 2015.
Sams said House Republicans “should do their job” and join Biden toward bipartisan progress instead of continuing the investigation.
That message was reiterated by Jean-Pierre, who said the White House and Congress must address issues related to national security, the economy, health care and gun violence, but that Republicans ” continue to try to politically defame this president and his family.” baseless and baseless investigation.
The House Oversight Committee has asked James Biden’s wife, Sarah Biden, and Hunter Biden’s wife, Melissa Cohen, to sit for transcribed interviews, as well as Hallie Biden, Beau’s widow Biden, and his sister Elizabeth Secundy.
The panel also asks to speak to Tony Bobulinski, whom Hunter Biden’s lawyer has accused of lying to the FBI.
The subpoenas come weeks after the committee demanded the personal bank records of Hunter and James Biden and also include a subpoena for Hunter Biden’s former business partner, Rob Walker.
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