In an intriguing revelation, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, James Comer, hinted at an upcoming update on the ongoing investigation into the alleged influence peddling involving President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. The findings, he promises, will shed new light on this already riveting case.
“We’re now working with records from six different banks, with more startling findings just around the corner,” Comer, a Kentucky Republican, disclosed during an interview. His faith in the unimpeachable nature of bank records is clear. He remarked, “Bank records don’t lie. Sure, there might be some who cheat on their taxes, but manipulating bank records is a tougher ballgame.”
The investigation’s focus is expanding beyond bank records too. The Oversight Committee is also seeking access to Treasury Department documents which might offer more details about potential bribery allegations involving Joe Biden.
In a significant development last month, the FBI allowed Oversight Committee members to review an FD-1023 form. This form, dating back to President Obama’s tenure, was based on information provided by a credible source who accused Joe and Hunter Biden of participating in a bribery scheme. The claim is that each of them received $5 million from Ukrainian energy company Burisma.
The current phase of the investigation involves depositions, with the process set to kick off with Devon Archer, a former business associate of Hunter Biden. Comer suggests there’s an intriguing lineup of deponents ahead. “Our deposition list reads like a who’s who of individuals involved with the Biden organization. We’re set for a busy summer,” he declared.
In a separate Fox News interview, Comer opined that Hunter Biden was seemingly appointed the scapegoat if things went south. He said, “It’s becoming increasingly clear that Joe Biden used Hunter as the potential fall guy. Every person we’ve interviewed who was associated with the Biden family influence peddling confirmed the same thing. They claim that Joe assured his son, ‘You’re a Biden. I’ll keep you out of trouble.’ And so far, he has.”
Hunter Biden, however, did encounter legal hurdles recently. Last month, he entered a plea agreement with federal prosecutors on charges of tax evasion and illegal gun possession. Despite failing to pay more than $100,000 in taxes in 2017 and 2018, U.S. Attorney David Weiss recommended probation. Hunter also struck a pretrial diversion agreement to resolve a charge of possession of a gun by a drug user or drug addict.
Comer, however, firmly believes that the real issue lies with Joe Biden. He accuses the president of manipulating finances through shell companies associated with Hunter Biden. “Sure, Hunter’s actions are concerning, but let’s not forget who is at the center of all this – Joe Biden. Just because his son has had issues with substance abuse doesn’t mean he has the right to take $25 million from foreign nationals and not pay taxes. This money didn’t just land in Hunter’s lap; it’s all due to Joe Biden.”
As we await the next set of findings in this case, one thing is certain – this story is far from over.