November 19, 2023

Comer: James Biden signals openness to interview with Oversight panel

As intense congressional scrutiny of the Biden family shows no signs of abating, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) has indicated that President Joe Biden's brother, James Biden, may be prepared to submit to an interview with the panel in the near future, as Just the News reports.

Comer's revelation came during a Friday appearance on the Just the News, No Noise television program.

Interview in the offing?

According to the Kentucky lawmaker, lawyers for James Biden have given indications that their client will sit for an interview with panel staff amid the ongoing probe of the president's family.

Comer said, “We have heard from James Biden's attorney, and they have signaled that he will come and answer questions in front of the House Oversight Committee, and we're very appreciative of that look forward to that.”

The Republican congressman went on, “We have as you know, the IRS notes that the IRS whistleblowers turned over from his interview with the FBI. We also have the bank records that I've subpoenaed.”

“So we have several specific questions for James Biden,” Comer added. “And yes, he will be an absolutely critical witness to our investigation and help us continue to connect the dots as to what exactly the Biden family was doing to receive millions of millions of dollars from our enemies around the world.”

White House not playing ball

However, Comer's committee also recently announced that the White House had sent a letter indicating its intent not to cooperate with the panel's requests for records and suggesting that it would work to keep members of the president's family and their associates from taking part in the probe as well.

Comer said of the administration's stance, “This obstruction does not deter us, and we will continue to follow the facts and hold President Biden accountable to the American people.”

Underscoring why he believes such cooperation is needed, Comer said, “The reason we want the president's staff to answer questions about his mishandling of classified documents is his timeline doesn't match up with what our transcribed interviews, with some of his staff in the past have said...[a]nd as you know, we have questions about which countries were involved in those classified documents, because we're still trying to figure out what the Biden family did to receive all that money.”

Impeachment inquiry intensifies

In other bad news for Joe Biden, former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) appeared on Fox News' Sunday Morning Futures this week and suggested that the impeachment inquiry into the president is moving in a serious direction.

Noting that new House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) is allowing the process to continue, McCarthy indicated that things are moving closer when it comes to holding folks – presumably in the president's orbit – “accountable” for wrongdoing.

“No one in America would have known that President Biden has lied, that they did receive money from China...that he did get involved in the business dealings. When he went to Cafe Milano, his son got a new Porsche and $3 million was sent to him,” said McCarthy. “We have systematically followed every place the facts have taken us each and every day. And now it's moved even closer because now we've got the subpoenas going in to get the bank statements...[t]his is important.”

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