WASHINGTON — Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, said his committee will eventually subpoena members of President Joe Biden’s family as part of an investigation into Biden’s foreign business dealings.
“This is always gonna end with the Bidens coming in front of the committee,” Comer told Fox Business in an interview on Thursday. “We are going to subpoena the family.”
Comer’s latest remarks came a day after his House Oversight and Accountability Committee released a 19-page report alleging Biden and his family engaged in corrupt international business dealings. The White House, however, criticized the report as politically motivated and said it provided no evidence of corruption by Biden.
Ian Sams, a White House spokesperson, wrote in a statement that “Comer and his fellow extreme Republicans in Congress are now admitting they haven’t uncovered any proof of involvement or wrongdoing by President Biden.”
“They simply will continue to spread innuendo and lies as they pursue a baseless impeachment stunt to attack the President,” Sams said. “House Republicans can’t prove President Biden did anything wrong, but they are proving every day they have no vision and no agenda to actually help the American people.”
House Republicans have become increasingly vocal about launching an impeachment inquiry against Biden over his family’s business dealings in China and Ukraine. Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., indicated support for an impeachment inquiry late last month, while carefully avoiding promises to launch formal impeachment proceedings against Biden to remove him from the White House.
Comer, however, told Fox Business on Thursday that he believed the case being put together against Biden by the House Oversight and Accountability Committee “would stand up in any court of law in America.”
“We know that this is going to end up in court when we subpoena the Bidens, so we’re putting together a case,” Comer said. “And I think we’ve done that very well.”
Comer also cautioned that subpoenas for Biden family members are not imminent.
“We want to talk to about three or four more associates first,” he said. “We’re trying to bring them in just like we did Devon Archer for a transcribed interview. If they don’t come in voluntarily, then they’ll be subpoenaed.”
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