House Republicans will hold their first impeachment hearing against Joe Biden next Thursday – and plan to subpoena the bank records of the president’s son Hunter and his brother James.
The GOP has accused Biden of corruption and abuse of power over his alleged ties to Hunter’s foreign dealings during his tenure as vice president.
They hope the new records will shed more light on the Biden family’s finances and aid the next phase of the investigation.
Republicans say bank records show Biden’s family and associates collected more than $20 million from China, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Romania.
There are also WhatsApp messages Hunter sent to an employee in which he claims Joe was in the room while they discussed business deals and damning statements from IRS and FBI whistleblowers.
The GOP has accused Biden of corruption and abuse of power over his alleged ties to Hunter’s foreign dealings during his tenure as vice president
House Republicans will hold their first impeachment hearing against President Joe Biden next Thursday – and plan to subpoena the bank records of son Hunter and brother James
The White House insists Republicans have no evidence to support their claims and calls the investigation a fraud.
On Tuesday, the West Wing stepped up its attacks, claiming the Republicans’ plan was to “declare guilt first and find out the ‘evidence’ later.”
A spokesman for the House Oversight Committee confirmed to DailyMail.com that the first hearing would take place on September 28th.
“The House Oversight Committee will hold its first hearing on the impeachment inquiry next Thursday, September 28.”
“The hearing will focus on constitutional and legal issues related to the president’s involvement in corruption and abuse of office.”
“The committee also intends to subpoena the personal and business banking records of Hunter and James Biden as early as this week.”
“The Oversight Committee will continue to pursue the evidence and money trail to ensure the transparency and accountability that Americans demand from their government.”
Last Tuesday, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy opened a formal impeachment inquiry into President Biden over his alleged ties to Hunter’s business dealings, which Republicans say will likely have long-term effects on his political career.
Days after the impeachment inquiry was announced, Hunter was charged with three felonies for lying about his crack cocaine addiction when purchasing a gun.
A Delaware grand jury brought three indictments against him, including two counts of making false statements on his gun forms and one count of possession of a firearm while addicted to illegal drugs.
The prosecution is being led by US special prosecutor David Weiss, who is also investigating Hunter for tax crimes related to his foreign business dealings.
It’s a blow to President Joe Biden, who stands by his son and is running for re-election in 2024.
Republicans argue that Hunter is guilty of other crimes and that Weiss’ indictment on the weapons charges alone is not enough.
The maximum total prison sentence if convicted on all counts is 25 years, although federal sentences are typically less than the maximum sentence. Hunter could also be fined a maximum of $250,000 and placed on probation for three years.
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., who is leading an investigation into the Biden family’s business dealings, responded to the indictment, saying the indictment was a “very small start.”
“Unless U.S. Attorney Weiss investigates everyone involved in the fraud schemes and influence peddling, it will be clear that President Biden’s Justice Department is protecting Hunter Biden and the Big One,” he continued.
Earlier this summer, after a five-year investigation, the president’s son reached a plea deal that would have allowed him to avoid trial on firearms charges if he had followed probation for 24 months.
Republicans in Washington complained that the president’s son cut a “sweetheart deal” to protect President Biden.
However, the deal collapsed spectacularly in court in July, leaving Hunter open to new charges.
Judge Maryellen Noreika questioned the “diversion agreement” of Hunter’s plea deal — a provision that gave him blanket immunity for a host of other potential charges, including illegal foreign lobbying — and nixed the deal.
In August, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Weiss as special counsel after heightened scrutiny.
Garland’s decision to promote Weiss came after an IRS whistleblower alleged that Hunter received “special treatment” during the criminal investigation.
IRS agents Joe Ziegler and Gary Shapley testified under oath before House Republicans that their investigation into the president’s son “supported felony and misdemeanor tax charges” that were ultimately not filed against Hunter because of political pressure.
Weiss tried to file felony charges against him in Washington, D.C., but was blocked by the district’s top federal prosecutor, Matthew Graves, a Biden appointee.
The “special treatment” for Hunter has become a pattern that occurs again and again, said the whistleblowers, who were told they would get into “hot water” if they tried to talk to the adult children and grandchildren of Hunter during the course of their investigation President Joe Biden to speak.
Shapley also shared handwritten notes from an October 2022 meeting in which he quoted Weiss as saying he was “not the key person” in charging Hunter Biden with tax crimes, raising questions about possible improper handling of the case by the DOJ raises.
Hunter’s legal team sued IRS whistleblowers Shapley and Ziegler yesterday, saying they illegally released his tax information.
The president’s son is demanding all documents related to the disclosure of his tax information, $1,000 for each unauthorized disclosure and legal fees.
Republicans plan to subpoena the bank records of son Hunter and brother James
The White House and the president himself have maintained that he was never involved in Hunter’s business dealings
The collapse of Hunter Biden’s original plea deal also presented further problems for his father, Joe Biden.
As part of the Republican Party-led investigation, they spoke with Hunter’s former business partner, Devon Archer, who testified that President Biden had actual knowledge of his son’s business dealings and was present on at least 20 calls and several dinners with his son’s business partners.
In addition, Republicans have uncovered more than a dozen shell companies that Hunter and at least 12 members of the Biden family used to smuggle in foreign money.
Joe Biden also used various private email addresses from which he sometimes sent, received and forwarded government correspondence, according to emails found on Hunter Biden’s now infamous laptop.
“Robin Ware,” “Robert L. Peters,” and “JRB Ware” were three pseudonyms used in emails covering both official and family matters.
The president now faces more headlines and questions surrounding his drug-addicted son’s case as he heads toward the 2024 campaign.
The White House and the president himself have maintained that he was never involved in Hunter’s business dealings.