In the latest chapter of the ongoing House impeachment inquiry, Chair of the House Oversight Committee, Representative James Comer of Kentucky, has drawn a line in the sand with the issuance of subpoenas to members of President Joe Biden’s family. These subpoenas call for the Bidens to provide testimony under oath come December, a move the White House has swiftly condemned, labeling the action as nothing more than “nasty personal smears.”
The core of the investigation hinges on the president’s alleged involvement in business dealings with his family—a claim President Biden denies despite mounting evidence suggesting otherwise. In a decisive step, Comer has summoned not only Hunter and James Biden but also their associate Rob Walker to testify under oath. The inquiry particularly focuses on a $3 million transaction received by Walker, which was subsequently distributed amongst various Biden family members, including Hunter, James, Hallie, and an unidentified “Biden.”
Additionally, Comer has reached out to Tony Bobuliski, a whistleblower, and several Biden family members, urging them to appear before the committee voluntarily. This group of family members comprises Sara Biden, Hallie Biden, Elizabeth Secundy, and Melissa Cohen.
The White House has vociferously objected to these proceedings, with spokesperson Ian Sams defending the Bidens as private citizens and chastising Comer for what he deems to be a disgraceful display of politically motivated attacks.
This confrontation follows on the heels of subpoenas issued back in September for the bank records of James and Hunter Biden, to which the Bidens have complied. The records obtained have reportedly unearthed direct financial ties between the president and the family’s business activities.
As the inquiry unfolds, the evidence purportedly implicating President Biden continues to accumulate, suggesting a more complex entanglement of the president with the business ventures of his family than previously acknowledged by the White House. This development indicates a deepening of the investigative proceedings, setting the stage for a contentious period ahead as the committee delves further into the allegations.