House Republicans, led by House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY), have taken a significant step in the impeachment inquiry by issuing subpoenas to members of President Joe Biden’s family. The subpoenas target Hunter Biden, the president’s brother James Biden, and Rob Walker, a former Biden family business associate. The documents, shared by the Oversight Committee’s X account, indicate the demand for depositions from each individual, with dates extending from the end of this month to mid-December.
Comer has additionally requested the presence of other Biden family members and associates for transcribed interviews, including President Biden’s daughter-in-law Hallie Biden, her sister Elizabeth Secundy, Hunter Biden’s wife Melissa Cohen, and Hunter Biden’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski.
The House Oversight Committee, under Comer’s leadership, has been diligently following financial trails and accumulating evidence related to the Biden family’s alleged influence-peddling schemes. Comer stated that the committee aims to question the Biden family members and associates based on the existing evidence. The issuance of subpoenas is part of an effort to bring transparency and accountability to address concerns about potential corruption within the Biden family.
Comer plans to issue additional subpoenas and transcribed interview requests later this week, marking what he refers to as the downhill phase of the impeachment inquiry. GOP investigators have been particularly focused on scrutinizing millions of dollars in suspicious money transfers linked to foreign dealings, prompting subpoenas for financial records related to Walker and Biden family members.
Despite President Biden and his allies maintaining that there is no wrongdoing and attributing the impeachment inquiry to political motives, House Republicans remain concerned about potential ties between President Biden and alleged family influence-peddling schemes. Recent areas of interest include a $200,000 check written by James Biden to his brother in 2018 for a “loan repayment,” raising questions about the source of the funds.
The Biden family has pushed back against the subpoenas, with lawyers representing James Biden and Hunter Biden expressing objections. Hunter Biden is also facing a separate criminal investigation, adding another layer to the scrutiny surrounding the Biden family. The impeachment inquiry continues to unfold amid claims of political gamesmanship, with calls for transparency and accountability.
🚨 BREAKING: Hunter Biden has finally been issued a SUBPOENA by the House Oversight Committee!
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) November 8, 2023