U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on his economic agenda at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland, September 14, 2023.
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The House Oversight Committee will hold the first hearing on the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden on Sept. 28, a committee spokesperson said Tuesday.
“The hearing will focus on constitutional and legal questions surrounding the President’s involvement in corruption and abuse of public office,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
Rep. James Comer of Kentucky, the Oversight Committee chair, said Tuesday that he plans to subpoena the personal bank records of Hunter Biden, the president’s son, and his brother James Biden.
UNITED STATES – SEPTEMBER 13: Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., arrives for the House Oversight and Accountability Committee hearing titled “Unsuitable Litigation: Oversight of Third-Party Litigation Funding” in Rayburn Building on Wednesday, September 13, 2023.
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A spokesperson for the oversight committee said the subpoenas could come as early as this week.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-California, last week directed three GOP-led committees to launch an impeachment inquiry into Biden.
McCarthy claimed during a press conference that the president had lied to the American people about his knowledge of his family’s business dealings.
The impeachment inquiry is being led by Comer on the Oversight Committee, Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan of Ohio, and Ways and Means Committee Chair Jason Smith of Missouri.
Comer said he is still finalizing the details the impeachment inquiry with McCarthy, Jordan and Smith: “Once all the i’s are dotted, t’s are crossed, I expect to issue a subpoena to Hunter and James Biden’s personal bank records,” Comer said Tuesday as he left a GOP conference Meeting.
The Oversight Committee opened an investigation in January into allegations that Biden profited from his son Hunter’s business dealings while he was vice president.
Ian Sams, White House spokesperson for oversight and investigations, said last week that Republicans have been investigating the president for nine months and have turned up no evidence of wrongdoing.
Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, the ranking Democrat on the oversight committee, has called that GOP investigation into Biden a “complete and total bust.”