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House schedules first hearing on Biden impeachment inquiry |  National

(The Center Square) – The Republican-led House Oversight Committee announced that its first impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden will be scheduled for September 28, next Thursday.

The Impeachment Inquiry Committee will have the power to subpoena records and communications to dig up evidence and will likely be a thorn in Biden’s side as the 2024 election year approaches.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., last week asked three House committees to conduct the investigation, pointing to evidence that the president’s son, Hunter Biden, and his associates allegedly received million dollars from foreign entities and that the president was aware of it. .

Biden supporters immediately pushed back, arguing there was no evidence for the investigation. McCarthy responded, saying the investigation was aimed at uncovering the facts and there was plenty of evidence. He pointed to about 150 U.S. Treasury Department suspicious activity reports filed by the agency regarding Hunter Biden’s transactions, as well as bank statements and testimony from IRS whistleblowers who said the family Biden and his associates had received approximately $20 million from entities located in antagonistic countries.

“The Treasury Department alone has more than 150 transactions involving the Biden family and other associates that have been flagged as suspicious activity by U.S. banks,” McCarthy said in his statement. “Even a trusted FBI informant alleged a bribe to the Biden family. Biden used his official office to coordinate with Hunter Biden’s business partners over Hunter’s role in Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company.”

Biden has repeatedly rejected questions about his involvement in any type of overseas payment system. He dismissed the impeachment inquiry, but his campaign issued a more aggressive statement in response.

“As Donald Trump intensified his demands for a baseless impeachment inquiry, Kevin McCarthy solidified his role as the Trump campaign’s super-surrogate by transforming the House of Representatives into an arm of his presidential campaign,” said Ammar Moussa, spokesperson for Biden’s presidential campaign. in a statement, adding that “…McCarthy has unequivocally stated that he will not move forward with an impeachment inquiry without holding a vote in the House. What has changed since then?”

“Several members of the President’s own conference have spoken out and publicly denounced impeachment as a political stunt, emphasizing that there is no evidence of wrongdoing by President Biden as Republicans argue for of the same debunked conspiracy theories that they have been investigating for over four years,” Moussa added.

The impeachment inquiry will be led by House Oversight Chairman Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., along with Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, of the Judiciary Committee as well as Rep. Jason Smith, R-Mo., who heads the Ways and Means Committee.