House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer, R-Ky., officially opened the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, delivering an opening statement before the first public hearing Thursday on Capitol Hill.
Biden “lied” about his knowledge and involvement in his son’s foreign business dealings and “left the door wide open” to the Biden brand for foreign entities, including adversaries, Comer argued in his opening statement.
The chairmen of Oversight, Judiciary, and Ways and Means are leading the inquiry hearing, reviewing the constitutional and legal questions surrounding their investigation of Biden and what they say are links to his son Hunter’s overseas businesses.
“For years, President Biden has lied to the American people about his knowledge of and participation in his family’s corrupt business schemes,” Comer said in his opening statement. “At least 10 times, Joe Biden lied to the American people that he never spoke to his family about their business dealings.
“He lied by telling the American people that there was an ‘absolute wall’ between his official government duties and his personal life.
“Let’s be clear: There was no wall. The door was wide open to those who purchased what a business associate described as ‘The Biden Brand.’
“Evidence reveals that then-Vice President Joe Biden spoke, dined, and developed relationships with his family’s foreign business targets. These business targets include foreign oligarchs who sent millions of dollars to his family. It also includes a Chinese national who wired a quarter of a million dollars to his son.
“Joe Biden also lied to the American people about his family making money in China. He has continued to lie about it even when the House Oversight Committee uncovered bank wires revealing how the Bidens received millions from Chinese companies with significant ties to the Chinese intelligence and the Chinese Communist Party.”
Comer outlined the path of the impeachment inquiry in a memo earlier this week, laying out all avenues of oversight and investigation.
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