House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer (R-KY) has announced the committee’s intention to begin bringing in additional witnesses to further their investigation into the “Biden family influence-peddling schemes.”
On Sunday, Comer appeared on Fox News’ “Life, Liberty & Levin” to discuss the issue.
“We’re going to start bringing in key figures in the Biden family influence-peddling schemes for depositions, and I think we’re on the right track, even though we’re having to fight the FBI, fight the DOJ, fight the Democrats in Congress and fight the mainstream media,” he said.
This news comes less than a week after Comer already issued a subpoena for Hunter Biden’s former business partner Devon Archer.
Archer is reportedly in the midst of negotiating a date to give a deposition to the Oversight Committee, according to Breitbart News.
Speaking with Fox News host Mark Levin, Comer vowed to keep up the fight to get more information about the Biden family business, noting that the committee has been given much more information than they were told was possible.
“We kept fighting and we prevailed. When we got access to the suspicious activity reports, the mainstream media said there was nothing there,” Comer stated.
The Oversight Committee chairman then pointed to the FBI’s FD-1023 form that contained a conversation between the bureau and an informant — who asserted that then-Vice President Joe Biden had participated in a bribery scheme with a foreign national. According to the informant, the CEO of Ukrainian energy company Burisma had told him that Biden and his son Hunter had accepted $5 million each for helping the CEO put an end to a corruption investigation — likely referring to Biden’s infamous boasting about getting a Ukrainian prosecutor fired.
Comer revealed that FBI Deputy Director Paul Abbate admitted in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week that the bureau did not want to release the FD-1023 form, claiming that it would endanger the informant’s life.
“Even though they will tell you and you heard in the testimony when Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley grilled the deputy FBI director as to why they wouldn’t release the Form 1023, they said, ‘Well, we don’t want to endanger the life of our paid informant who’s one of our most trusted, highest paid, most credible FBI informants,’” Comer said.
“So if this is the case and the FBI informant’s that credible and the FBI informant tells the FBI that the vice president of the United States took a bribe from a foreign national in exchange for foreign policy and foreign aid, then why did the FBI not investigate it?” he asked.
Comer went on to argue that the FBI had done nothing to investigate the indirect wire transfers sent to nine different Biden family members via shell companies — which contained funds from foreign countries like China, and came while Biden was serving as vice president. This news was made public by the Oversight Committee last month.
“They didn’t want to investigate the shell companies,” Comer explained. “They didn’t want to investigate the money laundering. And then we know the Department of Justice hasn’t done anything, so there’s a pattern here where the federal government, the deep state bureaucracies, have turned a blind eye to Joe Biden.”