Jim Jordan, the new chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, feels there has been a seismic shift in the continuing FBI investigation of Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden.
In an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, the Ohio Republican suggested “something is up” with the investigation due to a renewed interest in the story by many of the same media outlets that initially dismissed reports of corruption evidence stemming from materials and emails obtained from a laptop he reportedly abandoned at a computer repair shop in Delaware in 2019.
“It sure looks like Joe Biden was involved,” Jordan added. “So, my, how this story has changed. And now, we find out these text messages and emails that link the entire family, not just Hunter and Joe and — but also uncle, the — Joe’s brother, James Biden, is involved in this as well.”
It’s not just Jordan, either.
Rep. James Comer of Kentucky, who will become chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee in January, told the Washington Post that Republicans had immediate plans to initiate probes.
“As soon as possible. I don’t know what’s going to happen on Jan. 3 [when the House will meet to elect the next speaker]. I’m like everyone else — I’m hoping for the best. But we’ve got a couple of different hearings that we feel are ready to go. We would like to have a committee hearing every week that we’re in session,” Comer said.
“We’re ready to go with a hearing with respect to some of the covid funds. There’s been no oversight over the hundreds of billions and trillions of dollars spent in the name of covid over the past three years. That will be one of the first hearings. You’ll remember a few weeks ago when McCarthy went to the border, he said he was going to put Jordan and Comer in charge of investigating the debacle at the southern border. We’re ready to go definitely out of the gate on covid funds and [the] border crisis,” he added.
The Post then asked Comer: “Do you plan on investigating Washington’s influence industry more broadly, or will the investigation be focused solely on Hunter Biden’s business deals?”
Comer responded: “Right now we’re focusing on Joe Biden. We’ll be looking into Hunter and Jim Biden — people forget about Jim, he’s just as bad as Hunter — with respect to influence-peddling. Sometimes these investigations uncover other areas that need to be looked into, so we’ll see what happens. I’m hoping that at the end of this investigation, there’s a legislative fix as to define what exactly is influence-peddling and what should be legal, what should not be legal.”
“We need to have very thorough disclosure laws so we know, if [a president’s] immediate family members are doing business with [a foreign] country, this is exactly what they’re doing. These are the terms of the agreement. This is what they’re selling over there. This was what their sales were before their relative became president. This is what their sales were once he became president,” Comer said.
The Post asked: “The White House has signaled that it’s unlikely to cooperate with the Hunter Biden investigation. How do you plan to deal with any potential White House stonewalling?”
Comer responded: “I’m hopeful that when I have the gavel, they’ll change their opinion. I don’t think I’m going to ask for anything that’s unrealistic. This is a substantive investigation. I think we’ve outlined exactly why we’re doing this and exactly what we want to know. At the end of the day, if the White House works with us, this shouldn’t be a very lengthy investigation and we can move on.”