Ohio Republican Representative Jim Jordan ultimately failed in his attempt to attain the position of Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Nevertheless, he continues to focus on what he termed “one of his foremost concerns”: assuring accountability for President Joe Biden.
Jordan, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has stated that Republicans will reach a decision regarding the potential commencement of impeachment proceedings against President Biden in the early months of the coming year.
Jordan argues that the GOP’s impeachment investigation necessitates additional elaboration, whereas a considerable portion of his supporters maintain the viewpoint that the current evidence is adequate to support impeachment.
“I believe we will get the depositions and the interviews done in this calendar year and then make a decision early next year whether the actual evidence warrants going to articles of impeachment and moving to that stage of the investigation,” Jordan said.
On Monday, James Comer (R-La.), the Chairman of the Oversight Committee and individual tasked with supervising the investigation, issued an estimated twelve subpoenas and interview requests. The investigation heavily relied on the submission of testimony from James Biden and Hunter Biden, the president’s sibling and eldest son, respectively. Furthermore, the document demanded the testimonies of pivotal individuals engaged in the family’s transactions and business associates.
Recently, during an appearance on “Sunday Morning Futures,” Comer stated that Joe Biden should be removed from his position. Nevertheless, Comer abstained from providing a specific timeframe regarding this prospective course of action.
Conducting the inquiry required the significant contribution of the House committees on Oversight, Judiciary, and Ways and Means in collaboration. In September, an investigative committee was formed with the specific purpose of scrutinizing the presidential family’s commercial dealings and their alleged participation in unlawful endeavors designed to sway electoral results.
Those affiliated with President Biden have voiced their dissent towards the impeachment investigation within the White House, alleging that Republicans are employing partisan strategies.
The Judiciary Committee heard testimony from Special Counsel David Weiss, who is supervising the Hunter Biden case, during a closed-door session last week.
Based on available reports, it has been confirmed that in June 2022, he submitted a formal request to be appointed special counsel with the explicit intention of undertaking an inquiry concerning the eldest son.
Weiss stated, “I would have always been able to get it if I had asked for it,” notwithstanding Jordan’s assertion to reporters last week regarding the inconsistency of the special counsel’s evidence that he would not have obtained that status until August.
Additionally, Weiss circumvented a number of inquiries in private by maintaining that his work was in progress. In relation to the tax and firearms charges that Weiss’s legal team lodged against Hunter Biden, he opted to enter a plea of not guilty.
Weiss’s request to collaborate with US prosecutors in the districts of Washington, DC, and Southern California, which was denied, was one of the most consequential developments for Jordan.
“Guess what that charge was going to be? It was going to be the tax year that dealt with the Burisma income,” Jordan said, referring to Hunter’s alleged shady dealings with the Ukrainian gas company.
“That to me is hugely significant because the Burisma years were all that income coming into Hunter Biden. That statute of limitations — they let it expire. And I think it expired because if they go there, that takes them right back to the White House, right back to Joe Biden.”
Host Maria Bartiromo once expressed concern about the potential timing of an impeachment. “We have an election next year, President Trump is facing four indictments, and you’ve been neglecting your duties,” the woman stated.
In response, Jordan cited Donald Trump, the former president of the United States, who is under suspicion for 91 offenses.
“He said they come after him because he’s fighting for us,” Jordan said of Trump. “That is true. That’s what the Swamp does. They’re going after President Trump because he kept his word, and he’s fighting for us.”