The Hunter Biden 'investigation is not dead': House Oversight to hold FBI contempt of Congress hearings
United States Representative James Comer (R-Kentucky) announced on Monday that the House Oversight Committee which he chairs will begin holding contempt of Congress hearings later this week against Federal Bureau of Investigation officials for their handling of documents in the Republican-led probes into President Joe Biden's son Hunter.
The FBI has "again refused to hand over the class, unclassified record to the custody of the House Oversight Committee, and we will now initiate contempt of Congress hearings this Thursday. Given the severity and complexity of the allegations contained within this record, Congress must investigate further. Americans have lost trust in the FBI's ability to enforce the law, impartially and demand answers, transparency, and accountability. The investigation is not dead. This is only the beginning," Comer declared in his press briefing.
Comer revealed his plans amidst media coverage of former President Donald Trump's attorneys attending a meeting with Justice Department special counsel Jack Smith's prosecutors, to whom they reportedly pleaded that their client not be criminally indicted.
Comer also got into a spat with a reporter who asked for additional details.
"Why do you need the document in, we just got a chance to view it. So why do you need it and why move forward with contempt when the FBI says they're cooperating in a good state?" the journalist asked.
"Well, if, let's just look at what, what I've read in a lot of the media accounts, uh, and, and with statements that [White House Counsel's office spokesman] Ian Sams has made from the White House that, you know, 'there's no merit to this, this is crazy, this is a conspiracy theory. And, and I'm, you're just supposed to take my word or, or, or the FBI's word? I'm supposed to take the FBI's word that they're investigating this or that?" Comer groused. "Uh, you, you're gonna write that the source is unverified, whatever. Remember the, the, the main reason they're not wanting to make this public is because they're concerned about the source."
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\u201cReporter: \u201cWhy do you need the document at hand? You just got a chance to view it \u2026 Why move forward with contempt when the FBI says they\u2019re cooperating in good faith?\u201d\n\nHouse Oversight Chair James Comer: \u201cI\u2019m supposed to take the FBI\u2019s word that they\u2019re investigating this?\u201d\u201d— The Recount (@The Recount) 1685985055
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