The House Oversight Committee announced the first scheduled hearing linked to the impeachment probe regarding President Joe Biden. The Sept. 28 event will be the first major test for the president as he prepares for his 2024 reelection campaign.
A spokesperson for the Oversight Committee said that the upcoming hearing “will focus on constitutional and legal questions surrounding the president’s involvement in corruption and abuse of public office.”
The committee is leading an investigation into the business dealings of the Biden family, including the president’s son Hunter. Both he and James Biden, the president’s brother, were involved in a number of overseas business ventures. Evidence uncovered by the Oversight Committee appears to show that these funds numbered well into the millions.
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The committee also announced plans to subpoena records tied to Hunter and James Biden’s business ventures. An earlier request by the House Oversight panel for Hunter Biden’s bank records and correspondence was denied in February, with Hunter Biden saying that the request did not have a “legitimate legislative and oversight basis.”
The House Judiciary Committee is similarly requesting records from the Biden family
The committee’s chairman, Rep. James Comer (R-KY) has led a far-reaching investigation into the Biden family’s finances.
During Joe Biden’s tenure as vice president, Hunter Biden was appointed to the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company. The younger Biden received more than $80,000 per month in the role without a background in the field.
Recently, Hunter Biden’s former business partner Devon Archer testified before Congress. Archer had previously served on the same Burisma board alongside Hunter Biden.
In addition, the president’s son was indicted on federal firearms charges last week. Special counsel David Weiss is also weighing federal tax charges, as well. A tentative plea deal involving the First Son fell apart earlier this year following testimony from IRS whistleblowers.
The whistleblowers testified that there was possible political interference in the original investigation into Hunter Biden and seemed to confirm that the president’s son avoided paying a significant amount of taxes.