House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told Fox News this week that concerns regarding the Biden family’s foreign business dealings could reach the level of an impeachment investigation. The House Speaker’s statement corresponds with a wider investigation by the Republican-controlled House Oversight Committee into millions in payments to the president’s family.
In particular, the California Republican cited about $1 million in payments to the Biden family from a Romanian businessman under investigation for corruption.
He also referenced an FBI document in which an informant relayed to the agency concerns that President Joe Biden and his son Hunter may have received $5 million from the founder of Burisma. The younger Biden served on the board of the Ukrainian energy company during his father’s tenure as vice president.
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The FD-1023 document appears to confirm research by the House Oversight Committee related to companies set up by Hunter Biden and Joe Biden’s brother James.
“Now you have found millions of foreign money – just what the 1023 alleges they did to Biden’s family,” McCarthy said. “Now, we found that it has funneled through shell companies.”
McCarthy said that he was concerned about the revelations and that the current information “is rising to the level of impeachment inquiry, which provides Congress the strongest power to get the rest of the knowledge and information needed.”
He asserted that Biden’s administration engaged in the “weaponization of government” and said that “a malignant cancer is now surrounding the Biden presidency.”
In addition, McCarthy has also stated that if previous statements made by Attorney General Merrick Garland regarding the investigation into Hunter Biden were not true, the House could impeach him as well. Garland previously claimed on multiple occasions that the Department of Justice (DOJ) did not interfere in the investigation of the president’s son.
The attorney general said last year that “there will not be interference of any political or improper kind.”
Garland also said that he was “committed to the independence of the Justice Department from any influence from the White House in criminal matters.”
However, testimony from IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley indicates that two Justice Department officials blocked efforts by U.S. Attorney David Weiss to charge the younger Biden in Washington D.C. and California.