Rep. Comer Accuses White House of Blocking Impeachment Investigation

( – In an April 17 letter, House Oversight Committee Chairman and Kentucky Rep. James Comer again requested that President Joe Biden provide information about his interactions with Hunter Biden and James Biden’s foreign business associates.

In the letter to White House counsel Richard Sauber, Comer requested Biden to provide the committee with details about his interactions with his son and brothers foreign business associates. Comer also requested that the White House allow all records under the committee’s multiple requests to be released by the National Archives and Records Administration. The documents requested by the committee include manifests for Air Force 2, emails from when Biden was vice president and communicated with his son’s business associates using an email alias, and all drafts of a 2015 speech from when Biden was vice president that he delivered to Ukrainian Rada.

Comer noted the Biden family’s pattern of obstruction during the impeachment inquiry into the president about the allegations of Biden and the Biden family for influence peddling and other criminal activity. Comer stated the White House continues to say that Biden “has done nothing wrong.” However, the White House continues to refuse to comply with requests to show evidence that the president did not do anything wrong.

Comer added that the Biden family business associates have “forcefully rejected” the White House’s “mantra of no wrongdoing” by Biden. If Biden “has engaged in no wrongdoing,” why have the committee’s requests for documents and former staff to provide testimony been blocked for eight months, Comer asked.

He resubmitted the committee’s request for documents about Biden’s interactions with Hunter Biden’s foreign business associates, including Chinese CEFC Energy chairman Ye Jianming, Harvest Fund Management chairman Henry Zhao, and the widow of a former Moscow, Russia, mayor, Yelena Baturina.

Comer requested all documents sought in the committee’s Aug. 17, Aug. 30, and Sept. 6 requests be turned over to the committee by April 24, noting that it is “no longer acceptable” to withhold the information requested “by the impeachment inquiry.”

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