House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH) recently provided details into the recently formalized impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. Last week, the House of Representatives voted to formalize the inquiry 221-212, where the Republican chamber largely voted along partisan lines.
Jordan explained three possible crimes the House will zero in on when moving forward with the impeachment inquiry. “We’re potentially looking at bribery; we’re looking at abuse of power; we’re looking at possible obstruction,” Jordan said. If these allegations can be substantiated, the broader House of Representatives will vote on articles of impeachment.
Jordan addressed the possible obstruction charges that could be brought against Joe Biden in relation to Hunter Biden’s press conference last week, where he refused to show up for a deposition. The House Judiciary chair alleged that Joe had discussed the move with Hunter, creating the basis for the obstruction charges. “Joe Biden knew that his son was going to go do this press conference and not show up for the deposition. And they had talked about that,” Jordan said.“He [Hunter] shows up on Capitol Hill and the Senate side but won’t come for the deposition,” he added.
The Ohio Republican further dug into the semantics of Hunter Biden’s controversial press conference, addressing accusations that President Biden was involved in his son’s business dealings. According to Jordan, Hunter’s choice of wording could suggest he is back-peddling on the existing narrative about his father’s level of involvement, where it has gone from Joe having “no” involvement at all to not being “financially involved.”
“And I think his press conference — there was one line that I think stood out to me, and I think most Americans, and that’s when he said, ‘My father was not financially involved in [my] business activities.’ And that qualifier, the word financial, I think is different than anything we’ve heard before. Because before it was, ‘Joe Biden had no involvement whatsoever.’ Then it was, ‘He was not involved personally with the business,’ and now it is, ‘He was not involved financially with the business,’ so we literally went from no involvement [to this],” he said.
Jordan continued outlining several key persons of interest in the investigation against Biden, who could shed light on allegations against the president. “We need to talk to Eric Schwerin, one of the other business partners. We need to talk to Jim Biden. We need to talk to Rob Walker. We need to talk to Kevin Morris, this guy who paid a bunch of Hunter Biden’s taxes — [he] kind of [came] out of the blue and did that,” he stated. “So we need to talk to these folks and finalize our investigative work and then, as I said before, make a decision in this.”
Conservative commentator Mark Levin recently commented on the Republican effort to impeach President Biden, claiming they should also focus on his inability to secure the southern border as grounds for impeachment. Levin claimed this constitutes a “high crime.”
“Joe Biden has violated every single federal immigration law that’s on the books. He’s doing it every day. He’s doing it intentionally. The border is wide open.The American people are less safe. Terrorists are trying to get in. Criminals are getting in. Toxic drugs are getting in.People are dying. People are being raped. They’re being sold into sex slavery. Now, why is all that important? It’s important because it’s an impeachable offense. I just read you the two sections of the Constitution where he’s required to uphold the law. He is defying and undermining the law,” he said.
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