House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky, spoke on Wednesday about Hunter Biden’s renewed legal woes now that he had to plead “not guilty” to a gun and two tax charges when a judge refused to accept the incredibly broad plea deal. District Court Judge Maryellen Noreika did not accept the plea agreement because of questions about its constitutionality, specifically both the diversion clause of it and the immunity Hunter Biden would receive under it.
According to Comer, who spoke about the issue to Fox News Digital while outside the Capitol complex, the situation shows that the Biden family is a bit more under the spotlight and, as a result, the accusations against it have gained credibility.
In his words, “What we’re seeing today is that the Biden family is under a whole lot more investigative scrutiny than what the media has reported. I think that you’re seeing our investigation that’s shined a light on the many wrongdoings of the Biden family has picked up a lot of credibility today, because now we see that there are a lot of crimes that this family’s committed and that played out in court today.”
Continuing, Rep. Comer claimed to have been banging the drums on this issue since he was briefed on it by the FBI alongside Rep. Raskin, a Democrat, saying, “I said from day one – after Jamie Raskin and I got briefed in the SCIF (sensitive compartmented information facility) from the FBI – that the FBI said this was part of an ongoing investigation.”
He then accused Rep. Raskin of lying about that briefing and having been shown to be a liar in the recent court controversy, saying, “Jamie Raskin walked out and said that that wasn’t true. He lied to the American people. Now, what we’ve heard today in court for the whole world to see is there is an ongoing investigation because obviously the president’s son has committed many, many more crimes.”
Rep. Comer then drew attention to one of the more worrisome charges for Hunter Biden that was brought up in court: his alleged violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, which is to say that Hunter looks to have been illegally lobbying for America’s adversaries.
Speaking on that, Rep. Comer said, “And the one that was mentioned in particular in court today was the violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Remember, they can’t account for what they did to receive the millions and millions of dollars they received from our adversaries around the world.”
Next, Rep. Comer then noted that the evidence of Hunter’s alleged violation of that act is quite damning, saying, “What did they do to receive that money? Nobody knows. At the very least, Hunter Biden was serving as an agent for our enemies – for communist China, for Russia, for Romania. He was getting millions of dollars from foreign nationals in these countries. You are supposed to be registered to do that, and he was not. Not only that, he wasn’t paying taxes on it. They’ve lied about it, his dad lied about it.”
“I don’t think any of these countries would have acquired his services had it not been for his dad standing beside him, as he says in his text messages, putting his dad on the phone to give his son credibility,” he added.
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