Newly elected Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson said it is “very likely” that President Biden committed impeachable offenses.
Johnson vowed to “follow the truth wherever it leads.
Speaking with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Johnson said he will continue to probe the Biden family on their shady money making schemes with other countries.”
“The reason we shifted to the impeachment inquiry stage on the president himself was because if, in fact, all the evidence leads where we believe it will, that’s very likely impeachment,” Johnson said.
The Speaker also noted that bribery is a cause of impeachment in the Constitution.
“Bribery’s listed there, and it looks and smells a lot like that,” he said.
“We’re going to follow the truth wherever it leads,” Johnson vowed.
“We’re going to engage in due process because, again, we’re the rule-of-law party.”
“I know people are getting anxious and they’re getting restless, and they just want somebody to be impeached, but we don’t do that like the other team,” he said.
“We have to base it on the evidence.”
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The news comes as House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer demanded Joe Biden explain why he got a $200,000 check from his brother on the same day James Biden received an identical transfer from a US hospital company by promising to use his “political connections” to find a Middle Eastern investor, the New York Post reported.
Comer asked White House counsel Edward Siskel for details on what Biden claimed was a loan repayment between brothers.
Comer wrote to Siskel on Thursday:
“If Joe Biden did personally loan James Biden an amount that was later repaid by the $200,000 check, please provide the loan documents, including the loan payment, loan agreement, and any other supporting loan documentation.”
The Oversight Committee chairman slammed the six-figure check being a loan repayment, noting that there’s no evidence that Biden ever loaned his brother after records show the loan occurred about two months before March 1, 2018, despite claims by Jamie Raskin.
“The White House has claimed Joe Biden loaned James Biden $200,000, and this check was repayment,” Comer wrote to Siskel.
“Records obtained by the Committee do show numerous large incoming transactions into the personal account of James and Sara Biden from various entities,” he said.
“Some of these transaction records may have obscured the identity of the true payer, but no records in the Committee’s possession state that Joe Biden made a large loan payment to his brother.”
Comer also demanded “applicable documentation and IRS filings,” which would show if it was a loan or not.
Comer had also asked special counsel Robert Hur to tell him if there were any classified documents improperly retained by Biden following his vice presidency deal with countries via his son Hunter Biden.
He also requested Hur to detail the scope of his office’s two-day interview with Biden and “any limitations or scoping restrictions during the interview that would have precluded a line of inquiry regarding evidence (emails, text messages, or witness statements) directly linking Joe Biden to troublesome foreign payments.”