James Comer is calling out President Joe Biden's Department of Justice for apparently acting out of the norm in an attempt to stop anyone from 'cooper
James Comer is calling out President Joe Biden‘s Department of Justice for apparently acting out of the norm in an attempt to stop anyone from ‘cooperating’ with the House Oversight’s investigation into Hunter Biden.
The DOJ’s actions related to the probe are an attempt to ‘intimidate’ witnesses key to getting to the bottom of the President’s son’s shady overseas business deals, Comer claims.
The Southern District of New York received a letter on Saturday demanding it expedite its sentencing of Devon Archer, former business associate of Hunter, 53.
Not only is it unusual for the DOJ to send a letter like this on a Saturday, Comer said in an interview on Fox’s Sunday Morning Futures, it also comes just two days before Archer is set to testify to the House Oversight Committee on Monday on Hunter’s shady foreign business deals.
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer said Sunday morning that the Department of Justice is trying to intimidate witnesses not to testify to his panel as they investigate President Joe Biden’s son hunter, 53
Comes after DOJ sent a letter to a New York judge urging expedited sentencing for Hunter Biden’s (center left) former business associate Devon Archer (right). Hunter served on Burisma’s board with Archer – and he is set to testify before the Oversight panel on Monday
‘The letter from the Department of Justice is trying to nudge the judge to go ahead and sentence Devon Archer for something unrelated to what we’re going to be talking to him about tomorrow,’ Comer explained to Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday morning. ‘It’s odd that it was issued on a Saturday.’
He added: ‘And it’s odd that it’s right before he’s scheduled to come in to have an opportunity to speak in front of the House Oversight Committee and tell the American people the truth about what really went on with Burisma.’
Archer served on the board with Hunter Biden at Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings LLC.
Not only is it claimed that Hunter only got the job there because of his father’s influence, but he also earned millions for a job many claim he was unqualified to have.
Comer claims it’s likely that the DOJ obstructed justice – or at least is attempting to – by sending the letter to the judge.
‘I don’t know if this is a coincidence, Maria, or if this is another example of the weaponization of the Department of Justice,’ Comer said.
‘But I can tell you this – the lengths to which the Biden legal team has gone to try to intimidate our witnesses, to coordinate with the Department of Justice, and to certainly coordinate with the Democrats on the House Oversight Committee to encourage people not to cooperate with our investigation, to encourage banks not to turn over bank records, to encourage Treasury not to let us have access to those suspicious activity reports, it’s very troubling.’
Republicans are highly critical of Biden’s DOJ, claiming that the agency is working on behalf of the administration and the Biden family rather than looking into legitimate wrongdoing by the President and his adult son Hunter.
‘I believe that this is another violation of the law, this is obstruction of justice,’ Comer said of the letter. ‘But, nevertheless, we’re going to continue to move forward and try to present the American people with the facts and the truth about this president and his family.’
Comer said it is unusual for DOJ to send letters like this on Saturdays, and said it’s a pattern of trying to stop anyone from cooperating with the Oversight investigation into the President’s son
Hunter Biden, 53, left a Delaware court on Wednesday, July 26 after a plea deal fell apart for two misdemeanor tax fraud charges that would see him avoid jail time
Archer will still appear before the House Oversight panel for a closed-door testimony on Monday related to his business with Burisma and the President’s son.
It comes after the panel held a hearing earlier this month with two IRS whistleblowers that claim the DOJ and FBI carried Hunter’s case of tax fraud with ‘special treatment.’ If it was fair, they claimed, Hunter would be charged with felony tax fraud.
Additionally, Hunter’s plea deal with Delaware prosecutors fell apart last week after he decided to plead not guilty to two misdemeanor tax fraud charges and a gun charge that would see him avoid jail time.
The investigations into President Biden’s son are stacking up and Comer plans to continue the pressure as the White House refuses to comment on anything regarding Hunter and his foreign business deals and shady tax practices.
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