House Panel Holds First Biden Impeachment Hearing

The House of Representatives held its first hearing in the impeachment probe into President Joe Biden Thursday, with Republicans presenting evidence of the Biden family’s business dealings. The inquiry represents the sharpest challenge to Biden’s political standing from Congress so far and could result in the nation’s third impeachment in five years.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer (R-KY) scheduled the hearing to “examine the value of an impeachment inquiry.” Republicans called a number of experts to testify before House members, including forensic accountant Bruce Dubinsky. Dubinsky has an extensive history of speaking before such proceedings, including before more than 80 trials, including some for financial fraud.

Also featured was former Assistant Attorney General Eileen O’Connor of the Department of Justice’s Tax Division.

Republicans also called upon law professor Jonathan Turley, whose opinion was sought in the impeachment cases of former President Bill Clinton and former President Donald Trump.

Some of the sharpest words came from Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC), who discussed the matter of the Biden family’s business dealings with China. Hunter Biden, the president’s son, had worked with the Chinese firm CEFC, which allegedly paid him millions of dollars, which Mace described as “granting access to Joe Biden.”

“Hunter even arranged for Joe Biden to share office space with the CCP-aligned company CEFC,” said Mace.

“My Democrat colleagues say none of this is relevant because Joe Biden wasn’t vice president while his family did these shady deals,” Mace said during the hearing.

Mace further said that Hunter Biden described his father as the “key to his family’s only asset.”

“Those words are going to come back and haunt Hunter Biden and his family forever,” she said.

Democrats pushed back on the inquiry, with the White House calling it a “political stunt.” They also cited the experience of Trump adviser and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R), disputing his assertions regarding Hunter Biden’s employment at Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company.