Jordan Sees Politics Behind Hunter Biden Indictment

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said late last week that he believed there could have been political machinations behind the indictment of Hunter Biden. The Ohio Republican’s claim correlates with similar concerns by conservatives about the possible politicization of the Department of Justice (DOJ) under Attorney General Merrick Garland.

During an interview with the Washington Examiner, Jordan said about the Justice Department, “At some point, they were like, ‘Well, we’ve got to do something and let’s do this. Let’s indict him on the gun charge, which has nothing to do with President Biden.’”

Jordan’s comments come as the president’s son faces up to 25 years in prison on federal firearms charges.

“It’s the one thing that has nothing to do with the whole business operation and the links, that seem pretty obvious to most people, to the president,” the Ohio Republican said.

Jordan and House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) have launched overlapping investigations into the First Son and how his case was approached by the Justice Department.

The investigations have revealed millions of dollars paid to companies linked to the Biden family from overseas accounts. These include payments from a number of countries such as Russia, Ukraine, China, Romania and Kazakhstan.

IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley testified before Congress that the DOJ may have interfered with the efforts of U.S. Attorney David Weiss to charge Hunter Biden on two separate occasions.

Following the whistleblower testimony, a planned plea deal negotiated by Weiss fell apart. The younger Biden was expected to serve no prison time for pleading guilty to misdemeanor tax and firearms charges.

The investigation into the Biden family’s business dealings has resulted in recently announced support for an impeachment inquiry by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

“The American people deserve to know that the public offices are not for sale and that the federal government is not being used to cover up the actions of a politically associated family.”