The House Oversight Committee announced this week that it would subpoena information from the Biden family as part of its deepening investigation into the president and his family’s business dealings. The order appears to be centered around records, but House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) also indicated that the president’s son Hunter will likely be subpoenaed in time, as well.
The House committee stated that it earlier sought to subpoena information related to the Bidens, but did not do so last year as a sign of “good faith.”
An earlier request for bank records and other information was denied by the president’s son, who said in February that the request had not “legitimate legislative and oversight basis.”
This was followed by House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) stating that the subpoenas would follow such good faith efforts and that the committee was “checking some boxes.”
Comer said more recently that the younger Biden “could fit the subpoena in court,” calling the process “very difficult.”
“I think if it were easy to get a president or their son in front of a House committee that the January 6 committee probably would have done that with Donald Trump,” he said.
In a related note, Hunter Biden’s legal team announced that he was suing the IRS over revelations made by several whistleblowers about his business dealings and the federal investigation into the First Son.
The committee’s work is tied to the formal impeachment inquiry against the president. The House Oversight panel plans to hold a hearing regarding the matter at a Sept. 28 meeting.
The committee said through a spokesperson that it would “focus on constitutional and legal questions surrounding the president’s involvement in corruption and abuse of public office.”
The House Judiciary Committee is also requesting similar records.
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When asked about the investigation into the Bidens, McCarthy told Fox News last week that the “one thing the American public has to understand is there’s a strategy behind everything.”
“We only follow facts,” he said. “Hunter Biden will get subpoenaed, but when’s the appropriate time? Do you do it because television wants it, or do you do it around the facts and the timing?”