The House Oversight Committee will reportedly hold its first hearing on President Biden’s impeachment inquiry on September 28, and has announced plans to subpoena his son, Hunter Biden’s, bank records as soon as this week.
When asked if the hearing will uncover fresh evidence, committee Chair James Comer (R-Ky.) stated it was unlikely and took a shot at the media.
“The hearing will focus on constitutional and legal questions surrounding the President’s involvement in corruption and abuse of public office,” an Oversight spokesman reportedly said in a statement.
While Comer has stated that he believes President Biden accepted a bribe during his time as Vice President in Ukraine, the GOP has yet to discover a smoking gun to back up such charges.
Democrats will have likely point to the lack of new evidence for the hearing, claiming that the committee has failed to connect President Biden to any wrongdoing.
The committee also stated that it will subpoena Hunter Biden’s bank records, as well as those of the president’s brother, James Biden.
The centerpiece of the GOP charges is President Biden’s desire to remove what the US saw as a corrupt Ukrainian prosecutor in order for Ukraine to obtain US help.
Republicans believe that then-Vice President Biden accepted a $5 million payment in exchange for assisting in the removal of Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin in connection with an inquiry into Burisma, the Ukrainian gas firm on whose board Hunter Biden served.
The FBI received the accusation of the $5 million bribe from a confidential source, whom the bureau regarded reliable despite being unable to substantiate the report.