House Names Initial Witnesses in Biden Impeachment Inquiry

House Republicans Announce Witnesses for First Biden Impeachment ‍Hearing

House Republicans have revealed the lineup of witnesses for their highly anticipated ‍first hearing on the impeachment inquiry into President Joe ⁣Biden. ⁣This includes a forensic accountant, a legal scholar, and a former assistant attorney general from the ‌Department of Justice’s tax division.

Chairman‌ of the House ​Oversight ⁢Committee on Oversight and Accountability, Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), stated that ‍the evidence uncovered by Republican lawmakers points‌ to President Biden abusing his public office for personal financial gain ⁢during his time ‍as vice president in the Obama administration.

The focus of the hearing will be to determine the ⁤extent of the president’s​ knowledge and involvement in his ⁢son Hunter​ Biden’s foreign business dealings.

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The impeachment inquiry hearings were preceded by extensive investigations conducted by three powerful committees: Oversight, Judiciary, and Ways and Means.

The‌ witness list ‌includes Bruce Dubinsky, ⁣a renowned forensic accountant, Eileen O’Connor,⁢ a former assistant attorney​ general, and Prof. Jonathan Turley, a respected legal scholar from George Washington University Law School.

The hearing is scheduled to take place at ⁢the Rayburn House Office Building on Thursday at 10 a.m.

“Thousands of pages of financial records, emails, texts,⁣ testimony from credible IRS whistleblowers, and a transcribed ⁤interview with Biden family business associate Devon Archer all reveal ⁢that Joe Biden allowed his family to‌ sell him as ‘the brand’ around the world to enrich ‌the Biden family,” said Mr. Comer in‍ a statement.

“Joe Biden showed​ up on⁤ at least two dozen occasions to send signals of access, influence, and power to those who were paying the Bidens,” ⁢he added.

Devon Archer (center), Hunter Biden’s former business partner, leaves ‌the O’Neill House Office Building after testifying‌ to the House Oversight Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 31, ​2023. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Mr. Comer emphasized that the evidence uncovered by the​ committees necessitates an impeachment inquiry.

“Americans demand ⁤and deserve⁤ answers, transparency, and accountability for this abuse of ‌public office,” charged ⁤Mr. Comer. “This week, the House ⁢Oversight Committee will present evidence uncovered to date and hear from legal and financial experts about crimes the Bidens may have committed as they brought in millions⁣ at the expense of U.S. interests.”

House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) and other Republican members of the committee present the preliminary findings of their investigation into President Joe Biden’s family at a news conference in Washington, on May‌ 10, 2023. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty⁤ Images)

President Biden has consistently denied any wrongdoing or knowledge of his son’s business deals. He attributes the impeachment efforts to Republicans wanting to shut down the government due to concerns about inflation and the national debt.

The U.S. Capitol building ‌in Washington on Sept. 18, 2023. (Madalina Vasiliu/The Epoch Times)

The ​upcoming hearing ‍will primarily address constitutional and legal concerns surrounding the alleged corruption and misuse of public office by the president.⁢ Additionally, the Oversight Committee plans to subpoena the personal and business bank records​ of Hunter and James Biden.

The committee’s ultimate goal is to meticulously follow‌ the evidence and financial transactions, providing the transparency and accountability that the American people expect from their government and its leaders.

When House Speaker ⁣Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) announced the impeachment inquiry, he emphasized the ​focus on then-Vice President Biden’s involvement in his son and brother’s business affairs.

“House Republicans have uncovered serious and credible​ allegations ​into ‍President Biden’s conduct. Taken together, these allegations paint a picture ‌of a culture ⁤of corruption,” stated Mr. McCarthy.

House Republicans‍ claim ⁤to have evidence of⁢ President Biden’s frequent interactions with Hunter Biden’s business partners, ‌including​ meetings at Cafe Milano in⁣ Washington.

During his ‍vice presidency,‌ President Biden is also accused of using pseudonyms in his emails, some of which‌ corresponded with Hunter Biden.

It was during this time that Hunter Biden and his associates ⁣received ​over $21 million, primarily from foreign sources.⁣ Hunter Biden faced tax violation charges, which were dropped due to a failed plea deal, and he now faces felony gun charges. He has ‌filed a⁢ lawsuit ‌against the IRS, alleging a breach of privacy rights in ⁢relation to the public discussion of their investigation into him.

According to the ⁢U.S. Constitution, the House can impeach with a simple majority vote, and the ⁤Senate conducts the impeachment trial to examine the charges.

Zachary Stieber contributed to this report.

What is the likelihood of President ‍Biden being convicted and removed from office as‌ a‌ result of⁤ the impeachment inquiry

‌Ington, D.C. (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via Getty Images)

The impeachment inquiry into President Biden marks⁣ a significant moment in his presidency, as it‍ is the first time a sitting president has faced impeachment since Bill Clinton in‌ 1998.

Democrats hold a majority in the​ House of Representatives, which‌ means the impeachment inquiry is likely⁤ to proceed. However, it would require a two-thirds ⁤majority vote in the Senate to convict ⁣and remove President Biden ⁤from office.

If convicted, President Biden would be the first president in U.S.⁢ history to be impeached⁢ and convicted twice, as ‍he was previously ​impeached in 2019 while serving as vice president under Barack ‌Obama.

As the impeachment inquiry unfolds, the nation awaits the outcome of the hearing and ⁣the subsequent actions of Congress. ‌The hearings have‍ the potential to shape the trajectory of President Biden’s presidency and the political landscape leading ‌up to the next election cycle.

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