In a move that reeks of desperation, the White House, through special counsel Dick Sauber, attempted a feeble power play last Friday. They sent a letter directly targeting Rep. James Comer and the House Oversight Committee he chairs, demanding, in no uncertain terms, the termination of the impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden and his family’s alleged corruption. This brazen attempt to shut down a legitimate investigation exposes the fear and panic setting in at the highest levels of the Biden administration.
What’s striking here is the White House’s audacity in claiming that the subpoenas and interview requests are invalid because there was no formal vote to open an impeachment inquiry. This is laughable, especially considering it was the Democrats, led by Nancy Pelosi in 2019, who set the precedent by unilaterally opening an impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump without any such formal vote. The hypocrisy is astounding!
Furthermore, the ludicrous suggestion that Biden family members can only be subpoenaed as part of an impeachment inquiry is nothing short of farcical. Let’s not forget, Donald Trump Jr. was subpoenaed by Democrats back in May 2019, which had nothing to do with an impeachment inquiry but was tied to the Robert Mueller investigation. This clearly shows that the House Oversight Committee has every legal right to subpoena Hunter Biden and James Biden, regardless of the impeachment context. The White House’s flimsy argument collapses under the weight of its own contradictions.
The White House’s transparent attempt to derail the investigation on a technicality is indicative of their desperation. It’s obvious they’re trying to shield the Bidens from scrutiny just as Comer and his committee are about to delve into the crux of the Biden family’s dubious dealings. This is not just about protecting the Bidens; it’s an assault on the very principles of transparency and accountability in government.
Rep. Comer’s resolve to continue the investigation is commendable and necessary. The White House’s letter is nothing more than a thinly-veiled attempt to manipulate the media narrative and distract from the truth. But the truth cannot be hidden forever. The deeper the House Republicans dig, the more evident the corruption becomes. This is not just a fight for justice; it’s a battle to uphold the integrity of our democratic institutions against a presidency that seems increasingly bent on evading accountability.
Author: Blake Ambrose