Seamus Bruner, the Director of Research at the Government Accountability Institute, expressed strong views on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” regarding the potential impeachment of President Joe Biden. His comments reflect a clear stance, advocating for an impeachment inquiry centered on allegations of bribery.
Bruner emphasized the need for the inquiry to focus on financial dealings rather than the personal issues of Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son. He criticized the Bidens for their alleged dishonesty about business discussions, challenging their claims of never discussing business. Bruner argued that any value transferred to the Biden family, not just direct payments to Joe Biden, could be considered bribery under 18 USC Section 271.
He suggested two crucial questions for Hunter Biden during the inquiry: whether he discussed his foreign business dealings with his father and whether Joe Biden spoke to Hunter’s business partners about foreign policy matters affecting their business. Bruner believes affirmative answers would implicate Joe Biden in bribery, especially considering his role in the dismissal of a Ukrainian prosecutor and the alleged involvement of Burisma executives.
Bruner’s perspective is indicative of a Republican viewpoint, focusing on what he sees as corruption within the Biden family and the need for a comprehensive investigation. He argued that the evidence against Biden is compelling, making the case for impeachment straightforward.
This approach reflects a strong conviction that the Bidens’ business activities potentially influenced American foreign policy and underscores the urgency of the impeachment inquiry from a Republican perspective. Bruner’s comments aim to highlight the need for transparency and accountability in the investigation, focusing on the potential misuse of political power for personal gain.