Ucreview – On Thursday, Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) accused Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) of spreading disinformation regarding his investigation into President Biden’s family finances.
Comer wrote a letter to Raskin, acknowledging him as a spirited critic of the need to investigate President Biden or his family. However, Comer emphasized that the Oversight Committee should not be utilized as a means to spread false or deceptive information. To address this issue, Comer pointed out public statements made by Raskin that contradict facts and are, regrettably, lies.
In a stern tone, he urged, “It is imperative that you rectify the record and issue a formal apology to the citizens of the United States for disseminating false information regarding the evidence gathered by the Committee during its inquiry into President Biden.”
According to Comer, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, his ranking member has misrepresented information that was shared within the committee and has underestimated the findings of the committee’s investigation.
According to Raskin, Comer’s investigation has been consistently criticized and he believes that the Republicans have failed to produce any concrete evidence against the President, stating that they don’t have a “smoking gun or even a dripping water pistol.”
Last month, Raskin dismissed the evidence presented by Republicans against President Joe Biden as baseless. According to him, their claims were simply a recycled version of the false allegations made by Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump five years ago. Raskin labeled this evidence as a “conspiracy theory” and a “fairytale,” indicating that there was no concrete proof to support their claims.
According to Comer, Biden has been accused of accepting $200,000 in funds from businesses through his brother, James Biden, and the investigation has confirmed this claim.
According to the committee’s financial documents, President Biden resolved some minor personal loans with his brother during the period after he left his vice presidency and before he announced his presidential bid.
According to a statement given to CBS News by James Biden’s attorney, Paul Fishman, he criticized the Oversight Committee’s account of the $200,000 check, calling it “highly selective and misleading.” Fishman added that the Committee has access to bank documents that clearly show a loan was granted to Jim by his brother in January 2018, and that the repayment was made through a check six weeks later. He also emphasized that Jim never included his brother in any of his business dealings.
The Oversight Committee has been directing its attention towards the business ventures of Hunter Biden, the President’s son. Recently, he has been facing charges of firearms-related offenses issued by a Delaware special counsel, which are entirely unrelated to his father’s political career.
The GOP’s efforts to impeach President Biden have been fueled by the investigation spearheaded by the committee. Former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) had supported the launch of an official impeachment inquiry from the Oversight investigation before he lost his position earlier this month.
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