On Sunday, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) announced that the committee will be expanding its investigation into the “Biden family influence-peddling schemes” by summoning additional witnesses to testify.
Comer told Fox News, “We’re going to start bringing in key figures in the Biden family influence-peddling schemes for depositions, and I think we’re on the right track, even though we’re having to fight the FBI, fight the DOJ, fight the Democrats in Congress and fight the mainstream media.”
Last week, Comer issued a subpoena for Devon Archer, a former business partner of Hunter Biden, as part of the committee’s investigation.
“House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer issued a subpoena Monday for Devon Archer, a Biden family associate, to appear for a deposition Friday.”https://t.co/eTRH3Knmu9
— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) June 13, 2023
According to a report by Breitbart News, Devon Archer is currently in negotiations to determine a date for his deposition. Comer expressed his commitment to continue pursuing further information and highlighted that the committee has already obtained more than what was initially expected.
In his interview, Comer said, “I think we’ve done as much as we could do with the obstacles we’ve had to overcome. No one thought I would get bank records. No one thought we would get access to the Treasury Cabinet’s suspicious activity reports, but we would not take no for an answer. We kept fighting, and we prevailed. When we got access to the suspicious activity reports, the mainstream media said there was nothing there.”
Additionally, Comer referenced the FD-1023 document, which documented a conversation between the FBI and an informant. The informant claimed that the CEO of Burisma, a Ukrainian natural gas company, informed him that both then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter received $5 million each in exchange for assistance with a corruption investigation and other matters.
He highlighted that FBI Deputy Director Paul Abbate testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, acknowledging that the FBI had concerns about releasing the FD-1023 and potentially putting the informant’s life at risk.
Comer said, “Even though they will tell you and you heard in the testimony when Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley grilled the deputy FBI director as to why they wouldn’t release the Form 1023, they said, ‘Well, we don’t want to endanger the life of our paid informant who’s one of our most trusted, highest paid, most credible FBI informants.’ So if this is the case and the FBI informant’s that credible and the FBI informant tells the FBI that the vice president of the United States took a bribe from a foreign national in exchange for foreign policy and foreign aid, then why did the FBI not investigate it?”
Comer further claimed that the FBI failed to conduct any investigation into the indirect wire transfers made to nine members of the Biden family through shell companies originating from Romania and China during Joe Biden’s tenure as vice president.