Impeachable Offenses

For some months now, Chairman James Comer and his House Oversight and Accountability Committee have patiently been assembling evidence of Joe Biden’s corruption. This has been done largely out of public view, not because the proceedings have been in any way secret but because the Democratic Party press has, for the most part, acknowledged the investigation only in order to jeer at it.

In fact, though, the evidence of Biden’s guilt is clear. The committee has traced $24 million in payments by foreign entities into Biden family bank accounts. No discernible services–legal services, that is–were provided in exchange for those payments, and some of the money went to individuals who could not plausibly have provided such valuable services, like Hallie Biden.

The press has often mischaracterized the issue as whether Joe Biden was involved in his son Hunter’s businesses. To which the logical question is, what businesses are those? Hunter has not run any business that manufactures products or provides services–other than Joe’s, of course. The only business Hunter and James Biden engaged in was influence peddling. And in all likelihood the $24 million we know about is only a portion of the Biden family’s ill-gotten gains.

The committee’s investigation is now coming to an end. On Thursday, Chairman Comer wrote a letter to President Biden, inviting him to appear at a hearing of the committee, and also to answer written questions set forth in the letter. Comer’s letter, which summarizes the main evidence against Biden, is linked below. Biden won’t testify, of course, and it will soon be up to House Republicans to decide whether to impeach him. I think that is unlikely, especially given the GOP’s slim House majority. But it is important to keep in mind the importance of that majority: if the Democrats still controlled the House, this investigation would never have been conducted, and Biden’s corruption, while known in broad outline through witnesses like Tony Bobulinski, would not have been systematically documented.

Here is the letter:

2024-03-28-CJC-letter-to-JRB

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