The refreshingly relentless House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) said on Friday that he believes former President Barack Obama was well aware of the Biden family’s foreign deals with U.S. adversaries.
Appearing on Lou Dobbs “Great America Show” podcast on Friday, Comer addressed the millions of dollars in questionable payments members of the Biden family’s business raked in while he served as Obama’s vice president.
“I believe, Lou, that it’s because he knew what Joe Biden was doing the last year of his vice presidency,” Comer told Dobbs.
(Audio: Apple Podcasts)
As BizPac Review reported, Comer held an explosive news conference on Wednesday in which he detailed the “influence peddling scheme” involving nine Biden family members.
President Biden “has been involved in this from the very beginning,” Comer alleged.
According to the Oversight Committee, the Biden family and its business associates created more than 20 companies and received more than $10 million from foreign nationals, including China and Romania.
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Obama, Comer told Dobbs, saw his vice president’s grift as a “political liability.”
“He knew his son [Hunter Biden] was no good, and he knew this was nothing but a political liability not just for our country, not just for the Democrat party, but for Obama’s legacy,” Comer said. “Because a lot of this happened during the Obama administration.”
It would explain, the committee chair speculated, why Obama didn’t want Biden to run in the 2020 election.
“So, I think that’s why Obama didn’t want Joe Biden to run for president,” he mused. “I think they knew about this.”
“And remember,” Comer added, “a lot of these coverups would have happened during the Obama administration with Obama appointees in these deep state bureaucracies.”
He challenged the mainstream media to follow up on his hunch: “This would be a great question for Obama: Were you aware of what was going on with Joe Biden with respect to foreign policy and some of these ragtag countries around the world?”
Meanwhile, the FBI has refused to comply with a legally binding subpoena issued by Comer for an informant file in which a confidential source alleges that, as vice president, Biden accepted bribes from a foreign national to influence U.S. policy.
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The bureau was given until noon on Wednesday to hand over the file. Instead, Christopher Dunham, FBI acting assistant director for congressional affairs, wrote a six-page reply in which he argued that any information gleaned from a confidential human source is “incomplete” and providing the information would place the informant and the informant’s loved ones “at great risk.”
“As is clear from the name itself, confidentiality is definitional to the FBI’s Confidential Human Source program,” Dunham wrote. “Confidential human sources often provide information to the FBI at great risk to themselves and their loved ones. The information they provide also can create significant risks to others who may be referenced in their reporting.”
And, Dunham argued, just because the file may exist doesn’t mean it’s accurate.
“Information from confidential human sources is unverified and, by definition, incomplete,” he told Comer.
“The mere existence of such a document would establish little beyond the fact that a confidential human source provided information and the FBI recorded it,” Dunham stated.
Comer called the response “unacceptable.”
“It’s clear from the FBI’s response that the unclassified record the Oversight Committee subpoenaed exists, but they are refusing to provide it to the Committee,” he fumed.
“We’ve asked the FBI to not only provide this record but to also inform us what it did to investigate these allegations,” he continued. “The FBI has failed to do both. The FBI’s position is ‘trust, but you aren’t allowed to verify.’ That is unacceptable. We plan to follow up with the FBI and expect compliance with the subpoena.”
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