Well this is awkward: WH sent memo blasting Comer’s Hunter probe before special counsel announcement

The White House has egg on its face thanks to a poorly timed attempt to disparage House Oversight Committee chair James Comer’s investigation into Hunter Biden.

Recall that early Friday afternoon, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the younger Biden. What’s hilariously ironic is that the announcement came roughly an hour after the White House tried to disparage the GOP’s own investigation into Hunter Biden.

White House spokesperson Ian Sams tried to accomplish this feat by publishing an 1100-word memo ostensibly refuting the investigation’s current findings.

Sams is also known for his litany of anti-GOP tweets:

“One year ago today, Politico published a long profile of House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer in which he ’emphasized it’s his priority to ensure the oversight panel’s work remains ‘credible,’’ and promised that he wouldn’t be ‘chasing some of these right-wing blogs and some of their conspiracy theories,'” his memo begins.

“He was ‘not going to declare a probe or an investigation unless we have proof,’ he vowed, and pledged that he was ‘committed to ensuring both parties take his investigations seriously’ so that he could ‘make a bipartisan impact.’ How has that gone for Chairman Comer?” it continues.

According to Sams, it hasn’t gone so well.

“In the year since he made these vows, Comer has unquestionably broken them. He has completely undermined his own credibility and the credibility of his committee by rushing to book appearances on right-wing media – including appearing more than 50 times on conservative TV and radio in one month alone – to tout breathless conspiracy theories and trumpet false allegations, all while wasting time and millions of taxpayer dollars on a wild goose chase that has turned up no evidence of wrongdoing by Joe Biden,” he wrote.

“Comer has told big lies and small ones, from repeatedly peddling debunked allegations in his relentless attempts to smear Joe Biden, to trafficking in fringe conspiracy theories, to reportedly lying about something as basic as showing up to a transcribed interview with a witness,” he added.

As his supposed source, Sams cited the reporting of a bunch of far-left media outlets like The Washington Post and The New York Times.

One example of Comer’s alleged conspiracizing comes from February, when the House Oversight Committee chair wondered aloud whether the infamous Chinese spy balloon contained bioweapons from Wuhan, asking, “My concern is that the federal government doesn’t know what’s in that balloon. Is that bioweapons in that balloon? Did that balloon take off from Wuhan?”

And yet Time magazine published a piece in February talking about the purpose of balloons, and wouldn’t you know it, author Nicholas Eftimiades — a retired senior intelligence official — admitted that bioweapons could be one.

“Dispensing a bioweapon could be done from a balloon. However, it is quite difficult as one would have to compensate for high levels of radiation, sub-zero temperatures, etc. As the Covid-19 epidemic illustrates, ground release and human-to-human transmission would be an easier form of deployment. Deploying an Electromagnetic Pulse weapon is also possible but equally unlikely,” the piece reads.

Sams also had complaints about the time last month that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was allowed to flout intimidating photos from Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop.

“He’s stooped to new lows, from allowing explicit images to be displayed at a Congressional hearing to lamenting that President Biden’s deceased son, Beau Biden, wasn’t prosecuted while he was still alive,” the memo reads.

The latter complaint was a reference to something Comer said during an appearance on former Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs’ podcast in March.

“This U.S. attorney had had an opportunity to go after the Bidens years ago. In fact, it was Beau Biden, the president’s other son, that was involved in some campaign donations from a person that got indicted, as well as Joe Biden was involved in some of these campaign donations when he was a senator, and then when he ran for president against Obama,” he said.

“But nothing ever happened. So I don’t know much about this U.S. attorney other than he’s had an opportunity to investigate the Bidens before and he chose not to. We all know that he’s just been silent for a long time,” he added.

Sams also accused Comer of hiding evidence, ignoring witness statements that contradict his preferred narrative, and denying that the investigation has found zero evidence of wrongdoing by President Joe Biden.


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