The days of the 'most crooked president in US history' may well be numbered as Joe Biden Impeachment looms
The US House of Representatives has held its first hearing for the Impeachment of sitting President Joe Biden. Republican legislators have opened the first hearing of their impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, finally promising to delve into allegations of massive and systematic corruption against the Biden family.
As the House Oversight and Accountability Committee hearing began on Thursday morning, the Republican chair of the panel, James Comer, said the probe so far “has uncovered a mountain of evidence revealing how Joe Biden has used his public office for his family’s financial gain”.
“For years, President Biden has lied to the American people about his knowledge of and participation in his family’s corrupt business schemes,” said Comer, referencing allegations that largely centre of the foreign business dealings of Biden’s son, Hunter.
Republicans have sought an investigation into the Biden family’s affairs since the party took control of the House of Representatives at the beginning of the year. Democrats who remain in the House have responded to the impeachment of Joe Biden as "politically motivated" in echoes of what the Democrats unleashed on former President Donald Trump.
The White House dismissed the impeachment calling it “extreme politics at its worst”. “There is zero evidence of wrongdoing whatsoever” against Biden, Representative Jamie Raskin, the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, reportedly said, appearing front-out the looming take-down.
Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy directed House committees earlier this month to open the impeachment process, saying investigations up until that point had uncovered a “culture of corruption” around the Biden family.
“These are allegations of abuse of power, obstruction and corruption, and they warrant further investigation by the House of Representatives,” McCarthy told reporters.
Thursday’s hearing is not expected to feature witnesses with information about the Bidens or the business work of the US president’s son, Hunter. Instead, it will be a soft launch of sorts with testimony from outside experts in tax law, criminal investigations and constitutional legal theory. Lawmakers will hear from a forensic accountant, a former US Department of Justice official and a law professor. Related: