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Jordan and Comer Push Dubious Claim of Biden’s ‘Obstruction of Justice’

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GOP Reps Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and James Comer (R-Ky.)
GOP Reps Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and James Comer (R-Ky.) (Screenshot)

GOP Reps James Comer (R-Ky.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) are implying that President Biden might have obstructed justice if he was aware of his son Hunter Biden’s intention to defy a congressional subpoena. In a letter to White House counsel Edward Siskel, the committee chairs are seeking documents and communications related to Hunter Biden’s deposition.

In their letter, Comer and Jordan suggest that the president’s knowledge of Hunter’s actions could be considered a “conspiracy to obstruct a proceeding of Congress” and potentially an impeachable offense.

This accusation follows Hunter Biden’s refusal to comply with a House Republican subpoena in the impeachment probe regarding the president’s familial business connections. The White House maintains the president’s non-involvement in those dealings, countering obstruction claims by pointing to various Biden administration officials cooperating with committees.

Hunter Biden had proposed a public hearing instead of a closed-door deposition, referencing Comer’s previous statement allowing witnesses to choose the format. However, Comer and Jordan insisted on a closed-door session first. When Hunter did not appear for the scheduled deposition, House Republicans pledged to hold him in contempt.

Comer and Jordan also pointed out Hunter Biden’s denial of interacting with family business associates and question whether the president attempted to influence or obstruct the proceedings by dissuading his son from complying with subpoenas, potentially constituting an impeachable offense.

The committee chairs have requested the White House to provide all relevant documents and communications by January 10.

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