Fox News host Steve Doocy on Thursday slammed the latest Republican investigation into President Joe Biden’s family, telling House Oversight Chair James Comer (R-KY) during an appearance on “Fox & Friends” that his material lacks facts.
The House Oversight Committee on Wednesday released documents reflecting payments from foreign sources to Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden and the president’s brother James Biden, but not to Joe Biden himself.
“I know the Republicans said that the smoking gun were these financial records that you were able to subpoena and got your hands on,” Doocy told Comer, noting that Republicans described $10 million worth of transfers as evidence of “influence peddling” by the Bidens.
“But that’s just your suggestion ― you actually don’t have any facts to that point,” Doocy said. You’ve got some circumstantial evidence, and the other thing is, of all those names, the one person who didn’t profit is ― there is no evidence that Joe Biden did anything illegally.”
Comer defended his work, saying that he will find the evidence… eventually.
“Make no mistake. Joe Biden was involved. All these countries that the Bidens were receiving money from were countries that Joe Biden was actively visiting in,” Comer said. “And we’re still looking for more bank records that we believe will implicate Joe Biden’s active participation in this at the end of the day.”
Doocy wasn’t the only right-wing media personality to skewer Comer’s investigation. Former Donald Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka said he was “not impressed” by Comer’s allegations because he hasn’t found a “smoking gun” example of the money actually influencing an official act by Biden.
Geraldo Rivera also chimed in on Wednesday, writing that the committee’s “angry allegations are vague and general and do not point to specific crimes.”
Watch the video below from Fox News.
Tough smack down of Comer on Fox this am
“You don’t actually have any facts to that point. You’ve got some circumstantial evidence. …of all those names, the one person who didn’t profit — there’s no evidence that Joe Biden did anything illegally.”
— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) May 11, 2023