GOP LAW? Committee Chair Says If Hunter Biden Doesn’t Testify, He Will ‘Assume’ He’s Guilty

When Republicans in the House of Representatives initiated their smear campaign against Hunter Biden, they knew that it was a political scam intended only to harm President Biden by manufacturing an election year scandal that was utterly devoid of substance. But could they possibly have known what a farce it would turn out to be?

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After a year of posturing and lying, the “investigation” by the GOP has not produced a single shred of evidence of wrongdoing by the President. To the contrary, their own witnesses have testified under oath that Hunter and his father never discussed any business or other activities that could be considered suspicious, much less illegal. The Republican chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Jim Jordan recently told Fox News that his best evidence against Biden was a witness who exonerated him. And even Fox News was already having a difficult time advancing the phony charges.

SEE THIS: WHOA! Peter Doocy of Fox News Reports that the GOP Failed to Find Any Evidence to Impeach Biden

As their campaign of lies and innuendo proceeds, it is getting even more preposterous. So much so that the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, James Comer, just told CNN’s Manu Raju that he has essentially abandoned all adherence to legal principles, including those enshrined in the Constitution.

Raju sought to get a comment from Comer regarding the stalemate between Comer’s committee and Hunter Biden over a subpoena they issued to demand Hunter’s appearance for a deposition. Hunter had initially agreed to testify before Congress in a public hearing, but then Comer withdrew the offer and insisted that it be done behind closed doors. Presumably so they could lie about it, as they have done after previous private depositions. Here is what Comer told CNN:

Raju: If Hunter doesn’t show up and testify, how much harder will that make your investigation to pin anything on the President?
Comer: Well, I mean, if he doesn’t show up, then I guess we’ll just have to wrap it up without him and assume that these were bribes from foreign countries. Assume that what the bank said was true, he was money laundering, he was involved in the human trafficking ring.

And there you have it. Comer and the GOP are going to declare Hunter Biden guilty without a trial, without evidence, and without any fair deliberation. He is simply going to “convict” Hunter based on his overtly partisan assumptions. Whatever happened to the “presumption of innocence,” and being innocent until proven guilty? Republicans keep demonstrating that they couldn’t care less about the law or the Constitution.

What’s more, Comer is making up allegations, that he’s attributing to a bank, about Hunter Biden being involved with bribes, money laundering, and a human trafficking ring. None of that happened, nor did any bank say it did, and Comer knows it.

In addition to the remarks Comer made in the video clip above, he also gave Raju a few other comments that are purposefully dishonest and intended to tarnish both Hunter and President Biden. As reported by CNN

“I would vote to impeach him, but I’m not going to lose any sleep whether he gets impeached or not because we know the Senate’s not going to convict,” Comer said of the Democratic-controlled Senate. He insisted: “My job was never to impeach.”

Comer is saying both that it wasn’t his job to impeach Biden, but that he would do it anyway, despite having zero evidence. Then he said…

“We are prepared to issue subpoenas compelling Mr. Biden’s appearance at a deposition on a new date in the coming weeks” Comer wrote to Lowell.

Comer appears to be agreeing to Hunter’s request for a new subpoena for the private deposition. That should eliminate his threat to hold Hunter in contempt of Congress for not complying. But with these Republicans, who knows? They sure haven’t cared that fellow Republican members of Congress like Jim Jordan have failed to comply with subpoenas. Then Comer criticized public hearings saying that…

“The hearing for the media would be more entertainment than substantive,” Comer said. “The deposition is substantive.”

So Comer is, in effect, admitting that all of the public hearings he has previously held were merely for “entertainment” purposes. Funny, he didn’t disclose that at the time.

This is all just more proof that Republicans can’t be taken seriously. They are flagrantly dishonest and obsessively pushing falsehoods in order to malign Biden, and to pave the road ahead for their Dear Leader, Donald Trump. This is not just conventional politicking. It is malicious propaganda and anti-American. And that is, sadly, what the Republican Party has become in the Era of Trump.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene is ‘Dreaming’ of Having Evidence of Corruption Against President Biden

The Republican Party spent most of 2023 weaving whacko fantasies of felonious wrongdoing by President Biden. And the new year finds them spinning ever more of the same delusional tales of corruption and self-dealing that, if true, would have made Biden a multi-billionaire by now. That, of course, isn’t the case. But far be it for the GOP to succumb to rationality or facts.

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The Republican’s “Biden Compulsive Disorder” that is causing them to cling so fiercely to their quixotic, criminal contortions, has consumed the GOP political agenda. Which is why they have nothing to run on in this election year, other than promises of partisan retribution, terminating Obamacare, book bans, and relentless fear mongering about scary immigrants and a looming economic collapse.

SEE THIS: Trump’s Fear Mongering Lies About ‘Streets Drenched in Blood’ Reach New Depths of Depravity

Fulfilling its role as the GOP’s Ministry of Propaganda, Fox News invited Marjorie Taylor Greene on to discuss the phony issue of Biden’s alleged criming. She told Maria Bartiromo that Republicans on the House Oversight Committee have “serious evidence” of a “complete unbelievable amount of corruption” that “the Democrats don’t want to admit.” She elaborated saying that…

“You know, they pitch fits and temper tantrums and claim we don’t have evidence. But the reason why they’re doing that is because they’re looking at the same evidence that we have with Jamie Raskin and other Democrats on the committee. They know what we are in possession of. They could only dream of having this kind of evidence against president Trump and his family. And they were never able to produce it because all of their attacks were lies.”

That’s quite an admission on Greene’s part. To be clear, she is affirming that the reason Democrats say that Republicans have no evidence is that they have seen what Republicans have. “They know what we are in possession of,” says Greene. Which, apparently, is nothing. So Greene is, in effect, validating what the Democrats are saying.

The fact that Republicans have utterly failed in their efforts to smear Biden was established long ago. Oversight Committee chair, James Comer has repeatedly made a fool of himself in hearings wherein his own witnesses testified that Biden had done nothing wrong.

SEE ALSO: YES OR NO? GOP Biden Basher Can’t Answer Hannity’s Question About Bogus Bribery Allegations

Meanwhile, there is abundant proof of the criminality of Donald Trump. Democrats don’t have to “dream” at all. Trump is currently facing 91 felony charges that are backed up by documents and testimony, primarily from Republicans. And these charges were not brought by Democrats, but by citizens serving on Grand Juries.

For good measure, during the same interview, Greene provided an example of her alleged evidence against Biden. Referencing telephone calls that Biden was on with his son, Hunter (about which a Republican witness testified under oath that no business was ever discussed), Greene demonstrated that she is not only a pathological liar, but now she is claiming that Joe Biden is conversing with the dead over the phone. And she thinks Democrats are dreaming?

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GOP Scandal Mongers Float a Wild New Impeachment Charge Against Biden for Talking to his Son

The Republican Party is clearly suffering from severe and debilitating delusions about President Biden. They are freakishly fixated on their bizarre and wholly unwarranted determination to implicate him for some (any) crime and to remove him office for whatever imaginary offense they manufacture.

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Republicans have held their razor-thin (and shrinking) majority in the House of Representatives for nearly a year now. And in that time they have fanatically focused on their depraved Biden obsession to the exclusion of everything else, including avoiding a debt ceiling default, funding the government, supporting allies in Israel and Ukraine, reforming immigration policy, and much more. Their BCD (Biden Compulsive Disorder) has resulted in the House breaking the modern records for inactivity and ineptitude.

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The latest fabrication from the GOP Bullsh*t Factory is a real doozy. A couple of weeks ago Hunter Biden spoke on the steps of the Capitol to inform Republicans that he was ready to testify before their committee in public hearings. But the GOP committee chairs, Jim Jordan and James Comer, refused, insisting that he be deposed behind closed doors.

The GOP’s position is predictable considering how badly they have been humiliated in their previous public hearings. Their own witnesses testified that President Biden had done nothing wrong. They only want to conduct future hearings in private so that they can lie about it afterward. And now that Hunter has called their bluff, they are inventing new allegations that make no sense at all. As reported by The Hill…

“House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-Ky.) and House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) are suggesting that President Biden may have ‘engaged in a conspiracy to obstruct a proceeding of Congress’ if he knew that his son Hunter Biden planned to defy a congressional subpoena […] and said it ‘could constitute an impeachable offense.'”

WTF? This charge boils down to the GOP asserting that Biden can be impeached for the high crime of talking to his son. There is absolutely no constitutional prohibition of presidents discussing things that their children might tell reporters about pending litigation. It would be different if Biden were interfering with the Justice Department, but there is no hint of evidence of anything remotely approaching that.

Jordan and Comer are also saying that a refusal to comply with a congressional subpoena constitutes obstruction of Congress. That’s just plain preposterous. Congress is not impeded from functioning simply because a single witness disputes the validity of a subpoena and declines to testify. But if it were true, then Jim Jordan is the one who should be prosecuted. He has been refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena for over a year now. And you can add Trump flunkies Steve Bannon, Peter Navarro, and Dan Scavino, to the list of those subpoena evaders who are contemptuous of Congress.

SEE ALSO: Rep Swalwell Skewers GOP Committee Chair Jim Jordan for Hypocritical Attack on Merrick Garland

To make matters worse, Comer scampered off to a right-wing cable outlet to complain about his being ignored by Hunter Biden. He whined to Newsmax that…

“I’ve told my colleagues in the Republican conference, if Hunter Biden doesn’t comply with our subpoena then we might as well throw the subpoena power away cause nobody’s gonna comply with a congressional subpoena. The fact that the Democrats used their subpoenas for political reasons, for fishing expeditions, and here we have a credible investigation where we’ve been transparent with the American people, we have mountains of evidence.”

Comer’s complaint about the value of congressional subpoenas is a little late considering all of the Republicans who have already devalued it. The difference is that Democrats didn’t cry like babies when Republicans didn’t show. Democrats presented their evidence and moved on. Republicans, however, can’t do that because they don’t actually have any evidence. Which is the reason they always end up resorting to whining so pathetically instead. What else can they do?

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Newsmax Tells Slack-Jawed GOP Chair that He and His Biden Probe ‘Looked Like a Joke’ on CNN

The Republican Party in the House of Representatives is preparing to vote on whether to initiate a formal impeachment inquiry for President Biden, despite not having been able to produce a single shred of evidence of any wrongdoing after years of frantic digging. It’s part of an ongoing smear campaign that they have undertaken because they haven’t got anything resembling a positive legislative agenda.

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It should be noted that the GOP already has three committees engaged in informal impeachment inquiries. However, they have collectively produced nothing but humiliation for Republicans as their attempts to malign Biden inevitably backfired due to their brazen dishonesty. Their own witnesses ended up testifying that Biden had done nothing remotely untoward that would justify impeachment. In fact, their ineptitude has been so flagrant that even Fox News noticed…

SEE THIS: WHOA! Peter Doocy of Fox News Reports that the GOP Failed to Find Any Evidence to Impeach Biden

One of the committees currently harassing Biden is the Oversight Committee, chaired by GOP fabulist James Comer. In a recent interview on CNN Comer was made a laughingstock by Jake Tapper for his absurd assertions that Hunter Biden was indicted in order to protect him and cover up something or other…

Following that fiasco, Comer scampered off to Newsmax where he expected to get a much more friendly reception. And in point of fact, he did. However, Comer is such a nimrod that he botched the softballs lobbed at him. The Newsmax host, Rob Finnerty, brought up Tapper’s interview and gave Comer an opportunity to clean it up…

Finnerty: “He’s making your investigation sound like a joke, and he’s trying to make you look like a joke. And then half of America sees that and they think your investigation is a joke. How do you work around that?
Comer: Well, that’s the first time I went on CNN in three months. We thought we would give it a try. You know, Jake Tapper is an intelligent guy, but he’s playing to a low IQ audience. CNN is hemorrhaging viewers every day. And Jake’s doing what he’s told by his bosses at CNN, who are doing what they’re told by their bosses at the Democrat National Committee. CNN is a wholly owned unprofitable subsidiary of the Democrat National Committee.

So Comer’s first response is to note that he has been too afraid of being interviewed on CNN for the past three months. Then he praises Tapper, but insults the IQ of his audience. Never mind that the IQ of the Newsmax audience has be be considerably lower considering they have fully adopted the crackpot conspiracy theories of QAnon and still support Donald Trump, the twice-impeached, pathological liar, who is facing 91 felony charges, and has been adjudicated as a financial fraudster and rapist.

Furthermore, while CNN’s audience has declined, so has almost every other cable news network in the era of cord-cutting and streaming. And Newsmax trails Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN, by significant margins. That may have something to do with the fact that it is a “wholly owned unprofitable subsidiary” of the Trump Cult, aka the Republican National Committee.

Perhaps the most striking thing about Comer’s response to being made to look like a joke, is that in his entire reply he never disagreed with it. He admitted his fear of CNN, his low opinion of their audience, and his ignorance of the cable news business. But he didn’t bother to dispute the contention that he and his probe of Biden looked like a joke. Because… how could he? What with all the laughter.

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WHOA! Peter Doocy of Fox News Reports that the GOP Failed to Find Any Evidence to Impeach Biden

It has been nearly a year since the Republican Party assumed their razor-thin (and shrinking) majority in the House of Representatives. In all of that time they have vigorously avoided and/or opposed any legislation that would actually have a positive effect on the lives of the American people.

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Instead, the GOP has been laser-focused on partisan political stunts and brazenly dishonest attacks on President Biden and other Democrats. They have held dozens of hearings intended to expose alleged Biden improprieties, but in every case their own witnesses testified that Biden was beyond reproach. It got so humiliating for Republicans that James Comer, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, now refuses to hold any more public hearings.

SEE THIS: GOP and Fox News Oppose Public Testimony By Hunter Biden Because Then They Can’t Lie About It

Nevertheless, the GOP is continuing their crusade against Biden and is pursuing a formal impeachment inquiry, despite not having a shred of evidence of any wrongdoing. And it isn’t just Democrats and liberals saying that. On Friday morning Peter Doocy, the notoriously biased Fox News White House correspondent, appeared on the network to report on the GOP’s plan to vote on an impeachment inquiry next week. However, Doocy detoured to some unexpected honesty from him regarding the matter…

“The House Oversight Committee has been at this for years, and they have so far not been able to provide any concrete evidence that Joe Biden personally profited from his son Hunter’s overseas business. But they are gonna try again with this impeachment inquiry that’s set to start next week.”

That’s right. Doocy is affirmatively refuting the Republicans who have been making innumerable appearances on Fox News insisting that they have irrefutable evidence of Biden’s guilt. Never mind that each time they present it, it is quickly and easily debunked as nonsense and lies. And the chief liar for the GOP is their new Speaker, Mike Johnson…

SEE ALSO: Speaker Mike Johnson Gives Fox News His Utterly Phony ‘Straightforward Facts’ to Impeach Biden

It’s remarkable that Fox News allows Republicans on the air to openly lie about matters that are conclusively contradicted by their own reporters. And it’s interesting to note that in this case it isn’t even the first time. Peter Doocy’s father, Fox and Friends co-host Steve Doocy, has also disputed the GOP’s arguments against Biden…

SEE MORE: UH-OH: Even Fox News Rejects the GOP’s ‘Evidence’ to Impeach Biden as ‘Completely Unverified’

This, however, is standard operating procedure for Fox News. They have never cared much for facts. And they aren’t shy about shaming their own “journalists” in order to advance their MAGA propaganda agenda. Consequently, there are many examples of Fox’s right-wing hosts and guests disseminating falsehoods that contradict news reporting that aired sometimes minutes before. Because on Fox News, spreading partisan fiction always trumps the truth.

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GOP and Fox News Oppose Public Testimony By Hunter Biden Because Then They Can’t Lie About It

The Republican Party’s control of the House of Representatives has been a chaotic nightmare from day one. It took them fifteen votes to select a Speaker. Then, nine months later they dumped him and took another three weeks to select his replacement. They have been a master class in disorganization, ultra-partisanship, and utter neglect of the people’s business.

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In fact, the GOP has been so determined to avoid any substantive progress that they have engaged only in political stunts, attacks on President Biden and his administration, and petty assaults on other Democrats. They have initiated impeachment inquiries into Biden and several members of his Cabinet, despite having zero evidence of any wrongdoing. They have even admitted that their antics were intended to harm their political foes.

SEE THIS: GOP Speaker Admits the Purpose of the Biden Impeachment Inquiry is to Hurt Biden Politically

Among the pseudo-scandals that Republicans have been pursuing is the harassment of the President’s son, Hunter Biden. However, every attempt to pin some random crime on him has resulted in the GOP humiliating themselves. The hearings they scheduled ended up proving that none of the Republican charges were valid.

Consequently, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, James Comer, has now subpoenaed Hunter to testify before Congress. Hunter accepted the request with the stipulation that his testimony be done in a public hearing. But Comer rejected that offer and insists that Hunter be deposed in private.

To be clear, Comer previously held public hearings when he thought that they would embarrass Democrats. But since it was the GOP that looked shameful, Comer is now opposed to hearings in public. He has learned that they only expose the GOP’s weakness and dishonesty. But if held in private, he can distort and lie with impunity, at least for a while.

Naturally, Fox News has come to the rescue of Comer and the GOP with a segment on an episode of its “outnumbered” program. And the task of justifying the sudden affinity for private testimony fell to Michele Tafoya, a former sports sideline commentator (video below). Tafoya said that…

“I prefer hearings to be done behind closed doors because I actually think that they get to the heart of the matter, and they get some truth, and they can ask questions without preening for the camera, without all the grandstanding. That is my preference.”

Of course, they can do all of those things in live, public hearing as well. If she is worried about members or witnesses “preening” for the camera, that’s the responsibility of the chairman to keep the hearing in order. Which they’ve shown no ability to do. She went on…

“And for Abbe Lowell, his attorney, to say, ‘Well, you all use that to misinform and to distort the facts.’ Well you know what? You can do that too, Abbe. After he comes out of his closed-door session, you feel free to knock yourself out and you can distort too. I mean it’s a silly argument.”

Notice that Tafoya is actually agreeing that Republicans would “misinform” and “distort the facts.” And she excuses it by offering to allow Democrats to do the same. But Democrats would reject that offer because they have no interest in lying the way Republicans do.

Tafoya also claimed that Hunter “would love nothing more than to sit, have cameras pointed at him.” Where she got that from is a complete mystery. He has been profoundly camera shy since he was thrust into the political circus created by Republicans and Fox News.

Comer’s attempt to hide behind closed doors was shredded by Democratic Rep. Jamir Raskin, who responded saying

“Let me get this straight,” Raskin said in his statement. “After wailing and moaning for ten months about Hunter Biden and alluding to some vast unproven family conspiracy, after sending Hunter Biden a subpoena to appear and testify, Chairman Comer and the Oversight Republicans now reject his offer to appear before the full Committee and the eyes of the world and to answer any questions that they pose?” […]

“Chairman Comer’s insistence that Hunter Biden’s interview should happen behind closed doors proves it once again. What the Republicans fear most is sunlight and the truth.”

Exactly! Comer’s efforts to hide Hunter’s testimony is the best evidence that he knows there is nothing untoward to reveal. If Comer thought there was something there, he would be the first one to insist on public hearings. Instead, he plans to continue his crusade of deceit and defamation. It’s really all they have.

SEE ALSO: GOP Oversight Chair Spins Litany of Lies Alleging Biden Financial ‘Scandal’ that Doesn’t Exist

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GOP Speaker Admits the Purpose of the Biden Impeachment Inquiry is to Hurt Biden Politically

Ten months ago the Republican Party assumed a sliver-thin majority in the House of Representatives. That entitled them to choose the Speaker of the House and control all of the business that is conducted, including what legislation is considered and passed. Performed responsibly, it’s an opportunity to shape the direction of the country and to serve the people’s interests.

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Unfortunately, expecting Republicans to perform responsibly is just too much to hope for. After an unprecedented fifteen votes to elect Kevin McCarthy as Speaker, they spent eight months of aimless meandering during which they achieved nothing of substance. They barely kept the country from a devastating default on its debt. And they merely delayed a government shutdown because they are unable to pass routine appropriations bills. The only thing they seem to be any good at is holding partisan hearings designed to smear President Biden and the Democrats.

SEE THIS: New GOP Subcommittee Chair Openly Admits His Only Purpose is to ‘Make Life Hell’ for Democrats

More recently, Republicans ousted Speaker McCarthy and spent three weeks trying to elect a replacement. Finally, they settled for MAGA Mike Johnson, perhaps the most extreme right-winger to ever sit in the Speaker’s chair. Now the Washington Post is reporting that Speaker Johnson has had a preconceived agenda to weaponize Congress in order to damage Biden’s prospects for reelection. The Post found that…

“In a closed-door meeting with House GOP moderates this week, [Johnson] indicated that there is insufficient evidence at the moment to initiate formal impeachment proceedings, according to people who attended the meeting. [But] Johnson appeared to agree with Republican lawmakers who argued that since Biden’s polling numbers have been so weak, there is less of a political imperative to impeach him.”

There are two disturbing revelations in this. First, Johnson doesn’t actually believe his prior insistence that Biden is likely guilty of impeachable crimes. He’s just been saying that to satisfy his rabidly anti-Biden House GOP caucus. And secondly, Johnson is admitting that the real purpose of the impeachment inquiries that he has supported were to hurt Biden, but that since Biden’s polling has declined, so has the “political imperative to impeach him.”

This is reminiscent of former GOP Speaker McCarthy bragging on Fox News that the Benghazi probe’s purpose was to politically hurt Hillary Clinton. In May McCarthy’s lackey, James Comer, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, made similar boasts on Fox News about the current Biden/Trump match up saying that…

“You look at the polling, and right now Donald Trump is 7 points ahead of Joe Biden and trending upward, Joe Biden’s trending downward. [because] the American people are keeping up with our investigation.”

What is abundantly clear is that everything that Republicans have been doing with regard to investigations of Biden has been solely to denigrate Biden’s character and record. And they are arrogant enough to actually confess their ethically-challenged tactics on national television. They couldn’t care less about alleged “high crimes and misdemeanors,” which they haven’t been able find any of anyway.

SEE ALSO: Fox News and GOP Impeachment Chair Seek ‘Damning Evidence’ Against Biden, But Can’t Find Any

Even after acknowledging their nefarious motives, Republicans are persisting in their campaign of slander against the President. Comer just issued subpoenas for Hunter Biden and James Biden, and requested voluntary closed-door interviews with other Biden family members. Never mind that they have no evidence whatsoever of any wrongdoing by any member of the family.

This is just the latest effort to defame Biden and, ultimately, to help Trump, for whom there actually is ample evidence of criminal activity (four indictments on 91 felony charges). No wonder Republicans in Congress are so obsessed with disparaging Biden. Look at who their candidate is, and what his problems are.

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GOP Oversight Chair Spins Litany of Lies Alleging Biden Financial ‘Scandal’ that Doesn’t Exist

The Republican Party has pursued a singular legislative focus throughout the administration of President Joe Biden. That focus, unfortunately for the American people, has been to try to manufacture scandals aimed at smearing the reputation of Biden, rather than to pass bills that advance the interests of the nation and its citizens.

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The neglect of their congressional duties has prevented the most basic functions of the House of Representatives from being carried out. Those include avoiding a catastrophic debt ceiling default, and passing the appropriations bills that keep the government from shutting down. Recently, this GOP fixation on maligning Biden has even seeped into critical emergency funding for America’s allies in Israel and Ukraine.

SEE THIS: Republicans in Congress are Holding Israelis Hostage to Aid for Wealthy American Tax Cheats

Now, after a humiliating three week long quest for a new House Speaker, Republicans have returned to the bitterly partisan work that they think is most important for the country. And leading the charge is GOP Rep. James Comer, chairman of the House Oversight Committee. In his role as chairman, Comer was tasked by the ousted GOP Speaker, Kevin McCarthy, with conducting “impeachment inquiry” hearings based on nothing more than the their obsession with dragging Biden down. And on Wednesday morning, under the direction pf new GOP Speaker Mike Johnson, he proudly showed off the rotten fruit of his odious labor.

Comer released a video wherein he sought to reveal what he regards as “smoking gun” proof that Biden had received extorted funds from China. The only problem with the fairy tale that Comer weaved was that it lacked any evidence whatsoever of any impropriety on Biden’s part. Other than that it was spellbinding. And naturally, Fox News was all over this faux scandal, and Donald Trump posted four comments about it on his failing social media scam, Truth Social.

In the video (posted below), Comer made multiple baseless assertions, including his blatantly false claim that “$40,000 in laundered China money landed in Joe Biden’s bank account.” He also alleged that “It all began with a shakedown in the summer of 2017” instigated by Hunter Biden. Elaborating, Comer said that…

“As Hunter Biden extorted this associate, Hunter claimed he was sitting with his father and that the Biden network would turn on his associate if he didn’t pony up the money. The extortion scheme worked.”

Notice that there is no proof that Hunter Biden was “sitting with his father,” or that President Biden was involved in any way. But that didn’t stop Comer from using such loaded language as “laundered,” “shakedown,” and “extortion.”

Then Comer struggled to piece together a labyrinthine path of fund transfers that allegedly went from a Chinese company, through some Biden family businesses, and eventually to Joe Biden. But Comer never manages to show any relationship between any of these financial transactions and the President. They are simply business transactions that occurred over time, followed by a personal loan repayment to Joe Biden. This isn’t the first time that Comer has attempted – and failed – to use this brazen distortion of events to bash Biden.

SEE ALSO: Desperate Republicans Seek to Impeach President Biden Because – His Brother Repays Loans?

By the same “logic” that Comer is contorting you could say that Comer laundered funds from the U.S. government (his congressional paycheck) to pay his mortgage. But even in his own conclusion, Comer admits that there is nothing of substance in his meandering fairy tale, saying that…

“It’s certainly plausible that this payment where James and Sara [Biden] used funds from China was indeed a loan repayment to Joe. But even if this $40,000 check was a loan repayment from James Biden, it still shows how Joe benefited from his family cashing in on his name”

No, it absolutely does not show that Joe Biden benefited. You cannot claim that he benefited when all he got out of it was a loan repaid by his brother without interest. Nevertheless, Comer lies outright saying that all of this “began when Joe Biden was still Vice President.” But Comer is contradicting himself. He started his video saying that “it all began … in the summer of 2017,” when Biden was neither an officeholder nor a candidate.

Finally, Comer closes by asserting with zero evidence that “Joe Biden exposed himself to future blackmail and put America’s interests behind his own desire for money.” Once again, there is no proof of any of that. No proof whatsoever of blackmail, or personal interest, or greed. Nor is there any proof that any policies were adopted that benefited the Chinese companies that Comer mentions.

Literally everything that Comer disgorges in his “bombshell” video is unproven, illogical, and driven by blind political animus. But it does explain why he recently told reporters that “I don’t know that I want to hold any more hearings, to be honest with you,” because he now prefers depositions which “you can do more with.” By which he means more lying.

No wonder Comer is afraid to hold more hearings. He knows that the hearings he has held thus far have only embarrassed him and his Republican confederates. They have not only failed to incriminate Biden, they have actually exonerated him. And as Jessica Tarlov of Fox News noted, “If there were any ‘smoking guns’ around, you’d probably have more hearings.”

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Speaker Mike Johnson is Already Pushing the Phony Biden Impeachment, Despite Having No Evidence

The brand, spanking new Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mike Johnson, is making a huge splash in his inaugural days on the job. He began by calling for a five day recess, presumably because the three week long humiliating and chaotic fiasco that preceded his elevation to Speaker wasn’t enough wasted time.

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Johnson’s fanatical right-wing views are getting some attention now that the extended melodrama of the Speaker’s election is past. He is an ardent election denier and an architect of the fraud that Donald Trump and others have been indicted for. He is an advocate of banning abortion without exemptions. He’s opposed to LGBTQ rights and gay marriage. He wants to cut or curtail Social Security and Medicare. His platform would actually make a darn good campaign ad for Democrats. And Fox News has already produced it for them.

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When Speaker Johnson finally gavels Congress back into session next week, it is certain that the issues on his agenda will reflect his radical political views rather than the best interests of the American people. For example, among the top topics that Johnson cited in his recent and squishy interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News was the purely partisan smear campaign against President Biden that Republicans call an “impeachment inquiry.” Despite pretending that he intends “to follow the truth where it leads and engage in due process,” Johnson told Hannity that…

“It’s a real problem. That’s the reason that we shifted into the impeachment inquiry stage on the President himself. Because if, in fact, all the evidence leads to where we believe it will, that’s very likely impeachable offenses. You know that’s listed as a cause for impeachment in the Constitution. You know, bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors. Bribery is listed there, and it looks and smells a lot like that.”

So Johnson admits that he has already concluded that the “evidence” will lead to “impeachable offenses.” Never mind that there is literally zero evidence of any wrongdoing associated with President Biden. Johnson also admits that his GOP colleagues “are getting anxious and they’re getting restless and they just want somebody to be impeached.” And it is that anxiety and restlessness that is driving the irrational and biased probes of Biden, not any legal justification or production of proof.

If Johnson really cared about the rule of law, as he claims, he would be impaneling a committee to investigate Donald Trump’s provably unlawful conduct, along with that of his family who have received billions from foreign oligarchs. Instead, Johnson and his lackeys are struggling to fabricate scandals where none exist.

However, their efforts just keep backfiring on them. Republican Oversight Committee chair, James Comer, has effectively conceded that his hearings have flopped and, rather than incriminating Biden, they have actually exonerated him.

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Consequently, Comer is now suggesting that he will stop holding his phony public hearings, but will conduct depositions in private. As reported in the Washington Post

“Comer and his colleagues, including House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) have repeatedly presented new allegations as proof of Biden’s wrongdoing — only to have them slowly be revealed as incomplete, misleading or unimportant.” […]

“’I don’t know that I want to hold any more hearings, to be honest with you,’ Comer said while speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill last week. He complained that it was hard to keep members present for hours on end, given that so many had other commitments. Instead, he said, he preferred depositions, which ‘you can do more with.'”

Comer is correct in saying that by retreating to the back rooms of Congress he “can do more.” He can do more cherry-picking of out-of-context testimony. He can do more misleading interpretations of what witnesses say. And he can do more outright lying to defame Biden and poison the public discourse.

What he can’t do more of is present any actual evidence of impeachable offenses. But that’s only because there isn’t any. Unfortunately, that won’t stop Comer, or Johnson, or the rest of the dishonest Republican machine from slandering Biden and other Democrats. It’s really all they know how to do.

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Desperate Republicans Seek to Impeach President Biden Because – His Brother Repays Loans?

For the first time in history, the House of Representatives has been dormant for 17 days because Republicans are utterly incapable of competently performing their congressional duties. They have repeatedly failed to replace the Speaker that they themselves had ousted. Consequently, the critical business of the nation is going unattended due entirely to childish GOP infighting.

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That unattended business includes drafting legislation to fund the government and keep it from shutting down. It also includes supporting our allies in Israel and Ukraine as they are suffering at the hands of terrorists and imperialistic aggressors. Republicans, however, may regard a crippled government as an improvement. And by their own assessment of their leadership skills, they may be right.

SEE THIS: GOP Wants a Government Shutdown Because ‘Most of What We Do is Bad, Hurts the American People’

Among the duties that the House is neglecting during their Speaker debacle are the phony hearings ostensibly to investigate – and ultimately impeach – President Biden. While those hearings are halted like all other House business, the mouths of its MAGA members continue to wag. For instance, James Comer, chairman of the Oversight Committee, has surfaced on Fox News with “shocking” new information that he thinks will sink the Biden presidency. It concerns a check for $200,000 from James Biden to his brother Joe.

“The money came from Jim Biden where he influence peddled to a company in the United States that he went and said that he can help through his brother’s contacts get capital from the Middle East.”

Oh my! This would be catastrophic for President Biden were it not for the fact that Comer left out all of the facts that entirely undermine this alleged scandalette. In reality, Joe Biden had previously loaned James this money, and James was just paying it back. It actually says “loan repayment” on the memo line of the check. There is no evidence whatsoever of any link between the President and the company that had made a loan James. Nor is there any proof that the company benefited in any way resulting from the transaction.

What’s more, Joe Biden was a private citizen at the time. He held no office of influence, nor was he a candidate. But that didn’t stop the scandal mongers of the GOP from peddling flagrant lies about Biden and this nonexistent impropriety. They began with Comer himself, which led to a parade of perfidy…

  • Oversight Committee: “We have found a $200,000 DIRECT payment to Joe Biden. @RepJamesComer lays out the money trail.”
  • Steve Scalise: “BREAKING ? @GOPoversight has uncovered a $200,000 DIRECT payment to Joe Biden. The money trail of the Biden Family corruption scheme leads directly to Joe himself. There’s no denying it now.”
  • Lauren Boebert: “The media has spent the past two years claiming there was no actual evidence of Joe Biden’s financial wrongdoings. Yesterday, the Oversight Committee unveiled a $200,000 check James Biden wrote to his brother on the same day he received a loan from a failing company.”
  • Rudy Giuliani: “The House Oversight Committee JUST released new details on how Joe Biden received direct payments from family members.”
  • Sean Hannity (Fox News): “Joe Biden is a criminal and now we have the proof.”
  • Greg Kelly (Newsmax): “Smoking. Gun.”

Needless to say, there was no “direct” payment, no “money trail,” no “corruption scheme,” no “proof,” and no “smoking gun.” These were all deliberate distortions of reality intended to disseminate blatant disinformation and to defame President Biden.

What proof there was – the actual loan and repayment info – only served to exonerate Biden. But with the House closed for business, these dishonest propagandists felt compelled to do what they do best: lie their asses off to the eager right-wing media. And so it goes.

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