(HorizonPost.com) – Last week, the chairmen of the three House committees leading the impeachment inquiry into President Biden briefed their Republican colleagues in both the House and the Senate, the New York Post reported.
Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced last Tuesday that he directed the House Judiciary, Oversight, and Ways and Means committees to lead a formal impeachment inquiry into the president.
During a closed-door meeting in the House last Thursday, the chairmen of the committees, Jim Jordan, James Comer, and Jason Smith presented the developments in their investigations since the last Republican conference meeting in July.
According to the handout reviewed by the New York Post, the committee chairs outlined the recent allegations concerning Biden’s role in his son Hunter’s business dealings when he was vice president as well as the Justice Department’s possible cover-up in the yearslong investigation into Hunter’s taxes.
Oversight Chairman James Comer discussed his plan to subpoena the bank records of Hunter and the president’s brother James Biden. He told his GOP colleagues that the Oversight Committee plans to hold a public hearing later this month.
California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa told reporters after the briefing that the House should not pursue impeachment until all of the evidence is in place.
Last Wednesday, Chairmen Comer, Smith, and Jordan also briefed a group of Senate Republicans on the House’s impeachment inquiry, NBC News reported.
During the briefing, which lasted less than an hour, the chairmen laid out their planned timeline and process for the inquiry, according to one senator who attended.
North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer told reporters after the briefing that while the chairmen hope the process moves quickly, some of the senators warned that a swift inquiry could discredit the process in the eyes of the public.
Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-SD) told reporters that there are “legitimate questions” about the Biden family’s foreign business dealings that need to be answered, but added that the House will likely “get stonewalled” by the Biden administration.
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