(DCWatchdog.com) – US Rep. James Comer, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has blasted the investigation that President Joe Biden’s Justice Department is leading into First Son Hunter Biden as too mild.
According to Comer, any indictment of Hunter Biden based on the DOJ probe would only be a “slap on the wrist” of the president’s son.
The comments of the House Oversight Committee head come amid reports from news outlets, such as The Washington Post, that a multi-year federal investigation into the First Son on tax and gun violations could be close to an indictment decision.
Since he took over the House Oversight Committee, Comer has been subpoenaing bank and government records connected with the foreign business ventures of the Biden family.
Leaked materials from Hunter Biden’s so-called “laptop from hell” over the past 2-3 years and FBI documents accessed by some Republican US Senators have exposed suspicious dealings of the Bidens with entities from Communist China and Putin’s Russia.
“What they’re looking at charging Hunter Biden on is a slap on the wrist. It’s a drop in the bucket,” Comer declared in an interview with the Fox News program “Sunday Morning Futures,” as cited by The Hill.
He insisted that, before charging Hunter Biden with anything, the US Justice Department should wait for a press conference by the House Republicans on Wednesday when they would make public “all the information” amassed about the bank transactions of the Biden family.
Comer’s remarks also came after members of Congress had a meeting with an alleged Internal Revenue Service whistleblower, according to a CNN report.
The unnamed IRS employee claims to have evidence that the Justice Department has mishandled its investigation into Hunter Biden’s taxes.
“We reviewed documents from the legally protected whistleblower, highly credible whistleblower, that would implicate Joe Biden in a pay-for-play scheme, in trying to set up a deal to receive funds to him and his family, in exchange for foreign policy decisions,” Comer said.
He added that congressional Republicans had given the FBI a deadline until Wednesday to provide them with a document containing evidence of the alleged scheme.
“My message to the Department of Justice is very loud and clear. Do not indict Hunter Biden before Wednesday, when you have the opportunity to see the evidence that the House Oversight Committee will produce with respect to the web of LLCs, with respect to the number of adversarial countries that this family influence-peddled in,” Comer stated.
The report notes that President Joe Biden and his family have denied wrongdoing.
Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) said any indictment of Hunter Biden stemming from the federal investigation into him would be a “slap on the wrist,” as reports suggest investigators are nearing a decision on whether to charge the president’s son. https://t.co/YK6Yu8WkVG
— The Hill (@thehill) May 7, 2023