House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer said Thursday that indicting Hunter Biden on federal gun charges is a “very small start,” while calling on Special Counsel David Weiss to “investigate all involved” in alleged “fraud schemes and influence peddling” by the Biden family.
Comer’s comments come shortly after Hunter Biden was indicted on federal gun charges stemming from the Weiss investigation.
Biden accused of making false statements to buy firearms; making a false statement related to information required to be kept by a federally licensed firearms dealer; and one count of possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user or addict of a controlled substance.
HUNTER BIDEN INDICATED ON FEDERAL GUN CHARGES
These are the first cases filed by Weiss against the first child since he was granted special counsel status last month.
“The Justice Department’s sweetheart plea deal fell through after a federal judge refused to rubberstamp it,” Comer told Fox News Digital. “Mountains of evidence reveal that Hunter Biden may have committed multiple crimes and the American people expect the Justice Department to apply the law accordingly.”
“Today’s charges are a very small start, but unless US Attorney Weiss investigates everyone involved in the fraud and influence peddling schemes, President Biden’s DOJ is clearly protecting Hunter Biden and the big man, ” said Comer.
Comer, along with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan and House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith are running the formal impeachment inquiry of the House of Representatives against President Biden.
House Republicans are investigating Hunter Biden’s business deals and President Biden’s alleged involvement in business deals.
Some House Republicans reacted to the charges Thursday afternoon.
Rep. Darrell Issa posted on X: “Biden’s DOJ thinks you’re stupid.”
Questioned by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green on where more charges against Hunter Biden can be posted on X: “Where are the indictments for tax fraud, FARA abuse, money laundering, and sex trafficking???
Rep. Eric Burlison posted: “The hunter accused is a sacrificial lamb Joe and the Deep State hope will be enough to distract the American people from all their crimes. Don’t fall for it. We want the ‘Big Guy. ‘”
“What are the odds that Hunter Biden was indicted on felony gun charges 6 days before AG Garland testified before Congress? I’m sure it’s just a coincidence,” posted Rep. Troy Nehls of X.
Attorney General Garland is scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee this Sept. 20 at 10:00 am
As the next step in the impeachment inquiry, a source familiar with the matter told Fox News Digital that Comer will now seek bank records from personal and business accounts belonging to the president’s son Hunter and his brother. that is James.
HUNTER IS COMING, JAMES BIDEN PERSONAL BANK RECORDS AS NEXT STEP IN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY
The source said Comer will also seek additional transcribed interviews with Hunter Biden’s business associates, including Eric Schwerin and Rob Walker.
The source also told Fox News Digital that the House Oversight Committee may hold a public hearing related to the investigation in the coming weeks, but a witness for the expected hearing has not yet been decided.
Meanwhile, the charges against Hunter Biden come after an original plea deal collapsed in July. Hunter Biden is expected to plead guilty in July to two misdemeanor tax counts of willful failure to pay federal income tax as part of a plea deal to avoid prison time on a felony gun charge.
Hunter Biden was forced to plead not guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges and one felony gun charge.
Attorney General Merrick Garland has tapped Weiss to serve as special counsel with jurisdiction over the Hunter Biden investigation and any other issues that arise, or may arise, related to this investigation.
The White House declined to comment.