President Biden lied to the American people about his son Hunter Biden’s “shady” business dealings, Rep. James Comer (R-KY) said on the “Todd Starnes Show” Monday.
The Republican from Kentucky will lead the House investigation into the “Biden family influence peddling” with whistleblower testimony and Hunter’s infamous laptop, noting “there is evidence that Joe Biden benefited directly from Hunter Biden.”
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Comer told host Todd Starnes the White House, which previously claimed the laptop was “Russian disinformation,” now claims it was tampered with, which CBS News refuted in a new report Monday.
The House oversight investigation will specifically look into Biden’s “bank violations and bank records,” Comer said.
“Now, remember, the bank violations, those suspicious activity reports, they were available to congressional committees prior to Joe Biden becoming president. One of the first things Joe Biden did in the dark of night was he changed rules to where Congress couldn’t have access to those suspicious activity reports,” Comer explained. “We didn’t know why then. We know now because his family had 150 of them.”
Comer said they know exactly what to look for in the bank records and Democrats investigating former President Trump set the precedence to do it.
“Remember, the Democrats on the House Oversight Committee sued and won to get the president, President Trump’s tax returns and bank records. So this is something the Democrats have set a precedence for. I never did criticize them for suing to get the president’s financial record, President Trump’s financial records, because I knew that someday, you know, there would be an opportunity to get another president’s bank records if that president was considered to be shady. And that’s what we have now with Biden,” Comer said.
“We have the opportunity to look for specific information. This isn’t a fishing expedition, as some in the media would suggest,” he added. “We know exactly what to look for. And now Catherine Herridge and CBS knows exactly what we’re looking for.”
LISTEN TO THE FULL INTERVIEW WITH REP. COMER BELOW:
STARNES: [00:33:08] I want to go right to the Patriot Mobile Newsmaker Line. Honored to have with us from the first congressional district in the great commonwealth of Kentucky, Congressman James Comer. Congressman, first, congratulations on reelection and it looks like you’ve got…you’re going to have a very, very busy next couple of years. [00:33:28][19.2]
COMER: [00:33:29] It’s going to be very busy. Thank you for the congratulations. And we’re ready to get started on day one in January. [00:33:35][5.7]
STARNES: [00:33:36] It was interesting to hear Catherine Herridge, my former fox colleague. She’s now at CBS News, CBS News looks like they are going full, full throttle on this story involving Hunter Biden and the laptop. Congressman, how important is it for us to get to the bottom of all of this? [00:33:53][16.9]
COMER: [00:33:54] It’s very important. And I think you saw CBS give a hint of that today. And what I’ve enjoyed seeing from the mainstream media is since the press conference on Thursday, other than the conservative media outlets and now CBS, the mainstream media has dismissed our investigation. They said that this is retaliation. They said this is not what the voters want. They’re worried about how Republicans are going to be received, focusing on investigating potential corruption. And then the key from the White House, they started to say, well, that that laptop in the beginning, they said the laptop was Russian disinformation. Then they say, well, the laptop has been tampered, tampered with. There were files that were put on there. Well, now, CBS came out today and said, no, this is, in fact, 100% authentic. And I think that if that didn’t give the mainstream media and this White House pause to reflect on how they’ve been spinning our investigation, then it should, because CBS is going all in on this now that they see the crimes and the severity of the influence peddling. And remember in that tweet that Catherine Herridge put out and the one that the clip from CBS News her, she had a one line in there, she said, and there is evidence that Joe Biden benefited directly from Hunter Biden. Now, remember that is the key to the investigation and that’s why we’re investigating this. [00:35:30][96.3]
STARNES: [00:35:30] So this ultimately could be worse for the president, for the president than his own son? [00:35:35][5.0]
COMER: [00:35:37] It could be. You know, we don’t have to prove Hunter Biden’s a crook. And the media is trying to say, oh, this is the Republicans picking on poor Hunter. He had a drug problem. You know, in the beginning they said it was not his laptop. Now they know, you know, now that it was tampered, now they know 100% of what we have is legitimate. CBS just confirmed that an hour ago. Now they’re going to say, well, you know, the president didn’t benefit directly from it. Well, that’s not what CBS just reported. And I know exactly what they’re looking at. Again, I said this in the press conference. Obviously, we can’t show some of the texts and emails because we have whistleblowers that confirmed that they received emails and texts from Hunter Biden saying that, you know, I’m having to keep my dad up. You know, this is very expensive. When asked, you know, why do we need more money? Well, it’s very expensive keeping my father up. So, you know, there’s president’s…in the emails. There’s evidence that would lead one to believe if Hunter Biden is telling the truth, that he spent a lot of money paying for his dad’s everyday living expenses, that’s a problem because Hunter Biden’s only source of income was from influence peddling. [00:36:50][72.8]
STARNES: [00:36:51] If, in fact, all of these charges prove proved to be true against the president. I mean, what sort of liability is he facing the president? [00:37:01][10.2]
COMER: [00:37:02] I mean, I wouldn’t want to be Joe Biden. Now, remember, he lied to the American people, said he had no knowledge of his son’s business dealings. Now we’ve showed pictures and emails and proved that to be a complete lie. Now, he’s saying he didn’t benefit directly from Hunter’s shady business dealings. Well, according to his son’s correspondence, he benefited greatly by the Biden family influence peddling. That’s why the two things and I’m being very transparent with the American people and the media on this, the two things that we’re looking for in the House oversight investigation of Biden family influence peddling are the bank violations and the bank records. Now, remember, the bank violations, those suspicious activity reports, they were available to congressional committees prior to Joe Biden becoming president. One of the first things Joe Biden did in the dark of night was he changed rules to where Congress couldn’t have access to those suspicious activity reports. We didn’t know why then. We know now because his family had 150 of them. Then the second thing are the bank records. Because. We know specifically what to look for that Hunter Biden was paying for for his father. Now, you say, well, the bank records shouldn’t be made available to the House Oversight Committee. Remember, the Democrats on the House Oversight Committee sued and won to get the president, President Trump’s tax returns and bank records. So this is something the Democrats have set a precedence for. I never did criticize them for suing to get the president’s financial record, President Trump’s financial records, because I knew that someday, you know, there would be an opportunity to get another president’s bank records if that president was considered to be shady. And that’s what we have now with Biden. We have the opportunity to look for specific information. This isn’t a fishing expedition, as some in the media would suggest. We know exactly what to look for. And now Catherine Herridge and CBS knows exactly what we’re looking for. [00:39:06][124.1]
STARNES: [00:39:06] I’ve got 30 seconds here. Kevin McCarthy said there was nothing that Biden has done that he’s seen that is impeachable. Has McCarthy seen the evidence that you guys have or do you think he’s going to change his tune there? [00:39:18][12.1]
COMER: [00:39:19] No, he hasn’t seen the evidence. This is one thing I appreciate Leader McCarthy’s letting us and letting me as chairman have the, you know, the leeway to conduct our own investigation. Now, you know, one thing that is going to be proven without a shadow of a doubt is that Joe Biden lied significantly about his involvement with the shady business dealings. Now, whether it was illegal or not, you know, we’ll let the we’ll let the people with the Judiciary Committee and the conference as a whole decide on that. [00:39:54][35.4]
STARNES: [00:39:55] Congressman, we’re going to leave it there. Got to break for the top of the hour. News. Appreciate the great work. And I know we’ll be talking quite a bit down the road. God bless you, sir. [00:40:03][8.1]
COMER: [00:40:04] Thank you. [00:40:04][0.3]