Appearing for an interview on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends First,” Rep. James Comer (R-KY) discussed President Joe Biden’s classified document scandal and said that under investigation for allegedly “influence peddling with our adversaries.”
Rep. Comer began the discussion about Biden and his documents by saying that the National Archives would have to answer questions this week about the documents that have been found at the Biden Center think tank and in Biden’s Deleware home.
Continuing, he went on to note that it was not normal for vice presidents to have boxes of classified documents like President Biden did after being asked whether it was normal, saying “No, nothing that Joe Biden has done with respect to mishandling these classified documents is normal.”
Continuing, Rep. Comer then accused President Biden of “influence peddling with our adversaries,” saying:
“Take into consideration that he’s also being investigated for influence peddling with our adversaries around the world. And it’s even more concerning look, more information comes out every day, where his son, especially as well as his two brothers, have had shady business dealings with our adversaries around the world.”
Rep. Comer next expounded on how the Biden family’s influence peddling operation worked, saying:
“And part of what they would do when they would make a pitch to these shady characters in these foreign countries is prove to them that they actually had direct access to their brother and that they had direct access to people at the highest levels of our federal government.”
And, finally, he connected the influence peddling operation to the documents in order to explain why they’re so important, saying:
“So when we learned that Joe Biden had classified documents spread all over the place, and that Hunter Biden especially lived in his house where he had those classified documents, we became extra concerned. And that’s why this investigation is of the utmost importance for the United States Congress as well as the American people.”
Watch Rep. Comer here:
House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. James Comer (R-KY) sounds off on Biden's mishandling of classified documents. pic.twitter.com/rtcLptIutd
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After that discussion of influence peddling, the Fox News host asked “And that gets us to our next topic, several former Twitter executives are set to testify before the House Oversight Committee next week, on big Tech’s role in censoring the Hunter Biden laptop story. A lot of people, there’s a narrative out there saying, you know, we don’t care about Hunter Biden’s laptop, how are you going to switch that notion over to being like, ‘No, this isn’t just exactly about Hunter Biden, this is about the sitting president’?”
Responding, Comer said:
Yeah, this is an investigation of Joe Biden, the laptop happens to contain a significant amount of evidence that would not only implicate the Biden family in influence peddling, but it would also implicate the president of the United States, we want to have this hearing to begin with, to show the American people what evidence is on the laptop, we want to show the American people that the federal government tried to suppress this story, that the FBI, according to the Twitter files, and these three former Twitter employees, are gonna have an opportunity to explain exactly what happened, came in and misled big tech telling them that this was Russian disinformation. Now, I think it’s no secret, and we’ve heard this from Elon Musk that the overwhelming majority of Twitter employees, like all big tech employees, are overwhelmingly liberal, therefore, they’re biased. But my problem isn’t as much with big tech as it is with the federal government. You know, why was the federal government trying to suppress this story, and we want to go into the details of the laptop. But we’ve heard CBS, and they came out and said that they did a forensic audit and that the contents on the laptop are authentic. We know that several other networks like CNN, are finally getting on board expressing concern about what’s on the laptop. So we’re starting off from the very beginning, with this first hearing, which is the laptop, we’re going to prove that the government have tried to cover this up from day one, then we’re going to proceed, we’ll bring in some of the associates of the Biden family influence peddling schemes. And we’ll keep going to where we bring in people from the government to see what to what role exactly the president played in this influence peddling.
By: Will Tanner. Follow me on Twitter @Will_Tanner_1