Speaker of the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), played a video for his fellow party members today that detailed all the denials by President Joe Biden about his own conduct and his family’s conduct in their foreign business dealings. These denials in the video were then succeeded by news reports and an interview by Gary Shapley, an IRS whistleblower, that suggested otherwise.
Fox News Digital cited a source close to the Speaker who explained why the Speaker thought it necessary to distribute the video. “This video is what the speaker is using to educate the broader House Republican conference on the status of the Biden family investigation,” said the source. Mr. Biden and his family have been under the scrutiny of a congressional investigation over influence-peddling schemes since the Republicans took back the House last year.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) posted the video in question to Twitter alongside her commentary.
“THIS is why Jack Smith is abusing his power to arrest President Trump. The Communist Democrats are trying to win the ‘24 Presidential election by arresting the People’s president, President Trump in order to cover up Joe Biden’s REAL CRIMES,” the Georgia congresswoman’s social media post read.
THIS is why Jack Smith is abusing his power to arrest President Trump.
The Communist Democrats are trying to win the ‘24 Presidential election by arresting the People’s president, President Trump in order to cover up Joe Biden’s REAL CRIMES. pic.twitter.com/1rF64ZbcGm
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) July 18, 2023
The video begins with then-presidential candidate Joe Biden being asked whether his son’s involvement with Burisma was “inappropriate or unethical.” Biden replied, “Nothing was unethical.” The video then cut to a news announcement that Hunter Biden and James Biden, the latter being Joe’s brother, were under investigation over their foreign business dealings. The video then cuts to Joe Biden denying that his son made any money with respect to Hunter’s dealings with China. Then, it features a transition to an announcement that “there were more than 150 transactions involving either Hunter or James Biden’s global business affairs that were flagged as concerning by US banks for further review.”
These concerns included wire transfers of large amounts of money. The video then transitioned to a statement by the White House that President Biden “is confident his family did the right thing ” while emphasizing that these actions taken by his son and brother were “private matters” that do not involve him. The video cut to a statement by the IRS whistleblower, Gary Shapley, who testified that the IRS investigation into Biden’s son was done in a manner that was “outside the norm.”
The video then cuts to Joe Biden repeating his denial over his involvement in his family’s business dealings. This as the video pointed out was flatly contradicted by a text that Hunter Biden sent to a business partner about a business dealing that said “I am sitting here with my father…I will make certain that between the man sitting next to me and every person he knows…you will regret not following my direction. I am sitting here waiting for the call with my father.” The video ends with Shapley’s testimony that he was told to avoid any leads that could have led to implicating Joe Biden in his son’s business dealings even if they were necessary steps to the investigation.