Lawmakers and pundits are gearing up for what some hope to be “very big day for the American people” on Wednesday, as the House Oversight Committee prepares to release never-before-seen documents related to Hunter Biden’s alleged influence peddling and financial crimes. Rep. James Comer (R-KY), who sits on the committee, teased the release of the documents during Sunday’s appearance on Fox News.
“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,” Comer explained. “This is not just about the president’s son. This is about the entire Biden family, including the president of the United States.”
According to Comer, the committee has spent the past hundred days poring over bank documents, using subpoena power to obtain them, and meeting with former associates of the Bidens in their different influence-peddling schemes. They claim to have evidence of numerous crimes committed by Hunter Biden, including potential money laundering and unregistered foreign lobbying.
“We know exactly what this family was doing, and by all accounts from the media reports that we’re getting, what they’re looking at charging Hunter Biden on is a slap on the wrist. It’s a drop in the bucket,” Comer said. “So Wednesday will be a very big day for the American people in getting the facts presented to them so that they can know the truth and then the Department of Justice can finally do what they should have done years ago.”
Last Wednesday it was reported that prosecutors are nearing a decision on whether to indict Hunter on charges related to tax fraud and firearms, marking the conclusion of a four-year investigation. Lawyers for Hunter held a meeting with officials from the Department of Justice to discuss the ongoing investigation. The meeting was attended by officials from the tax division of the DOJ and the Delaware US Attorney’s office, headed by David Weiss.
Hunter’s legal team had reached out to the Justice Department in recent weeks asking for an update on the case. The FBI and the IRS initiated an investigation into Hunter Biden’s business dealings in China and Ukraine, including allegations of money laundering and tax fraud.
Many people have long accused the Bidens of profiting off of Joe Biden’s political career, particularly during his time as vice president under Barack Obama. They claim that Hunter Biden, who had no prior experience in the industries he worked in, was hired by foreign companies and governments in exchange for access to his father.
While the Bidens have denied any wrongdoing, many in D.C. have seized on the opportunity to call for the President’s impeachment or resignation.
It remains to be seen what impact the release of the documents will have on public opinion or the Department of Justice’s ongoing investigation into Hunter’s finances. Many Democrats, however, have continued to dismiss and ignore the allegations, calling them a partisan attack.