House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced on Tuesday that he is directing House committees to open a formal impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden. McCarthy cited serious and credible allegations of corruption against Biden as the reason for the inquiry. However, some left-leaning reporters have been defending Biden and claiming that there is no evidence of wrongdoing.
One such reporter is Farnoush Amiri from the Associated Press (AP). Amiri challenged McCarthy during a press conference, suggesting that there is no evidence to support the impeachment inquiry. McCarthy, however, shut her down by asking if she had questioned the White House about the recent revelations. He also asked her if she believed that Biden lied to the American public about never discussing business dealings with his son. Amiri could not answer these questions, which forced her to acknowledge that there is indeed evidence to support an impeachment inquiry.
McCarthy then went on to list some of the evidence that has been presented so far regarding Biden’s corruption and bribery schemes. House Republicans have reviewed 170 suspicious activity reports linked to the Biden family, and House Oversight Chairman James Comer identified nine Bidens who are implicated in the corruption. Bank records show that the Bidens and their associates received over $10 million from foreign nationals and their companies. Additionally, Senator Chuck Grassley released an FBI document that showed Biden’s involvement in a $10 million bribery scheme with the CEO of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company.
There is also video evidence of Joe Biden bragging about bribing Ukraine with $1 billion to have a Ukrainian prosecutor fired. This prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, was investigating corruption at Burisma, where Biden’s son Hunter served on the board. Devon Archer, a longtime friend and business associate of Hunter Biden, testified before the House Oversight Committee and provided further evidence of Biden’s involvement in corrupt activities. Archer revealed that Joe Biden participated in Hunter’s business meetings with foreign associates and that the Bidens’ involvement with Burisma gave the company a sense of protection from legal consequences.
The testimony also revealed that Burisma’s owner and an executive from the company pressured Hunter Biden to seek assistance from the US government in relation to Viktor Shokin’s investigation. Hunter Biden and his associates made calls to Washington, D.C., to discuss this matter, which potentially violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Furthermore, it was disclosed that Joe Biden had attended dinners and meetings with individuals linked to foreign energy companies, raising concerns about potential conflicts of interest and unauthorized use of his position as Vice President.
It is worth noting that the founder of Burisma, Mykola Zlochevsky, allegedly held audio tapes as insurance. These tapes included conversations with Hunter Biden and two with Joe Biden. These revelations provide strong evidence of corruption and wrongdoing by the Biden family, supporting the need for an impeachment inquiry.
The AP reporter’s attempt to defend Biden’s actions and downplay the evidence was effectively shut down by McCarthy, who reminded her of the facts and forced her to concede that there is ample evidence to warrant an impeachment inquiry. Despite these developments, it is clear that some reporters are still unwilling to acknowledge the gravity of the situation and continue to defend Biden. Nonetheless, McCarthy’s announcement and the evidence presented so far indicate that there are legitimate concerns about Biden’s conduct in office, which warrant further investigation.