(RightWing.org) – House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) spoke with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Monday, July 24, and opened a door into a subject that many conservative lawmakers have anticipated: He told the media personality House Republicans would soon have enough evidence to open an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.
In a follow-up interview with Fox News Digital on Tuesday, the House leader said an impeachment inquiry would allow Congress the leverage to obtain information that committee leaders argue Biden’s investigative agencies are withholding from them. Speaking with reporters at the capitol later, McCarthy added that actions already witnessed by several committees, “withholding the agencies from being able to work with us,” could merit raising Congressional action “to the level of an impeachment inquiry.” He held a press conference clarifying his remarks on Tuesday evening.
Access to Information
Hunter Biden and Biden family business dealings continue to be the investigative targets of the House Ways and Means, Oversight, and Judiciary Committees. Each of those groups has experienced roadblocks in obtaining documents or testimony they have sought because of ongoing IRS and Justice Department investigations that preclude sharing evidence with Congress.
One case in point is a pivotal FBI FD-1023 form, which documented statements from a confidential human source (CHS) alleging bribes to the Bidens. As a matter of policy, to protect a CHS and the often ongoing informative relationship, the Justice Department (DOJ) does not release FD-1023 forms. The DOJ also pointed out the forms contain unsubstantiated information, and suspicious details may become innocuous in context missing from individual statements.
On Thursday, July 20, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) publicly released one of the embattled FD-1023 forms.
Cooperation Is Key
Speaking to Fox News Digital on Tuesday, McCarthy insisted, “The people of America have a right to know what went on.” He claimed President Biden lied when he told the public he and his family had not received money from China. The Speaker also said credible whistleblowers from the IRS and the FBI claimed the Bidens received preferential treatment during investigations.
Faced with mounting allegations and blocked from access to investigative information that other agencies had already obtained, McCarthy reasoned Congress might need to use an impeachment inquiry to gain access to documents and discover the truth, following questions to their logical conclusions.
McCarthy has found broad support for an impeachment inquiry among conservative lawmakers, especially in the Freedom Caucus. Former Freedom Caucus member Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) also strongly supports the move, saying, “We must impeach Joe Biden.”
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