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House Republicans are keeping their promise to conduct thorough investigations into the Biden administrator

House Republicans are keeping their promise to conduct thorough investigations into the Biden administrator

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House Republicans continue their campaign a promise to investigate the Biden administration, as subcommittees are already launching extensive investigations into President Biden, his family and areas of his presidency just days after he was formally sworn into the 118th Congress.

Lawmakers were sworn into the new Congress less than two weeks ago, after a week-long battle with several votes to hand Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaker hammer.

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Republicans under House Speaker Kevin McCarthy are opening several lines of inquiry into the Biden administration. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Now, with McCarthy at the helm as speaker of the House, top Republican lawmakers have taken their committee chairs and are already getting to work.

House Judiciary Committee

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, has vowed to investigate allegations of politicization and bias at the FBI and Justice Department as soon as it is clear that the GOP will have a majority in the House of Representatives and the power to issue subpoenas.

On Friday, Jordan launched his first formal investigation into the president’s “mishandling” of classified records and the Justice Department’s investigation into the matter.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan said his first investigation would be into classified documents found at Biden's home and former office.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan said his first investigation would be into classified documents found at Biden’s home and former office.
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After a second stash of classified documents was discovered in the garage of Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, Attorney General Merrick Garland escalated the ongoing Justice Department review to a formal special investigation and tapped former U.S. Attorney Robert Hurr to lead the investigation.

The first documents were discovered at the Washington, D.C., offices of the Penn Biden Center think tank on Nov. 2, 2022. Additional classified documents were discovered at Biden’s home in Delaware over the weekend, the White House counsel’s office said.

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Jordan questions not only the “mishandling” and “unauthorized possession” of classified documents by Biden, but also the “circumstances” of Hur’s appointment as special counsel.

Jordan questioned the alleged cover-up by the Justice Department, especially since the White House acknowledged that the first batch of classified records were discovered at the Penn Biden Center in November 2022 — before the midterm elections — and were not made public until January.

President Biden and his staff may soon be forced to answer questions about classified documents found in Biden's home and office.

President Biden and his staff may soon be forced to answer questions about classified documents found in Biden’s home and office.
(Adam Schultz/The White House via AP, File)

“It is unclear when the Department first learned of the existence of these documents and whether it actively withheld this information from the public in the run-up to the 2022 election,” Jordan wrote in a letter to Garland notifying him of the commission’s decision to investigate in Friday. “It is also unclear what interactions, if any, the Department had with President Biden or his representatives regarding his mishandling of classified material.” The Department’s actions here appear to depart from how it has acted in similar circumstances.”

Robert Hurr was appointed special prosecutor to investigate the presence of classified documents found at President Joe Biden's home in Wilmington and an office in Washington.

Robert Hurr was appointed special prosecutor to investigate the presence of classified documents found at President Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington and an office in Washington.
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Jordan says the FBI’s unprecedented raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in August 2022, in which agents seized classified documents, shows there is a double standard in government.

Jordan pointed to the “publicly available evidence of President Trump’s willing cooperation” and said Garland “personally approved the decision to seek a warrant for excessive and unprecedented access to his private residence.”

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At the time, Biden criticized Trump for being “irresponsible” for keeping classified documents.

Attorney General Merrick Garland has been accused of a double standard when it comes to investigating classified documents held by President Biden and former President Trump.

Attorney General Merrick Garland has been accused of a double standard when it comes to investigating classified documents held by President Biden and former President Trump.
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Jordan also successfully created a new Judiciary Subcommittee – the Select Subcommittee on Armaments of the Federal Government – ​​which he will chair.

Jordan’s subcommittee is now expected to investigate not only how the executive branch collected information on American citizens, but also how it worked with other authorities — including private sector companies — to “facilitate actions against American citizens.”

House Oversight Committee

House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., is leading an investigation into the Biden family’s domestic and international business dealings.

Comer said investigating how the Bidens “spread influence and access around the world for profit” was a “top priority” for the new GOP House majority.

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Specifically, Comer is leading an investigation into the president’s son, Hunter Biden, and Big Tech’s suppression of damaging information about Biden family businesses ahead of the 2020 election.

Congressman James Comer is chairman of the House Oversight Committee in the new GOP majority.

Congressman James Comer is chairman of the House Oversight Committee in the new GOP majority.
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Comer has already written to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen requesting details about questionable business dealings involving Hunter Biden, his associates and other members of the Biden family that have been flagged by US financial institutions.

The lawmaker also sent letters Wednesday to former top Twitter executives Joel Roth, Vijaya Gade and James Baker, inviting them to participate in a committee hearing the week of Feb. 6 to investigate their “role in suppressing Americans’ access to information about The Biden family on Twitter shortly before the 2020 elections.”

Fox News first reported in December 2020 that Hunter Biden was a subject/target of the grand jury investigation, a well-placed government source told Fox News. According to the source, a “target” means there is a “high probability that this person has committed a crime,” while a “subject” is someone they “don’t know for sure” has committed a crime.

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A source familiar with the investigation said the suspicious activity reports (SARs) involved funds from “China and other foreign countries.”

President Biden waves to his son Hunter Biden after attending mass at a Catholic church

President Biden waves to his son Hunter Biden after attending Mass at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Johns Island, South Carolina, on August 13, 2022.
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Trump-appointed Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss is leading the federal investigation into Hunter Biden. Sources told Fox News last fall that federal investigators were weighing whether to charge Hunter with various tax and foreign lobbying violations, false statements and more.

President Biden has repeatedly denied speaking with Hunter about his business dealings. He also denied after the 2020 campaign that he had any knowledge of or involvement in his son’s business ventures.

After the midterm elections, President Biden wished House Republicans “good luck” if they follow through on their pledge to use the GOP majority to investigate his son.

“Good luck in your senior year, as my coach used to say,” Biden joked. “Look, I think the American public wants us to go ahead and get things done for them.”

He added: “Look, I can’t control what they’re going to do, all I can do is keep trying to make life better for the American people.”

The House of Representatives of China

Last year, McCarthy announced he would create a Select Committee on China and chose Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., to chair the panel, which is to focus on threats posed by the Chinese Communist Party to U.S. national security.

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Red flags fly in front of the Great Hall of the People on March 4, 2022 in Beijing, China.

Red flags fly in front of the Great Hall of the People on March 4, 2022 in Beijing, China.
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House Republicans and Democrats joined forces and voted overwhelmingly to create the new committee.

While the commission’s work will not focus specifically on the president or his son, it will focus on how the Biden administration is approaching threats posed by the CCP.

McCarthy touted the GOP’s work in his first week as speaker in an appearance on Fox News Channel, calling it “very productive” and citing investigations, committee work and the passage of legislation that rolled back more than $70 billion introduced under the an inflation cut that would allow the IRS to hire tens of thousands of employees over the next decade.

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Internal Revenue Service Federal Building Washington, DC

Internal Revenue Service Federal Building Washington, DC
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Responding specifically to the investigation into Biden’s mishandling of classified documents, McCarthy said, “we’re going to get to the bottom of this, no matter how long it takes and how hard we have to fight.”

“There’s one thing that I think, I hope, the American public understood by watching the race for speaker: I’m never going to give up,” the House speaker said. “It means I will never give up on you knowing the truth.”

Kelly Lako and Peter Kasperovich of Fox News contributed to this report.


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