Oversight Chair Claims Joe Biden May Have Violated Foreign Agent Registration Laws, According to Testimony
Chairman James Comer of the House Oversight Committee has suggested that President Joe Biden may have violated the Foreign Agents Registrati...
Chairman James Comer's Allegations
Chairman James Comer of the House Oversight Committee has suggested that President Joe Biden may have violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Comer stated that testimony from Hunter Biden's former business partner, Devon Archer, during a closed-door hearing indicated potential FARA violations in the president's dealings with foreign nationals. Comer has discussed this issue in various TV interviews and social media posts.
Questions Raised by Representative James Comer
During an interview with Newsmax, Representative James Comer raised questions about whether Joe Biden violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Comer pointed out that Hunter Biden, Joe Biden's son, received millions of dollars from foreign nationals, and none of the individuals he was involved with were reputable business people. Comer also mentioned that these individuals were either under investigation or on the run in their home countries.
Overview of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA)
The content provided is about the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which requires individuals who are acting on behalf of foreign principals and engaged in political or specified activities to publicly disclose their relationship and financial transactions. The Department of Justice (DOJ) enforces FARA, and violations can result in criminal or civil penalties. Those who willfully violate FARA provisions could face up to five years in prison and significant fines. FARA cases have become more common in recent years.
Possible Charges Against Hunter Biden
Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, is facing the possibility of being charged with violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), according to prosecutors. This development comes as plea and pretrial diversion agreements related to alleged tax and gun crimes have encountered obstacles. Three Republican House chairmen, including Comer, are now urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide details about the arrangement.
Testimony Regarding Joe Biden's Knowledge
During a closed-door interview with the House Oversight Committee, a witness named Archer revealed that Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, had put his father on speaker phone about 20 times during meetings with business associates. Lawmakers claim that this was done to sell the "brand" and create the impression of access. Some lawmakers argue that Archer's testimony confirms that Joe Biden had knowledge of his son's business dealings, contradicting his previous statements denying involvement.
Response from Rep. Dan Goldman
Rep. Dan Goldman, a member of the panel who led the first Trump impeachment, has stated that Joe Biden's conversations were casual and focused on innocuous topics like the weather. He has also called for the release of the transcript, asserting that it does not suggest any financial benefit for Joe Biden from his son's dealings. The House Oversight Committee has announced that they will release the transcript after going through a process that involves receiving it from court reporters and allowing the witness to review it.
Potential Impeachment and Ukraine Connection
Conservative commentator Mark Levin suggests that the FARA (Foreign Agents Registration Act) thread could lead to a push for President Biden's impeachment. Joe Biden has previously claimed that he never spoke to his son, Hunter, about his business dealings. However, the White House now states that the elder Biden never did business with his son. The focus is now on Biden's Ukraine portfolio, as an alleged bribery scheme involving an executive from Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company that employed Hunter, has emerged. This scheme also involves a push to fire Ukraine's top prosecutor who was leading a corruption investigation into Burisma.
Accusations Against Joe Biden
Joe Biden is being accused of violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act due to his involvement in a deal with Burisma, a foreign agent from Ukraine. According to Congressman James Comer, Biden actively participated in the deal and provided benefits to the foreign agent. Comer also mentioned that Biden withheld American tax dollars in the form of foreign aid as leverage to pressure Ukraine into firing a prosecutor.