They know Biden is failing and they don’t know what to do.
On Friday, the White House vehemently contested the legitimacy of an impeachment inquiry initiated by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives concerning the business dealings of President Joe Biden’s son. In an assertive letter penned by White House legal counsel Dick Sauber and addressed to the House Republicans leading the inquiry, Sauber argued that the entire probe lacked validity as it had not been authorized through a vote within the House. The letter, obtained by Reuters, accused Republicans of displaying an unwavering determination to impeach the president, alleging a series of transgressions, including the misrepresentation of facts, disregard for overwhelming evidence disproving their claims, and a shifting rationale for the inquiry itself.
According to Newsmax, in his correspondence to House Oversight Chairman James Comer and House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, Sauber expressed concern over what he perceived as a concerted effort to pursue impeachment at any cost. The letter read, “You appear so determined to impeach the president that you have misrepresented the facts, ignored the overwhelming evidence disproving your claims, and repeatedly shifted the rationale for your ‘inquiry.'”
In response to these allegations, Chairman James Comer, a Republican from Kentucky and head of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, urged President Biden to demonstrate transparency by allowing his current and former staff to testify before Congress regarding allegations of mishandling classified documents. Comer emphasized that such cooperation would not only address concerns but also underscore the administration’s commitment to openness and accountability.
The core accusation from Republicans centers on claims that President Biden personally benefited from the business dealings of his son, Hunter, during the latter’s tenure as vice president from 2009 to 2017. Notably, however, no concrete evidence of misconduct by President Biden himself has been unearthed. Undeterred, the White House remains steadfast in asserting the president’s innocence, contending that Republicans lack a substantive basis for initiating an impeachment inquiry.
Further complicating the situation, Sauber raised objections to recent subpoenas and demands for congressional testimony directed at various White House officials and members of the Biden family. Characterizing these requests as irresponsible, Sauber suggested that they were driven more by a desire to boost subpoena numbers than by any genuine investigative interest. This critique underscored the ongoing tension between the White House and Republicans, highlighting the increasingly acrimonious nature of the impeachment inquiry process.