United States House Republicans have launched a formal impeachment hearing on Thursday against President Joe Biden, promising to “provide accountability” as they probe the family finances and lucrative business dealings of his son, Hunter Biden.
According to AP, the chairmen of the Oversight, Judiciary, and Ways and Means committees used the opening hearing to review the constitutional and legal questions involved with impeachment.
They revealed links to Biden’s son Hunter’s overseas businesses, though key witnesses said they do not yet see hard evidence of impeachable offenses.
The Oversight chairman, Rep. James Comer, R-Ky, said the lawmakers have “a mountain of evidence” that will show that the elder Biden “abused his public office for his family’s financial gain.”
Hours after the hearing wrapped, Comer issued subpoenas for additional banking records from the personal and business accounts of Hunter Biden and the president’s brother, James Biden. He said the panel will continue to “follow the money and the evidence to provide accountability.”