Political Theater At Its Finest: James Comer And Jamie Raskin Spar, Leaving Hearing In Chaos (See It Here!)

By Alan Hume | Friday, 19 April 2024 01:50 PM
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During a House Oversight Committee hearing on Wednesday, a heated exchange ensued between Republican Representative James Comer of Kentucky and Democratic Representative Jamie Raskin of Maryland, centered around the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.

The hearing, titled "Defending America from the Chinese Communist Party's Political Warfare, Part I," saw Raskin launch an attack on the impeachment inquiry, which was formally opened by the House in December.

Raskin claimed that the inquiry was based on an FBI FD-1023 form released by Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, which he said had been "obviously dropped." Comer, however, refuted this claim, stating it was "simply not true."

The impeachment inquiry into Biden revolves around his family's business dealings, with the House approving a resolution to formally open the inquiry in a 221-212 vote. Comer presented bank records and other documents indicating that the Bidens had received millions of dollars from Chinese firms.

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Comer challenged Raskin, asking, "Are you saying the bank statements are Russian disinformation, that the Bidens took $9,000 from China?" Raskin responded by dismissing the significance of the bank statements, stating they "don't show anything other than there was no crime."

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Comer also presented a June 2018 email from a bank money laundering investigator expressing concern about Hunter Biden's business dealings. He questioned Raskin, "So it's okay, as Tony Bobulinski said, for China to bribe Joe Biden's family with $9 million?" Raskin countered this claim, calling it a "lie that's been discredited."

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Raskin has been accused of attempting to "smear and defame" Bobulinski, a former business associate of Hunter Biden who has cooperated with the House Oversight Committee's probe. Comer concluded his remarks by criticizing Raskin's focus on Russia and Trump, stating, "It's disturbing. You need therapy, Mr. Raskin."

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