House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said during an interview this week that the Republican-controlled chamber is moving closer toward an impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden over allegations that he accepted millions of dollars in bribes from foreign countries.
McCarthy’s remarks come after Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) released an FBI-generated FD-1023 form last week in which a human confidential source told the FBI that Burisma co-founder and CEO Mykola Zlochevsky claimed that he was “coerced” by the then-Vice President Biden and his son into paying millions of dollars in bribes in exchange for their help in pressuring Ukraine to fire a prosecutor who was investigating Burisma.
“The FBI kept this from the IRS,” McCarthy told Fox News host Sean Hannity. “So, not only do they claim that they were bribed, we now find information that 16 out of 17 payments from Romania were provided to the Biden shell companies while he was vice president.”
McCarthy noted that the alleged bribes to the Biden family have come from countries like Ukraine, Russia, Romania, and China because those countries have public corruption problems.
“This is rising to the level of impeachment inquiry, which provides Congress the strongest power to get the rest of the knowledge and information needed,” McCarthy said, later adding: “I believe we will follow this all the way to the end. And this is going to rise to an impeachment inquiry the way the Constitution tells us to do this. And we have to get the answers to these questions.”
BREAKING: Kevin McCarthy has said President Biden's alleged involvement in shell companies reportedly surrounding Hunter Biden is "rising to the level of an impeachment inquiry." pic.twitter.com/sRPWeQQfL9
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The news comes as Hunter Biden’s former best friend, 48-year-old Devon Archer, who served as a director at Burisma, is expected to testify before the House Oversight Committee that Hunter Biden put his father on the phone roughly two dozen times as Hunter spoke to his foreign business partners or business investors.
“We are looking forward very much to hearing from Devon Archer about all the times he has witnessed Joe Biden meeting with Hunter Biden’s overseas business partners when he was vice president, including on speakerphone,” House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer (R-KY) said.