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James Comer Says Appointment Of Special Counsel Saved Bidens

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Kentucky Republican Rep. James Comers believes that the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden actually saved the Biden family.

The House Oversight Committee Chairman spoke to former Fox News host Eric Bolling on Newsmax where he said Republicans were about to drop the hammer on the entire Biden family until Garland appointed David Weiss as special counsel.

“What a joke,” the Congressman said. “This is an attorney general who has lost the confidence of the American people. He has done more to damage our justice system than any human being in recent memory. And here we are on the Oversight Committee – for all practical purposes have been the special counsel – for the past six months. We’ve produced more evidence than anyone that’s supposedly investigating this criminal activity by the Biden family.”

“And right as we get to the point to where we’ve traced it to Joe Biden and we’re at a position where we can win in court to fight their attorneys and get their actual personal bank records, he comes out with this,” he said. “This is another attempt to try to obstruct. They’re going to try to use this in court when they say, ‘No, we can’t give the Oversight Committee our bank records because there’s an ongoing investigation by David Weiss.”

It is a fact that the day before the special counsel was announced Rep. Comer said he was prepared to subpoena the entire Biden family.

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Comer spoke to Fox News host Maria Bartiromo and said that subpoenas could be in the Biden family’s future.

“This is always going to end with the Bidens coming in front of the committee. We are going to subpoena the family. We know that this is going to end up in court when we subpoena the Bidens,” he said.

“So we’re putting together a case, and I think we’ve done that very well. We’ve shown the bank records,” he said.

“If I had subpoenaed Joe and Hunter Biden the first day I became chairman of the committee, it would have been tied up in court and the judge would have eventually thrown it out,” the representative said.

“We have put together a case that I think would stand up in any court of law in America,” he said. “We want to talk to about three or four more associates first. We’ve been communicating with a couple of them.

“We’re trying to bring them in just like we did Devin Archer for a transcribed interview.,” the representative said. “If they don’t come in voluntarily, then they’ll be subpoenaed.

“It’s very difficult. You know how hard the Democrats tried to get Donald Trump. So this is very difficult,” he said.

Even CNN anchor Jake Tapper said Republican questions about it had “merit.”

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“I think there are some legitimate questions about this whole situation. First of all, I do think it’s fair to question why would U.S. Attorney Weiss be appointed to special counsel. Usually, a special counsel comes– is an outside attorney. Now, it has happened before, Durham came from inside, and the attorney general has the right to do that, but it is odd,” the anchor said Friday on “CNN News Central.”

“This plea deal was picked apart by the judge. So, one could ask, why would you stick with the U.S. attorney if he, you know, this was a failure, a colossal failure? The two sides had not even agreed upon what was in that plea deal. And then I think there are questions about whether or not it was harsh enough, this plea deal,” he said.

“I think there are some legitimate questions about this whole situation. First of all, I do think it’s fair to question why would U.S. Attorney Weiss be appointed to special counsel. Usually, a special counsel comes– is an outside attorney. Now, it has happened before, Durham came from inside, and the attorney general has the right to do that, but it is odd,” the anchor said.

“This plea deal was picked apart by the judge. So, one could ask, why would you stick with the U.S. attorney if he, you know, this was a failure, a colossal failure? The two sides had not even agreed upon what was in that plea deal. And then I think there are questions about whether or not it was harsh enough, this plea deal,” he said.

“This move makes it seem as though, well, maybe the whistleblowers were right. Maybe what they were alleging is true, and he couldn’t charge whatever he wanted to charge, and now he does. So I do have a lot of questions about that, and I do think some of the political questions being raised by Republicans have merit,” he said.

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