Representative Dan Goldman (New York) criticized House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) for calling the investigation into President Biden's family a “house in the sand.”
Goldman also commented on new charges filed against the president's son Hunter Biden earlier this week.
Comer accused the Department of Justice (DOJ) of “unreasonable and unwarranted interference” in the case after he claimed the younger Biden was indicted “to protect” Biden from removal from committees. He placed the blame on the Republicans.
“The only reason I think Hunter Biden was indicted and indicted on these charges is that most people don't get prosecuted for gun charges and the tax charges would be settled civilly, but , due to unwarranted and inappropriate interference by Speaker Comer and House Republicans. It is an ongoing criminal investigation,” the New York congressman said Friday on CNN's The Read with Jake Tapper.
“But that's hardly a concern about his remarks,” he added.
After his interview with Comer, Tapper said he “didn't really understand” what the Kentucky senator was saying.
Mr. Goldman agreed, adding, “I think throughout the interview, for Chairman Comer, what's good is bad and what's bad is good.”
“This is a house in the sand with no evidence. Chairman Comer will only prove it,” he concluded.
Hunter Biden was indicted Thursday on new tax crimes in California. This is the second indictment brought by Special Counsel David Weiss as the investigation into financial transactions continues. Combined with previous tax and gun charges, he could face a total of 17 years in prison if convicted.
Following the indictment, Comer issued a statement He praised the IRS whistleblower who testified against Biden's son.
“The Department of Justice was caught trying to give Hunter an unprecedented sweetheart plea deal, and the charges filed against Hunter today are the result of an IRS whistleblower who bravely came forward,” he wrote on Twitter. written on known platforms).
Mr. Biden's lawyer, Abby Lowell, argued that the charges were politically motivated.
“Based on the facts and the law, had Mr. Hunter's last name been anything other than Biden, he would not have been charged in Delaware and now California,” he said in a statement.
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