(Republican Party News) – The folks who are connected to the Biden family corruption investigations and scandals thought they would escape completely and totally unscathed, not having to worry about revealing secrets that might incriminate the president, his son Hunter Biden, or even themselves. Well, they just got a rude awakening thanks to House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer. The Kentucky Republican has issued a series of subpoenas to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, along with several other officials from the Department of Homeland Security and even a few members of the Secret Service.
This is what it looks like to drain the swamp. It’s good to see Republicans exposing the truth and hopefully holding lawbreakers accountable for their actions. Whereas the left is desperately throwing all kinds of questionable charges at Trump in the multiple indictments he’s facing, Republicans in Congress are actually uncovering legitimate illegal activity that our current commander-in-chief was likely involved with.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the difference between Democrats and true Republicans.
As per Froilan Bersamina, journalist for The Western Journal, “The subpoenas are part of an investigation into allegations that the Secret Service tipped off the Biden transition team about a planned interview of Hunter Biden in connection with a tax probe in 2020, Fox News reported. In total, six subpoenas were sent out, including one to Mayorkas for documents and five for depositions. Two of these depositions were directed toward Secret Service officials, and the remaining three were aimed at DHS officials, according to the report.”
The Oversight Committee has brought accusations of being involved in a cover-up against the Justice Department related to the activities of the Biden family, going so far as to suggest that DHS, while under the leadership of its current head honcho, Mayorkas, also took part in the cover-up.
“The Department of Justice initiated the Biden family coverup, and now DHS, under the leadership of Secretary Mayorkas, is complicit in it,” the committee went on to say in the post. “IRS whistleblowers provided testimony regarding alleged misconduct during the Hunter Biden criminal investigation, including FBI HQ tipping off Secret Service HQ and the Biden transition team about the planned Hunter Biden interview.”
🚨 SIX SUBPOENAS 🚨
The Department of Justice initiated the Biden family coverup, and now DHS, under the leadership of Secretary Mayorkas, is complicit in it.
IRS whistleblowers provided testimony regarding misconduct during the Hunter Biden criminal investigation, including… pic.twitter.com/mM6enNSwXP
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) September 5, 2023
“These allegations stem from IRS whistleblowers who provided testimony regarding misconduct during the Hunter Biden criminal investigation, specifically concerning the one involving the Federal Bureau of Investigation and its potential bias,” Bersamina wrote.
“The Department of Homeland Security is obstructing our investigation by muzzling the Secret Service from providing a response to Congress,” the committee chairman remarked in a news release. “The American people deserve transparency, not obstruction.”
There were a number of specific people who were also targeted in the subpoenas, such as: K. Shiek Pal, the director of oversight for DHS’ Office of Legislative Affairs; Zephranie Buetow, assistant secretary to OLA; Stephen Jonas, DHS senior adviser to the general counsel; Vincent Tutoni, assistant director of the Secret Services’ Intergovernmental and Legislative Affairs office; and David McKeown, the acting special agent in charge of the congressional affairs program for the Secret Service.
An official who serves in the DHS issued a response to the allegations from the House Oversight Committee, doing what all good lapdogs do in these situations: deny, deny, deny. The official said the agency has not been involved in any obstruction of the investigation and revealed they were working to provide a response to the inquiries from the committee before the subpoenas were issued.
Comer, in a letter sent to Mayorkas, declared, “This is only one example of a systemic problem throughout the investigation that allowed Hunter Biden to avoid accountability and answering difficult questions about the source of his income, the legality of his actions, and the people who worked with and benefitted from his worldwide efforts to peddle access to his father.”
Several whistleblowers have come forward and provided testimony to the committee saying the Secret Service was given inside information about the planned interview of Hunter Biden in December 2020, which then led to the Biden transition team receiving notification of the interview, and thus the whole thing ultimately not happening.
Back in June, the Oversight Committee, working in partnership with several other committees, issued a request for interviews with relevant agency employees. But then there were “uncharacteristic delay and opacity” in the response received from the Secret Service, Comer noted in his letter addressed to Mayorkas.
Comer also asserted that the DHS Office of Legislative Affairs was telling the Secret Service to “withhold” their response, which he claims is an obstruction of a congressional investigation.
“Comer detailed the ongoing communication between the committee and the Secret Service, highlighting that responsive documents and testimony were not provided as requested,” The Western Journal reported.
The committee chairman also divulged his concern over various discrepancies that were found in the responses issued by the Secret Service, which led to him making a call for further information about the efforts of the DHS to keep them from receiving a response from the Secret Service.
🚨BREAKING: James Comer subpoenas Mayorkas, Secret Service over tip-off of 2020 Hunter Biden tax probe interview pic.twitter.com/iCDnx3kWvr
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) September 5, 2023
“DHS OLA’s decision to instruct the Secret Service not to provide this response appears to constitute obstruction of a Congressional investigation, and the attached subpoenas require the immediate and full cooperation of DHS,” Comer’s letter continued.
The official with DHS offered a counter response to Comer’s claims, stating that the agency he serves has done nothing but follow the appropriate set of procedures for giving responses to congressional inquiries, while also making sure to protect law enforcement sensitivities, current ongoing investigations, privacy, privilege issues and response consistency.
“These reviews are a normal and necessary step in the process to ensure protection of law enforcement sensitivities, matters relating to ongoing investigations, privacy and privilege issues, consistency in our responses, and more,” the official stated.
Didn’t Biden say his administration would be more transparent? What happened to that campaign promise?
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