Earlier today, my colleague Jeff Charles reported on the call by Republican Senators for a Special Counsel investigation into the allegations surrounding Hunter Biden. As Jeff noted, “an increasing number of Republican senators are concerned that the Hunter Biden issue will be squashed if President Trump does not win re-election.”
Their counterparts in the House of Representatives are calling for a similar investigation via the House Intelligence Committee and Financial Services Committee. Earlier this morning, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer, who represents Missouri’s Third Congressional District (which also happens to be my own) took to Twitter to share his letter to the Chairs of both committees urging an investigation:
The letter is co-signed by eleven other Congressional members: Andy Barr (R-Ky), William Timmons (R-SC), Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga), Bill Huizenga (R-Mi), Alex X. Mooney (R-Md), Warren Davidson (R-Oh), Lee Zeldin (R-NY), French Hill (R-Ar), John Rose(R-Tn), Tom Emmer (R-Mn), and Mike Kelly (R-Pa).
It is directed to Maxine Waters (D-Ca), Chairwoman of the Financial Services Committee, and Adam Schiff (D-Ca), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, both of whom, no doubt are anxious to start digging into these troubling allegations.
Luetkemeyer begins by outlining the lengths to which those committees have gone to investigate President Trump and his family:
The House Financial Services Committee and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence initiated an expansive investigation into the financial records of President Donald Trump and his family. Chairwoman Waters, you have issued subpoenas to more than ten banks covering millions of pages of documents and devoted countless hours and taxpayer dollars to this investigation. The subpoenas requested a litany of financial information including every checking withdrawal, credit card swipe, or debit card purchase by every member of the Trump family.
He further notes that House Democrats have repeatedly asserted these investigations are not political nor partisan.
Luetkemeyer then notes that the same logic dictates a similar investigation into the allegations surrounding Joe and Hunter Biden (and other Biden family members):
Because you have dedicated the majority of your respective committees’ time and resources to investigating the Trump Administration, which you claim is neither partisan nor political in nature, you have a duty to the members of the committees and the American people we represent to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and Hunter Biden’s alleged connections to companies in China and Ukraine.
He then seals the letter with a kiss:
If your Committees truly are committed to investigating money laundering, an FBI probe
centered around money laundering involving foreign governments and high-ranking American officials must be a top priority. Thank you for your urgent attention to this matter. We look forward to working with you.
Indeed, if one were to approach these matters with intellectual honesty (and an eye toward integrity), one would have to agree that the information spilling out regarding Joe, Hunter, and other Biden family members warrants further investigation — particularly by congressional committees who’ve demonstrated their dedication to rooting out such corruption in a highly non-partisan fashion.
I’m sure Waters and Schiff will be getting right on it. Can’t wait to watch the hearings!