Comer Implicates Obama in Biden’s Foreign Influence-Peddling Probe

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) has taken off the kid gloves and implicated former President Barack Obama in Joe Biden’s alleged foreign influence-peddling schemes.

According to Comer, Obama was aware that Biden was selling access to the White House while serving as vice president.

Comer told Lou Dobbs: “I believe, Lou, that it’s because he knew what Joe Biden was doing the last year of his vice presidency.

“He knew his son Hunter Biden was no good, and he knew this was nothing but a political liability not just for our country, not just for the Democrat party, but for Obama’s legacy.

“Because a lot of this happened during the Obama administration.

“So, I think that’s why Obama didn’t want Joe Biden to run for president.

“I think they knew about this,” Comer said of Obama.

“And remember a lot of these coverups would have happened during the Obama administration with Obama appointees in these deep state bureaucracies.

“This would be a great question for Obama: Were you aware of what was going on with Joe Biden with respect to foreign policy and some of these ragtag countries around the world.”

Meanwhile, the FBI refused to comply with a subpoena issued by Comer for an informant file.

In the file, a confidential source alleges that Biden accepted bribes from a foreign national to influence U.S. policy when he was VP.

Christopher Dunham, FBI acting assistant director for congressional affairs, told Comer:

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“As is clear from the name itself, confidentiality is definitional to the FBI’s Confidential Human Source program.

“Confidential human sources often provide information to the FBI at great risk to themselves and their loved ones.

“The information they provide also can create significant risks to others who may be referenced in their reporting.

“Information from confidential human sources is unverified and, by definition, incomplete.

“The mere existence of such a document would establish little beyond the fact that a confidential human source provided information and the FBI recorded it.

Comer said:

“It’s clear from the FBI’s response that the unclassified record the Oversight Committee subpoenaed exists, but they are refusing to provide it to the Committee.

“We’ve asked the FBI to not only provide this record but to also inform us what it did to investigate these allegations.

“The FBI has failed to do both.

“The FBI’s position is ‘trust, but you aren’t allowed to verify.’

“That is unacceptable,” the top Republican declared.

“We plan to follow up with the FBI and expect compliance with the subpoena.”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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