Legal scholar Jonathan Turley has torn Democrat claims about President Joe Biden’s alleged bribes to shreds while testifying before Congress.
Democrats and their allies in the corporate media have been pushing claims that Joe Biden would have to receive bribe money directly to be liable for his family’s shady influence-peddling business.
The claims have been used to suggest the impeachment case against Biden has no standing.
However, Turley, a George Washington University law professor, has just poured ice-cold water over this phony narrative.
During Thursday’s congressional impeachment inquiry hearing, Turley suggested that evidence of Joe Biden receiving money from a foreign agent would be the strongest proof.
However, he explains that there is no standard in law that suggests the president would have had to receive a bribe directly to be found guilty of illegal behavior.
“There’s been repeated statements that you need to show that President Biden accepted direct money in order for this to constitute a benefit even under criminal cases, the deal with bribery, extortion, the Hobbs Act,” said Turley while he testified in front of the House Oversight Committee.
“The courts actually have rejected that and said that money going to family members is, in fact, a benefit.
“Obviously, the strongest case is if you have a direct payment, but this idea that you can have millions going to a politician’s family and that’s not a benefit, I think is pretty fallacious,” the legal scholar said.
Professor Jonathan Turley: "This idea that you can have millions going to a politician's family and that's not a benefit, I think is pretty fallacious." pic.twitter.com/C7edZ3Nnu3
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No direct payment to Biden made by a foreign agent has yet been found.
However, investigators have uncovered evidence to suggest that President Biden had knowledge of, and may have played a role in, his family’s business schemes.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who has been leading calls for impeachment, argues that the evidence shows the business is, in fact, Joe Biden’s, and not his son Hunter’s as first believed.
One of Hunter Biden’s former business partners, Devon Archer, has said that much of the family’s business revolved around selling the “illusion of access” to the Biden family patriarch.
As a senator, vice president, and now POTUS, Joe Biden has been one of the top officeholders in the United States government for decades.
Archer also said that, on multiple occasions, Joe Biden had spoken and walked into meetings his son was holding with foreign businessmen.
Earlier this week, House Republicans released evidence that Hunter received more than $250,000 in 2019 from Chinese business partners.
The money came in the form of a wire transfer that listed Joe Biden’s Delaware address as the beneficiary.
At the time, Hunter Biden was living in California.
The president has denied having any involvement in his son’s or other members of his family’s business dealings with foreign agents.
Meanwhile, the White House has continued to downplay the evidence against the president as House Republicans released hundreds of pages of IRS whistleblower documents earlier this week.
“House Republicans have again cried wolf and provided no evidence tying President Biden to wrongdoing,” a White House spokesperson gaslighted to a Politico reporter.
“Instead of wasting time with media stunts trumpeting half-baked conspiracy theories, House Republicans should realize the clock is ticking — it’s time they stop trying to distract and start focusing on priorities that matter to the American people, like doing their jobs to prevent a government shutdown that would inflict real pain on working families.”