Jonathan Turley: White House Response to Comer’s Invitation for Biden to Testify Was ‘Really Shocking’

Legal scholar Jonathan Turley has slammed White House spokesman Ian Sams for “attacking” and “taunting” House Republicans over Democrat President Joe Biden’s impeachment inquiry.

Turley, a professor at George Washington University Law School, blasted Sams’ response to House committee lawmakers after they extended an invitation to Biden for him to testify in his own impeachment probe.

During an appearance on Fox News’s “The Faulkner Focus” on Friday, the constitutional scholar addressed the Biden team’s “really shocking” response.

“While the Republicans are not being deterred by any of this, what is really shocking is that Sams is actually with the White House counsel’s office,” Turley said.

“I can’t remember an administration that had a White House counsel’s office that engaged so directly in taunting and attacking legal inquiries from Congress…

“This is an impeachment inquiry,” he noted.

“It’s the most important possible process that a president and Congress are engaged in, and yet you have a member of the legal counsel’s office mocking and taunting that effort.

“The fact is that the president’s public statements to the public stand completely contradicted.

“He lied when he said he had not spoken to business associates.

“He lied when he said he didn’t have knowledge of these business dealings.

“The point of this letter that is key is that in seven pages, it reduces all of those contradictions to ten simple questions that the president can answer, not engage in taunting, not engaging in the type of attacks by Sams, but to answer the question for the American people.

“But the reason they’re doing this is because they have a license to do it,” Prof. Turley said.

“The media has no interest at all in the answers to these ten questions.

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“They bought into this illusion, essentially, that was created by the Biden team, and they’ve just gone too far.

“They can’t ask any of these questions themselves, and that’s what Sams and the… White House knows – is that there’s not going to be any push by the media to answer any of these questions.”

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Following a chaotic hearing earlier this month, the White House dismissed the ongoing impeachment inquiry against Biden as “embarrassing.”

On Wednesday, Republicans’ efforts fizzled when an eight-hour hearing failed to produce a clear path forward for the investigation into the Biden family’s foreign business interests.

“That hearing was embarrassing for House Republicans,” said Sams.

“A total waste of time. It’s time to move on from this sad charade.

“There are real issues the American people want us to address.”

“This is a sad stunt at the end of a dead impeachment,” Sams said in a separate statement.

“Call it a day, pal.”

At the culmination of the hearing, House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer (R-KY) said that lawmakers would need to hear from the president himself.

The president is unlikely to accommodate the committee’s desire for him to testify, however.

Comer has indicated he is likely to abandon plans to draft articles of impeachment against the president.

Instead, Comer suggested he may submit criminal referrals to Biden’s weaponized Department of Justice.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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