A Republican congressman from Florida on Friday revealed charges against President Joe Biden, claiming he was closely connected to the allegations and investigation surrounding his son Hunter.
Rep. Greg Steube, a member of the far-right House Freedom Caucus, alleged that Biden was involved in his family members’ business dealings and took steps to protect them from the legal consequences.
“It’s high time to impeach Joe Biden,” said Steube said in a statement. “The evidence is mounting by the day – the Biden crime family have personally benefited from Joe’s government positions through bribery, threats and fraud.”
“Joe Biden can’t continue to sit in the White House and sell out our country.”
Steube presented four charges: abuse of power, obstruction of justice, fraud and financial involvement in drugs and prostitution.
In the first case, it is alleged that Hunter and his first brother James Biden sold access to Joe Biden while he was vice president during the Obama administration.
The President and the White House have vehemently denied this, insist that he never “discussed business” with his son’s partners.
Second, Steube alleges that the “Biden campaign improperly cooperated with the Justice Department” to disrupt the federal investigation into Hunter.
He cited testimony from an IRS whistleblower who claimed the investigation was tainted by favoritism.
A deal negotiated between Hunter and federal prosecutors fell through in court last month.
On Friday, the Justice Department announced that Delaware Attorney David Weiss would be given special investigative powers in the Hunter case.
Third, Steube alleges that family members like James Biden “solicited” investors under “false and fraudulent pretexts” with the specter of gaining access to President Biden.
Steube concluded by pointing out the “intertwined and intertwined finances” between Joe and Hunter Biden, who has admitted his struggles with drug and sex addictions. He claimed that “between 2010 and 2019, thousands of dollars of Biden family money were spent on illegal drug deals and prostitution.”
The White House has sharply and comprehensively dismissed impeachment talks, insisting Republicans lack clear evidence of a direct link between the president and illegal activities or family business dealings.
“They are prioritizing their own extreme, far-right political agenda rather than focusing on what really matters to the American people: working together to make their lives better,” a White House spokesman said in a recent memo.
“Rather than continue this shameless and baseless impeachment stunt, House Republicans and Speaker McCarthy should join the President in continuing to work to lower inflation and cut costs, create jobs and boost the economy.”
Steube’s push for an impeachment hearing comes as Congressional Republicans are stepping up investigations into the Biden family’s overseas operations.
On Wednesday, the oversight committee highlighted financial documents, revealing that the Biden family and its allies have raised at least $20 million from foreign sources including Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.
Republican leaders are taking a more cautious approach to impeachment. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, for example, urged caution, saying that “impeachment should be rare.”
Meanwhile, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has raised the possibility of opening an impeachment probe if congressional investigators continue to uncover more damaging information about the Bidens.
“We were just following where the information was taking us. But Hannity, this goes down to the level of an impeachment inquiry that gives Congress the strongest power to get the rest of the knowledge and information it needs,” McCarthy told Fox News’ Sean Hannity last month.
He later clarified that he was not endorsing impeachment, merely expressing his openness to an investigation at a later date, depending on what Republican Party investigators found.
Most of the impeachment cases they put forward revolve around the situation at the US-Mexico border.
Steube on Friday too revealed the HUNTER Act, requesting more information about the investigation into a small bag of cocaine recently found in a secure area of the White House.
“The American people deserve answers. “My bill requires information on the completed investigation into the cocaine found in the White House in July and focuses on how Congress can ensure oversight to prevent future illegal use of controlled substances in the White House,” he said.