Impeachment Witnesses for Biden Impeachment Inquiry Confirmed
The specter of impeachment proceedings against President Joe Biden looms, as suggested by House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) on Monday.
As investigations into potential profiteering by the Biden family during Joe Biden's vice presidency continue, the House of Representatives may face a decision on impeachment within the first half of next year.
Jordan, in a conversation with Fox News Digital, indicated that the timeline for drafting articles of impeachment could be sooner than most anticipate. His investigation is focused on whether Biden and his family profited from his time as vice president, mainly through connections with Ukrainian energy company Burisma, where his son Hunter Biden served on the board.
Key Figures in the Investigation
Notably, Jordan is not pursuing this inquiry alone. He is joined by Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY) and Ways & Means Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO). They are investigating, among other things, Biden's push to fire a former Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating Burisma.
When asked if he would seek comments directly from the president, Jordan did not provide a direct answer. However, he emphasized a desire to speak with those directly involved with Hunter Biden's business dealings.
Among those he named were Tony Bobulinski and Eric Schwerin, business associates of Hunter Biden, as well as the president’s brother James Biden, and Kevin Morris, a Los Angeles lawyer who reportedly lent millions of dollars to Hunter.
The Next Steps in the Inquiry
The Judiciary Committee is planning a closed-door deposition with Lesley Wolf, a federal prosecutor involved in the Justice Department’s criminal probe of Hunter Biden. This is expected to occur later this month, feeding into the ongoing investigation.
Regarding the timeline for a decision on impeachment, Jordan told reporters that he expects a decision "one way or another" before the 2024 election year.
He assured that there would be sufficient time to draft articles of impeachment, if warranted, within the first six months of next year.
Addressing Political Concerns
Given the recent history of impeachment proceedings against former President Donald Trump, Jordan addressed concerns about repeating such a politically charged process, saying:
I don't think about the politics of it…I've said all along, we're an impeachment inquiry. We will look at the facts, the evidence, follow the Constitution. And if articles are warranted, then we will take that step. It shouldn't be driven by politics…we're going to look at the facts, and I think the facts are pretty compelling.
Recap and Forward Look
As the investigation unfolds, the House of Representatives is potentially heading toward a decision on impeachment. The working timeline suggests a decision could be made within the first half of next year. The focus of the inquiry remains on whether the Biden family profited from his time as vice president, with several key witnesses expected to be interviewed soon.
- The House of Representatives may face an impeachment decision within the first half of next year.
- The investigation is focused on potential profiteering by the Biden family during his vice presidency.
- Several key witnesses, including business associates of Hunter Biden, are expected to be interviewed.
- A decision on impeachment is expected "one way or another" before the 2024 election year.
- The investigation should be driven by facts, not politics, according to House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan.