Turley: Biden 'Clearly Lied' About Knowledge Of Hunter's Business Dealings

Turley: Biden 'Clearly Lied' About Knowledge Of Hunter's Business Dealings

George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley shredded the response from President Joe Biden’s administration to the impeachment inquiry against him.

He said that the president has changed his story about what he knew about his son, Hunter Biden’s business dealings and that he “clearly lied” about it.

“I thought was quite shocking to see the level of taunting of the House. This was one of the most important things that the Congress and the president could be involved in, an impeachment inquiry. And actually, when I testified in the Biden impeachment hearing I noted that [WH counsel’s office spokesman Ian] Sams and others might be tripping some wires here. This is what got the Nixon White House in trouble when the White House counsel and other offices got involved in the narrative,” he said when he appeared on “FOX News Sunday” this week.

“There are serious questions here. There are 10 questions presented here. But he does not appear to answer them,” the professor said.

“But the president stands contradicted. I mean, he clearly lied when he said he had no knowledge of his son’s business dealings. He was also clearly aware of an influence-peddling scheme and was the focus of it. But what the Democrats have done successfully is create this false narrative that he has to receive money directly for this to be corruption or bribery. Federal courts have rejected that. They have said repeatedly that money going to family members is corruption, and can be crimes like bribery,” the professor said.

“But are they going to answer these questions? No, the president would rather drink molten lead and answer any one of these questions. Should he? Of course, he should because he stands contradicted, and the public has a right to know,” he said.

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer said last month that the GOP-led impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden is likely to lead to “multiple” criminal referrals, though it’s unclear whether his Justice Department will act on them.

The Kentucky Republican made the announcement during a Fox News interview while revealing plans to hold a public hearing this week though first son Hunter Biden has declined to take part after providing private testimony. Earlier, Biden’s attorney said his client would participate in a public hearing.

“If he does not show up, then it’s not going to end well for the Bidens because we have three witnesses that … have already testified under oath to significantly different stories as to what exactly the Biden influence peddling schemes were,” he told “Sunday Morning Futures” anchor Maria Bartiromo.

“This is very serious because we’re at the point now of criminal referrals,” Comer added.

In response to Bartiromo’s question about how many referrals would be forthcoming, Comer said only “multiple.” He didn’t reveal a specific number.


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