(CBrief) – House Oversight Committee Chairman has made a stunning claim regarding whistleblowers and other witnesses who have been providing testimony to his panel regarding President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.
The Kentucky Republican has said he has received credible allegations that Joe Biden’s legal team is harassing and even threatening some of the committee’s witnesses.
“We’ve got witnesses that are scared to death to come forward. They fear for their lives,” he told the Just the News podcast last week.
Comer expressed concerns about witness intimidation within his district, emphasizing that high-ranking officials from the Democratic Party are exerting pressure on banks that have cooperated with subpoenas issued by his Oversight and Accountability Committee.
The committee chairman expressed profound concern regarding the legal letters and implicit threats directed towards witnesses by supporters of Hunter Biden. Reports indicate that cooperating banks have been subjected to threats, while political attack campaigns have been funded in the districts of certain lawmakers involved in investigating allegations of influence peddling by the Biden family.
“The Hunter Biden legal team — they’re testing the limits,” Comer said. “I’ll put it like that with respect to witness intimidation. I mean, just look in my district. We’ve got dark money groups that are being funded through prominent high-ranking Democrat officials in Congress. Also the communications director for the White House continues to retweet things trying to intimidate me for having the audacity to investigate.
“We’ve got witnesses that are scared to death to come forward. They fear for their lives. I mean, you’ve got the banks that have worked with us, they’re being squeezed by attorneys, by high-ranking officials in the Democrat Party for having the nerve to work with us to comply with our subpoenas,” he added.
Just the News added: “As the actions play out, there are growing questions in Washington whether the DOJ probe is narrowly focused on tax transactions from 2018 forward instead of earlier deals dating to 2014 that involved Russia, China and Ukraine.”
Comer provided an update during a Newsmax interview on Saturday about the panel’s ongoing probes into the president and his family regarding alleged influence-peddling schemes, saying that GOP investigators have managed to obtain a wealth of new information involving monetary transfers from several more countries.
“We have bank records that came in this week that we’re going through that we think are going to show more [money wire transfers] from more countries,” Comer said. “Remember, we just disclosed two countries thus far: China and Romania. There are still some more Chinese wires that we have yet to present to the American people.
“And there are a lot of wires, mysterious wires from Ukraine and Russia, that we’re about to expose. So, this is just the beginning for the Bidens. All the Department of Justice is doing is standing in our way,” he said, adding that despite all of the obstacles being put up by various federal agencies, including the FBI, “we are still producing results every day that shows this family, the president of the United States’ family, has received millions and millions of dollars from our adversaries all over the world, and they can’t explain why.”
“They can’t explain what they did to produce that money,” he noted further.
He also singled out Attorney General Merrick Garland, blaming him for destroying trust in his agency with overtly politicized prosecutions and investigations.
“He just stood up and lied to the American people,” Comer told “Eric Bolling The Balance.” “Merrick Garland has destroyed the reputation of the Justice cabinet. He has destroyed the reputation of justice in America. He needs to go.
“There’s no way he could defend the indefensible by saying that he has treated Democrats in the same manner that he has treated Republicans, specifically the way he treated the president of the United States’ son.”