House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer (R-KY) recently appeared on CNN, where he expressed his belief that federal prosecutor David Weiss indicted Hunter Biden to protect the first son’s father, President Joe Biden.
“What he got charged with, with that indictment last night, that had nothing to do with all of the so-called loans that the Bidens have taken. We’ve identified, it appears, with the president’s son and brother, over $14 million in loans where it doesn’t look like they made any payments on, principal or interest.,” Comer said.
“And what point do those loans, if you’re not going to pay ’em back, become income?” he added. “So, we think this is just the tip of the iceberg. We think there’s many more crimes, and my concern is that Weiss may have indicted Hunter Biden to protect him from having to be deposed in the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday.”
Comer’s comments came during the Kentucky congressman’s interview with leftist CNN anchor Jake Tapper, who sarcastically agreed with the premise of Weiss’ indictment.
“Ah, yes, yes. He indicted him to protect him. Yes, the classic rubric. He indicted him to protect him. I got it,” Tapper said.
Comer: My concern is that he indicted Hunter Biden to protect him
Tapper: Ahh yes, he indicted him to protect him
Comer: This whole thing has been about a coverup
Tapper: He indicted him to cover it up? pic.twitter.com/ws5XIRwes1
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Comer then emphasized that the federal investigation of Hunter has been a “coverup” from the beginning. In response, Tapper questioned why Weiss would indict Hunter to protect him.
The Kentucky congressman pointed out that Hunter faces mere indictments associated with lesser crimes the first son committed, such as not paying taxes and possessing a firearm when he wasn’t allowed to do so because of his drug use.
Tapper later pointed out that Hunter is facing 17 years behind bars based on his felony charges.
Comer responded that anyone else in America would have already been in prison if they were in the same predicament as Hunter.
Considering that President Joe Biden has weaponized the Department of Justice (DOJ) against his political opponents, the president recently said he would not pardon his son if convicted and imprisoned, according to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
“Nothing has changed,” Jean-Pierre told reporters aboard Air Force One regarding Biden’s perception of his son’s ongoing criminal investigations. “That is still the case.”