Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) said there is no evidence that President Joe Biden knew what his son was doing with his international deals.
Himes made the claim in a Friday interview on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” despite several pieces of evidence, including an FBI FD-1023 form detailing bribery allegations against the president and his son.
“To the question about impeachment, there’s today zero evidence, zero evidence that Joe Biden, the president of the United States, knew about what his son was doing,” Himes said. “If he did know about it, if he participated in that, then that’s a very different conversation. If the president of the United States committed the kind of offenses that in the Republican fever dreams they are saying he committed without any evidence, I will be in front of the camera saying the president should be held accountable.”
House Republicans have conducted several hearings and investigations into the Bidens. During the investigations, Republicans discovered several bank accounts that the Bidens allegedly used for money laundering.
“There are pictures.There are text messages. There are emails. There’s evidence, through and through, that shows Joe Biden knew these people. He spent time with these people, and he communicated with these people.” – @RepJamesComer pic.twitter.com/SAfTWIxPsa
— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) July 26, 2023
Chairman House Oversight Committee Rep. James Comer (R-KY) revealed that six banks, including JP Morgan, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo, submitted over 170 suspicious activity reports to the Treasury Department regarding the Biden family. The reports alleged that the Bidens were involved in money laundering, human trafficking, and tax fraud.
BREAKING🚨 Rep. James Comer says six banks, including JP Morgan, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo, submitted over 170 suspicious activity reports to the Treasury Department regarding the Biden family, alleging their involvement in money laundering, human trafficking, and tax… pic.twitter.com/62WcXaITeM
— KanekoaTheGreat (@KanekoaTheGreat) July 27, 2023
Despite mounting evidence against the president and his family, Himes still believes the president is innocent. The Democrat lawmaker accused House Republicans of investigating the Bidens because they were angry about former President Donald Trump’s impeachment.
Evidence continues to be revealed that Joe Biden was very much involved in his family’s influence peddling schemes.
— Rep. James Comer (@RepJamesComer) July 26, 2023
“What the Republicans are doing is they are very, very angry that their guy got impeached twice so they are casting about for a ways of visiting retribution on the Democrats,” Himes added.
However, Himes noted that Hunter Biden broke the rule in regard to his taxes and gun possession.
You don't need a law degree to figure out the laws Hunter Biden broke.
The list of crimes goes on and on. Evidence keeps mounting.
— Rep. James Comer (@RepJamesComer) July 27, 2023
“He should be held accountable for that. If he traded on his father’s influence, he should be held accountable for that,” Himes said.