We are now finally getting into something juicy in terms of the Biden impeachment inquiry.
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) has finally issued the subpoenas for Hunter and James Biden's bank records.
The subpoenas were announced as part of the Biden impeachment inquiry.
Bank records for Hunter Biden, James Biden, and business entities that the Bidens created were all subpoenaed. This is directly tied to the allegations of overseas payments to Hunter Biden that were routed through various shell companies before being distributed to Biden family members.
Hunter Biden-associated companies were Owasco, P.C., Owasco, LLC, and Skaneateles. Those associated with James Biden were Lion Hall Group, LLC, and JBBSR, Inc.
Comer issued a complete statement on the reasoning behind the call for the banking records.
"From day one of our investigation of Joe Biden's abuse of public office, we've followed the money and that continues with today's subpoenas for Hunter and James Biden's bank records.
"Bank records don't lie, and coupled with witness testimony, they reveal that Joe Biden abused his public office for his family's financial gain."
October 12, 2023, has been set as a deadline to produce those records.
During the first day of the inquiry, Republicans called three witnesses and the Democrats had one.
The GOP witnesses were all background witnesses to explain the charges made against Biden, not firsthand accounts or factual witnesses.
Republicans brought in a constitutional expect, an IRS expect, and an accounting expert.
Democrats, however, questioned them as though they were fact-based witnesses, asking them all if they had any firsthand knowledge of any crimes that were committed by Joe Biden.
Jonathan Turley, the constitutional expert, stated that the evidence he has seen thus far does not constitute a crime, but he further said that the investigation is warranted, knowing full well there is more evidence to come.
Democrats latched on to this narrative, as did most major media outlets, which was quite damaging to the GOP case.
So, public perception is all that matters here because we all know this dies in the Senate.
The fact that Turley testified that they did not have enough evidence to impeach Biden was a big blow to the Republican case, especially with the mainstream media following the request by Ian Sams to heavily scrutinize the proceedings.
The fact that Comer had not subpoenaed these records until now is utterly ridiculous.
This inquiry should have been pushed back until they had every "I" dotted and every "T" crossed.
There were reports of Republican House members walking out in disgust, which is not a good look, obviously.
I warned about this all along, saying this could completely backfire on them if they did not present a rock-solid case.
Again, I simply cannot believe that Comer did not have these bank records in hand before moving forward with this inquiry, and now we have to wait at least two weeks to get them.
This is just a colossal misstep on the part of McCarthy to order this inquiry without a true smoking gun.