Most conservatives we know think there’s what might be termed a GOP “betrayal caucus” in the U.S. Senate led by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. And if McConnell is the leader of the Senate’s GOP Betrayal Caucus, its most prominent member must be Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
Other than the no brainer of standing up for now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh during the Democrats’ vile attacks on him during his confirmation hearings it is hard to think of another time when Graham stood up for the conservative agenda.
Border security, immigration enforcement, spending and debt, you name it, Graham is almost always on the wrong side or a member of a “bipartisan” gang of Senators trying to compromise away conservative wins.
Graham’s latest betrayal was announced over the weekend when he cast aspersions on the years-long investigation of the Biden family influence peddling operation and the subsequent House impeachment inquiry vote.
Asked about the impeachment inquiry on NBC’s "Meet the Press," Graham said “I haven’t really been paying that much attention to it.”
“They have to prove that President Biden somehow financially benefitted from the business enterprises of Hunter Biden. We’ll see,” Graham said, referencing his GOP colleagues in the House. “If there were a smoking gun, I think we’d be talking about it.”
Graham went on to say "I’m not worried about impeaching the president right now,” and that impeachment investigations aren’t his focus heading into 2024.
No smoking gun?
The Biden White House and Democrats have called the allegations against President Biden a "bunch of lies," however, earlier this week House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) released subpoenaed bank records revealing Hunter Biden’s business entity, Owasco PC, made direct monthly payments to Joe Biden, putting to lie Biden’s claim that he did not benefit from Hunter Biden’s influence peddling schemes.
Following subpoenas to obtain Biden family associates’ bank records, Chairman Comer issued subpoenas for Hunter and James Biden’s personal and business bank records. The House Oversight Committee has identified over 20 shell companies and uncovered how the Bidens and their associates raked in over $24 million dollars between 2015 and 2019 by selling Joe Biden as “the brand.” Financial records obtained show Hunter Biden’s business account, Owasco PC, received payments from Chinese-state linked companies and other foreign nationals and companies.
Payments to Joe Biden from Hunter’s Owasco PC corporate account are part of a pattern revealing Joe Biden knew about, participated in, and benefited from his family’s influence peddling schemes. As the Bidens received millions from foreign nationals and companies in China, Russia, Ukraine, Romania, and Kazakhstan, Joe Biden dined with his family’s foreign associates, spoke to them by speakerphone, had coffee, attended meetings, and ultimately received payments that were funded by his family’s business dealings.
To explain how just one of the payment schemes worked Chairman Comer released a video outlining the direct payments Joe Biden received from Hunter’s Owasco PC bank account and stated the House Oversight Committee will continue to follow the money to ensure accountability for President Biden’s involvement in his family’s corrupt domestic and international business schemes.
Below is a transcript of Chairman Comer’s remarks:
President Joe Biden claimed there was an “absolute wall” between his official government duties and his family’s influence peddling schemes.
This was a lie.
President Joe Biden claimed his family didn’t receive money from China.
This was a lie.
President Joe Biden claimed he never spoke to his son, Hunter Biden, about the Biden family’s shady business dealings.
This was a lie.
Now, Hunter Biden’s legal team and the White House’s media allies claim Hunter’s corporate entities never made payments directly to Joe Biden.
We can officially add this latest talking point to the list of lies.
Today, the House Oversight Committee is releasing subpoenaed bank records that show Hunter Biden’s business entity, Owasco PC, made direct monthly payments to Joe Biden.
This wasn’t a payment from Hunter Biden’s personal account but an account for his corporation that received payments from China and other shady corners of the world.
At this moment, Hunter Biden is under an investigation by the Department of Justice for using Owasco PC for tax evasion and other serious crimes.
And based on whistleblower testimony, we know the Justice Department made a concerted effort to prevent investigators from asking questions about Joe Biden.
I wonder why?
The more we learn, it appears the Justice Department was trying to cover up for the Bidens – until brave IRS whistleblowers came forward and a federal judge rejected the sweetheart plea deal.
Payments from Hunter’s business entity to Joe Biden are now part of a pattern revealing Joe Biden knew about, participated in, and benefited from his family’s influence peddling schemes.
When Joe Biden was Vice President, he spoke by phone, attended dinners, and had coffee with his son’s foreign business associates.
He allowed his son to catch a ride on Air Force Two at least a dozen times to sell the “Biden Brand” around the world.
Hunter Biden requested office keys to be made for his “office mate” Joe Biden in space he planned to share with a Chinese energy company.
We’ve revealed how Joe Biden received checks from his family that were funded by the Bidens’ influence peddling schemes – with China no less.
The House Oversight Committee continues to investigate Joe Biden’s involvement in his family’s domestic and international business schemes at a rapid pace.
We will continue to uncover the facts and provide transparency about the findings of our investigation.
President Biden and his family must be held accountable for this blatant corruption.
The American people expect no less.
From our vantage point of actually following the impeachment inquiry quite closely we’d say if there’s not a “smoking gun” the House has found a gun, and smelled smoke, so the impeachment inquiry is seeking the final evidence to put the two together.
The Capitol Switchboard is (202-224-3121), call today and tell Senator Lindsey Graham to look at the evidence the House investigations have turned up before shooting his mouth off and undermining the hard work of the House Oversight, Judiciary and Ways and Means Committees.
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