House GOP Moves Forward With Hunter Biden Probe

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    The Facts

    • After securing a majority in the House of Representatives following the midterm elections, Republicans on Thursday outlined their plans to investigate Pres. Biden and his family’s business dealings, especially those regarding the president's son, Hunter.

    • James Comer (R-Ky.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), the respective incoming chairmen of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees, have led the charge against Biden. Comer said, "was Joe Biden directly involved with Hunter Biden’s business deals and is he compromised? That’s our investigation.”


    The Spin

    Republican narrative

    There's already plenty of evidence that Joe Biden has been involved in his troubled son's shady business dealings, and it's only fair to the American people that the situation is investigated. The Biden family's corruption seems quite clear, especially given that they became millionaires through proximity to high-ranking government officials.

    Democratic narrative

    Republicans never miss an opportunity to showcase their hypocrisy and political theatrics at the expense of the American taxpayer. Though the GOP has seized on the suspicious activity reports, these aren't conclusive and don't necessarily indicate wrongdoing. Hunter has already been under investigation since 2018, and the FBI has yet to charge him with anything.

    Nerd narrative

    There's a 42% chance that Hunter Biden will be indicted by Nov. 5, 2024, according to the Metaculus prediction community.


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