Chuck Grassley and fellow Republican, Representative James Comer issued a joint statement Wednesday alleging “a criminal scheme involving then-Vice President Joe Biden and a foreign national,” in turn requesting compliance from the FBI for the production of an unclassified record which they claim could provide insight into any purported illegality.
Comer, chair of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, pledged to investigate the Biden family since Republicans took control of the House this past January. That has included allegations that Biden’s children and their companies received over $1.3 million through a family associate.
Later on in an interview with Greta Van Susteren on Newsmax🙄, Grassley said that the proof “remains lacking”. “It is a very serious allegation. I wish I could say that I knew it was true or untrue.”
A portion of the interview was tweeted by Ian Sams, a White House spokesman for oversight and investigations, who previously told Newsweek that the new allegations are a continuation of five years of the GOP “lobbing unfounded, unproven, politically-motivated attacks against the president and his family without offering evidence for their claims or evidence of decisions influenced by anything other than U.S. interests. That’s because they prefer floating anonymous innuendo, amplified by the megaphone of their allies in right-wing media, to get attention and try to distract and deflect from their own unpopular ideas and lack of solutions to the issues the American people actually care about,” Sams said.