Several House Republicans are calling for an emergency hearing in response to the Department of Justice’s request for the surrender of Hunter Biden’s business partner, Devon Archer, just before his scheduled testimony before the House Oversight Committee.
Allegations of DOJ Interference
Reps. Matt Gaetz, Mike Johnson, Chip Roy, Harriet Hageman, and Dan Bishop have taken to social media to raise concerns about potential DOJ interference in the committee’s investigation, accusing the department of obstructing a congressional inquiry.
Hunter and Joe Biden’s Problems Intertwined
The DOJ’s request for Archer’s surrender is believed to be connected to the overlapping issues of Hunter and Joe Biden’s alleged involvement in Archer’s business dealings, adding further complexity to the ongoing investigations.
Support from House Judiciary Committee Members
Members of the House Judiciary Committee, including Johnson, Roy, and others, have expressed their support for Gaetz’s call to action, amplifying the demand for lawmakers to address the potential interference by the DOJ.
Archer’s Planned Testimony
Archer’s attorney, Matthew Schwartz, has affirmed that his client will proceed with his scheduled appearance before the House Oversight Committee on Monday, emphasizing that the DOJ’s request does not intend to prevent him from meeting with congressional investigators.
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Chairman Questions Timing of DOJ’s Letter
Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, James Comer, has found the timing of the DOJ’s letter to be “odd,” raising suspicions about the intention behind the request for Archer’s surrender.
Archer’s Testimony Set for July 31
Archer’s testimony is scheduled to take place at 9 a.m. on July 31, despite the DOJ’s request, leading to anticipation about the information he may provide regarding the Biden family and Hunter’s business dealings.