BREAKING: House Speaker Mike Johnson Gives Critical Update on Joe Biden Impeachment Inquiry

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House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) on Wednesday gave an update about the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. The announcement came after he met with Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Jason Smith (R-MO), and James Comer (R-KY), the chairmen of the House Judiciary, Ways and Means, and Oversight and Accountability Committees, respectively.

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The speaker indicated that the inquiry has already yielded fruit when it comes to showing wrongdoing on the part of the Biden family.

At this stage, our impeachment inquiry has already shown the corrupt conduct of the President’s family, and that he and White House officials have repeatedly lied about his knowledge and involvement in his family’s business activities. It has also exposed the tens of millions of dollars from foreign adversaries being paid to shell companies controlled by the President’s son, brother, and their business associates.

Johnson explained that the next step is to begin interviewing “key witnesses” as House Republicans build their case against Biden.

Now, the appropriate step is to place key witnesses under oath and question them under the penalty of perjury, to fill gaps in the record.”

The first hearing in the impeachment inquiry was held in late September. Lawmakers interviewed a series of witnesses and established that there was enough evidence to warrant the inquiry.

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The president and his team have repeatedly denied that he was involved with his family’s shady foreign business dealings. Nevertheless, there is evidence suggesting that Biden was far more involved in these endeavors than he has indicated.

It is not yet clear exactly which witnesses House Republicans will call to testify before Congress about the Biden family. In September, Rep. Comer did give a glimpse into who the nation can expect to see in the lower chamber.

The first impeachment inquiry hearing targeting President Joe Biden has been scheduled in the House of Representatives. According to Rep. James Comer, Thursday will be the day, and he's already revealing who the witnesses will be.

On Monday night, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) announced the witnesses for the first hearing on the Biden impeachment inquiry.

The witnesses include Bruce Dubinsky, the founder of Dubinsky Consulting and a forensic accountant; Eileen O'Connor, who formerly served as the assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) tax division; and Professor Johnathon Turley of George Washington University Law School, who has offered analysis and insight about the Biden family corruption and impeachment inquiries.

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A poll conducted in the same month showed that more Americans support the inquiry than those who do not, which seems to indicate the public is curious as to what the effort will turn up.

An Economist/YouGov survey showed that 45 percent of Americans support the impeachment inquiry while 40 percent are opposed. While this is not a huge margin, it still suggests that the idea isn’t as unpopular as the left would have people believe.

Of course, the results fell along partisan lines, with 77 percent of Republicans favoring the inquiry and only 25 percent of Democrats doing the same. Conversely, about 65 percent of Democrats oppose the move, while only 25 percent of Republicans feel the same.

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