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The GOP-led House is continuing its impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, and one of the Republican lawmakers leading the effort announced a timeline last week for when it would move forward.
The Ohio Republican said a decision on whether to proceed will most likely be made shortly after the first of the year, according to Newsweek.
“The House Oversight Committee is currently conducting an inquiry into the Biden family after then-House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, announced the investigation in early September,” the outlet reported.
“At the center of the Biden impeachment inquiry is his alleged involvement in his son Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings. The White House has repeatedly denied that the president ever had any involvement in his son’s business,” the outlet continued.
Jordan, who is also a member of the House Oversight Committee, revealed to Fox News host Maria Bartiromo last week how he sees the impeachment timeline playing out.
“I believe that we will get the depositions and the interviews done in this calendar year and then make a decision early next year whether there are actual — the evidence warrants going through articles of impeachment and moving to that stage of the investigation,” he said.
“We have a constitutional duty to do oversight. We’re now in the impeachment inquiry phase of our oversight duty. We’re driven by the facts. We’re driven by the evidence. Not by the politics like the Democrats are when they attacked President Trump,” Jordan added.
Also last week, Jordan sent a subpoena to the Bank of America as his panel continues its investigation into how financial institutions dealt with customer information in relation to the riot at the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021.
Jordan sent a letter to bank CEO Brian Moynihan in which he stated that the institution had failed to voluntarily provide his committee with requested documents regarding questions about what information was shared with the FBI following the riot.
“On May 25, 2023, we requested your voluntary cooperation with our oversight efforts to determine the extent to which financial institutions, such as Bank of America Corporation (BoA), worked with the FBI to collect Americans’ data. In response, the Committee has received 223 pages of documents responsive to our original requests. However, to date, BoA has refused to provide the Committee and Select Subcommittee with the filing it turned over to the FBI,” the letter said, according to the Washington Examiner.
Jordan said he was concerned about information the bank provided to the FBI “voluntarily and without any legal process,” adding if the bank had “lawful authority” to do so, then Congress ought to “consider reforms that adequately protect Americans’ information.”
“Indeed, if such a lawful authority exists, as BoA asserts, for BoA to freely share private financial information without any legal process or specific nexus to criminality, Congress has a responsibility to consider reforms that adequately protect Americans’ information,” the letter said. “It should not be the case that federal law enforcement has carte blanche access to Americans’ financial information by deeming a transaction or class of transactions as ‘suspicious’ or otherwise.”
It added: “For that reason, to inform such legislation, it is critical that the Committee understand the full extent of the information-sharing between BoA and the FBI, including review of BoA’s ‘filing’ that it emailed to the FBI.”
The Examiner noted further:
The investigation into Bank of America by the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, of which Jordan is also chairman, was opened in May, with the panel originally giving the bank a June 8 deadline to provide the requested documents. The inquiry is one of several investigations related to the government’s handling of the Capitol riot by House Republicans.