Bloomberg News reports that Republicans, with their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, are about to launch an investigation into the dealings of the Biden family.
The investigation, in fact, will be launched just after the State of the Union Address that President Joe Biden will deliver in front of a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, Feb. 7.
There is little doubt that this is a strategic move by the Republicans.
What’s going on?
Biden and his administration are facing a large number of investigations by House Republicans on a wide range of issues.
The particular investigation referred to by Bloomberg is the one that is being led by the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, which is chaired by U.S. Rep. James Comer (R-KY).
Comer and his committee are investigating, as he put it, the Biden family’s alleged “influence peddling.”
Comer has accused the Biden family of selling “access for profit around the world to the detriment of American interests.”
Comer has argued, “if President Biden is compromised by deals with foreign adversaries and they are impacting his decision-making, this is a threat to national security.”
Biden-Big Tech collusion
There are other aspects to Comer’s investigation as well. This includes alleged collusion between the Biden administration and Big Tech, which, according to Comer, was done to “hide information about the Biden family’s suspicious business schemes and Joe Biden’s involvement.”
The most conspicuous example that we have of this is Big Tech’s censorship of the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story just before the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
This Biden-Big Tech collusion has been clearly established now by the recently-released “Twitter Files,” which demonstrate what was going on behind the scenes at Twitter when the social media site decided to censor that bombshell Hunter Biden laptop story.
Timing is key
According to Bloomberg, several former Twitter employees will testify before Congress – specifically before Comer’s committee – on Feb. 8, the morning after Biden’s State of the Union Address to Congress.
Those scheduled to testify, according to the outlet, include: “James Baker, Twitter’s former deputy general counsel; Yoel Roth, the former head of trust and safety; and Vijaya Gadde, the former chief legal officer . . .”
As stated at the outset, it is no coincidence that Comer and the Republicans have timed this hearing to take place just after Biden’s State of the Union address. Typically, mainstream media outlets would use this time to cover the address, but that’s going to be difficult to do when these high-profile hearings are taking place in the House.