Legal expert tells Biden impeachment hearing: President 'has lied'

September 28, 2023
World Net Daily

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

Jonathan Turley, a popular legal commentator and a law professor who holds the Shapiro Chair of Public Interest Law at George Washington University, had testified before Congress many times.

He's even represented members of Congress in court, but key this week as the U.S. House opens hearings on whether Joe Biden should be impeached is the fact he's testified before Congress during the Clinton impeachment, and the two failed impeach-and-remove schemes assembled by ex-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi against President Donald Trump.

In his presentation, Turley went into detail about the history of impeachment, what has been used as a standard in the past, and pointed out that investigations by Congress, which has been investigating what appears to be a huge influence peddling scheme operated by Biden family members, have proven the need for such hearings.

"I believe that the record has developed to the point that the House needs to answer troubling questions surrounding the president," he wrote in his prepared remarks.

"The record currently contains witness and written evidence that the president (1) has lied about key facts in these foreign dealings, (2) was the focus of a multimillion-dollar influence peddling scheme, and (3) may have benefited from this corruption through millions of dollars sent to his family…"

He then listed 10 "disclosures" about which American people need more answers:

  • Hunter Biden and his associates were running a classic influence peddling operation using Joe Biden as what Devon Archer called "the Brand." While this was described as an "illusion of access," millions were generated for the Bidens from some of the most corrupt figures in the world, including associates who were later accused of or convicted of public corruption.
  • Some of the Biden clients pushed for changes impacting United States foreign policy and relations, including help in dealing with Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin investigating corruption.
  • President Biden has made false claims about his knowledge of these dealings repeatedly in the past, including insisting that he had no knowledge of Hunter’s foreign dealings which Archer has declared "patently false." The Washington Post and other media outlets have also declared the President’s insistence that his family did not take money from China is false.
  • The President had been aware for years that Hunter Biden and his uncle James were accused of influence peddling, including an audiotape of the President acknowledging a New York Times investigation as a threat to Hunter.
  • President Biden was repeatedly called into meetings with these foreign clients and was put on speakerphone. He also met these clients and foreign figures at dinners and meetings.
  • E-mails and other communications show Hunter repeatedly invoking his father to secure payments from foreign sources and, in one such message, he threatens a Chinese figure that his father is sitting next to him to coerce a large transfer of money.
  • A trusted FBI source recounted a direct claim of a corrupt Ukrainian businessman that he paid a “bribe” to Joe Biden through intermediaries.
  • Hunter Biden reportedly claimed that he had to give half of his earnings to his father and other e-mails state that intermingled accounts were used to pay bills for both men, including a possible credit account that Hunter used to allegedly pay prostitutes.
  • At least two transfers of funds to Hunter Biden in 2019 from a Chinese source listed the President’s home in Delaware where Hunter sometimes lived and conducted business.
  • Some of the deals negotiated by Hunter involved potential benefits for his father, including office space in Washington. At least nine Biden family members reportedly received money from these foreign transfers, including grandchildren.18 For Hunter Biden, this included not just significant money transfers but gifts like an expensive diamond and a luxury car.

He confirmed, "These are only some of the serious corruption allegations facing the president, but each could raise impeachable conduct if a nexus is established to the president."

And Turley called for Congress to do due diligence in its investigation and development of evidence, especially has Pelosi's second failed assault on Trump was done with "no hearing at all." He emphasized the need for documentation, proof.

He said the current allegations "concern an alleged effort to sell influence or access, as well as other wrongdoing. Corruption allegations involving a president are particularly damaging for our political system, effectively dissolving the public trust in the government."

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