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Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., filed four articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden on Saturday, regarding his family’s foreign business dealings.
“It’s long past time to impeach Joe Biden,” Steube said in a statement announcing the articles Friday. “He has undermined the integrity of his office, brought disrepute on the Presidency, betrayed his trust as President, and acted in a manner subversive of the rule of law and justice at the expense of America’s citizens. The evidence continues to mount by the day – the Biden Crime Family has personally profited off Joe’s government positions through bribery, threats, and fraud. Joe Biden must not be allowed to continue to sit in the White House, selling out our country.”
Steube filed the articles of impeachment on Friday after the House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY), released financial documents that he claims supports allegations that the president’s family and associates received more than $20 million in payments from foreign entities.
Article 1 alleges that Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, and Joe Biden’s brother, James Biden, “sold access to the then Vice President (Joe Biden) while he was in office from 2009 to 2017 and sold promised access to a future Biden Presidential Administration while he was out of office from 2017 to 2021”. Article 1 alleges that Joe Biden himself “assisted by making appearances, phone calls, meeting with the “business partners,” and knowingly allowing his family members to promise access to him and actions by him in furtherance of these schemes.”
Article 1 alleges that Hunter Biden “threatened business partners that official actions could be taken against them if they did not meet terms or make payments” and that “In at least one instance, Hunter implied that Joe Biden was aware of these threats and willing to assist in enforcing the threats, potentially through official actions. Hunter Biden attempted to enrich himself and the Biden family by threatening official actions from his father, who he claims was willing to assist in the scheme.”
Article 1 concldues by stating that “These acts are abuses of power as well as the following federal crimes or conspiracy to commit the following federal crimes: Bribery of Public Officials, 18 USC § 201; Hobbs Act Extortion “Under Color of Official Right,” 18 USC § 1951; Honest Services Fraud relating to use of official position, 18 USC § 1346.”
Article 2 alleges that “members of the Biden campaign improperly colluded with Justice Department (DOJ) officials to improperly interfere with investigations into tax crimes alleged to have been committed by Hunter Biden” and that these acts “constitute an abuse of power as well as Obstruction of Justice, 18 USC §§ 1505, 1510, 1512.”
Article 3 alleges that James Biden recruited “investors” for business ventures that “ultimately failed” and that “there is evidence to suggest that these investment opportunities were sold to investors based on false and fraudulent pretenses and promises.” The article alleges that Joe Biden knew and supported these schemes, and that these actions were used to “lure investors into the schemes”, violating code 18 USC §§ 1943, 1949.
Article 4 alleges that Joe and Hunter Biden violated federal drug laws at 21 USC §§ 841, 842, 843, 846 and federal prostitution laws at 18 USC §§ 2421, 2421A, 2422. The article alleges that both Hunter and Joe Biden spent thousands of dollars on illegal drugs and prostitution transactions.
On Friday, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss as special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden.
The House is currently on their annual August recess until mid-September.