House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY) declared on Tuesday that he has subpoenaed Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Secret Service officials, including DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, over the alleged obstruction of a congressional inquiry into the criminal investigation of Hunter Biden.
The subpoenas are focused on documents and testimony related to how the Biden administration dealt with claims that President Biden’s transition team and Secret Service headquarters were informed the night before investigators planned to interview Hunter Biden in December 2020.
“The Department of Justice initiated the Biden family coverup and now DHS under the leadership of Secretary Mayorkas is complicit in it. Investigators were never able to interview Hunter Biden during the criminal investigation because Secret Service headquarters and the Biden transition team were tipped off about the planned interview,” Comer said in a statement.
“This is just one of many examples of the misconduct and politicization during the Department of Justice’s investigation,” the chairman added. “The Oversight Committee – along with the Judiciary and Ways and Means Committees — is seeking interviews with key witnesses, including employees at the Secret Service. The Department of Homeland Security is obstructing our investigation by muzzling the Secret Service from providing a response to Congress. The American people deserve transparency, not obstruction.”
The subpoena announcement comes nearly a month after Attorney General Merrick Garland granted Delaware’s U.S. Attorney David Weiss special counsel status after the collapse of a plea agreement with Hunter Biden involving tax evasion and gun charges.
Comer insisted in his statement that House Republicans “will hold the Biden Administration accountable for running interference for the Biden family’s corruption and criminal activity.”
Todays subpoena is a little meta, w Oversight subpoenaing materials related to DOJ coordination with Secret Service in the Hunter Biden probe, as well as all docs from DHS leg affairs related to their initial request for the USSS docs.
w @emilybrooksnews https://t.co/ieU3YfmIwa
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