Cassidy Hutchinson’s recent hearing before the Jan. 6 “un-select” committee was noteworthy not only due to her false and highly questionable secondhand testimony, but also because it showcased the new rules that unhinged Democrats and RINO Rep. Liz Cheney have implemented for future congressional investigations.
Arrogant Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Trump-deranged members of this illegitimate committee — who are wrecking their hallowed institution under the phony guise of trying to save it — will be forced to live under the new standards they created in less than six months from now. The same goes for journalists in the biased liberal media and the Washington establishment who all turned a blind eye to the abuse of power and the abandonment of the rule of law, House rules and historical precedent. For a group that talks a lot about unity, the partisan structure and actions of the Jan. 6 committee are about as divisive as you can get.
In January of 2023 when Republicans take back the majority in the House of Representatives, they must immediately create a select committee on Biden family corruption. If a select committee is necessary to probe a riot at the U.S. Capitol, then a select committee is surely necessary to find out if the sitting president of the United States is compromised. And following Jan. 6 committee protocols, the panel should have nine Republican members, zero Democrats and no minority staff.
The Democrats have done away with minority rights completely, so the days of notifying the other side of the aisle about upcoming hearings, depositions, or subpoenas are gone. And since minority party representation on committees is no longer a requirement, there will be no more equal time, sharing information, cross-examination, or alternate points of view. For the new select committee, it will be all Biden investigations, all the time; just like the Jan. 6 committee is ruthlessly anti-Trump 100% of the time.
Subpoenas should be issued for Hunter Biden, James Biden, family business associates, senior White House staff and President Biden himself on the first day of the new Congress. The American people deserve to know just how compromised President Biden really is due to his family’s financial entanglements in China, Russia and Ukraine. This is information that should have come to light during the 2020 campaign, but it was censored by Big Tech and the anti-Trump mainstream media. It’s never too late.
The Biden White House can’t hide behind executive privilege anymore either due to the dangerous precedent set by the Jan. 6 investigation. Take it from Mr. Biden himself who ruled last year “that an assertion of executive privilege is not in the best interests of the United States, and therefore is not justified as to any of the documents.”
And following the new rules of the Jan. 6 committee, when subpoenas for testimony are issued, there’s no more leniency; witnesses must comply or invoke the Fifth Amendment in person with the cameras on. Individuals are to appear immediately or else be held in contempt of Congress and referred for criminal indictment without delay. Then the American people can ask why Trump associates are prosecuted in shackles and Biden associates are given a free pass by the hyper-politicized Biden Justice Department.
The first question from investigators for Joe and Hunter Biden should be about the 2018 voicemail the president left for Hunter concerning a New York Times report about their China-related business dealings. Does Mr. Biden stand by his statement that he’s never discussed Hunter’s international business with him? Fox News reporter Peter Doocy should be commended for staying on this story from the beginning — and shame on his fellow reporters in the White House Briefing Room who don’t have the guts to ask a follow-up question. It’s no wonder that a new book found that 12 out of the 13 journalists who get to ask questions at the White House are Democrats.
The old saying that sunlight is the best disinfectant is still true, and the Biden White House needs to learn it. The American people deserve to know why Hunter Biden traveled to China on Air Force 2 with then-Vice President Biden in 2013; they deserve to know how Hunter got on the board of a Ukrainian energy company; they deserve to know why Mr. Biden attended a dinner at Cafe Milano with Hunter’s wealthy Russian business associates. The list of questions goes on and on. In fact, you could literally hold dozens of Jan. 6-style hearings on all the various topics of alleged Biden family corruption.
Republican Rep. James Comer — who is in line to be the next chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee — was right when he said, “we view Hunter Biden as a national security risk.” This is the topic that Congress and the mainstream media should be focused on — not former President Donald Trump and uncorroborated hearsay about what didn’t happen on Jan. 6, 2021.
This week’s hearing by the Jan. 6 inquisition will apparently focus on how the radical groups involved with the riot at the U.S. Capitol were organized and financed. There’s a critical piece of exculpatory evidence that must be mentioned at the hearing, but the one-sided faux committee will probably ignore it. The federal indictment of Oath Keeper leader Stewart Rhodes states, “RHODES then messaged the Leadership Signal Chat, ‘Pence is doing nothing. As I predicted.’ RHODES added, ‘All I see Trump doing is complaining. I see no intent by him to do anything. So the patriots are taking it into their own hands. They’ve had enough.’” Historically, congressional committees that are interested in fairness and the facts would note this important piece of information for the American people, but next week you won’t hear a word of it.
They say that what goes around comes around. And come January, the Biden White House will finally be held accountable — with the help of the new Biden-Pelosi investigative rulebook.
• David N. Bossie is president of Citizens United and served as deputy campaign manager for Donald J. Trump for President.