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    House Speaker Mike Johnson believes Hunter and James Biden made ‘untrue’ statements during impeachment inquiry

    By Victor Nava, Josh Christenson, Ryan King,

    2024-03-14

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    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va — House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) on Wednesday told The Post he believes President Biden’s son and brother made “demonstrably untrue” statements during their testimony to lawmakers as part of the impeachment inquiry into the commander-in-chief.

    “What was missing from those interviews, in my view, is a lot more truth,” the House speaker said at the annual House GOP policy retreat, held this year at the Greenbriar Resort in West Virginia.

    “I think they were fairly evasive,” Johnson said of Hunter and James’ impeachment inquiry testimony last month. “I think clearly — I believe that there was testimony provided that is just demonstrably untrue based upon the bank records and some of the evidence, whistleblower testimony, that’s come forward.”

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    Johnson, however, stopped short of accusing Hunter and James Biden of perjuring themselves.

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    “I’m gonna let people draw their own conclusions,” he said.

    “But I don’t think that Hunter Biden shared the whole truth. That’s my personal opinion,” Johnson added.

    Last November, Johnson argued that the impeachment probe into the president’s involvement in his family’s business dealings was reaching an “inflection point” and that congressional subpoenas for testimony from the first son and first brother would produce the necessary evidence to move the inquiry into a full-fledged impeachment trial.

    On Wednesday, the House speaker argued that the evidence the three House committees handling the inquiry have gathered “has confirmed what we all sort of suspected or knew intuitively” about the Biden family’s alleged influence-peddling operation and that “a lot of untoward, probably unlawful activities” were taking place over the course of the scheme.

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    James Biden testified last month that his brother had “no direct or indirect” role in his business. AP
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    Hunter Biden testified last month that he was “high or drunk” when he wrote to a Chinese associate in 2017 that he was “sitting here with my father” shortly before $5.1 million was transferred into Biden family-linked accounts. Getty Images

    Despite that, he was not prepared to move forward with a full House floor vote on impeaching the president.

    “The committees of jurisdiction, as I mentioned, are still doing their investigations and that’s what they’re required to do under the law,” Johnson said. “It’s a very serious, sober-minded, slow and deliberate process. I’m grateful that they handled it that way.”

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    “So all that is to say, I think there’s still some additional evidence that has not been turned over.”

    “We’re just not quite yet to that point,” he said of voting on articles of impeachment.

    On Sept. 12, House Republicans initiated their impeachment inquiry, pointing to evidence from bank records , transcribed interviews with Hunter’s former business associates as well as documents and testimony from IRS whistleblowers that Joe Biden was aware of his son’s shady business dealings with foreign entities — and that his administration interfered during a five-year probe into them.

    There’s evidence that the then-vice president met with associates of Hunter and his uncle James Biden from China , Mexico , Kazakhstan , Ukraine and Russia — directly contradicting statements Biden made during his 2020 presidential campaign and while in office .

    Republicans also are looking into Hunter earning more than $1 million working for a corrupt Romanian businessman as his vice president dad campaigned against corruption in that country.

    There are no set rules on how long an impeachment inquiry can or must last.

    The only real deadline is Jan. 3, 2025, when the 118th Congress ends its final legislative session.

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