Headline RoundupJanuary 11th, 2023

House Republicans Launch Investigation Into Biden Family

Summary from the AllSides News Team

House Republicans launched an investigation into President Joe Biden and the Biden family on Wednesday, fulfilling a campaign promise included in the GOP’s ‘Commitment to America’ framework.

For Context: The investigation, conducted by the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, aims to probe potential financial misconduct and national security risks stemming from international business conducted by Biden family members, most notably President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden. A key point of interest for the committee is social media platforms’ suppression of a New York Post story published shortly before the 2020 presidential election, the extent of which was recently revealed in the ‘Twitter Files’ saga. The committee contacted former Twitter executives who departed or were fired from the company during the Musk takeover, calling on them to testify to the committee next month.

Key Quotes: Rep. James Comer (R-KY), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, stated, “now that Democrats no longer have one-party rule in Washington, oversight and accountability are coming.” The committee sent a request to the Treasury Department for Biden family financial information, stating, “the Committee is investigating President Biden’s knowledge of and role in these schemes to assess whether he has compromised our national security at the expense of the American people.”

How The Media Is Covering It: The committee’s launch is being covered mildly across the spectrum. An article from the Associated Press article said the committee is setting up for a “messy, politically explosive showdown” with the White House.

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