Biden’s Potential Criminal Referrals Loom as Impeachment Prospects Diminish

The House lawmaker leading an investigation into President Biden said he’s planning to send criminal referrals against Mr. Biden and others to the Justice Department as it appears increasingly unlikely Republicans will vote to impeach him.

House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer said criminal referrals would provide greater accountability for Mr. Biden than impeachment given the very long odds for a conviction in the Democrat-led Senate.

Republicans eager to hold Mr. Biden accountable for what they believe was an influence-peddling scheme also face the real prospect that the narrowly-led GOP House will not provide the votes to impeach the president.

“He wants to ensure accountability and follow the money,” a panel aide told The Washington Times. “[Mr. Comer] has been pretty clear that at the conclusion of this investigation, the committee is going to issue a report, it will contain criminal referrals, and he will likely introduce legislation as well to combat influence peddling.”

GOP aides said a final report by the Oversight panel and the criminal referrals will target the president, family members and other government officials probed in the months-long inquiry into the president’s involvement in his family’s lucrative business deals. (Read more from “Biden’s Potential Criminal Referrals Loom as Impeachment Prospects Diminish” HERE)

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