By Zachary Stieber
The U.S. House of Representatives is going to hold its first impeachment inquiry hearing this month, the House Oversight committee confirmed on Sept. 19.
The first hearing will take place on Thursday, Sept. 28, a spokesperson for the House Oversight Committee told The Epoch Times on Tuesday morning.
The hearing will focus on constitutional and legal questions surrounding the President’s involvement in corruption and abuse of public office,” the spokesperson said. “The Committee also intends to subpoena Hunter and James Biden’s personal and business bank records as early as this week. The Oversight Committee will continue to follow the evidence and money trail to provide the transparency and accountability that Americans demand from their government.”
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) recently announced the lower chamber would be investigating President Joe Biden, with a focus on his involvement in the business dealings of his son, Hunter Biden, and brother, James Biden.
“House Republicans have uncovered serious and credible allegations into President Biden’s conduct. Taken together these allegations paint a picture of a culture of corruption,” Mr. McCarthy said in prepared remarks from Washington.
Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is helping lead the probe.
Ian Sams, a White House spokesman, said that Republicans have already been investigating the president and have “turned up no evidence of wrongdoing.”
Mr. Comer and other Republicans have found that the president spoke repeatedly to business partners of Mr. Biden, including at dinners at Washington’s Cafe Milano. They also confirmed that President Biden sent emails under pseudonyms while vice president, including accounts that corresponded with Mr. Biden.
Mr. Biden, other Biden family members, and associates received more than $21 million, primarily from foreigners, while President Biden was vice president.
Under the U.S. Constitution, the House can bring charges of impeachment against the president or another official. A simple majority impeaches the official.
The Senate then considers the charges in an impeachment trial.
Former President Donald Trump was impeached twice, but was acquitted both times.
Mark Tapscott contributed to this report.