House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer is “floating evidence-free innuendo, and making absurd attacks on the president and his family to try to score political points,” according to James Comer is “floating evidence-free innuendo, and making absurd attacks on the president and his family to try to score political points,” according to Ian Sams, the designated White House spokesman in the growing scandal on the millions of dollars flowing from foreign entities to President Joe Biden and nearly a dozen members of his family since 2008.
In a statement emailed to journalists by the White House more than two hours before the Kentucky Republican’s May 10 news conference, Sams argued that Comer was continuing a “long pattern of making absurd claims that President Biden has made governing decisions not in the interest of America, but of the Chinese Communist Party, using baseless claims, personal attacks, and innuendo to try to score political points.
“Oddly, he has been promising—then failing to deliver—this press conference for weeks, raising questions about his shoot-first, figure-it-out-later approach to what is clearly an evidence-free, politically-motivated ‘investigation.’”
The White House heading on the Sams statement declared that “James Comer’s Absurd Innuendo Ignores Reality.”
But in fact the 36-page, single-spaced, deeply footnoted memorandum made public by Comer is based on dozens of government documents, personal emails, corporate bank records and highly detailed accounts of the wheeling and dealing that enabled Joe Biden to become a multi-millionaire while working on the federal payroll in Congress and the White House.
A Blizzard of Facts
The Comer memorandum focuses in particular on business deals with foreign entities in Romania and China, noting a May 21, 2014, speech by then Vice President Joe Biden to Romania’s prime minister, judges, prosecutors and legislative leaders.
“Corruption is a cancer, a cancer that eats away at a citizen’s faith in democracy, diminishes the instinct for innovation and creativity; already-tight national budgets, crowding out important national investments.
“It wastes the talent of entire generations. It scares away investments and jobs. And most importantly it denies the people their dignity.
“It saps the collective strength and resolve of a nation. Corruption is just another form of tyranny,” Joe Biden told the Romanians.