Where will the Biden impeachment inquiry in the House really go? 

March 21 – The US House of Representatives Oversight Committee heard hours of testimony yesterday in an impeachment hearing for President Joe Biden. 

By the time the session ended, the chair of the committee announced his intentions to call Biden to the stand to testify in these hearings. 

Most of the discussion revolved around the Biden family business dealings. 

Attorney Clint Barkdoll said, “It was certainly an interesting hearing. But I go back to what I said from square one of this, nothing’s going to come out of this. The House and the Senate start a two-week recess again tomorrow. So they got all this done yesterday, remains to be seen where the hearings go when they reconvene in two weeks.”

One of the witnesses yesterday was Tony Bobulinski, a former associate of Hunter Biden. 

Barkdoll said, “He’s been one of the key witnesses from the beginning. He certainly revealed a lot of or confirmed, I guess, a lot of information that would suggest that Joe Biden and the family had been engaged in various nefarious activities, but still not clear. One of the things at the end of the hearing, there was a lot of debate between the Democrats and the Republicans, let’s just get this in for a vote. What are we doing here? There was no commitment to vote on impeachment. They’re saying, well, we’re going to have to think about this some more. When we come back in two weeks, we’ll make some decisions, but nothing is going to come out of this. A lot of people will use it for political campaign purposes this year, so that may benefit one side or the other but beyond that, nothing’s going to happen.”

Michele Jansen of NewsTalk 103.7FM noted, “I have to push back a little bit about nothing coming out of this and it’s just being political. Well, I mean, just being political might be a way to say it, but we have to remember, we have Donald Trump being dragged through all these law fair cases that a lot of people, even some Democrats admit are really being pushed and we are really taking a chance on setting precedents for not great things happening in the way we conduct ourselves in law, but I guess the counter punch here would be, but this is the only way we can get any information out about Joe Biden and his families. It does look like there’s corruption there. Call it circumstantial. Say you didn’t see him actually taking the money physically or doing the bribe physically, but there’s so much smoke here, including how many calls by the bank of improper transactions that are what they usually use to start looking into somebody, that something’s wrong. How else would we get this information? Because the media is not honest. They won’t actually try to investigate some of this stuff or be honest about it. So I think that’s what Republicans exactly think. If they’re going to use all this law fair against Trump and put out all these allegations that they are really stretching the law to try to make him a criminal, how else can you fight back with an electorate that only pays attention to certain headlines or certain outlandish things?”

Barkdoll said, “It’s a fair point and when I say nothing’s going to come out of this, Biden is not going to be removed from office, just like the Democrats were not going to remove Trump from office when they impeached him twice and it just went nowhere in the Senate. I hear some of these Congressmen say, well, he’s going to be impeached and all this stuff is going to happen. Well, no, he’s not going to be removed from office. I suppose the upshot could be, just like the Democrats argued twice with Trump, they’re getting information out to the public, that from an electoral standpoint, might make some difference in voter’s minds, but we’re spending a lot of money on this. These proceedings, we don’t know what the tab is on this one yet, but both Trump impeachments cost millions and millions of dollars. That’s not even counting for all the time that the House and the Senate spent on the proceedings themselves. So the stage could be set for that. No doubt the Republicans are timing this. I mean, they’ve had this information for years, but politically, they want to time this very carefully to line up with the election this year, which they’re allowed to do. I mean, that’s a legitimate use of their oversight function. So I’m sure that’s playing into this as well.”

Jansen agreed, “I hate that this is where we are to try to win elections now. I wish it was about the policies, because that’s what it should be about. I think we try to emphasize that. I think Republicans are just throwing up their hands and saying, well, if this is the way they’re going to play it to get votes, we have to play the same game and I hate that we’re playing this game and I hate that we’re wasting so many taxpayer resources on it.”