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Tom of Temecula

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Mon Apr 15, 2024, 10:49 PM Apr 15

White House officially ends GOP's unsuccessful impeachment saga [View all]

President Joe Biden on Monday declared House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer's (R-KY) impeachment probe against him effectively "over" by declining to testify before investigators, The Hill reports.

According to CNN, the Kentucky lawmaker "criticized Biden" in a statement "for declining to testify publicly and called on the president to answer questions that accompanied the hearing invitation."

Comer said, "It is unfortunate President Biden is unwilling to answer questions before the American people and refuses to answer the very simple, straightforward questions we included in the invitation," asking, "Why is it so difficult for the White House to answer those questions?" The GOP leader's "statement did not address whether he plans to take any further steps now that Biden has declined," CNN notes.

"Your Committee’s purported ‘impeachment inquiry’ has succeeded only in turning up abundant evidence that, in fact, the President has done nothing wrong," Biden special counsel Richard Sauber said in the letter, The Hill reports. "Yet rather than acknowledge this reality, your March 28, 2024, letter contains the same litany of false allegations that have been repeatedly debunked and refuted by the very witnesses you have called before your Committee and the many documents you have obtained. Your insistence on peddling these false and unsupported allegations despite ample evidence to the contrary makes one thing about your investigation abundantly clear: The facts do not matter to you."


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