Mace slams claim of ‘politically motivated’ Biden family inquiry: Not in the tank for Trump
May 17, 2023
EXCLUSIVE — Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) brushed off the White House’s claim that the House investigation into the Biden family’s financial dealings is “politically motivated.”
In a memo, White House counsel spokesman Ian Sams reportedly said: “House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer is loudly and proudly broadcasting a press conference today to continue his 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.”
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Mace, who is a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, told the Washington Examiner, “No one can say that I’m in the tank for Donald Trump or anybody else. Like, that’s not what this is about. I call the balls and strikes.”
The FBI recently failed to provide the committee with a document that a whistleblower claimed alleges criminal activity perpetrated by then-Vice President Joe Biden. According to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-KY), the unclassified FD-1023 form “describes an alleged criminal scheme involving then-Vice President Biden and a foreign national relating to the exchange of money for policy decisions.”
In a letter response, acting Assistant Director for the FBI’s Office of Congressional Affairs Christopher Dunham said: “It is critical to the integrity of the entire criminal justice process and to the fulfillment of our law enforcement duties that FBI avoid revealing information — including unverified or incomplete information — that could harm investigations, prejudice prosecutions or judicial proceedings, unfairly violate privacy or reputational interests, or create misimpressions in the public.”
Mace called the FBI’s response “totally bulls***.”
“I do believe that the FBI is trying to stonewall the Oversight Committee in our investigation, and if they won’t do their job, then we will do their job for them, and we will get documents that we need. We will show and share them with the American public,” she said.
“They ought to know that Joe Biden’s seat was for sale. That China bought it. Russia bought it. Romania bought it,” the South Carolina Republican said.
After the committee held a press conference last week, sharing details of members of the Biden family and its business associates’ connections to a web of various LLCs, the New York Times reported, “House Republican Report Finds No Evidence of Wrongdoing by President Biden.”
According to Mace, “the media wants to ignore the evidence. We’re literally showing bank records and shell companies and tens of millions of dollars being shuffled around.”
“Joe Biden literally sold his country,” the congresswoman said.
“What really set me off was seeing the suspicious activity reports and what that meant. The wire fraud. The money laundering. Racketeering and RICO comes to mind when you look at some of these documents,” Mace said.
“When you look at, again, the access to the White House, the access to the flights that the vice president took at time … the LLCs that were created when he was vice president, how they cashed in after he was vice president, all of those things are not — shouldn’t be supported by the American people, and they don’t support it, and over 60% of American people, regardless of their political affiliation, want this investigated,” she said.
Mace was likely referring to a recent survey from Rasmussen Reports in which relatively large numbers of people across the political spectrum said President Joe Biden’s foreign transactions and alleged influence-peddling were a serious scandal.
Overall, 69% of respondents believe it to be a serious scandal. This includes just under 50% of Democrats, as well as 72% of independents and 88% of Republicans.
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“If we just follow the facts, then that should be fair and honest and transparent,” she said. “If it means that we refer charges to the DOJ, then so be it. If it also means that no law was broken and we don’t refer charges, then at the end of the day, that information will also be shared.”
“But this just isn’t something you can ignore,” Mace said.