Key Republican Questions Timing of Possible Trump Indictment

Former President Donald Trump

( – GOP US Rep. James Comer, the House Oversight Committee chairman, has questioned the timing of a potential indictment of former President Donald Trump as “very odd.”

Comer’s comments came amid reports that the Office of Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg is preparing to indict Trump over the 2016 “hush money scandal” involving claims that the then-presidential candidate had an affair with porn star Stormy Daniels.

Trump’s then-lawyer Michael Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 to prevent her from revealing the alleged affair, which the 45th president of the United States has denied.

In a Truth Social post last week, Trump warned he would be arrested on Tuesday, March 21, and urged his supporters to protest.

Speaking on Fox News on Sunday, House Oversight Chairman Comer thought it was strange that news about Trump’s potential indictment emerged the day after he had revealed compromising bank documents about Hunter Biden and President Joe Biden’s wider family.

The records subpoenaed from Bank of America showed a Hunter Biden associate received $3 million from a Chinese energy company in 2017 and apportioned $1 million of those among Biden family members with direct wire transfers.

“[President Joe Biden’s family] hasn’t been truthful with respect to his family receiving payments directly from the Chinese Communist Party,” Comer commented.

“It looks like it’s an effort to detract, but at the very least, it’s another example of a two-tiered system of justice,” the Kentucky Republican said regarding the news on Trump’s possible indictment.

“Look, we’ve been looking into these classified documents. We saw the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago for one set of supposedly mishandled classified documents, but yet Joe Biden’s had at least five different locations of misplaced documents, and they give him day, days and days to clean up. So this is another example of a two-tiered system of justice at the DOJ,” Comer elaborated.

He added that there might be “as many as 11 more deals” involving the Biden family than have been released.

“In the beginning, the White House denied having any knowledge or the fact that their family was involved in any sort of way, shape or form with the CCP [Chinese Communist Party], but now we have bank records that reveal otherwise,” declared the chairman of the House Oversight Committee.

“We don’t know what the Bidens did in return for the money. The lawyer said that it was seed capital for a business. We haven’t been able to find a business,” he emphasized.

At the same time, he noted that his committee had talked in private with certain people close to the Biden family.

“Very soon they’ll either be talking to everyone in the form of a deposition or, even better, in a committee hearing… I’m pretty confident we’ll be getting more bank records very soon,” Comer added.

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