Blind Oversight

Rep. James Comer, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, conduct a news conference on the investigation into the Biden family on Wednesday, May 10, 2023. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call/Getty Images)

James Comer is making Adam Schiff look like Lt. Columbo.

Comer, the House Oversight Committee chairman took a swan dive Sunday into some very murky waters, telling Fox News that he he had lost track of  an “informant” identified by a “whistleblower” he had promised weeks ago would reveal “an alleged criminal scheme involving then-Vice President [Joe] Biden and a foreign national relating to the exchange of money for policy decisions.” 

Schiff, the camera-hungry huckster who led the House Intelligence Committee in the Trump era, who dangled the promise of ever-juicier stories of corruption before the salivating press corps, knows the move. Overpromise, underdeliver, and if ever called to account for the flop, just triple down with claims of even greater conspiracies.  

The object of the great quest of House Republicans today is to show that the crass buckraking in which the president’s son Hunter engaged leads back to his father. That’s been the idea since the younger Biden’s laptop surfaced at a Delaware computer repair shop weeks before the 2020 election and its contents revealed the very high price of Hunter Biden’s low living. Without the direct connection to the president, the story is about the scams of the drug-addicted adult son of a politician. With the elder Biden’s involvement, the story would destroy the incumbent’s claim to honorable public service. 

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