House Speaker Kevin McCarthy went toe-to-toe with a reporter on Thursday who claimed he launched an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden "without evidence."
During a press gaggle, Associated Press reporter Farnoush Amiri questioned McCarthy's decision to open an impeachment inquiry — but the top House Republican quickly turned the tables.
"Are you concerned about all this stuff that was just recently learned?" McCarthy asked Amiri. "Do you have any concern? Have you asked the White House any questions?"
"Yes," the reporter answered.
"Do you believe the president lied to the American public when he said he'd never talked to his son about business dealings? Yes or no?" McCarthy followed up.
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Amiri told McCarthy that she "can't answer" that question — but that didn't deter McCarthy. In fact, his next series of questions prompted notable admissions from Amiri.
"Do you believe when they said the president went on conference calls? Do you believe that happened?" McCarthy followed up.
"That's what the testimony says, yeah," she admitted.
"Do you believe the president went to Cafe Milano and had dinner with the clients of Hunter Biden, who believes he got those clients because he was selling 'the brand'?" McCarthy then asked.
"That's what the testimony said," Amiri admitted.
"Do you believe Hunter Biden when you saw the video of him driving a Porsche that he got $143,000 to buy that Porsche the next day? Do you believe that $3 million from the Russian oligarch that was transferred to the shell companies that the Bidens controlled after the dinner from Cafe Milano took place?" McCarthy followed up.
Again, Amiri admitted that each of those allegations were testified to under oath. The admission is significant because the testimony that Amiri acknowledged is evidence.
Finally, Amiri moved her goalposts. After answering McCarthy's questions, her subsequent query was not about the veracity of the evidence but about whether lying is "an impeachable offense."
"Well, do you want to know?" McCarthy asked in response.
That final question underscores the media problem with the Biden family allegations: the legacy media is not interested in uncovering the truth about allegations of Biden family corruption. Instead, media outlets are taking cues from the White House and downplaying what House investigators have uncovered so far.
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