This week, following bombshell reporting from the Daily Beast detailing House Oversight Chairman James Comer’s shady business deals with his brother, including land swaps and a payment of $200,000, the Congressional Integrity Project is renewing our call on James Comer to release the past ten years of his bank statements and tax returns. Comer’s shady business deals and family influence peddling present real ethical and conflict of interest issues that demand explanation and accountability, while his year-long political stunts targeting President Biden have failed to uncover a shred of evidence of wrongdoing. Read our letter to Chairman Comer here.
CIP sent out 9 rapid-response products, including statements, fact sheets, and roundups.
It’s time to get the Biden-18 on the record about this baseless impeachment inquiry. These are the top questions to ask the Biden 18 this week.
Special Counsel David Weiss sat for a closed-door, transcribed interview with the MAGA House Judiciary Committee.
- FACT SHEET: Asked & Answered: MAGA Republicans Recycle Debunked Claims Yet Again With David Weiss Testimony
- STATEMENT: David Weiss Tells MAGA Republicans What They Already Know: He Had “Full Decision-Making Authority”
- Total Bust! MAGA Republicans’ Debunked Claims Fall Flat Yet Again in David Weiss Testimony
Reporting revealed that James Comer and the MAGA House Oversight Committee issued subpoenas to members of the Biden Family and business associates as part of their ongoing bogus impeachment inquiry into President Biden.
- STATEMENT: James Comer’s Plans to Subpoena Members of the Biden Family Is the Next Stop of the MAGA Political Circus
- STATEMENT: Unnecessary Subpoenas Prove MAGA Republicans Will Stop at Nothing to Smear President Biden
Bombshell reporting from the Daily Beast details House Oversight Chairman James Comer’s shady business deals with his brother, including land swaps and a payment of $200,000.
- STATEMENT: Comer Must Release Bank, Tax Records After His Shady Business Deals, Family Influence Peddling Come to Light
- ROUNDUP: James Comer’s Shady Business Deals and Family Influence Peddling Exposed
- ROUNDUP UPDATE: James Comer’s Bad Day Continues With More Attention on His Shady Business Deals and Family Influence Peddling
CIP was mentioned or quoted in the following 3 articles or news appearances.
Politicus USA: Eric Swalwell Asks Why James Comer Is Hiding His Tax Returns and Bank Records. “The Congressional Integrity Project wrote, as first reported in The Messenger: ‘You’ve only released tax returns for two years,’ the letter reads. ‘President Biden, on the other hand, has released 25 years of tax returns. Unsatisfied with this unprecedented level of access to a president’s financial records, you’ve used your power to dig into his family members’ finances.’ The letter calls attention to Comer’s justification for his usage of subpoena power against the Biden family being that he thinks it’s important for high profile public officials to make their tax returns public.” [Politicus USA, 11/6/23]
Axios: Anti-ESG impacts. “The other side: Democrats have begun striking back, deploying resources to attack Republicans in swing districts over support for anti-ESG proposals. The Congressional Integrity Project, a Dem-led rapid response team that also focuses on impeachment, has started running ads against Republicans in congressional districts that Biden won. The ads frame GOP support for anti-ESG bills as simply supporting the wealthy at the expense of everyday consumers. ‘This one just seems so outside the mainstream of what regular people are talking about, even if you’re a Fox News viewer, CIP executive director Kyle Herrig told Axios.” [Axios, 11/7/23]
Washington Times: Left calls on Comer to release own bank statements, tax returns amid Biden subpoenas. “The political left struck back at House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer on Thursday by saying he should release his past bank statements and tax returns. The request comes after a report Thursday by the Daily Beast that the Kentucky Republican has given loans to his brother, Chad Comer, after repeatedly saying that the loan that President Biden gave to his brother, James Biden, is clear evidence of illegal acts. Kyle Herrig, executive director of the Congressional Integrity Project, wrote a letter to Mr. Comer requesting 10 years of his returns and statements, saying he’s only released two years, while the president has released 25 years. ‘Unsatisfied with this unprecedented level of access to a president’s financial records, you’ve used your power to dig into his family members’ finances,’ the letter said. ‘Unable to find any wrongdoing there, you’ve purposefully chosen to misconstrue benign transactions between family members that occurred when President Biden was neither in office nor a candidate for office in order to push a false political narrative to harm the President.’” [Washington Times, 11/9/23]