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Meet James Comer: Turning a Blind Eye to the Trump Family’s Corruption

Dec 7, 2022

All this month, the Congressional Integrity Project is introducing one of Donald Trump’s staunchest MAGA allies – Representative James Comer. Just last month, the American people rejected the extreme MAGA agenda and said they want our leaders to focus on solving the real problems they face. But MAGA Republicans aren’t listening. As soon as they won the House, they immediately turned to Trump-style political attacks, stunts, and partisan warfare. Investigations under the new Republican-led committees will be conducted following the Trump playbook: divisive and politically motivated attacks on President Biden, his family, and his administration at any cost, all to increase Comer’s own power to pursue the radical agenda of his MAGA allies. 

Just yesterday, Comer appeared on Fox News and said “We have never had a family that has influence peddled to this degree.” 

This is such a laughable thing to say. 

It’s statements like these that show Comer isn’t serious about oversight and just wants to use his committee to damage President Biden to gain more power for his MAGA allies. For years, Comer turned a convenient blind eye to the dealings of Trump, his organization, and his children, two of whom actually served in the White House during his presidency. The Trump kids earned over $600 million while Jared and Ivanka actually worked for the Trump administration, garnering no oversight from Comer or his MAGA Republican friends.

It’s obvious James Comer doesn’t care about oversight. He only cares about launching political stunts to further his own political career and those of his MAGA allies.

  • HEADLINE: Jared And Ivanka Made Up To $640 Million In the White House. “Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump reported between $172 million and $640 million in outside income while working in the White House, according to an analysis of financial disclosures by CREW. […] Both Kushner and Trump announced they would not take a salary while working for the government in an attempt to shut down nepotism concerns. While their supporters marked this as a public sacrifice, the massive amount of money they made on the side undercuts that argument, as government salaries would have been less than 1% of their income.” [CREW, 2/8/21]
  • Ivanka Trump Obtained Three Preliminary Trademark Approvals On The Same Day She Dined With The Chinese President. “On the same day Trump and his daughter dined with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago in Florida in April 2017, China awarded her three preliminary trademark approvals for jewelry, handbags and spa services. In all, she has obtained more than a dozen Chinese trademarks since entering the White House, ensuring her access to the world’s second-largest economy if she goes back into business.” [Los Angeles Times, 10/10/19]

The American people can’t trust these investigations after James Comer and MAGA Republicans impeded legitimate oversight of President Trump for so long. The American people will see that this is nothing more than partisan warfare and political stunts by Comer and his MAGA Republican allies meant to weaken their opponents to gain power for themselves.