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STATEMENT: GOP’s Pet Anti-Biden Witness Was Just Charged With Spying for China

Jul 10, 2023

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For Immediate Release
Date: July 10, 2023

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced that Gal Luft, James Comer’s chief witness in alleging crimes from President Biden, was being charged with acting as an unregistered foreign agent for China, trafficking in arms, violating U.S. sanctions against Iran, and making false statements to federal agents. James Comer sung Luft’s praises just this weekend, on one of his numerous appearances on Newsmax.  In response, Congressional Integrity Project executive director, Kyle Herrig, issued the following statement: 

“There is nothing more corrupt than the lengths MAGA Republicans will go to preserve and expand their own power, including consorting with other corrupt actors – even alleged spies for the Chinese Communist Party. Do James Comer, Jim Jordan and Kevin McCarthy lack a single ounce of shame? Apparently so.

“The case against President Biden was built on nothing more than conspiracy theories to begin with, but over the past few weeks we’ve seen their allegations crumble even more. They’ve walked back the existence of so-called bombshell tapes and have been refuted by the Ukrainian oligarch at the center of their accusations, who’s said in a recently released transcript that he’d never spoken to President Biden, and now this. Remind us how many cards you need to remove before a house of cards crumbles?”

Today’s charges add to six months of misery and failure for MAGA Republicans whose political stunts have failed to uncover a single piece of evidence linking President Biden to any wrongdoing whatsoever. These failures are detailed in a report released this week by Congressional Integrity Project.