In the first hearing of the House impeachment investigation, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner brought up the subject of President Joe Biden’s alleged mishandling of secret documents on Thursday.
Ohio Republican Turner labeled Biden a “classified document hoarder” and cited the current federal criminal probe into the situation. Additionally, he said that because the confidential documents could have anything to do with Hunter Biden’s business operations in Romania, China, and the Ukraine, they are pertinent to the impeachment investigation.
Jonathan Turley, a law scholar and Fox News contributor who testified at the hearing, said that the impeachment investigation has to take “pre-office conduct” into account. He said that it’s unclear, however, whether Biden’s keeping the papers would be grounds for impeachment.
Biden’s confidential papers, according to Turner, are “of the highest level of concern and threat to national security.” Turner claimed to have seen some of the data. What he meant to say was that the House Intelligence Committee “had to find out why he took them and what he was doing with them.”
Whether or whether the secret data are relevant to the impeachment investigation is still up in the air. Although it’s obvious that Republicans are ready to utilize the issue against Biden, it’s unclear whether it will be sufficient to impeach and remove him from office.