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Washington – On Friday United States Representative Greg Steube, a Republican out of Sarasota, Florida, filed articles of impeachment for high crimes and misdemeanors against Joseph R. Biden, the alleged winner of the 2020 election for U.S. President. The articles were filed during the 118th Congress, First Session.
Steube said in a public statement announcing the articles that “It’s long past time to impeach Joe Biden. He has undermined the integrity of his office, brought disrepute on the Presidency, betrayed his trust as President, and acted in a manner subversive of the rule of law and justice at the expense of America’s citizens. The evidence continues to mount by the day – the Biden Crime Family has personally profited off Joe’s government positions through bribery, threats, and fraud. Joe Biden must not be allowed to continue to sit in the White House, selling out our country.”
Greg Steube, a Trump supporting Republicam, filed the articles subsequent to U.S. House Oversight Chairman James Comer, releasing financial documents which he alleges support claims that the Biden family and associates profited from more than $20 million in payments coming from outside the United States.
Joe Biden consistently denounces and refutes allegations that he benefited from overseas dealings with Hunter. Biden has repeatedly stated that he never discussed, past or present, anything business related with his son. Concurrently, Hunter Biden’s plea agreement has been abandoned for missteps by his attorney and will now be going to trial. The plot thickens.
The following articles are taken verbatim from Steube’s articles on impeachment, which can be found on his Congressional page at https://steube.house.gov/press-releases. The articles of impeachment include:
ARTICLE 1: ABUSE OF POWER: BRIBERY, HOBBS ACT EXTORTION, & HONEST SERVICES FRAUD
Robert Hunter Biden (Hunter Biden) and James Biden sold access to then Vice President Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. (Joe Biden) while he was in office from 2009 to 2017 and sold promised access to a future Biden Presidential Administration while he was out of office from 2017 to 2021. Hunter and James appear to have promised official actions by Joe Biden in return for payments and business opportunities from foreign and domestic business partners. Joe Biden assisted by making appearances, phone calls, meeting with the “business partners,” and knowingly allowing his family members to promise access to him and actions by him in furtherance of these schemes. Hunter Biden threatened business partners that official actions could be taken against them if they did not meet terms or make payments. In at least one instance, Hunter implied that Joe Biden was aware of these threats and willing to assist in enforcing the threats, potentially through official actions. Hunter Biden attempted to enrich himself and the Biden family by threatening official actions from his father, who he claims was willing to assist in the scheme.
These acts are abuses of power as well as the following federal crimes or conspiracy to commit the following federal crimes: Bribery of Public Officials, 18 USC § 201; Hobbs Act Extortion “Under Color of Official Right,” 18 USC § 1951; Honest Services Fraud relating to use of official position, 18 USC § 1346.
ARTICLE 2: OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
According to testimony from IRS whistleblowers, members of the Biden campaign improperly colluded with Justice Department (DOJ) officials to improperly interfere with investigations into tax crimes alleged to have been committed by Hunter Biden.
These acts constitute an abuse of power as well as Obstruction of Justice, 18 USC §§ 1505, 1510, 1512.
ARTICLE 3: FRAUD
James Biden recruited “investors” for business ventures that ultimately failed. There is evidence to suggest that these investment opportunities were sold to investors based on false and fraudulent pretenses and promises. Access to Joe Biden and indications that Joe Biden supported these schemes were used to lure investors into the schemes.
These acts constitute fraud or conspiracy to commit fraud in violation of 18 USC §§ 1943, 1949.
ARTICLE 4: FINANCIAL INVOLVEMENT IN DRUG AND PROSTITUTION
Joe Biden and Hunter Biden have a long history of co-mingled and intertwined finances. Between 2010 and 2019 thousands of dollars of Biden family money was spent on illegal drug transactions and prostitution.
These acts constitute violations of or conspiracy to violate federal drug laws at 21 USC §§ 841, 842, 843, 846 and federal prostitution laws at 18 USC §§ 2421, 2421A, 2422.
This is the second time that articles of impeachment have been filed against Joseph Robinette Biden. Rep. Marjorie Taylor filed articles last may and the House voted to delay an impeachment 219 – 208.
On Friday, Steube also introduced the Helping Understand Narcotics Traces at the Executive Residence (HUNTER) Act. Due to the failure of the United States Secret Service (USSS) to identify an individual responsible for bringing cocaine into the White House in July, the legislation will require a report from the Director of the Secret Service on illicit use of controlled substances in the White House.