Jamie Raskin Undercuts House GOP’s Hunter Biden Obsession During Sunday CNN Interview

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Asked about Hunter Biden during an interview this weekend on NBC’s Meet the Press, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) criticized the obsession with the president’s son, who has figured prominently into claims from Republicans of corruption in the president’s family. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) pushed during a Fox interview over the weekend for an impeachment inquiry against the president connected to unsubstantiated claims of millions of dollars in bribes that went towards Joe and Hunter Biden.

Despite the persistence of these claims, it remains unclear there’s any conclusive evidence actually tying the president to ostensibly corrupt business dealings in which Hunter was involved. Even a GOP-touted witness, Devon Archer, couldn’t provide many substantial links in recent Congressional testimony, though the implications of the insights he did offer were in dispute.

“I have repeatedly asked Chairman Comer on the Oversight Committee for us to look at that in a serious and substantive and methodical and non-partisan way,” Raskin said, discussing the issue of so-called influence peddling. “He’s instead decided to just pursue the Hunter Biden thing as a one-off, as a way to score GOP political points. He doesn’t want to talk about Jared Kushner, who brought back $2 billion — not million, $2 billion — from Saudi Arabia to a company he created the day after the Trump administration ended, when there was still blood all over the Capitol.”

Trump himself has also faced criticism for ties to Saudi funds arising from payments to his family business for hosting events for LIV Golf, a new golf league backed by the country that Trump’s promoted. Though Kushner, the former president’s son-in-law, has distanced himself from Trump’s political team as the latter wages another campaign for the White House, Trump himself remains in the running and leading all of his Republican primary opponents as the general election in 2024 approaches. His multiple criminal cases have not made substantial dents in his level of support from prospective Republican voters. Some have been concerned that the financial ties could create conflicts of interest for Trump if he must decide on foreign policy matters involving Saudi Arabia if he’s ever back in the White House.