Oversight Member Demands Justice Dept Probe Of GOP Propagating ‘Russian Disinfo’

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Rep. Dan Goldman (D-N.Y.), who currently serves on the House Oversight Committee, is demanding an investigation by the federal Department of Justice into aspects of Republicans’ handling of imploded bribery allegations implicating the Bidens that originated with Alexander Smirnov. Smirnov, a former federal source, was indicted for allegedly lying to authorities and linked in reports to Russian intelligence.

Smirnov reportedly ferried false claims about the Bidens that originated in those circles. And in tandem with him putting forward a tale of bribery involving President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, Republicans started an impeachment investigation in the House targeting the president and gave the allegations extensive air-time, even if technically including the caveat that the tale represented mere allegations.

“DOJ must investigate whether and when Grassley, Comer or Jordan knew that Smirnov was spreading Russian disinformation. But now that it’s public, Comer and Jordan clearly will be conspiring with Putin to interfere in the election if they continue with this bogus impeachment,” Goldman wrote on X, formerly called Twitter. It’s among an extensive series of calls for investigations and other consequences following the revelation of apparent ties to Russia on the other end of the extensively promoted Biden allegations, which involved millions of dollars allegedly tracing to leadership at the Ukrainian company Burisma in which Hunter Biden was involved.

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), who serves on the House Judiciary Committee, even called for Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), who leads the chamber’s Oversight panel, to resign, and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) is helping lead the push for Republicans to end their impeachment probe targeting Biden. They have never conclusively tied the president to confirmed financial corruption… a prospect they’ve pursued while largely ignoring the details of evident millions of dollars in foreign government-tied payments made to Trump businesses during early portions of his presidential term. Involved properties included the now defunct Trump hotel in D.C.