Former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has commented on the House’s announcement of an impeachment inquiry, highlighting the anticipation surrounding the enforcement of the subpoenas it will issue.
During an appearance on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America,” Whitaker noted that the House is likely to gather evidence as it seeks to build a case for filing articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden. The investigation will place various entities, including the Department of Justice and banks, under scrutiny. Whitaker emphasized the importance of the courts’ response to the subpoenas, as they typically grant them more enforcement power.
He also responded to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre’s characterization of the impeachment inquiry as “baseless,” suggesting that she may not fully understand the evidence supporting it. Whitaker pointed to Hunter Biden’s role on the Burisma board and Joe Biden’s actions related to Viktor Shokin, the Ukrainian prosecutor investigating Burisma, as potential grounds for impeachment.
He argued that Joe Biden’s leveraging of U.S. loan guarantees to have Shokin fired constitutes a prima facie case for impeachment.