Jonathan Turley Included in House Oversight Committee Witnesses For First Impeachment Hearing

The House Oversight Committee on Monday announced Fox News contributor and legal scholar Professor Jonathan Turleyas a witness in the impeachment hearing into President Joe Biden.

Turley, alongside other witnesses, will testify in Thursday’s hearing to examine the value of an impeachment inquiry and to deliver evidence House Republicans have gathered against President Joe Biden’s role in his family’s corrupt business practices.

Turley, the Shapiro Chair for Public Interest Law at George Washington University Law School, previously warned the Republicans against a rushed impeachment inquiry like the one the Democrats launched against former President Donald Trump. The law professor changed his tune last month, arguing that Attorney General Merrick Garland’s decision to appoint David Weiss as special counsel leaves no alternative to an impeachment inquiry.

Turley added that the appointment could stonewall House Republicans into the Bidens because Weiss could use his appointment as special counsel as an excuse to obstruct the Congressional investigation into the Bidens.

“With the investigative impediments created by the Weiss appointment and by Garland’s refusal to expressly extend the special counsel’s mandate to the allegations of Biden family influence-peddling, there is little choice but to commence an impeachment inquiry,” Turley wrote. “With the current state of the Hunter Biden investigation and the baffling conduct of Attorney General Garland, there is no alternative for the House but to launch the impeachment inquiry.”

Other witnesses set to testify in the Thursday impeachment inquiry include Bruce Dubinsky, a forensic accountant and the founder of Dubinsky Consulting, and Eileen O’Connor, the Former Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division.

House Oversight Committee chairman Rep. James Comer (R-KY), in a statement announcing the date for the first hearing, maintained witness testimony and Congressional investigations have shown President Joe Biden’s involvement in his family’s influence peddling scheme.  

“Joe Biden showed up on at least two dozen occasions to send signals of access, influence, and power to those who were paying the Bidens,” Comer said. “Based on the evidence, Congress has a duty to open an impeachment inquiry into President Biden’s corruption. Americans demand and deserve answers, transparency, and accountability for this abuse of public office. This week, the House Oversight Committee will present evidence uncovered to date and hear from legal and financial experts about crimes the Bidens may have committed as they brought in millions at the expense of U.S. interests.”