Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, says the investigation into the business dealings of President Joe Biden, brother Jim Biden, and son Hunter Biden has steadily advanced this week — despite Jim and Hunter Biden snubbing the committee's deadline to turn over certain business documents to House investigators.
A primary reason for optimism: Comer acknowledged that one of Hunter Biden's former business partners, Eric Schwerin, has agreed to cooperate with the House investigation.
"It's a big deal, because he's the one who's been mentioned several times in the emails," Comer told Newsmax Friday evening, while appearing on "Spicer & Co." with hosts Sean Spicer and Lyndsay Keith.
Schwerin is "the one who communicated with Hunter Biden" that then-Vice President Biden's "tax refund had come in the mail, and he was going to go ahead and just deposit it" into Joe Biden's bank account.
Comer then noted how Schwerin allegedly wrote a check from Joe Biden's bank account to Hunter Biden.
"This shows that this individual [Schwerin] had access to both Biden bank accounts," said Comer, while reiterating that, "At the end of the day, this is an investigation of Joe Biden."
The Kentucky Republican continued about Schwerin: "This witness is a key witness, and having his cooperation is a big deal."
Also, Comer stated that other former Biden associates have agreed to meet with the Oversight Committee.
"This investigation has made a lot of progress over the last 48 hours," said Comer.
Regarding Jim and Hunter Biden bypassing the House's request for business documents, Comer didn't seem too fazed by this occurrence.
"We're showing to the courts that we're making every effort to give the Biden family an opportunity to respond to our reasonable request. They continue to deny, so we're setting things up to take the next step," said Comer.
Other people of interest in the Biden network "are complying with our requests," said Comer. "They're communicating with our lawyers, and I do feel like we'll get an overwhelming majority of the information" pertaining to "the Biden-influence peddling."
With House investigators closing in on obtaining bank records and readying subpoenas, Comer was pleased to see many principal witnesses willing to share their business histories with the Biden family.
"Thankfully, people are coming forward. ... Sometimes the threat of a subpoena is better than a subpoena," lamented Comer.
Nearly everyone else is cooperating with House investigators, Comer added, "except the Bidens."
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