According to a report, things heated up on the House Floor Thursday as U.S. Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) confronted Democrat Adam Schiff over the Russia probe and the overseas business transactions with Hunter Biden
Comer claimed Schiff tried to preach information to discredit former President Donald Trump. Schiff however implied that Comer was not paying attention to alleged actions of Trump associates supporting the former president.
After Comer suggested that Schiff was ignoring Hunter Biden’s business history, the son of the president, the Democrat attempted to shift attention to the past allegations against Donald Trump Jr.
The House was discussing the Democrat-backed Protecting Our Democracy Act to limit presidential authority in response to Trump’s actions while he was still in office. This showdown, according to the Examiner, came at a time when the House was debating.
Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Schiff led the investigation into possible connivance between Russia’s campaign and Trump’s during the 2016 presidential election. Comer is the ranking member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee.
“Every time Chairman Schiff rises to speak on a bill about intelligence and security and holding the president accountable, I get excited hoping we’re going to hear about that evidence of collusion and all the other investigations that were conducted in the House,” Comer said, referring to discredited claims against Trump campaign.
According to the Examiner, Schiff countered by defending the investigations that he ushered.
“Are you aware that the president’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, met with an agent of Russian intelligence and provided Russian intelligence with internal campaign polling data, as well as strategic insights about their intelligence in key battleground states? Are you aware of that?” Schiff replied.
The Republican then turned his attention to presidential son Hunter Biden and his business dealings abroad.
“Are you aware of President Biden’s son Hunter’s art dealings? Are you aware of the president’s son’s dealings … in Congo with the cobalt mine? Are you aware of the dealings in Ukraine?” Comer asked Schiff.
Comer: Are you aware of President Biden’s son, Hunter’s art dealings?— Acyn (@Acyn) December 9, 2021
Schiff: I am aware of President Trump’s son meeting secretly in Trump Tower with a Russian delegation with a purpose of receiving dirt on Hilary Clinton… pic.twitter.com/JUPMqnvrEp
“I am aware of President Trump’s son meeting secretly in Trump Tower New York with a Russian delegation with the purpose of receiving dirt on Hillary Clinton, which the Russian delegation represented was part of the Russian government’s effort to help elect Donald Trump in 2016,” Schiff retorted.