Comer accuses Hunter Biden legal team of intimidating witnesses; threatens to compel Justice Department testimony on separate matter

by Will Tubbs

Willie R. Tubbs, FISM News


House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer’s ongoing battle with various wings of the Biden administration and the president’s family has hit a new gear. 

The Kentucky representative has gone on the attack against the legal team representing President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, as the Oversight Committee continues to investigate both Bidens’ business practices. 

“We’ve got witnesses that are scared to death to come forward. They fear for their lives,” Comer told

Comer added that the legal team was “testing the limits with respect to witness intimidation.”

The accusation comes in the wake of Comer and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) accusing the FBI of possessing an unclassified document that they say ties President Biden to potential criminal activity.

President has denied any wrongdoing.  Comer has issued a subpoena to the FBI demanding the document. 

“I have reviewed credible whistleblower disclosures that then-VP Joe Biden allegedly engaged in a bribery scheme with a foreign national,” Comer tweeted Thursday night. “Given the severity of these allegations, we acted swiftly.”


In a different political arena, Comer is also battling with the Justice Department over one of its attorneys refusing to participate in a hearing about crime and public safety in Washington, D.C.

Comer has scheduled a hearing for May 16 and invited both D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Matthew Graves to testify. Bowser has agreed to participate, but Graves has refused and stated the Justice Department would not allow him to testify based on established policy. . 

“[The] excuse is an internal policy that generally prohibits U.S. Attorneys from testifying before Congress. This excuse is unpersuasive and inconsistent with past precedent,” Comer wrote in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland. 

Comer, who accuses Graves of feeding into crime in the nation’s capitol, went on to warn Garland that if Graves refused to testify voluntarily, Comer would compel the testimony through te use of subpoena. 

“Mr. Graves’ and his office’s decisions are contributing to rising crime in the cityA,” Comer wrote “t the Committee’s March 29, 2023 oversight hearing, D.C. Council Members blamed, in part, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia for rising crime. Mr. Graves’ office is declining to prosecute violent crimes. If DOJ continues to obstruct congressional oversight in this matter, we will be forced to consider the use of the compulsory process.”