by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
With a razor-thin majority in the House and no majority to speak of in the Senate, Republicans are hoping to punch above their weight in the coming year by focusing relentlessly on investigations they hope will do damage to a Democratic Party that’s riding high after the midterms — and expose international influence-peddling schemes, Big Tech corruption, and Chinese malfeasance in the process. …
… [Kevin McCarthy has] laid out plans for a number of oversight investigations. Before Republicans had even clinched the majority, McCarthy began holding regular training sessions for members and staff over the summer, according to the Washington Post, including a session for House GOP attorneys called “Oversight Education Series: Investigations 101,” detailing strategies for running effective investigations.
A major focus of these investigations will be Hunter Biden’s laptop and the ensuing fallout.
The New York Post first reported on the laptop, which was recovered from a Delaware repair shop, in October 2020. According to the computer-repair-shop owner who provided the laptop to Rudy Giuliani, the device became his legal property after the president’s son missed the window to pick it up, per a contract the younger Biden signed when he dropped off the laptop.
One infamous email purportedly detailed a business arrangement between a Chinese company and the Biden family.
Tony Bobulinski, who is listed as a recipient of the email first published by the New York Post, offered further details last year in a statement to Fox News on the correspondence in October 2020, which references a proposed equity split: “20” for “H” and “10 held by H for the big guy?”
“The reference to ‘the Big Guy’ in the much-publicized May 13, 2017, email is in fact a reference to Joe Biden,” said Bobulinski, who says he was brought on as CEO of Sinohawk Holdings by Hunter Biden and James Gilliar, the sender of the email. The spurned Biden business partner will presumably be called upon to testify and, given his willingness to speak with the media, likely won’t require a subpoena to show up.