The White House has sent out a memo to media companies begging for assistance in fending off House Republicans’ impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden.
In a memo to editorial leadership at U.S. news organizations, White House spokesperson Ian Sams insisted that it is time for the “media to ramp up its scrutiny of House Republicans for opening an impeachment inquiry based on lies.”
The document goes on to argue that House Republicans “haven’t been able to turn up any evidence of the President doing anything wrong” — listing several comments from Republican officials expressing skepticism about impeaching Biden.
The formal impeachment inquiry into the president was announced by Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday, citing “serious and credible allegations into President Biden’s conduct — a culture of corruption.”
Following the announcement, McCarthy issued a follow-up letter to his colleague which highlighted several pieces of evidence that Republican investigators have uncovered over the past several months — which include bank records and testimony. The House Speaker also announced a “special conference” with committee chairs to be held on Thursday.
Speaker McCarthy just sent out this letter to House Republicans on the impeachment inquiry:
He encourages all Rs to attend a special Thursday meeting to go over this issue with committee chairs pic.twitter.com/ErrzWpGZCu
— Olivia Beavers (@Olivia_Beavers) September 12, 2023
House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer (R-KY) has been tasked with leading the impeachment effort — assisted by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO).
In a joint statement on Tuesday, the three chairmen confirmed that House Republicans had “uncovered an overwhelming amount of evidence showing President Joe Biden lied to the American people about his knowledge and participation in his family’s influence peddling schemes.”
As part of an effort to fight back against the Republicans’ investigations, the White House has created a “war room” comprised of a few dozen lawyers, legislative aides and communications staffers.
The mainstream media is already rallying behind the president, claiming that Republicans lack evidence warranting an impeachment inquiry — despite the fact that many of these outlets have even reported on some of this evidence in the past, albeit reluctantly.
In their reporting on the impeachment inquiry, the New York Times claimed: “Republicans have found no evidence of financial wrongdoing or corruption by the president, but said they have received enough information to warrant more investigation.”
During an exchange with a reporter on Tuesday, Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) slammed the media for failing to do their jobs. After Perry shared numerous examples of what House Republicans have learned leading up to the impeachment inquiry, the reporter claimed that the “American people can’t see that, they think it’s political revenge.”
Perry, the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, fired back: “Because you don’t report on it.”
JUST IN: Republican Rep. Scott Perry unleashes on regime reporter who tries suggesting that Republicans don't have any evidence against Joe Biden for their impeachment inquiry.
"We have the bank accounts. You can see that the homes that the Bidens own can't be afforded on a… pic.twitter.com/f0v4fC4rBb
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) September 12, 2023