Raskin demands House GOP end ‘fraudulent’ impeachment inquiry into Biden after witness indicted

The top Democratic member of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability called for an end to the Republican-led impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden after the Justice Department special counsel indicted a witness for making “false” statements to the FBI. 

Alexander Smirnov, an informant with the FBI since 2010, allegedly made false claims to the bureau in 2020 about the Ukrainian energy company Burisma paying the president and his son Hunter Biden $5 million each. The claim has been central to House Republicans’ corruption allegations against Joe Biden.

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) said the indictment from special counsel David Weiss showed “how key evidence at the heart of House Republicans’ impeachment inquiry is based on a lie.”

“In a detailed indictment, Special Counsel David Weiss—who was appointed by former President Donald Trump—has demonstrated how key evidence at the
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