Republicans press forward with Biden impeachment inquiry amid Smirnov fallout

Republicans’ impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden will continue unabated despite Democrats pressuring them to call off their efforts in the wake of former FBI informant Alexander Smirnov’s arrest, according to lawmakers and sources familiar with the inquiry.

The chairmen leading the inquiry, Reps. James Comer (R-KY), Jim Jordan (R-OH), and Jason Smith (R-MO), are pressing forward with interviewing witnesses, gathering documents, and eventually releasing what they anticipate will be a detailed report of their findings.

It remains unknown whether their work will lead to a vote to impeach the president, but the chairmen are spurning Democrats’ condemnations of the inquiry and moving forward in any case.

Lawmakers sat with one of their most high-profile witnesses, the president’s younger brother James Biden, in an interview that stretched more than eight hours on Wednesday.

Midway through the interview, Oversight Committee ranking
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