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Jim Jordan Lays Out Timeline For Impeaching Biden

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Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, appeared on Fox Business on Thursday to outline the next steps in the impeachment inquiry stemming from Hunter Biden’s business activities.

Jordan appeared on “Varney & Co” to discuss subpoenas for the Biden family and its business associates to appear for depositions before House Republicans decide on whether to advance impeachment proceedings against President Joe Biden. (RELATED: Oversight Committee Subpoenas Biden Family Members, Key Associate To Defend Foreign Business Dealings)

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“We’ve got a handful more depositions to do, Stuart. We want to talk to Hunter Biden, we want to talk to James Biden — who did all this business together — and we want to talk to his business partners,” Jordan said.

“The plan is to do those final depositions and then make a decision on — we’re already in the impeachment inquiry — do we move forward with actual articles of impeachment? And I think we will present this to the conference and we’ll make a decision as a conference if the facts warrant going into actual articles and moving into full a impeachment of the president,” he added.

The impeachment inquiry began with a hearing in late September featuring expert witnesses who answered questions surrounding various aspects of the Biden family’s foreign business dealings and testimony from IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler.

Ahead of the impeachment inquiry, Jordan, House Oversight Chairman James Comer and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith released a memo detailing how the Biden family and its business associates brought in more than $24 million from foreign sources.

The Ways and Means Committee also released documents supporting the whistleblower testimony before the impeachment inquiry hearing.

“You’ve got the Ways and Means Committee, where the whistleblowers came forward and told us about how bad the investigation was run, how unusual, how it was slow walked — the investigation into Hunter Biden,” Jordan explained to Fox Business host Stuart Varney. “Then you have Chairman Comer’s [Oversight] Committee, who are looking at the suspicious activity reports, the bank records. They have subpoenaed those. They are compiling that information.”

Comer subpoenaed Hunter and James Biden’s personal and business bank records following the first impeachment inquiry hearing. In October, he released bank records showing that James Biden sent his brother a $200,000 check in March 2018, right after receiving the money from distressed healthcare company Americore.

Comer then proceeded to release bank records in November which revealed that Joe Biden received a $40,000 check from sister-in-law Sara Biden soon after money originating in China was wired from Hunter Biden’s bank account to James and Sara Biden. Both checks are classified as loan repayments.

“And then our committee is actually digging,” Jordan continued in the interview with Varney. “We have deposed seven different people who were a part of the Hunter Biden investigation.”

He then went on to provide details of Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss’ testimony before the House Judiciary Committee.

“That’s exactly what we saw, particularly with David Weiss. We saw him let the statute of limitations expire for the tax years 2014 and 2015 regarding Hunter Biden, because those are the tax years he got all the money from the Ukrainian energy company Burisma,” Jordan said.

During his testimony Weiss confirmed that the statute of limitations had expired for potential tax charges related to Hunter Biden’s Burisma income during the 2014-15 tax years. Burisma paid Hunter Biden more than $80,000 per month as a board member during both of those tax years, according to bank records released in August by the Oversight Committee.

Weiss was appointed special counsel in August to continue the Hunter Biden investigation.

In September, Hunter Biden was indicted on three federal gun charges, to which he pleaded not guilty at an arraignment in early October.