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Legal experts divided over Biden impeachment case but agree on one point

After the first impeachment inquiry hearing launched by House Republicans against President Biden, some legal experts are split on whether the accusations leveled against the president warrant an impeachment. But they all said the evidence needs to be investigated.

Following the marathon hearing on Thursday that lasted several hours, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., said that GOP lawmakers successfully outlined how the Biden family brought in “over $15 million in their foreign influence peddling, over $24 million if you account for their associate’s earnings from the schemes” by leveraging access to then-Vice President Joe Biden.  

“We have established in the first phase of this investigation where this money has come from: Ukraine, Romania, Russia, Kazakhstan, China, it didn’t come from selling anything legitimate. It largely went unreported to the IRS. It was funneled through shell companies and third parties to hide the Biden’s fingerprints,” Comer said.

House Republicans are still making their case in the impeachment inquiry process, but legal experts who spoke to Fox News Digital are split on whether the evidence presented so far meets the threshold of an impeachable offense. 

Witnesses being sworn in to impeachment inquiry

Witnesses of the impeachment inquiry hearing of President Biden are sworn in to testify before the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

“If President Biden made certain decisions on trade, on military action or weapons, on ignoring aggressive behavior by our adversaries because of the financial transactions or his fear of those transactions going public, the consequences are simply not over,” he said. 

“You could also point to [the president’s] evolving story about Hunter’s dealings and his knowledge of the Biden brand being sold, particularly with the lighter definition of impeachable offenses that was established at President Trump’s expense,” Trusty added. 

Brianna Herlihy is a politics writer for Fox News Digital.

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