A Republican lawmaker has accused Secretary of State Antony Blinken of lying to Congress about communications he had with President Joe Biden‘s son Hunter Biden.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R–WI) made the claim on Sunday, following a report that revealed emails sent between Blinken and Hunter Biden in 2015.
Johnson told Fox News‘ “Sunday Morning Futures“ host Maria Bartiromo that he plans to release the transcript from a December 2020 interview in which Blinken allegedly said such communications never happened.
“Now, because of more information that‘s come out, we know that he lied bold–faced to Congress about never emailing Hunter Biden,” Johnson said. “My guess is, he told a bunch of other lies, that, hopefully, we will be able to bring him and his wife back in, tell them to preserve their records.”
“My guess is, he told a bunch of other lies, that, hopefully, we will be able to bring him and his wife back in, tell them to preserve their records,” he also stated as part of an interview with Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures.” “You cannot trust Joe Biden. You cannot trust Hunter Biden. You can’t trust the Biden family. You can’t trust so many of the people that they have surrounded themselves with.”
The report, published by Fox News last week, showed emails in 2010 and 2011 between Blinken‘s wife, Evan Ryan, and Hunter Biden, as well as Hunter Biden‘s longtime business partner, Eric Schwerin.
When asked for comment on Johnson‘s interview, the State Department directed Fox News to a statement made by a spokesperson, in which they said they had no further comment.
The White House, where Ryan currently works as cabinet secretary, fired back at GOP investigators. “House Republicans are weaponizing their power to go after their political opponents and re–litigate the 2020 election with misleading claims,” White House spokesman Ian Sams told Fox News.
Johnson, who has been investigating the Biden family for years and raising allegations of corruption, said Blinken needs to be subpoenaed. However, with Democrats in control of the Senate, Johnson is hoping for voluntary cooperation and, if that does not happen, is looking to the GOP–led House to issue subpoenas.
“We need to get to the bottom of this. We need to show how corrupt these individuals are,” Johnson said.
If Blinken is found guilty of lying to Congress, he could face up to five years in prison.