Viewers of Mornings With Maria watched Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo receive discouraging political news in real time Tuesday morning when Republican Congresswoman Lisa McClain admitted that there is no evidence of President Joe Biden changing any policies as a “result of getting money from China.”
At issue is an investigation into President Joe Biden and his family members by the House Oversight Committee led by Rep. James Comer, who continues to allege that the Biden’s have received payments from foreign entities — namely China — in exchange for policy changes that benefit China. There have been dozens of cable news appearances and congressional hearings since the allegations emerged, but no evidence has been found.
However, this has not kept Bartiromo from keeping that narrative alive, as she has shown a deep willingness to amplify absurdist news stories when almost every reasonable person sees there is no there.
On Tuesday morning, she lauded her guest, Rep. McClain, who sits on the House Oversight Committee, saying, “It’s incredible what your committee has been able to expose so much information about these 20 Shell companies that Joe Biden set up and his family set up while he was vice president. The 176 suspicious activity reports the witness testimony, of course, all indicating or suggesting that there could be some serious crime here, like bribery or money laundering.”
Suggesting is in the eye of the beholder, of course. She would probably be equally upset if Bartiromo looked as eagerly into the shell companies and deals that former President Donald Trump and HIS family members made with China. But I digress.
“Have you been able to identify any actual policy changes that Joe Biden made as a result of getting money from China?” Bartiromo asked, to which McClain closed her eyes and admitted, “The short answer is no. That’s what we’re trying to get to right now.”
“That’s why Jamie Comer, our Chairman Comer, is requesting those documents that the FBI knew he had had those classified documents for 18 months and sat on those. What were in those documents? Because what Jamie Comer has been able to do is actually take a concept and actually have forensic data to connect the dots differently than what happened, say, under the last administration, where it was just a bunch of hearsay. ”