A draft letter that CNN got shows that Biden’s office plans to send a letter to several media sites. The letter will ask news executives to “step up” their scrutiny of the House Republicans’ investigation into impeaching the president.
This week, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R) told the House to start an official impeachment investigation into Biden’s suspected “abuse of power, obstruction, and corruption” surrounding his family’s business deals. McCarthy said that the accusations against Biden “should be looked into further by the US House of Representatives.”
Ian Sams, a spokesman for the White House, said that McCarthy’s move was “extreme politics at its worst.”
Sams said, “Republicans in the House have actually been looking into the president for over nine months, but they haven’t found any proof of wrongdoing. That’s what his own Republicans have said,”
Hakeem Jeffries, the leader of the Democrats in the House, said that the GOP’s impeachment investigation was “illegitimate.”
Jeffries said, “There is not a single piece of evidence that President Biden has done anything wrong. Joe Biden is really an honest person. He is a good guy. He cares about his country.
McCarthy said, “Eyewitnesses have said that the president was on more than one phone call and talked to more than one person. Dinners led to his sons and the business partners of his sons getting cars and millions of dollars.”
CNN said this week that it had a draft of a letter that was written by Sams that told news outlets to look more closely at the Biden impeachment investigation.
Sams said, “it is time for the media to step up its examination of House Republicans for starting an impeachment inquiry solely on lies,” according to the news source. Sams said that the supposed lack of proof against Biden should “ring alarm bells in the news media.”
CNN was told by a White House source that the last letter from the president will be addressed to news directors at CNN, the NY Times, Fox News, the AP, CBS News, as well as other news organizations.
“Reporting on the impeachment process as a procedural narrative – Republicans claim X, but the White House asserts Y – is an injustice to the American people who depend on the free press to hold those with authority responsible,” Sams stated in the draft letter. “Moreover, in today’s media landscape, where dishonest hucksters routinely distribute false information and lie on social media platforms like Facebook and Fox, process stories that neglect to critically examine the validity of the assertions that House Republicans are using as the foundation for all of their actions only serve to sow doubt, insert false premises into people’s newsfeeds, and distort the truth.”