The House Oversight and Accountability Committee is set to hear the testimony of a former Twitter executive this month. The committee is looking into the platform’s role in suppressing a news story in 2020 that related to Hunter Biden, then-presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son.
Republicans have continuously argued that Twitter actively worked in suppressing the spread of the 2020 New York Post article that had been publicized only weeks before the Presidential election. The story is related to information found in Hunter Biden’s laptop, which could have affected now-President Biden’s election campaign.
Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) has announced that the committee is set to hold its first hearings in the next week where they will talk with Twitter employees about the laptop case. This statement was made on Monday during the National Press Club’s Headliners Newsmaker talk.
The Oversight panel, which much like the House is currently controlled by the GOP is planning on making the Biden family a central point of their investigation. Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings are also expected to be one of the key areas in which the Republicans will focus their investigations.
Comer has said that the Biden family is currently under investigation for “influence peddling.” He has added that this is key as they have to ensure that the country’s national security is not compromised by having a compromised President. He added that there is always the possibility that they won’t be able to find anything during the investigation but this remains to be seen.