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Rep. James Comer (R-KY) mocked the Department of Justice on Monday after it announced eight charges against an American-Israeli energy expert.
The DOJ announced eight charges against Israeli professor Gal Luft, a dual U.S.-Israeli citizen and co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, on Monday. Luft is on the run from federal prosecutors, who he says are targeting him because of information he has on the Biden family's dealings in China.
The DOJ has charged Luft with eight crimes, including acting as an unregistered foreign agent, trafficking in arms, violating U.S. sanctions against Iran, and making false statements to federal agents. Luft denied the charges in a video statement last week published by the New York Post. The Post identified Luft as a "missing witness"
in House Republicans' investigation into the Biden family.
Comer, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is leading a congressional investigation into the Biden family's overseas business dealings and has already spoken about what he says is a massive money laundering operation that the Bidens erected to take in potentially tens of millions of dollars in corrupt dealings in China, Romania, and Ukraine. In an appearance on Fox News on Monday evening, Comer appeared to take Luft's accusations of corruption at the DOJ seriously.
"The timing is always coincidental according to the Democrats at the Department of Justice,"
Comer said, referring to the timing of the Luft charges being announced after Luft's video.
"Here's what I know about Gal Luft: he was getting paid, like the Bidens, from CEFC. We want to speak with everyone that we can find who was also on the payroll of CEFC like the Bidens,"
Comer said. "And anyone who says we shouldn't take Gal Luft's allegations seriously discounts the fact that the Bidens wanted to share office space with CEFC, even going so far as to say that Hunter wanted to make an extra set of keys for both Joe Biden, Jill Biden, and the president's brother, Jim Biden."
Luft says he came forward to the DOJ and FBI in 2019 and met with a team of six people, two from the DOJ and four from the FBI, in Brussels. The meeting took place weeks before President Joe Biden announced his run for the White House, and Luft said he was acting as a concerned citizen worried about corruption within the Biden family. Luft said he is now being targeted to be kept from telling what he knows to congressional investigators.
"Obviously, they were concerned about something he had to say. There's some level of credibility there,"
Comer said, remarking on the fact that the DOJ sent six officials and FBI agents to interview Luft in 2019.
"It's just amazing that the Department of Justice moves so quickly against some people,"