Well, no wonder James Comer thinks Joe Biden was up to something shady when he loaned $200,000 to his brother (you know, in 2017 and 2018, while he was out of office). He’s assuming Biden was doing what he would do himself! Via the Daily Beast:
According to Kentucky property records, Comer and his own brother have engaged in land swaps related to their family farming business. In one deal—also involving $200,000, as well as a shell company—the more powerful and influential Comer channeled extra money to his brother, seemingly from nothing. Other recent land swaps were quickly followed with new applications for special tax breaks, state records show. All of this, perplexingly, related to the dealings of a family company that appears to have never existed on paper.
But unlike with the Bidens, Comer’s own history actually borders a conflict of interest between his official government role and his private family business—and it’s been going on for decades.
While Comer and House GOP allies have tried to cast the Biden transactions as evidence of unsavory and possibly impeachable offenses, multiple news organizations—including CNN, The Wall Street Journal, FactCheck.org, and the conservative-leaning Washington Examiner—have all thrown cold water on the notion that the payments are evidence of anything other than a brother helping a brother.
Carl Jung, genius. It’s always projection with this crowd.
In 2018, the Oversight Chairman reported a 33 percent stake in “Comer Land & Cattle,” a business he’d run for years with his father and his brother, Chad. His disclosures valued that stake between $1 million and $5 million, describing the company as “a family farming operation engaged in beef cattle, corn, soybeans, mixed hay, & timber farming.” But in 2019, Comer Land & Cattle disappeared from his disclosures, with multiple new joint operations appearing to take its place, and while those entities all had “farm” in their name—many also including “Comer”—their income was from rent.
Read on for more details of the usual Republican hypocrisy.
James Comer has been asked to provide documents of his questionable transaction with his brother. Will he comply? https://t.co/FHaJgs3KF6
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) November 9, 2023