Comer Downplays Star Whistleblower Revealed to Be a Fugitive
Plus: Rick Scott gets a big check from one of MAGA’s strangest new megadonors.
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Today’s Press Pass takes a look at how House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) has toned down the potential impact of his committee’s big witness who went missing, later revealed to have been indicted for arms trafficking, acting as an unregistered foreign agent, and violating Iran sanctions. We also look at an eye-catching campaign donation to Florida Sen. Rick Scott, and more.
The House Oversight Committee held another hearing Wednesday, this time featuring IRS whistleblowers claiming to have uncovered an influence scheme by Hunter Biden that may or may not have financially benefited then-former Vice President Joe Biden in 2017. It followed the pattern of these hearings from the past several months: lots of innuendo, partisan rhetoric, and absurd floor charts.