Joe Biden, an apparent desperate president, visited Saudi Arabia in July for a high-stakes trip. He met with the Saudi royal family, which included the controversial Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.
The president’s planned meeting with the crown Prince was criticized for many reasons. Biden had approved Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. He was also criticized for using his trip to seek aid from a foreign country regarding oil production. The White House refuted this claim.
Rep. James Comer (Republican from Kentucky) announced this week that he would be investigating what he believes to be a secret deal with Saudi Arabia to increase OPEC+ crude oil production to manipulate the U.S. markets before the 2022 midterms.
This probe is part of a larger investigation of the disastrous energy policies of President Biden that have had devastating consequences for the wallets of hardworking Americans.
🚨NEW🚨@RepJamesComer launches probe into President Biden’s energy crisis that is harming the pocketbooks of Americans.
He is calling on senior leadership to provide information related to the Biden Administration’s failed policies.https://t.co/6wsLrQrhZ5
— Oversight Committee Republicans (@GOPoversight) December 4, 2022
Comer believes the backroom deal was in place when Biden met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on his July trip.
While the deal details are unknown, it’s safe to assume the Biden administration would prefer keeping them secret from the general public.
Over the weekend, Comer wrote to Antony Blinken, Secretary of State, asking for more information about possible deals.
The Committee is charged with uncovering the truth regarding any backdoor deals between President Biden and his emissaries. Comer stated that President Biden chooses foreign sources over local sources in order to attain political ends.
The document also stated that “If his Administration engages with adversarial nations in backdoor market manipulations while jeopardizing National Security for the sake of securing more favorable electoral circumstances for Democrats, then the American People have a legal right to know.”
Yes. We have the right. It is a good thing that there are some Republicans in Congress who could lead such an investigation.
Imagine Comer’s investigation revealed a covert agreement with Saudi Arabia. Be on the lookout for fireworks at Capitol Hill during this case.
Comer requested, on behalf of the Republicans on the Oversight and Reform Committees (RORC), for Blinken to learn more about the October NYT Report.
The Committee is investigating reports that the Biden administration and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia made a secret deal for increased oil production. The letter was sent by Comer.
According to the New York Times, Amos Hochstein (Administration’s Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Affairs at State Department), and Brett McGurk (“a senior National Security Council official”) sought a clandestine arrangement in which to increase foreign fossil fuel production and export with Saudi Arabia in May 2022,” said the letter.
Comer’s letter was very detailed, listing precisely the documents that he wanted from Blinken. According to the Kentucky Republican, Comer expected that his committee would have the requested materials by December 19.
The main contention of Comer, echoing millions of commonsense-thinking Americans, is that the Biden administration’s request for oil from foreign, often antagonistic, nations is a direct threat to U.S. national security, especially considering that the United States has some of the largest oil reserves in the entire world.
Biden insists that he looks elsewhere for the precious black diamond. Biden’s recent bizarre decision to allow Chevron to resume oil production in Venezuela is an example of this.
The Comer’s committee will have the ability to prove that the Biden administration brokered an oil agreement with Saudi Arabia in order to artificially lower American oil and gas prices ahead of the 2022 midterms. This would be a reason for Congress next spring to consider impeachment.