Comer subpoenas three White House staffers for allegedly covering Biden mental decline

The three aides will be required to testify in front of the committee later this month.

Published: July 10, 2024 5:05pm

Updated: July 10, 2024 5:24pm

The House Oversight Committee subpoenaed three White House staffers on Wednesday alleging they are "running interference" for President Joe Biden over his perceived mental decline.

Biden left many Democrats concerned over his performance at the first presidential debate last month, after he stumbled his way through his responses, which raised questions about his ability to serve as commander-in-chief for another four years.

House Oversight Chairman James Comer issued the subpoenas for Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Oval Office Operations Ashley Williams, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to the First Lady Anthony Bernal, and Deputy White House Chief of Staff Annie Tomasini.

“The White House has shielded three key aides from testifying about President Biden’s mishandling of classified documents and now we’ve learned through reporting these same aides are also seeking to cover up President Biden’s declining cognitive state inside the White House," Comer said in a statement.

"President Biden is clearly unfit for office, yet his staff are trying to hide the truth from the American people. Key White House staff must come before our committee so we can provide the transparency and accountability that Americans deserve," he added.

Comer accused the staffers, who he previously sought testimony from in his investigation of Biden's handling of classified documents, of performing his job as the country's leader for him.

The letters containing the subpoenas also cited a former Biden aide who claimed the three employees formed a "protective bubble" around the president to the point that he "lost all independence." 

The three aides will be required to testify in front of the committee, with proposed dates stretching from July 23 through July 25.

Misty Severi is an evening news reporter for Just the News. You can follow her on X for more coverage.

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