NEIL CAVUTO (HOST): For the better part of six hours, I have been following these hearings, taking an hour off to do my Fox Business show earlier today. I don't know what was achieved over these last six plus hours. Welcome, everybody. I'm Neil Cavuto.
I want to put it in perspective here though, and we are going to legally go through all the details. But James Comer, the Oversight Committee chairman had said that there would be presented a mountain of evidence against Mr. Biden. It was referring to President Biden. But none of the expert witnesses today presented yet any proof for impeachment.
Now, to be clear, this was not about impeachment, this is about launching an impeachment inquiry. But it is worth pointing out that none of the witnesses today were fact witnesses. That means that none were involved in the investigation into the alleged activities in the first place. What's more, none of the witnesses testified today of direct knowledge of what Republicans have been claiming about Joe Biden. In other words, that this -- the way this was built up, where there's smoke there would be fire -- again, I'm not a lawyer, and I'm going to be talking to some darn smart ones in a moment -- but where there's smoke today, we just got a lot more smoke.
We also -- the best they could say now, after this six plus hours of testimony back and forth, is that they're going to try to get more bank records from Joe Biden and his son. Says that they're needed to determine if a crime was committed. Understood. But none of that was presented today, just that they would need those records to further this investigation today, even though this occurs after months of Republican probes that failed to provide anything resembling concrete evidence. We do not already know -- for example, a charge that was made today -- that Joe Biden took a bribe. That might in fact be the case, it might come up in this inquiry when we get more evidence. But that is still an unproven allegation.
When you begin to trumpet what you have as the beginning of an explosive inquiry into the president of the United States to potentially remove him from office, you would think you would bring your A-game. Now, maybe this is all part of a pattern and a legal process of which I'm totally unfamiliar. Guilty as charged. But this took over six hours today, my friends. Over six hours. I wonder.