Democratic knife-fighter David Brock is going on the offensive again, disseminating opposition research to various news outlets regarding the family members of various congressional Republicans—and not just the committee members who are investigating the president and his son, Hunter Biden. “Gloves are off, families are on,” Brock told me. “We’ve been looking into how the children of those same members may have benefited from their parents’ position. We’re not shy about going after the members.”
Facts First, Brock’s super PAC, has been the main communications apparatus to defend Hunter in G.O.P. inquiries and a possible impeachment. It’s the type of unseemly work that the White House doesn’t want to touch, given that Hunter is a drag on the administration. Yet it’s also the kind of dirty work that Biden, as a father, has expressed appreciation for—causing a natural friction between these outside groups and the White House.
Back in March, I wrote that Brock and his PAC were investing in research on the G.O.P. investigators, like House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan and House Oversight Chair Jim Comer. Brock’s fingerprints ultimately ended up in long features in The New York Times—including one piece about Comer that mentions tawdry allegations of abuse and an abortion. Brock said to expect some of their work to be published in the coming week.