• Trump claimed that Republicans would investigate Biden's 'corruption' if they retake Congress in the midterm elections
  • Trump did not specify what he thought the GOP would pursue against Biden
  • An investigation into Hunter Biden's dealings previously launched by lawmakers found no evidence of wrongdoing 

Former President Donald Trump has threatened to expose President Joe Biden’s “scandals” and said Republicans would likely investigate the president for corruption if they win in the upcoming midterm elections.

During a campaign-style “Save America” rally in Conroe, Texas, on Sunday, Trump made various claims about the president and his son Hunter and said that they would be the targets of an investigation if the GOP takes over control of either the House or Senate this November.

"Biden has the real scandals. And rest assured, when Republicans retake Congress, the Biden corruption will be investigated and exposed by Congress," Trump told supporters who roared in response. "We're going to kick the Biden crime family out of the White House in 2024!"

The former president did not specify what he thought Republican lawmakers would pursue should they launch an investigation into Biden. However, he reiterated past criticism on Hunter’s work and financial dealings with China and Ukraine before Biden took over the Oval Office as the president.

Hunter has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

Additionally, an investigation launched by Republican lawmakers into the first son’s business dealings found that while his work had been “problematic,” there was no evidence that pointed that the U.S. foreign policy was influenced by his actions.

While Trump has repeatedly cast doubt on the Biden family’s business dealings, his own family businesses have also been the subject of similar allegations.

In 2020, a report from non-partisan watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington accused Trump of engaging in at least 3,403 conflicts of interest throughout his term. The conflicts included foreign government officials visiting Trump’s properties as well as taxpayer spending at his businesses.

The report also said Trump and other White House officials used their platform to advertise his businesses at least 426 times for free, often in their official capacities. Trump alone mentioned his businesses at least 338 times throughout his presidential term.

During the same Sunday rally, Trump also suggested that he would pardon people charged with crimes related to Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, claiming they were not treated “fairly.”

Former US president Donald Trump continues to spread disinformation about the 2020 election
Former US president Donald Trump continues to spread disinformation about the 2020 election AFP / Robyn Beck