WASHINGTON, D.C. – Republican lawmakers announced Thursday that they intend to use their incoming majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to investigate President Joe Biden and his family’s business dealings in China and around the world.
Rep. James Comer (R-KY), who will chair the House Oversight Committee in January, said at a press conference that a U.S. Treasury Department Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) “connects [troubled presidential son] Hunter Biden and his business associates to international human trafficking, among other illegal activities.”
“The SAR shows that Hunter Biden was conducting business with suspected human traffickers,” Comer continued. “The money gained through influence peddling was funneled to a suspected criminal enterprise, again, one linked to human trafficking.”
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Evidence collected so far, he said, “raises troubling questions about whether President Biden is a national security risk. And about whether he is compromised by foreign governments. Despite the president’s claim that he wasn’t involved in Biden family business schemes, these photos show Joe Biden meeting with his family’s business associates while vice president. Committee Republicans have identified over 50 countries the Biden family sought business in. On the international side of the Biden family business, the deals were often led by Hunter Biden.”
“As part of our investigation, we have evidence that the finances, credit cards, and bank accounts of Hunter and Joe Biden were commingled if not shared,” Comer went on “And on some accounts at least, red flags were raised by banks to the account owner or owners indicating suspicious or illegal activity.”
“In 2019, shortly after announcing his campaign for president, Joe Biden told the American people he had nothing to do with and never had conversations with his family about their business deals,” the congressman said/ “That was a lie.”
The subject of the Biden family’s financial gains from international influence-peddling started drawing mainstream notice in late 2019 and early 2020, when Democrats tried (and failed) to impeach former President Donald Trump for asking the Ukrainian government to help investigate the current president’s role, as Barack Obama’s Vice President, in the ouster of a prosecutor who had been investigating Hunter’ business dealings in the country.