As the federal investigation into Hunter Biden continues, GOP lawmakers are demanding that all records of communication between Hunter and the White House be released, specifically during the time of Obama’s presidency.
On Thursday, Republicans on the House Oversight Committee sent a letter to the White House and to the National Archives, saying, “Hunter Biden’s connections throughout the Russian sphere of influence have now become especially relevant in the fast-moving and developing Russian war in Ukraine.”
“If the Russian government is attempting to influence American policy in Ukraine by exploiting Hunter Biden’s connection with his father – the President of the United States – the American people deserve to know it,” the Committee members insist.
The letter also brings up the evidence of Hunter’s previous dealings with the former wife of the former Mayor of Moscow:
“The payment of $3.5 million to Hunter Biden or a company associated with him by Elena Baturina, a Russian businesswoman and former wife of former Mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov, has raised the attention of the United States Senate and demonstrates Hunter Biden’s previous dealings with the Russian political class.”
The GOP lawmakers are requesting a list of “past and ongoing foreign business interests for members of the Biden family,” and hope to acquire all existing records between the White House and members/associates of Biden’s family from January 20, 2021, to now. They are seeking the same information spanning the 2009-2017 time period — when Obama was in office. They’re additionally seeking all records relating to Yelena Baturina, the ex-wife of former Moscow mayor, Yuri Luzhkov, who allegedly paid Hunter Biden millions of dollars.
“The Biden family has for decades profited from Joe Biden’s positions of public trust. Hunter Biden has particularly benefitted from his father’s success in politics, from managing a Ukrainian energy conglomerate, to selling cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to connecting his father to Kazakhstani oil oligarchs, and preventing a Romanian real estate tycoon’s conviction for bribery charges,” the letter states.
This letter was sent to Dana Remus, counsel to Joe Biden, and to David Ferriero, the head archivist at the National Archives and Records Administration. The House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform requested a response by April 14.