On Thursday morning, Reps Jim Jordan and James Comer held a press conference detailing the plans for the House Oversight Committee’s investigation into the Biden family. Comer is the incoming chair of the committee, and Jordan is anticipated to chair the Judiciary Committee.
One day after the GOP solidified their majority hold in the House of Representatives, Jordan and Comer announced that they will be examining whether Joe Biden is “a security risk and whether he is compromised by foreign governments” due to his son Hunter Biden‘s “shady” international business dealings with 50 different countries.
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They also revealed that they have evidence of conspiracy to defraud the US, wire fraud, violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, money laundering, tax evasion, and more crimes.
Comer accused Biden of being the “chairman of the board” of these family business dealings and said that the White House has spent over $250,000 to squash negative press about Hunter.
“This is an investigation of Joe Biden,” said Comer. “I think we’ve laid out the evidence as to why we feel it’s important, and we’re going to move forward with that.”
The Republican lawmaker added that, as part of their investigation, they “have evidence that the finances, credit cards, and bank accounts of Hunter and Joe Biden were commingled, if not shared.”
Some of the accounts linked to Biden raised red flags for “suspicious or illegal activity,” called ‘SARs,’ of which the Biden family racked up 150. Some of the suspicious activity reportedly connects Hunter Biden’s accounts to human traffickers.
“We have repeatedly called on the Biden Treasury Department to release additional financial documents to committee Republicans, but thus far Treasury has refused,” said Comer. “We want to know what the administration has tried to hide from the American people and why they are not being transparent.”
In April of this year, it was revealed that Eric Schwerin, one of Hunter’s closest associates, had access to then Vice-President Joe Biden’s financial accounts and records, while at the same time aiding Hunter Biden in their corrupt business dealings overseas. After a “falling out” with Schwerin, Hunter allegedly began to coordinate business himself and, according to Comer, increasingly “brought in Joe Biden as a direct equity holder.”
After Comer discussed the evidence they have gathered so far against the Biden family, it was Jordan’s turn to speak. He criticized all the intelligence officials who continuously insisted that the information on Hunter’s laptop was manufactured by Russia.
“What part of Mr. Comer’s presentation was Russian disinformation?” asked Jordan. “Never forget what happened on Oct. 19, 2020, 15 days before the most important election we have in our country, who’s going to be our next president of the United States.”
The Daily Mail listed the primary allegations made by the House Republicans against the Biden family:
Business plans aimed at targets around the world based on influence peddling, including with people closely tied to foreign governments like China and Russia
Plans based in the United States where the Biden family swindled investors of hundreds of thousands of dollars. All with Joe Biden’s participation or knowledge
Whistleblowers describe President Biden as ‘chairman of the board’ for these businesses. He personally participated in meetings and phone calls.
Biden family sought business in 50 countries. On the international side of the Biden family business, the deals were often led by Hunter Biden
Among the dozens of shell companies the Bidens set up, there were millions of dollars of wire transfers, flights on Air Force Two to conduct personal business, and meetings with heads of state all while Joe Biden was aware of what was happening
Biden family accumulated over 150 SARs. One SAR generated by an American bank to the Treasury Department connects Hunter Biden and his business associates to international human trafficking, among other illegal activities
Evidence Hunter Biden sought to evade these SARs, using his financial advisor, coincidentally a former Clinton Administration official
One of Hunter’s closest associates—Eric Schwerin—was accessing Joe Biden’s money and writing checks to reimburse Hunter. Schwerin arranged the Biden’s international deals around the world while he was a frequent visitor at the Biden White House
One of these deals involved the sale of American natural gas to China. Evidence suggests Joe Biden held a 10 percent equity stake in secret through his son
Domestically, Jim Biden—Joe Biden’s brother—used the Biden name to enrich himself in return for the promise that when Joe Biden became President in 2020, business partners would get rich by having access to a future Biden Administration