According to The Daily Beast, House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY) has claimed that several members of the Biden family are involved in suspicious business ventures abroad. Comer stated that evidence of influence peddling runs deep into President Joe Biden’s family tree and that he thinks there are probably six or seven Biden family members involved in various business schemes around the world. However, he declined to name them.
Comer’s committee gained access to bank records and suspicious activity reports, and his team claims to have gathered evidence showing a “concerning pattern to get suspicious amounts of money from our adversaries around the world.”
Comer announced that the Treasury Department gave his panel access to suspicious activity reports for the Biden family and their associates’ business transactions. House investigators also received access to bank records that Comer says revealed John “Rob” Walker, who has been identified as a business associate of Hunter Biden in a venture with executives from CEFC China Energy, received a $3 million wire from two individuals associated with the Chinese Communist Party about two months after Joe Biden left the office of vice president in 2017. Comer said Walker’s account started transferring money within a day to accounts for three different Biden family members, including one “new” member who had not previously been tied to suspected influence schemes.
While President Biden has denied having involvement in the business dealings of his son Hunter and brother James, Republicans have raised concerns about influence peddling, especially any that may include the president, spurred in part by findings on an abandoned laptop. Federal prosecutors are investigating Hunter Biden over his foreign business dealings in countries such as China and Ukraine, tax affairs, and more. Democrats have raised concerns that their GOP colleagues are focused on digging up “political opposition research” to benefit former President Donald Trump.