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House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer is now investigating Hunter Biden’s involvement in the 2016 sale of a US-owned cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to a Communist Chinese company.

“The American people deserve answers regarding why the Obama Administration—whether at then-Vice President Biden’s behest or not—watched in silence as an American company transferred control of this precious asset to a Chinese conglomerate and why Hunter Biden was—yet again—involved in international matters on which he has no expertise,” said Comer, announcing the probe. “In this latest episode, Hunter Biden appears to have profited in the short-term directly from America’s long-term loss.”


Cobalt is a key mineral used in “green” energy programs pushed by the Obama and Biden White Houses.  The investigation could become a full-blown congressional investigation in Republicans win control of the U.S. House in November’s midterm elections.

“According to a recent media report, Hunter Biden facilitated the sale of an American operated cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to a Chinese company in 2016, dealing a severe blow to the United States’ ability to invest in renewable technology,” Comer’s office writes. “During this time, the Obama Administration was aware of cobalt’s importance to the global economy but did nothing to intervene in Hunter Biden’s Chinese-backed transaction.”

“The loss of African cobalt mines to the Chinese is a severe blow to the United States’ ability to invest in green technology and lead the world by example. It is potentially a national security threat, and it was a loss orchestrated in no small part by the President’s son,” said Comer. “While Hunter Biden might not care that his actions have been a boon to the Chinese and a detriment to the United States’ position of leadership on clean energy, Americans do.”

Comer has requested the Archivist of the United States provide him with all “documents and communications from the Executive Office of the President and Office of the Vice President from January 1, 2015 to January 20, 2017 regarding Hunter Biden facilitating the sale of the cobalt mine.”

Hunter Biden has no background or training in mining, and to many his sole qualification for the multi-million dollar deal was his status as the then-vice president’s son.

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Michael Brigham has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His areas of expertise include foreign affairs, government, and politics, but regardless of the subject matter, he has a nose and an insatiable appetite for news. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction, watching a mix of comedies and true crime documentaries, and spending time away from the swamp hiking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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CharlieSeattle
CharlieSeattle
6 months ago

Quid Pro Joe Biden and son never registered as a Foreign Agent for Communist China, Iran and Russia under the FARA, Foreign Agents Registration Act. Arrest them …7 years ago.!

CharlieSeattle
CharlieSeattle
6 months ago

There was more than enough evidence for Trump’s DOJ to arrest Quid Pro Joe and his son long before the 2020 election, …but they did not.

Trump and his DOJ failed America by, OMISSION OF ACTION!

charles A wilkins
charles A wilkins
6 months ago

About time and i suppose biden knew nothing about this, BS, The biden pot od gold heeps growing with the family of corruption. Impeachment will tell all. how many lies have been spoken befor the truth come out.The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee has released a new report on the Biden administration’s withdrawal from Afghanistan. The report has found that as many as 9,000 Americans were left behind in Afghanistan during the disastrous withdrawal.it’s obivious what happened in Afghanistan concerning the withdrawal, wrong leadership, wrong commander an chief, wrong president , this is what happens when election fraud is allowed , wrong policy, this will be held high on the biden list of wrongs with impeachement this issue as well as others will insure bidens cowardly un American Chnese bought and paid decisions, he will held up for charges against his oath of office and his acceptance of money from foreign sources. 2022 will bring the truth.

jay bee
jay bee
6 months ago

Want to see China on it’s knees begging the US? Send all the Bidens, Obamas, Hilary and their associates to China without any option of their returning to the United States, ever. As in clean house.

sam hill
sam hill
6 months ago
Reply to  jay bee

Maybe China is a bit more intelligent than America in that China would never stand for the corruption that’s expected from American politicians.