WASHINGTON—Today, House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) issued additional subpoenas to Hunter Biden’s business associates Eric Schwerin and Mervyn Yan, his gallery owner , George Bergès, and to the patron of the arts, Elizabeth Naftali, to appear for depositions. Additionally, Chairman Comer requested a transcribed interview with the administrator of Americore Holdings, LLC regarding the “loans” received by the Bidens.
“The House Oversight Committee is working hard as we investigate President Joe Biden’s central role in his family’s domestic and international business dealings. Yesterday, the House Oversight Committee subpoenaed the president’s son, Hunter Biden, his brother, James Biden, and other Biden family associates linked to the evidence package obtained by that committee. A plethora of bank statements, texts, emails and a transcribed interview with Biden family associate Devon Archer all show that the Bidens and their business partners sold access to the highest levels of our government, including Joe Biden himself, to the detriment of American interests. » » said President Comer. “Americans across the country have made it clear to President Joe Biden, the Biden family and their associates that the gig is over. The House Oversight Committee, along with the Committees on Judiciary and Ways and Means, are committed to following the facts and providing the transparency and accountability that the American people demand, deserve, and expect.
On November 8, President Comer issued subpoenas to President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, his brother, James Biden, and Biden family associate Rob Walker. According to financial records obtained Per the House Oversight Committee, the Biden family created more than 20 shell companies — most of which were created when Joe Biden was president — in a concerted effort to hide payments from foreign adversaries. The Biden family, their associates and businesses have received more than $24 million from China, Russia, Ukraine, Romania and Kazakhstan.
The House Oversight Committee identified two checks described as “loan repayments” from James and Sara Biden to Joe Biden that were funded by money laundered in China And influence peddling schemes at the national level. In 2018, James Biden received $600,000 in loans from Americore, a financially troubled and bankrupt rural hospital operator. According to Americore bankruptcy court documentsJames Biden received these loans “based on representations that his last name, ‘Biden,’ could ‘open doors’ and that he could obtain significant investment from the Middle East based on his political connections.”
The House Oversight Committee is also investigating the sale of the president’s son’s prized artwork. Hunter Biden’s art dealer, George Bergès, failed repeatedly to respond to the Committee’s requests for transcription of interviews and information relating to high-value art transactions on Hunter Biden’s art.
“Today’s subpoenas represent another step toward holding President Biden accountable. House Republicans are committed to doing the oversight work that the American people deserve. » said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio).
“As we have said from day one, House Republicans will follow the facts wherever they lead. » said Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-Mo.). “Every step of this investigation has revealed a network of associates linked to Hunter Biden and the Biden family business, with Joe Biden as the brand at the center of it all. In recent weeks, the discovery of so-called “loans” for which Joe Biden was repaid by members of his family with funds from overseas business activities reflects similar behavior that whistleblowers from the IRS revealed to the House Ways and Means Committee. The documents they provided confirm that Eric Schwerin played a significant role in Hunter Biden’s financial dealings and apparently had direct interactions with Joe Biden. All three committees identified extensive evidence of influence peddling, even with limited insight into the relevant information due to significant resistance from individuals and government agencies involved. The American people deserve the truth, and House Republicans will continue to fight to get to the bottom of the Biden family’s influence peddling.”
Below are the links to today’s transcribed subpoenas and interview requests: