President Biden is not interested in resolving questions regarding his problematic financial interactions with family members. When asked Wednesday to explain the payments flowing between him, his son Hunter and his brother Jim, he issued a stern denial before walking away from the White House press pool.
“It’s all lies,” the president said. “These are lies. I do not have. These are lies.
Journalists inquired about the discovery of bank statements confirming that Hunter BidenThe Owasco PC business entity made small, regular deposits to the elder. Bidenthe bank account of. This is the same Owasco that received millions in payments from Chinese state-owned enterprises.
The president has consistently denied any knowledge of Hunter’s financial dealings. Friends of the administration continue to defend the transactions, explaining them as a dutiful son making payments on his father’s Ford Raptor while the son used that van. House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer doesn’t believe this story.
“It was not a payment from Hunter Biden“This is a personal account, but an account for his company that was receiving payments from China and other questionable corners of the world,” the Kentucky Republican said in a statement.
New documents also reveal that Mr. Biden sent at least 54 emails to Eric Schwerin, Hunter’s business partner. The then-vice president’s messages were disguised under pseudonyms such as “Robin Ware” and “Robert L. Peters.” It’s a curious thing to do for someone who isn’t involved in the business.
Mr. Comer joined House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, Republican of Ohio, in giving Hunter Biden until Dec. 13 to appear before committees to explain what happens during a deposition, threatening contempt of Congress if the president’s son does not appear in compliance with a subpoena issued last month.
It remains to be seen whether new House Speaker Mike Johnson will pursue contempt proceedings as ferociously as Rep. Nancy Pelosi did when she wielded the speaker’s gavel. Peter Navarro and Steve Bannon, former aides to former President Donald Trump, are battling unprecedented criminal contempt convictions from Democratic-appointed judges and Trump-hating juries.
As for Mr. Johnson, he announced that the full House would vote next week to continue the formal impeachment inquiry against the president. Biden.
“House Democrats have scaled back the impeachment process,” argued the Louisiana Republican. “What you’re seeing now is the opposite of that, a very deliberate investigation revealing and following the facts — that’s what the Constitution requires the House to do.”
While Mr. Comer has identified $24 million in cash paid into 20 different shell companies linked to the Bidens and their associates, the big guy has some explaining to do. Imaginations run wild in the absence of a credible response, which is why the last thing the president and his son should do is continue to obstruct.
Recall that the FBI opened an extensive investigation into then-candidate Trump – using foreign agent surveillance authority – based on a second-hand report of the wild ramblings of a low-level campaign aide. level speaking to a diplomat in a London bar.
While Mr. Biden’s current defenders have applauded this latest investigation, they will surely urge the president and his family to fully cooperate with this investigation.