Walker testified for hours before the House Oversight and Judiciary committees after being subpoenaed to do it last year.
Walker arrived at 10 a.m. ET. When he left shortly before 6 p.m., he told reporters: “I answered the questions as best I could.”
Fox News Digital obtained a copy of Walker’s opening statement, in which he said under oath that the allegations against the president and first son were “baseless” but welcomed the opportunity to “provide context to some of the events that are frequently made public.” priority of the members of these committees. »
Walker said he and Hunter “became friends” during the Clinton administration in 1999 and began working together around 2008 “developing business and consulting with various individuals, businesses and NGOs (non-governmental organizations).”
Walker said Hunter “is an intelligent, caring and generous person, and his attitude and strong interpersonal skills have made him a valued and effective business partner.”
He also said Hunter “lost his way” when his brother, Handsome Biden“fell seriously ill” and later died.
“I’m happy he’s recovering and I hope he and his family are doing well,” Walker said.
He then detailed his business dealings with Hunter, saying the opportunities they pursued together were “varied, varied, well-founded and well within the bounds of legitimate business activities.”
“To be clear, President Biden – whether in office or as a private citizen – has never been involved in any of the business activities we have engaged in. Any statement to the contrary is simply false,” Walker testified . “Hunter made sure there was always a clear line between any business and his father. Always.”
He added: “And as a partner, I have always understood and respected that boundary.”
Walker said he was “very concerned” that his testimony “may be taken out of context to promote a political objective, rather than to uncover the truth.”
“I therefore respectfully request that any public statement regarding this interview be accompanied by the release of the full transcript of what I say here today, so that members of the public can draw their own conclusions about what happened and which did not happen during my business relationship with Hunter,” he said.
Walker’s testimony is part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Biden.
Hours into his transcribed interview, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, told reporters that Walker had testified that “a few weeks after Joe Biden left the vice presidency, Hunter Biden and his team, these guys, are doing business with, entering into a contract with this subsidiary of CEFC, the Chinese energy company.
Jordan said that “a few days later there would be a luncheon at the Four Seasons” attended by CEFC executives Hunter, James Gilliar and Walker. Jordan said, “Joe Biden stops and gives a presentation.” Jordan said days later that $3 million had been sent to Walker from the Chinese company.
“I think it’s just timing, just a sequence,” Jordan said.
In informing his attorney of his subpoena in November, Jordan and House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., explained that Walker had established his limited liability company, Robinson Walker LLC. The presidents said it was “used as a means to receive foreign funds and send a percentage of the money to members of the Biden family.”
An example provided by Comer and Jordan is when Joe Biden was vice president, Robinson Walker LLC received millions of dollars from a company owned by Gabriel Popoviciu, a Romanian who was then the subject of a very serious corruption prosecution. publicized in his country of origin.
“After receiving this money, Robinson Walker sent more than $1 million to the Biden family accounts, including those of Hunter Biden and Hallie Biden,” Comer and Jordan wrote.
But Comer and Jordan pointed out that these payments from Romania to Robinson Walker LLC began “approximately five weeks after then-Vice President Biden’s meeting with the president of Romania, where, according to the official statement, the issue corruption was discussed.”
When asked what Hunter had done for Popoviciu, Walker told the committee that Hunter had traveled to Romania to meet with the newly confirmed U.S. Ambassador to Romania, Hans Klemm.
Comer and Jordan also note that Robinson Walker LLC received the $3 million payment from State Energy HK Limited, a Chinese company, in February 2017, less than two months after Biden left the Obama administration. Comer and Jordan said that in the three months following that payment, Robinson Walker LLC made “additional payments totaling more than $1 million to members of the Biden family and their businesses, including Hallie Biden and the entities associated with Hunter Biden and James Biden.”
According to an FBI Form FD-302 detailing Walker’s 2021 interview with Special Counsel David Weiss’ team and obtained by the House Ways and Means Committee, Walker stated that “the amount of $3 million was more of a “thank you” from the CEFC.
Comer and Jordan, in subpoenaing Walker, said he may be able to provide evidence relevant to the impeachment inquiry, saying Walker “played a key role in the Biden family’s business dealings and in the chain of complex financial transactions that were used to hide foreign affairs.” sources of funds received by the Biden family.
After receiving money from the CEFC entity in March 2017, Walker said Hunter told him to send payments to his uncle, James Biden, and his sister-in-law, Hallie Biden, even though they did not work for the CEFC entity. Additionally, James Biden wanted some of the money from the CEFC entity despite not being involved in the deal. Walker called Hunter to approve the money transfer to James Biden.
Original article source: Hunter Biden Business Associate Rob Walker Says Joe Biden Was ‘Never Involved’ in Business Dealings