White House officials will not provide evidence to support the president Joe BidenTwo large payments he received from his brother represented loan repayments, according to a White House letter to the government. Home monitoring Committee.
Request for documents to explain James Biden’s $240,000 checks to his brother ‘concerns a financial transaction between two family members at a time when both individuals were private citizens,’ House special counsel writes Blanche, Richard Sauber, in the letter obtained by the Washington Examiner.
Sauber refused to answer questions from the chairman of the House Oversight Committee James Comer (R-KY) on whether Joe Biden had documents to support his explanation of the two checks he received, one totaling $40,000 and the other $200,000, from his brother in 2017 and 2018, respectively .
The checks had been labeled as loan repayments.
In his letter to Comer Friday, Sauber cited an assertion by Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) that the oversight committee already has records proving the payments were loan repayments.
However, a person familiar with the committee’s work said lawmakers did not have such records.
“Contrary to assertions by the White House and Ranking Member Raskin, there is nothing in the Oversight Committee’s possession that clearly shows that Joe Biden actually loaned large sums of money to his brother,” the person told the Washington Examiner. “The White House and Democrats peddled a false narrative instead of providing the loan documents. »
Comer said the payments raised concerns regardless of whether Joe Biden loaned his brother the money, because the timing of the checks would suggest the president’s financial situation was directly linked to the fortunes of his family’s business dealings.
Joe Biden’s brother wrote the check for $200,000 in 2018, just hours after a healthcare company James Biden worked for transferred the same amount to him.