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The House Oversight and Accountability Committee says it has uncovered a network of around a dozen bank accounts used to funnel cash from foreign sources to President Joe Biden’s family with some of the funds getting to him.
“It’s getting very close to Joe Biden,” Rep. James Comer said in an interview with Just the News.
Whistleblowers have augmented those financial records with testimony, Comer revealed.
The Kentucky Republican said the new evidence makes clear that several members of the Biden family were involved in receiving or forwarding foreign money and that some of the money came from places other than widely reported sources in China, Russia, and Ukraine. He cited the United Arab Emirates as one new area of investigative interest.
“The Middle East, that’s very underreported, especially with Jim Biden, the president’s brother,” he said. “He had a lot of deals in the Middle East. We know about a lot of these deals because a lot of them are in federal bankruptcy court right now.
“And that’s the other story here: I don’t know if any of these business deals ever lasted. I mean, they were all scams and schemes and failures. So why would people continue to send this family massive amounts of money? Because they don’t have any expertise. Were they getting something in return? If so, then Joe Biden would be the primary suspect, because I don’t think that Hunter Biden or Jim Biden, or any of the family members of the Biden family can actually do something on behalf of the government. But Joe Biden could, and that’s why we’re investigating this,” the representative said.
He said that the investigators found “over a dozen accounts, at least, and maybe many more” in which funds from foreign sources flowed to the family and that his committee is now in the process of getting those records via subpoena.
He said that one Biden family member had escaped scrutiny until now.
“We identified a very new Biden family member that I honestly never would have even suspected would have been a recipient of a big paycheck from an account that was funded through two individuals closely aligned with the Chinese Communist Party,” he said. “So I think you’re gonna find that there are many Biden family members that were involved in the schemes.”
“It doesn’t make sense for this family to receive these massive amounts of money from our adversaries,” he said. “They’re not dealing with Canada. They’re not dealing with the Europeans, you know, the normal European Union countries. They’re dealing with countries like Russia and China, and the United Arab Emirates. I mean, it’s bizarre some of the countries that are doing business with the Bidens.”
House Republicans were just given access to President Joe Biden’s banking documents which may include transactions from his son Hunter Biden, Fox News reported. House Oversight Committee Chairman and Tennessee Rep. James Comer made the announcement when he spoke to Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday.
“We just got word that Treasury said they will give us access,” the representative said.
The Biden administration has yet to confirm such a move. News of the agreement came hours after Comer’s Oversight Committee subpoenaed more bank records from the Bank of America earlier Monday. The subpoenas targeted ‘all financial records’ from three of Hunter Biden’s business associates dating from Jan. 20, 2009, to the present,” Fox News reported.
“The Oversight Committee has subpoenaed and obtained financial records related to the Biden family’s influence peddling,” a committee spokesperson told Fox News Digital. “These documents solidify our understanding of several areas of concern and have opened new avenues of investigation about the Biden family’s business schemes.”
Comer said on Sunday that members of his panel have finally received documents they say show how the Biden family has been getting money from Communist China, a country considered to be the primary rival to U.S. global supremacy for the foreseeable future.
“We are finally having people cooperate with us,” Comer told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo. “I think we all know the Biden administration is stonewalling, Janet Yellen is stonewalling, not turning over the bank violations. But fortunately, since we’ve last spoken, we actually have bank records in hand.”
“We have individuals who are working with our committee,” Comer continued. “In the last two weeks we’ve met with either these individuals personally or with their attorneys and that that would be four individuals who had ties in with the Biden family on their various schemes around the world.”
“So now we have in-hand documents that show just exactly how the Biden family was getting money from the Chinese Communist Party,” he added.
“And, and I’ll tell you, it’s as bad as we thought, Maria,” he said. “It’s very concerning. And, and in a way, I, I’m kind of glad that the, the Biden attorney, Abbe Lowell and the Biden administration’s been stonewalling us because when I requested that information two weeks ago versus today because of what we have in hand now we have a lot stronger case in court for why we need these documents that the Biden family’s withholding and that the government’s withholding.”
“So they have unintentionally helped our case in our quest to get these documents to where we can give the American people the truth and the transparency that they deserve out of their leadership in Washington,” he added.
“Tell me about the bank records. Mr. Chairman, what have you learned from these bank records that you’ve gotten?” Bartiromo asked at one point. “These are Hunter Biden’s bank records.”
“These are people with the different businesses, so to speak that the Biden family w was involved in with respect to in this instance, China,” Comer said. “And what it appears is there were a lot of transfers from account to account to account many transfers on the same day. That’s probably one reason they received so many suspicious activity reports, which are the bank violations from the banks.”
“The banks would look at this like, well, they must be laundering money or something,” he continued. “I don’t necessarily think they were laundering money, Maria. It looks to me like they were trying to hide the source of that money and the source was the Chinese Communist Party.”
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“So my question to the Bidens, when I get that opportunity, is if you’re conducting legitimate business activities, why so many transfers?” he asked. “Why, why were you trying to hide the source of that money?”