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The chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee has revealed that investigators have identified a complex web of at least twelve bank accounts that were utilized to transfer money from foreign sources to Joe Biden’s family.
This marks the first time that evidence has been uncovered indicating that some of the funds were intended to benefit the future president, Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) noted, as reported by Just the News.
“It’s getting very close to Joe Biden,” Comer told the outlet.
During an interview on the “Just the News, No Noise” television show on Wednesday, Comer disclosed that his investigators had gained access to Suspicious Activity Reports filed by banks with the Treasury Department regarding the Biden family’s overseas business transactions. According to Comer, whistleblowers have provided testimony to augment the financial records dating back years.
Comer added that new evidence reveals that several members of the Biden family were involved in receiving or forwarding foreign money. The evidence shows that some of the money came from places other than the widely reported sources in China, Russia, and Ukraine and that the United Arab Emirates is a new area of investigative interest, he noted further, according to the outlet.
“The Middle East, that’s very underreported, especially with Jim Biden, the president’s brother,” Comer 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,” the Kentucky Republican continued.
“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,” he told the show.
He further noted that investigators have identified “over a dozen accounts, at least, and maybe many more” through which foreign money flowed to the family, and the committee is now in the process of subpoenaing the records directly from the banks. Money flowed to several family members, including one who has escaped any public notice, he said, declining to be more specific.
“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,” Comer 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 added. “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.”
First sone Hunter Biden, meanwhile, has faced a federal investigation regarding his tax affairs for months, and possibly years. Although his lawyers remain confident that he will be found innocent of any wrongdoing, Hunter Biden recently paid $2 million in overdue taxes.
Joe Biden has repeatedly denied any involvement in his son’s business dealings or gained any benefits from them, maintaining that the investigations are purely politically motivated. However, White House officials have recently stated that it is possible that the President met with some of his son’s foreign business partners, including those from China and Ukraine.
Comer added that whistleblowers have also provided information to supplement the financial records his investigators have obtained.
He also claimed that some of the funds went to benefit Joe Biden directly, not just his son or other family members and that the future president met with some of the foreign players during his last year as Barack Obama’s vice president.