House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) has authorized subpoenas for Hunter Biden, James Biden, and associate Rob Walker.
The investigation, which gained momentum following claims of severe financial misconduct during Joe Biden’s vice presidency, seeks to unravel the web of financial transactions involving the Bidens and their associates.
Last Friday, Comer had indicated that the subpoenas targeting the Biden family were expected to be issued “in a matter of days.”
Comer’s allegations suggest financial misconduct that dates back to Joe Biden’s tenure as vice president. Comer has referenced WhatsApp messages disclosed by IRS whistleblowers that showed Hunter Biden discussing financial transactions with a Chinese national while his father was present.
According to Comer, a sum of five million dollars was transferred into an account shortly after this message, initiating what he described as a “money laundering process.”
White House Press Secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, commented on the subpoenas, saying, “This is an investigation that has been going on for a year now and has turned up zero evidence of wrongdoing by the President, because there is none.”
“But Republicans continue to double down on a baseless, a baseless smear campaign against the President.”
The House Oversight Committee has scrutinized $400,000 in payments to Hunter Biden’s shell companies, which Comer has asserted was part of a series of transactions that eventually resulted in $40,000 ending up with Joe Biden. The figure, which represents 10% of the $400,000, is linked to a deal mentioned on the controversial laptop associated with Hunter Biden, in which Joe Biden was allegedly meant to have a 10% stake.
“We built a case that will win in court, and we’ve made it all the way to the personal bank records of the Bidens,” Comer told Eric Bolling last week.
In June, text messages finally emerged that showed Hunter Biden requesting $5 million payments from a senior official of a Chinese energy company with ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
These allegations were raised by whistleblowers regarding the direct interference of the Biden Department of Justice (DOJ) in the criminal investigation involving Hunter Biden. They claimed the DOJ was involved in recurring unjustified delays, a lack of transparency, and threats from the Defense Council to “delay, divulge, and deny” the investigation.
Comer stated, “With respect to the Biden family, remember there are nine of these family members that have received funds from the influence-peddling scheme. So obviously, we want to know what exactly the family did to receive the money and, you know, I hate to involve grandkids and family members like that that probably had no idea money was going into their account.”
“But, unfortunately, because of the misbehavior of their family, money did go into their account, so we want to know what they knew about it and when.”
In an exchange dated August 3, 2017, Hunter appeared to communicate with CEFC associate Gongwen Dong, also known as Kevin. Hunter Biden wrote, “The Biden’s are the best I know at doing exactly what the Chairman wants from this [partnership].”
When asked whether he had lied about his discussions with his son regarding business deals, President Biden had responded with a simple, “No.”