On Wednesday, House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) issued subpoenas to Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, his brother, James Biden, and Biden family associate, Rob Walker, to appear before the Committee for depositions.
Today, @RepJamesComer signed subpoenas for:
◼️ Hunter Biden
◼️ James Biden
◼️ Rob Walker pic.twitter.com/fuS3yR9r8z
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) November 8, 2023
Chairman Comer also sent requests to additional members of the Biden family and associates to appear for transcribed interviews. Those individuals are James Biden’s wife Sara Biden; Beau Biden’s widow (and Hunter’s former girlfriend) Hallie Biden; Hallie’s sister Elizabeth Secundy; Hunter’s current wife Melissa Cohen Biden; and former business associate and whistleblower Tony Bobulinski.
Bobulinski has previously volunteered to testify before congress.
Comer said he plans to send more subpoenas and transcribed interview requests later this week.
“The House Oversight Committee has followed the money and built a record of evidence revealing how Joe Biden knew, was involved, and benefited from his family’s influence peddling schemes. Now, the House Oversight Committee is going to bring in members of the Biden family and their associates to question them on this record of evidence,” said Chairman Comer. “Unlike the many lies President Biden told the American people about his family’s business schemes, bank records don’t lie. These records reveal how the Bidens sold Joe Biden around to the world to benefit the Biden family, including Joe Biden himself, to the detriment of U.S. interests. The House Oversight Committee, along with the Committees on Judiciary and Ways and Means, will continue to follow the facts and deliver the transparency and accountability that the American people demand and deserve.”
The Committee provided some background on the subpoenas in a press release, Wednesday:
According to financial records obtained by the House Oversight Committee, the Biden family set up over 20 shell companies – most of which were created when Joe Biden was Vice President – in a concerted effort to hide payments from foreign adversaries. The Biden family, their business associates, and their companies received over $24 million from foreign nationals over the course of approximately five years – including millions of dollars from China, Russia, Ukraine, Romania, and Kazakhstan. The Bidens and their associates made complicated financial transactions to conceal the source and total amount of money they received from foreign nationals and companies.
Devon Archer, a Biden family associate, testified that Joe Biden was “the brand” the Bidens sold around the world and used to send signals of access, power and influence. Archer admitted that Joe Biden was put on speakerphone by Hunter Biden with his business associates over twenty times; dined with his family’s foreign associates, including Russian and Kazakhstani oligarchs, and a Ukrainian executive being investigated for corruption; and had coffee with Hunter’s Chinese business partner and went on to write his daughter a college letter of recommendation.
Recently, the House Oversight Committee identified two checks labeled as “loan repayments” from James and Sara Biden to Joe Biden that were funded by laundered China money through the family’s influence peddling operation.
Last month, the committee released bank records revealing a shady $200,000 direct payment to Joe Biden from James Biden. According to Comer, James Biden received a total of $600,000 in loans from the financially distressed rural hospital operator Americore Health in 2018.
On March 1, 2018, James Biden received a $200,000 loan from the now bankrupt healthcare company, bank records show. That same day, he wrote a $200,000 check from his personal bank account to Joe Biden.
The Oversight Committee released additional evidence on November 1, showing that Joe Biden profited from the family’s influence-peddling. This time, “the Big Guy” received a $40,000 “loan repayment” from his brother’s wife Sara Biden, which appeared to be laundered through Hunter’s shell company Owasco.
Comer called on Biden to provide proof of the loans to his brother, and the White House refused.
“President Biden and his administration have continually changed their stories throughout this inquiry. You know who’s been consistent? The IRS whistleblowers. With each piece of evidence we gather, their whistleblower accounts are corroborated. These subpoenas are a necessary next step as House Republicans deliver accountability for the American people,” said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio).
“The American people are learning the truth about how the Biden Family sold access to Joe Biden and his political influence all around the world,” said Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-Mo.).
“Based on the evidence uncovered by an ongoing Congressional investigation that includes the testimony of two brave IRS whistleblowers, we know President Biden lied when he said he had no knowledge of his son’s business dealings; we know he was not only aware but involved; and it has now become abundantly clear that he in fact benefited. No one should be shielded from legal scrutiny based on their last name. Congress has a constitutional duty to conduct oversight to determine whether our nation’s elected leaders have used public office to enrich themselves or their families, and more importantly, whether those public officials may be compromised by their family’s foreign business dealings. Subpoenaing key members of the Biden family influence peddling operation is the next logical step in this investigation.”
Comer on Thursday issued several additional subpoenas to two more of Hunters’ business partners, Hunter’s art gallerist, and a Dem donor/art patron. In addition, the chairman requested “a transcribed interview with a former Americore Holdings, LLC representative regarding ‘loans’ the Bidens received.”
🚨 BREAKING 🚨@RepJamesComer issued additional subpoenas to:
Hunter Biden’s Business Associates
◾️ Eric Schwerin
◾️ Mervyn Yan
Hunter’s Art Gallerist
◾️ George Bergès
Hunter’s Art Patron & Major Dem Donor
◾️ Elizabeth Naftali
In addition, Chairman Comer requested a…
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) November 9, 2023