The Republican-led House Committee on Oversight and Accountability demanded Friday that the Justice Department hand over Joe Biden’s “stashed classified documents” to Congress, as they are pertinent to the committee’s investigation into the Biden family’s influence peddling operations.
In October, House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) asked Special Counsel Robert Hur whether Biden had retained classified materials related to specific countries involving his family’s foreign business schemes and if so, to provide the Oversight Committee with the relevant information.
The Department of Justice refused to cooperate under the guise of “an ongoing investigation,” the committee said in a statement.
“Now that the investigation is over and the Special Counsel’s report reveals Joe Biden kept classified materials related to Ukraine and China, two countries where the Bidens made millions, the Department of Justice must provide Congress with unfettered access to these documents,” the committee added.
During Joe Biden’s vice presidency, family members and business associates created a web of over 20 companies, most of which were limited liability companies, to rake in over $24 million dollars by selling Biden as “the brand.” At least nine Biden family members received wire transfers from foreign entities via Hunter Biden’s shell companies, the committee revealed last year.
“The Justice Department must provide Congress with unfettered access to these documents to determine if President Biden’s retention of sensitive materials were used to help the Bidens’ influence peddling schemes,” said Comer.