The Republican-controlled House Oversight Committee made its biggest move yet in determining the extent of corruption involving Hunter Biden and his alleged profiting off his father’s name and political success.
This past week, the James Comer-chaired committee sent a formal request to Hunter Biden to turn over any information and records connected to his foreign business dealings.
The committee also sent similar requests to President Biden’s brother, James, and the business partner of Hunter, Eric Schwerin, to hand over similar documents. As the GOP allege, the corrupt Biden family used Biden’s time in office as Vice President to “sell access around the world.”
Comer did not mince words when describing the importance of unraveling the mystery surrounding Hunter Biden’s financial success and concerning discovery of classified documents in Biden’s private home.
“If President Biden is compromised by deals with foreign adversaries and they are impacting his decision making, this is a threat to national security,” Comer said in a statement.
“The American people deserve transparency and accountability about the Biden family’s influence peddling. The Oversight Committee is committed to exposing the waste, fraud and abuse that has taken place at the highest levels of our government. Hunter Biden, James Biden and Eric Schwerin’s documents, records and communications are critical to this investigation,” the statement continued.
The House Oversight Committee provided Hunter Biden with a two-week deadline. If he has not complied with their request by February 22nd, they would consider issuing a subpoena.
Naturally, Biden’s legal team pushed back on the request, citing the “lack of legitimate legislative purpose” for seeking access to this information. Apparently, gaining illegal access to classified documents and massively profiting from such classified information is not a legitimate purpose. If gaining access to and selling access is not a problem, then the word ‘political corruption’ has no meaning.
“As your Letter is a sweeping attempt to collect an expansive array of documents and communications from President Biden and his family, I write to explain that the Committee on Oversight and Accountability lacks a legitimate legislative purpose and oversight basis for requesting such records from Mr. Biden, who is a private citizen,” Hunter Biden counsel Abbe Lowell wrote in reply to Comer’s request.
“Rather than engage in back-and-forth letter writing campaigns or any formal proceedings, I would offer to sit with you and your staff, including the ranking member and his staff, to see whether Mr. Biden has information that may inform some legitimate legislative purpose and be helpful to the Committee. I hope that you will engage in this effort,” Biden’s attorney added.
Fox News noted that the House Oversight Committee has been busily investigating matters related to the President’s disturbed son. It most recently listened to testimony from former Twitter suits as they discussed their suppression of the New York Posts’ bombshell 2020 expose on the infamous laptop.
Fox News wrote:
Former Twitter executives testified to the Oversight Committee on Wednesday about the suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story on Twitter. The New York Post’s reporting in that story first called attention to Biden’s business deals with the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, which prompted the GOP allegations of corruption against Biden. The president has previously denied any involvement in his son’s business dealings.
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