Willie R. Tubbs, FISM News
Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, says he has reason to believe the Biden family, which he has already accused of receiving a $3 million wire transfer from a Chinese Communist Party-connected energy company, has engaged in additional deals with Chinese entities.
“We think there are as many as 11 more deals,” Comer said during an appearance on Fox. “Now, we don’t know what those deals are with the Bidens. In the beginning, the White House denied having any knowledge or the fact that their family was involved in any sort of way, shape, or form with the CCP. But now we have bank records that reveal otherwise.”
Comer had only recently accused the Biden family of receiving a $3 million wire transfer from State Energy HK Limited, a company affiliated with Chinese Communist Party-backed energy company CEFC China Energy, in 2017.
“We don’t know what the Bidens did in return for this money,” Comer said of the transfer.
The lawyer said that it was seed capital for a business. We haven’t been able to find a business … We’re going to have an opportunity to ask people about that that were closely aligned with the Biden family. We’ve talked to him privately. I’m not going to reveal what they say privately, but very soon they’ll either be talking to everyone in the form of a deposition or even better in a committee hearing. But right now, it looks like the Biden family just pocketed this money.
The New York Post reports that a spokesperson for Hunter Biden said the wire transfer was for a legitimate business reason.
“Hunter Biden, a private citizen with every right to pursue his own business endeavors, joined several business partners in seeking a joint venture with a legitimate energy company in China,” the spokesperson said. “Hunter received his portion of good faith seed funds which he shared with his uncle, James Biden, and Hallie Biden … and nobody else.”
But, Comer suggests there is more to the case than the president’s son is letting on.
“This is one deal. We have 11 more to go.” Comer said. “And I’m pretty confident we’ll be getting more bank records in very soon.”
This is the latest chapter in Republicans’ ongoing effort to uncover financial wrongdoing on the part of a member of the Biden family, with the main target being President Joe Biden.
The elder Biden has long played down his involvement in any dealings in China, but Republicans argue he used his influence as vice president from 2009-17 to gain an advantage.
“We know that when the president was vice president in the Obama administration, he made several trips to China,” Comer said. “He brought his son and some of these associates with him. They met in different places with some of these people that the president claimed he never met with. So we know the president hasn’t been truthful about his involvement when he was vice president.”