Republicans lay out detailed evidence in probe of alleged Biden family corruption

by Chris Lange

Chris Lange, FISM News


House Republicans appear to be closing in on President Joe Biden in their ongoing probe of alleged Biden family corruption they assert has compromised national security. 

GOP House Oversight and Accountability Committee members on Wednesday laid out in stunning detail evidence they have gathered which they said exposes an elaborate web of greed and deception that influenced international policy.

 Oversight Committee chair James Comer (R-Ky.) released a bank records memo stating that an extensive review of “thousands of pages of financial records” revealed “the Biden family and associates’ complicated network of companies set up during Joe Biden’s vice presidency and the millions the Bidens received from foreign sources.” At least nine Biden family members allegedly received a cut of the foreign funds, despite no evidence suggesting that they provided any services in exchange for the payments.

The Kentucky lawmaker stated that subpoenaed bank records showed that the Biden family “used complicated transactions to hide payments from foreign nationals, including [Chinese Communist Party]-linked associates,” providing “clear indications of influence peddling schemes during then-Vice President Biden’s tenure.” Some 20 “shell companies” were created after Biden became vice president in 2009 for the purpose of receiving foreign payments, according to the memo. Listed among them were Hudson West III LLC, Owasco P.C., Robinson Walker LLC, and Rosemont Seneca Bohai LLC, per the Daily Wire.


“The Bidens intentionally sought to hide, confuse, and conceal their influence-peddling schemes, but bank records don’t lie,” Comer said. “The Bidens made millions from foreign nationals providing what seems to be no services other than access and influence.” 

The 36-page memo states that the family took payments from Romania totaling $1 million at a time when then-Vice President Biden was working on Romanian issues. Bank records show that the Bidens also received millions of dollars from several Chinese companies through multiple banks in what Republicans said was an attempt to conceal the money transfers.

“The transactions in Romania and China show related but separate issues identified by the Committee that raise serious questions about financial disclosures and risks to national security,” Comer stated.

“Ultimately, we believe the Biden family and their associates courted business in countries that correlated directly with Joe Biden’s work as Vice President,” committee Republicans said in a tweet.

Lawmakers took turns describing the mounting evidence against the Bidens during a Wednesday press briefing.

“Every time we turn over a rock, there’s more evidence,” Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) said. “This could be the most corrupt scheme in American politics, where a sitting vice president … where we saw members of his family — nine of them so far; there may be more — that were enriched from countries all over the world.”

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said the committee reviewed nearly 200 Biden family-linked Suspicious Activity Reports that the Treasury Department had tried unsuccessfully to prevent them from obtaining.


Ahead of the memo’s release, White House spokesperson Ian Sams told CNN in a statement:

Congressman Comer has a history of playing fast and loose with the facts and spreading baseless innuendo while refusing to conduct his so-called ‘investigations’ with legitimacy.

Sams accused Comer of concealing information from the public “to selectively leak and promote his own hand-picked narratives as part of his overall effort to lob personal attacks at the President and his family.”

Comer said his committee “plans to gather additional bank records in the near future and continue following the money trail.” 

Hunter Biden is currently under investigation by the U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware for alleged tax fraud, money laundering, and lobbying law violations. The drawn-out probe appeared to have been quietly shelved until an IRS whistleblower came forward last week with accusations of political interference that appeared to implicate U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland. 

In a May 3 letter to Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray, Comer and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said that the whistleblower had advised them that the FBI has for some time been in possession of documented evidence of “an alleged criminal scheme involving then-Vice President Biden and a foreign national relating to the exchange of money for policy decisions.” They asserted that “the document includes a precise description of how the alleged criminal scheme was employed as well as its purpose.”

The lawmakers went on to accuse the Justice Department and the FBI of withholding “valuable, verifiable information” from the public. “Therefore, Congress will proceed to conduct an independent and objective review of this matter, free from those agencies’ influence,” they wrote.

FISM reported that the whistleblower met with congressional lawmakers on Friday to preview testimony.