While the Republicans technically don’t control the House of Representatives until January, they have already announced an investigation into the Biden family business and whether President Joe Biden is compromised by the family’s business schemes.
During a press conference on Thursday, Rep. James Comer (R-TN) — the top Republican on the Oversight Committee — revealed that the Biden family would be investigated for numerous reasons, including money laundering, “conspiracy or defrauding the United States,” tax evasion and even violations of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act.
The Republican congressman made sure to note multiple times in his speech that the investigation was into “Joe Biden” — likely emphasizing that point due to the constant claims from the left that Republicans are just “going after” the president’s son.
NEW HOUSE OVERSIGHT CHAIR JAMES COMER: "I want to be clear. This is an investigation of Joe biden" pic.twitter.com/R0SUhQtxDk
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“I want to be clear, this is an investigation of Joe Biden,” Comer stated. “The Biden family’s business dealings implicate a wide range of criminality from human trafficking to potential violations of the constitution.”
“In the 218th Congress, this committee will evaluate the status of Joe Biden’s relationship with his family’s foreign partners and whether he is a president who is compromised or swayed by foreign dollars or influence,” the Tennessee congressman continued.
“We are also sending letters to the Biden administration and Biden family associates renewing our request for voluntary production of documents relevant to this investigation,” Comer added.
The Tennessee Republican then noted that Joe Biden previously lied about having knowledge of his family’s business dealings.
“This is an investigation of Joe Biden, the president of the United States, and why he lied to the American people about his knowledge and participation in his family’s international business dealing schemes,” Comer said. “National security interests require us to conduct an investigation and we will pursue all avenues – avenues that have long been ignored.”
He went on to list several crimes that may have been committed by members of the Biden family, according to evidence uncovered by House Republicans.
“These include conspiracy or defrauding the United States, wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, violations of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, tax evasion, money laundering, and conspiracy to commit money laundering,” Comer stated.
The Republican congressman also said that other evidence shows the Biden family attempted to aid China in purchasing American assets.
“We find evidence that Hunter Biden and Joe Biden were involved in a scheme to try to get China to buy liquified natural gas,” he said. “People are in outrage over China buying farmland in the Dakotas. What about China starting to buy into our American energy industry?”
On at least seven occasions, the president and his staff have claimed that he was not involved in his family’s business dealings. Meanwhile, more than 17 pieces of evidence have been discovered which suggest that Biden has played an influential role in the activities of both his son Hunter and his brother James.
According to polls, 58% of voters believe that Biden has played a role in his family’s business dealings, while 60% believe that Hunter Biden sold “influence and access” to his father.
SETTING THE AGENDA: Rep. James Comer, citing whistleblowers, asserted that the Biden family "flourished and became millionaires by simply offering access to the family." https://t.co/kupYJ5EbvG pic.twitter.com/DKBrfOUylz
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