Congressman James Comer is leading an investigation into the financial dealings of Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. In a letter to Hunter Biden’s New York art dealer, George Berges, Congressman Comer has raised concerns about potentially suspicious and unexplained funds that may have been received from anonymous foreign buyers. Despite these concerns, Congressman Comer has no plans to bring Hunter before the Oversight Committee to testify at this time.
At the National Press Club on Wednesday, Congressman Comer expressed his disappointment that the Treasury had failed to comply with his committee’s request for information concerning the suspicious activity reports relating to the Biden family. He asked: “If they’re no big deal, then why won’t they let us have access to them?” He further suggested that it would be highly unlikely for banks to file a suspicious activity report on the son of a then-sitting Vice President without any major violations having taken place.
The congressman also highlighted the remarkable amount of money that was made by family members due to their business dealings in China and other foreign countries, asking “If China or anyone pays you billions of dollars, they expect to get a return on that investment.” To ensure transparency with respect to such transactions going forward, he suggested that Congress work together in a bipartisan way towards creating a legislative fix prior to this administration leaving office so that all documents are properly checked before being placed into boxes and loaded onto trucks.
Congressman Comer is planning on holding an initial hearing related to this investigation as early as February 8th. It remains important now more than ever for investigators like Congressman Comer and other interested parties, both domestic and international, to gain access to records regarding potential illegal activities so as not only bring those responsible for wrongdoing under scrutiny but also ensure greater financial integrity amongst foreign entities conducting business or providing investments within the United States.