House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer has said President Joe Biden’s family members may have accepted over $40 million from foreign nationals in exchange for policy favors.
The congressman said he has identified “six specific policy decisions” that point to Biden being compromised during an interview with John Catsimatidis’ “Cats & Cosby Show” on Wednesday.
Comer alleged that four of those decisions “were made while Joe Biden was president early on — [where] we cannot come to any other conclusion as to why these decisions were made, other than the fact that this president is compromised.”
“This was organized crime. There’s no other way to define it,” Comer asserted.
In the last five days, Comer said, the committee has obtained information involving “more bank accounts, more shell companies and more Bidens” involved in a scheme to sell influence in foreign nations.
“Around 30 to 40 different banks, and about that many different shell companies. This is an organized attempt by the Biden family to hide the source of money going into these shell companies and to distract from the IRS so they wouldn’t have to pay taxes on it. And that’s exactly what the IRS whistleblowers alleged in the transcribed interview with the Ways and Means Committee — that the Biden family never paid money on any of these wires that came into these shell companies,” Comer continued.
More specifically, Comer said that the panel had found 19 shell companies that the Biden’s were operating.
“The sole purpose of those shell companies appeared to be to launder money from those foreign nationals to at least nine different Biden family members,” Comer said. “We’re going to continue to pour through these bank statements and work to try to determine how much money the Bidens took and what role Joe Biden played in all this.”
Comer says that the House investigation will prove the Biden family made “at least $17 million” from selling connections to the president, but that the “transactions could exceed $40 million-plus.”
Earlier this week, Comer told reporters that the committee has obtained new evidence that first son Hunter Biden took $1 million from a Romanian businessman while his father was serving as Barack Obama’s vice president.
Comer then laid out nine family members that he believed to be involved in the dealings and received money from foreign nationals.
“Joe Biden’s son [Hunter], Joe Biden’s brother [James], Joe Biden’s brother’s wife [Sara], Hunter Biden’s girlfriend or Beau Biden’s widow [Hallie], however, you want to write that, Hunter Biden’s ex-wife [Kathleen Buhle], Hunter Biden’s current wife [Melissa Cohen], and three children of the president’s son and the president’s brother,” Comer said.
“We’re talking about a grandchild,” Comer said. “That’s odd, most people that work hard every day’s grandchild doesn’t get a wire from a foreign national.”
Hunter Biden recently pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges.
IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley, a former supervisory agent, has testified before the Ways and Means Committee that Hunter Biden received special treatment from the agency while being investigated for his tax crimes.
Reporter: “How involved were you in your son’s Chinese shake-down text message? Were you sitting there? Were you involved?”
Biden: “No, I wasn’t.”
Reporter: “Were you?”
Biden *yelling*: “No!” pic.twitter.com/dwLwbVQrju
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 28, 2023
The president has denied involvement in his son’s foreign business dealings. However, a WhatsApp message from Hunter Biden to Communist Party official Henry Zhao in 2017 claimed, “I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled.”
“And, Z, if I get a call or text from anyone involved in this other than you, Zhang, or the chairman, I will make certain that between the man sitting next to me and every person he knows and my ability to forever hold a grudge that you will regret not following my direction. I am sitting here waiting for the call with my father,” the first son added.