he investigation into Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings has taken an unexpected twist, as House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., revealed a new Biden family member involved in the case.
This bombshell revelation adds another layer to the already convoluted situation, raising more national security concerns about foreign “influence peddling.”
According to Comer, recently obtained financial records from the Treasury Department indicate that the Biden family received a $3 million payment from individuals tied to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) shortly after President Biden’s tenure as vice president concluded.
Not only did Hunter benefit from this payment, but three different Biden family members shared the sum, including a previously unknown family member.
Comer, speaking on “America’s Newsroom,” raised pressing questions about the purpose of the $3 million wire, and the nature of the business that led to the payment.
The Treasury Department’s release of suspicious activity reports (SARs) has paved the way for the GOP-led probe into the president’s son’s foreign transactions, involving funding from China and other foreign nations.
Though Comer did not disclose the new family member’s name, he emphasized the importance of determining the family’s activities in relation to the transactions from China. Co-host Bill Hemmer noted that the thousands of records span 14 years, but the question of what the CCP-linked individuals received in exchange for the massive payment remains unanswered.
Comer has long suspected “influence peddling” in the case, suggesting Hunter sold his father’s political influence abroad for lump sum payments.
He also dismissed accusations by Ranking Member Jamie Raskin, D-Md., that the investigation serves as political opposition research on behalf of former President Trump. Comer demanded an apology from Raskin for these allegations.
The ongoing investigation into Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings started in 2018. Meanwhile, President Biden is under investigation for his alleged mishandling of classified material, making them the first father-son duo to be under federal investigation separately but at the same time.