Washington Examiner

Comer demands White House ‘correct’ Biden’s ‘dishonest’ denial of Chinese payments to family

Republican Rep. James Comer of Kentucky is calling on White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre to “correct” President Joe Biden’s “dishonest” denial that his family members received more than $1 million from a Hunter Biden business associate.

Last week, Comer, who is the chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, revealed that “from 2015 through 2017, Biden family members and their companies received over $1.3 million in payments” from accounts tied to Hunter Biden associate Rob Walker, according to records obtained through a subpoena of Walker’s financial records at Bank of America.

Shortly after Walker received a $3 million wire from a Chinese company, more than $1 million was sent in incremental payments to Hunter Biden, James Biden (the president’s brother), and Hallie Biden (the widow of the president’s deceased son, Beau Biden, with whom Hunter was having a romantic relationship in 2017), according to Comer.

Joe Biden denied the details when asked about them on Friday. Hunter Biden’s legal team seemingly confirmed and defended the payments in a Thursday statement, which was not disputed by the president.

In a Tuesday letter to Jean-Pierre, Comer wrote, “President Biden’s statement was misleading and dishonest. … Further undercutting President Biden’s assertion, Hunter Biden’s legal team publicly acknowledged he was involved in a ‘joint venture’ with an ‘energy company in China’ and ‘shared’ his portion of the funds with James and Hallie Biden.”

Comer attached a chart laying out the payments to his Tuesday letter to the White House.

Comer told Jean-Pierre, “The American people deserve honest and transparent answers from President Biden related to his family’s questionable foreign business deals.”

The White House previously stood by Joe Biden’s claim during a 2020 debate with then-President Donald Trump that Hunter Biden had not made any money from Chinese business deals. However, Hunter Biden and his associated businesses received at least $5 million in payments from Chinese energy conglomerate CEFC China Energy in 2017 and 2018.

A Hunter Biden-linked account for “First Clearing LLC” also received $100,000 on March 29, 2017. Comer says Hallie Biden received $10,000 from Robinson Walker LLC on Feb. 13, 2017, before the Chinese wire payment, and $25,000 on March 20, 2017.

Comer is concerned about the national security implications of a president’s or vice president’s immediate family receiving such lucrative financial deals from foreign nationals and foreign companies without any oversight.

Click <

" Conservative News Daily does not always share or support the views and opinions expressed here; they are just those of the writer."

Related Articles

Sponsored Content
Back to top button

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker