Republican House Oversight Committee Chairman Probes Alleged Collusion Between Biden and Ukrainian Energy Firm
Republican House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer is investigating a case of apparent “collusion” between then-Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian energy firm Burisma. The company employed Hunter Biden and allegedly worked with Biden to manipulate media stories about Burisma’s corruption while Biden publicly advocated for anti-corruption measures in Ukraine.
Demands for Disclosure of Documents
In a letter to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Comer demanded the foreign business dealings from NARA.”>agency release documents related to the Biden family’s influence-peddling schemes to Congress. While NARA has made a file titled “Records on Hunter Biden, James Biden, and Their Foreign Business Dealings” public, certain sections have been redacted or withheld. Comer emphasized the need for the complete, unredacted file and highlighted a specific portion that requires further investigation.
“For example, on December 4, 2015, at 10:45 a.m. — in an email with the subject of ‘Quotes’ — Eric Schwerin (a longtime Biden family business associate) wrote to Kate Bedingfield in the Office of the Vice President providing quotes the White House should use in response to media outreach regarding Hunter Biden’s role in Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company,” Comer wrote. “Later that day — at 2:30 p.m. — Ms. Bedingfield responded to Mr. Schwerin saying ‘VP signed off on this[.]’ The timing of this email traffic is concerning to the Committee.”
During that time, Hunter Biden served on the board of Burisma, earning a monthly salary of $83,000 despite lacking prior experience in the industry. This payout far exceeded typical board compensation.
Comer also referenced former family business partner Devon Archer’s testimony to the Oversight Committee, which suggested that President Biden himself was closely involved in Hunter Biden’s Burisma schemes.
Contrary to President Biden’s denials, evidence suggests that he interacted with his son’s corporate clients on more than 200 occasions.
“Joe Biden never built an ‘absolute wall’ between his family’s business dealings and his official government work — his office doors were wide open to Hunter Biden’s associates,” Comer stated.
Comer’s demand for disclosure follows his previous request for flight logs showing when Hunter Biden and his associates used the vice presidential aircraft. Additionally, he sought records in which then-Vice President Joe Biden used a pseudonym or on which Hunter Biden, Eric Schwerin, or Devon Archer were copied.
Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has indicated that he would push for an impeachment inquiry if the requested information is withheld.
Since then, McCarthy has reportedly been discussing plans for impeachment behind closed doors.
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