Representative James Comer (R-KY) wants 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.
Comer, chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, last week 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. Comer obtained the records through a subpoena of Walker’s financial records at Bank of America.
Shortly after Walker received a $3 million wire from a Chinese company, Comer said 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.
Joe Biden denied the details.
Comer has since sent a note to Jean-Pierre, writing, “President Biden’s statement was misleading and dishonest. The Committee received the bank documents from a financial institution pursuant to a subpoena.
“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,” he continued.
Meanwhile, Hunter Biden’s legal team defended the payments in a Thursday statement, apparently confirming them.
“Hunter Biden, a private citizen with every right to pursue his own business endeavors, joined several business partners in seeking a joint venture with a privately owned, legitimate energy company in China,” said a Hunter Biden spokesman. “As part of that joint venture, Hunter received his portion of good faith seed funds, which he shared with his uncle James Biden and Hallie Biden, with whom he was involved with at the time and sharing expenses.”
The payments happened. Hunter Biden’s legal team has confirmed them.
Joe Biden cannot sweep this under the rug.
@RepJamesComer is calling on @PressSec to correct the record. https://t.co/HxPjNY3wfZ
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) March 21, 2023
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