Are the Bidens getting desperate to cover their tracks?
House Oversight Committee James Comer (R-KY) accused the Biden administration of obstructing his committee’s investigation into the Biden family’s finances.
In a letter to the Treasury Department, the Congressman called out the department for its “suspiciously slow” responses to the committee regarding matters related to Suspicious Activity Reports filed over deals members of President Joe Biden’s family made with foreign businessmen.
“During the Committee’s dialogue with Treasury, you have made several excuses for Treasury’s delay regarding this production,” Comer wrote. “Given the amount of time that has passed since our initial request and Treasury’s inability to provide a projected timeframe when the [Suspicious Activity Reports] will be produced, the Committee believes Treasury may be delaying its production to hinder our investigation and operating in bad faith.”
Last week, Isabella More, the deputy assistant secretary for oversight at the Treasury, told congressional investigators that the department must still meet with “law enforcement partners” because of the sensitivity of the documents requested by the committee. “[T]his entire process takes considerable time to complete,” More said, according to Comer’s letter.
“Treasury’s excused and delay tactics are unavailing given you have known about our requests since last year and previously produced relevant [Suspicious Activity Reports] to others,” Comer wrote.
Rep. Comer invited the Treasury official to testify in front of the committee before March 10th.
The House Oversight Committee has been specifically focused on two of Biden’s direct relatives: his son Hunter and brother James, both of whom were involved in overseas business deals in countries such as China, Turkey, and Ukraine. Comer is seeking to uncover the extent to which President Biden knew about and was involved in any of those deals.
Biden has repeatedly denied having any knowledge or involvement in his family’s foreign business deals, however, some evidence discovered on Hunter’s laptop suggests otherwise.
According to The Daily Wire, a voicemail the president left his son in 2018 showed that Biden knew something of his son’s dealings; he left a message for Hunter about a New York Times story on one of Hunter’s former business partners, Chinese businessman Ye Jianming.