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WASHINGTON — Congressman James Comer (R-Ky.) joined “Hannity” on Fox News to provide an update on the Committee’s investigation into the Biden family’s influence peddling and business schemes. Congressman Comer outlined how newly obtained bank records reveal that a company owned by a Biden associate received a $3 million dollar wire from a Chinese energy company two months after Joe Biden left the vice presidency. Soon after, hundreds of thousands of dollars in payouts went to members of the Biden family. Congressman Comer also revealed that after a year of stonewalling, the U.S. Treasury has finally granted access to the suspicious activity reports (SARs) generated by the Biden family and their associates’ unusual foreign or high-dollar business transactions.
Watch full interview here.
On subpoena to bank for info on Hunter Biden’s former business associates:
“Two weeks ago Sean, I subpoenaed a bank for records for three different former Hunter Biden business associates. One of those associates in particular was Rob Walker. We got his account. We confirmed that account around two months after Joe Biden left the office of Vice-President, received a three-million-dollar wire from two individuals directly associated with the Chinese Communist Party.
“The very next day after that wire was received, the Walker account started transferring money into three different Biden family members’ accounts, including a new Biden family member that’s never before been identified as someone being involved in the influence peddling scheme. So, this is very serious information that we’ve received. Very troubling information. It does show a pattern that the Biden family was receiving money directly from China and the question I have Sean is what were they doing in return for that money? This is just one account, there are many more accounts and many more associates.”
On newly granted access by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to view suspicious activity reports:
“As you know Sean, we’ve been demanding these for over a year. The U.S. Treasury Secretary Yellen said we couldn’t have them when we were in the minority. When I became Chairman of the Committee when the House flipped, she said ‘well I don’t understand the purpose for why you need the suspicious activity reports’ which is a joke. Then we asked for a committee hearing with the person from Treasury that signed the letter declining our most recent invitation, they said they had surgery that day and offered another person. This person then declined. So we offered to invite them in with the threat of a subpoena for a transcribed interview.
“We just got word that Treasury has now said they are going to let us have access to those suspicious activity reports, so there’s still a lot to learn about how we’re going to receive those but we’re moving in a good direction with respect to this investigation.”