The scandal concerning the US Congress investigation into President Joe Biden and his family’s “influence peddling” has reached new heights.
Just a few months ago, at the beginning of February 2023, in his State of the Union Address, Joe Biden described China as his country’s main opponent, adding that if Beijing threatened US sovereignty then the administration would act to defend America.
And now, on May 10, James Comer, Republican Representative from Kentucky and Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has revealed sensational details of the investigation into “shady business deals” capitalizing on Joe Biden and his family’s influence and benefitting China. The Republicans accuse the Bidens of using the President’s public position to enrich themselves, and in so doing, putting national security at stake.
“Instead of being honest with the American people, President Biden has claimed since the 2020 election that his family has not received money from China. That was a lie in 2020, and he continues to lie to the American people now. The Bidens have received millions of dollars from China. It is inconceivable the President didn’t know about it,” claimed Rep. Comer.
In his speech he stated that bank records show that while Joe Biden served as vice-President the Biden family unlawfully received over $10 million from foreign nationals, primarily China. The Republicans accuse the Biden family of deliberately trying to hide, confuse, and conceal their influence peddling schemes. “The Bidens made millions from foreign nationals providing what seems to be no services other than access and influence. From the thousands of records we’ve obtained so far, we know the Biden family set up over a dozen companies when Joe Biden was vice president. The Bidens engaged in many intentionally complicated financial transactions to hide these payments and avoid scrutiny,” said Rep. Comer.
Members of the investigation team claim that at least nine members of the Biden family received payments, and that their associates created a complicated and suspicious web of more than 20 companies. Hunter Biden also received money directly into his company’s account from a Chinese-controlled entity.
Readers will remember that back in March this year the Republicans announced that they had identified financial documents showing that between 2015 and 2017 members of the Biden family – Hunter Biden, James Biden and Hallie Biden and companies belonging to them had received a total of $1.3 million in payments from the Chinese energy giant State Energy HK Limited.
Bakhtiar Urusov, a political observer, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”