Payments linked to the family of President Joe Biden are coming under increased scrutiny by Republicans in Congress. The president’s son Hunter Biden allegedly accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments linked to a Chinese company.
Republicans in Congress expanded their focus on more than $1 million in payments to the Biden family, often routed through Hunter Biden.
The investigation by the House Oversight and Accountability Committee found a number of payments to Hunter Biden and those around him. Rep. James Comer (R-KY) revealed information surrounding the financial dealings.
Hunter Biden came under considerable scrutiny due to his former position on the board of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma. This came while Hunter’s father was vice president under President Barack Obama.
Republicans focused on more than $1 million in payments to different members of the Biden family through a company headed by John Robinson “Rob” Walker.
In 2017, Walker received $3 million from State Energy HK Ltd. which is an affiliate of CEFC China Energy and transferred the Bidens’ share one day later. The timing of the money transfer was also two months after Joe Biden left the office of vice president.
Walker partnered with both Hunter Biden and Joe Biden’s brother James Biden in business dealings.
The links between the Biden family and potential illicit payments go even deeper, according to House Republicans.
Hunter Biden received $80,000 per month from Burisma, alongside Devon Archer, who was recently convicted of an unrelated fraud charge. Archer served alongside Hunter Biden on the Burisma Board and met with then-Vice President Biden one week prior to joining the energy company.
When Democrats had the House majority, they refused to ask any tough questions about:
→ The origins of COVID
→ The 13 service members we lost in Afghanistan
→ The $1,000,000 payment from China to the Biden family
No more coverups. Republicans are getting to the truth. pic.twitter.com/m97rrCT25t
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) March 21, 2023
Many of the elements of Hunter Biden’s business dealings were found on a laptop belonging to the president’s son and released by the New York Post. Large social media companies, including Twitter and Facebook, censored the Post’s reporting.
Part of the revelations from the laptop included an email from one of Hunter’s business associates recommending 10% of payments go to the “big guy,” who many Republicans believe is Joe Biden.
The social media giants alleged that the laptop revelations were misinformation. Further investigation showed the laptop’s contents were authentic.