House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) has uncovered evidence of recurring payments made by Hunter Biden’s law firm, Owasco PC, to his father, President Joe Biden, beginning in late 2018. [Source]
According to documents released by the committee, a series of payments, each amounting to $1,380, were transferred to then-former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. from Owasco PC. “This wasn’t a payment from Hunter Biden’s personal account but an account for his corporation that received payments from China and other shady corners of the world,” Comer stated, highlighting the concerning origin of these funds.
These transactions commenced shortly after a bank money laundering officer raised alarms about the Owasco account receiving millions in funds linked to the Chinese government without any evident services rendered. This adds a layer of complexity to the ongoing Department of Justice investigation into Hunter Biden’s potential use of Owasco PC for tax evasion and other serious crimes.
The payments, documented on Sept. 17, Oct. 15, and Nov. 15, 2018, totaled $4,140. “President Biden and his family must be held accountable for this blatant corruption,” Comer emphasized in a video release.
A deeper probe into Hunter Biden’s financial activities reveals that these payments might be tied to reimbursements for a car payment. An email from Hunter’s abandoned laptop, dated January 2019 and addressed to him from his assistant Katie Dodge, lists various expenses including “Ford Raptor — Reimbursement to JRB — $1380.”
The White House has so far refrained from commenting directly on these findings. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, when queried, responded, “I have not seen that report, so I would have to refer you to my colleagues over at the White House counsel’s office.” White House counsel’s office spokesman Ian Sams offered no comment on the Comer release.
The timing and nature of these payments coincide with Hunter Biden’s involvement in two controversial business relationships — with Ukraine’s Burisma Holdings and CEFC China Energy. Joe Biden, while a presidential candidate, denied discussing business with his relatives. However, evidence suggests he met with associates from both the Burisma and CEFC ventures.
Adding to the controversy, documents from Hunter Biden’s laptop indicate that Burisma board adviser Vadym Pozharskyi sought banking information just days before the first of these payments. This intertwines with an earlier meeting between Joe Biden and Pozharskyi in 2015 at DC’s Café Milano.
Further complicating matters, previous bank records released by the Oversight Committee show that Joe Biden also received payments of $40,000 and $200,000 from his brother James, who was involved in the CEFC venture. The origins and purposes of these payments remain unclear, with Comer alleging that at least one of these payments involved “laundered” Chinese funds.
As Republicans in the House prepare to question both Hunter Biden and first brother James Biden about the president’s role in his family’s international business dealings, these revelations fuel an ongoing debate about the integrity and transparency of the Biden family’s financial activities. With an impeachment inquiry looming, the scrutiny on these transactions is only set to intensify.
The unfolding story underscores a complex web of financial transactions that has entangled the Biden family, raising critical questions about the overlap between personal finances and political influence.
As the investigation continues, the American public await clear answers and accountability.