The House Oversight Committee on Wednesday released a new memorandum on the Biden family’s international business dealings, painting a damning portrait of pay-to-play arrangements which put then-Vice President Joe Biden at the table or on the phone with individuals from Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine who paid his son Hunter Biden and associate Devon Archer millions of dollars for the encounters.
Led by Congressman James Comer (R-KY), the Oversight Committee has spent most of this year investigating links between President Joe Biden and members of his family like Hunter who sought to capitalize on “the brand” of the Biden name, according to internal communications recently revealed by the committee. Although President Biden has denied knowledge of his involvement, today’s disclosures itemize over $20 million in foreign transactions that were made following various meetings involving the elder Biden.
“During Joe Biden’s vice presidency, Hunter Biden sold him as ‘the brand’ to reap millions from oligarchs in Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine. It appears no real services were provided other than access to the Biden network, including Joe Biden himself. And Hunter Biden seems to have delivered. This is made clear by meals at Café Milano where then-Vice President Joe Biden dined with oligarchs from around the world who had sent money to his son,” said Chairman Comer. “It’s clear Joe Biden knew about his son’s business dealings and allowed himself to be ‘the brand’ sold to enrich the Biden family while he was Vice President of the United States. The House Oversight Committee will continue to follow the money trail and obtain witness testimony to determine whether foreign actors targeted the Bidens, President Biden is compromised or corrupt, and our national security is threatened.”
The full memorandum, posted online here, outlines the many ways in which Hunter enriched himself and members of his family by peddling access to his father. In February 2014, a Russian oligarch sent a $3.5 million payment to Rosemont Seneca Thornton, the firm founded by Hunter and Archer, despite denials from President Biden during the 2020 campaign that his family “never took a penny” from Russia or any foreign nation. More infamously, Hunter was hired by Vadym Pozharsky at Burisma to serve as counsel for the company for which he was paid more than $1 million per year.
In April 2014, a Kazakhstani oligarch wired Hunter the exact price for a new sports car he had been eyeing, which was purchased the following day. For his payment, Hunter helped to arrange a visit by Burisma executives to the country to talk about a strategic partnership.
Rep. Comer is continuing to lead a sprawling inquiry into the financial exchanges which so far have implicated up to nine members of the president’s family. Last week Archer testified before a House committee that he witnessed then-Vice President Biden join Hunter for dozens of meetings involving overseas business partners and why the elder Biden became involved in the firing of a Ukrainian prosecutor who had become a “threat” to their interests at Burisma.