On March 16, 2023, the Committee on Oversight and Accountability Majority Staff released a memorandum addressed to the Committee on Oversight and Accountability Members. The memo contained new evidence resulting from the Committee’s investigation into the Biden Family’s Influence Peddling and Business Schemes.
The subpoena issued on February 27, 2023, sought specific and critical information related to three Biden family business associates. The Committee’s intention is to identify deficiencies in the current legal framework regarding ethics laws and disclosure of financial interests related to the immediate family members of Vice Presidents and Presidents.
Bank records obtained by the Committee show that John Robinson Walker, a Biden family associate, used his company to transfer over $1.3 million to Biden family members and companies from 2015 to 2017.
The records also reveal that less than two months after Vice President Joe Biden left public office, a Chinese company wired $3 million to Robinson Walker, LLC, after which the company wired $1,065,000 to a company in Abu Dhabi associated with James Gilliar, a business partner of Hunter Biden.
Biden family members and companies then received incremental payments over a period of approximately three months. The recipients included Hallie Biden, companies associated with Hunter Biden and James Biden, and an unknown bank account identified as “Biden.”
Hallie Biden is the widow of Beau Biden, who was the son of U.S. President Joe Biden. Hallie was married to Beau Biden, who was the Attorney General of Delaware, until his death in 2015 due to brain cancer. After Beau’s death, Hallie began a romantic relationship with Joe Biden’s other son, Hunter Biden, which drew some media attention.
Their statement on Twitter:
Bank records we’ve obtained reveal Rob Walker, a Biden family associate, used his company to transfer money from a Chinese energy company to Hunter Biden, James Biden, Hallie Biden, and an unknown “Biden.”
Specifically, on March 1, 2017 – less than two months after VP Joe Biden left public office – Robinson Walker, LLC received a $3 million wire from State Energy HK Limited, a Chinese company. Robinson Walker, LLC then wired $1,065,000 to a company associated with James Gilliar.
James Gilliar was a business partner of Hunter Biden & was involved in foreign transactions with the Biden family. Afterwards, Biden family members & their companies began receiving incremental payments over a period of approximately three months.
The total money transferred adds up to $1,065,692.
The Biden family members who received money from this account included:
1. James Biden
2. Hunter Biden
3. Hallie Biden, a new person of interest in the Biden Business Scheme
A fourth bank account identified as an unknown “Biden” also received money. We are continuing to investigate the identity of this account holder.From the bank records, it appears that the Biden family received approximately one-third of the money obtained from the China wire.
Ultimately, the American people deserve transparency into the extent of the Biden family’s influence peddling.
We intend to deliver legislation that will preclude family members from capitalizing on their relatives’ public office as we suspect the Bidens to have done.
Accountability is coming.
Specifically, on March 1, 2017 – less than two months after VP Joe Biden left public office – Robinson Walker, LLC received a $3 million wire from State Energy HK Limited, a Chinese company.
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) March 16, 2023
The full press release can be read here.