James Comer (R-KY), the House Oversight Committee member, has alleged that the Biden administration is acting in bad faith and obstructing the committee’s investigation into the finances of the Biden family.
In a letter addressed to the Treasury Department, Comer stated that the department has been unreasonably slow in providing responses to the committee’s requests for Suspicious Activity Reports, which were filed regarding the business dealings between foreign businessmen and members of President Joe Biden’s family. The letter was made public on Monday.
In a tweet posted on Monday, The Oversight Committee wrote, “The Treasury Department is obstructing our investigation into the Biden family’s business schemes. We are done with the excuses.@RepJamesComer is calling on @USTreasury to testify on March 10 about the department’s failure to produce documents.”
Comer wrote, “During the Committee’s dialogue with Treasury, you have made several excuses for Treasury’s delay regarding this production. Given the amount of time that has passed since our initial request and Treasury’s inability to provide a projected timeframe when the [Suspicious Activity Reports] will be produced, the Committee believes Treasury may be delaying its production to hinder our investigation and operating in bad faith.”
The Treasury Department is obstructing our investigation into the Biden family’s business schemes.
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) February 27, 2023
On Monday, Republican congressman James Comer, who chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, also sent a letter to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner Troy Miller requesting transcribed interviews with seven US Border Patrol Chief Patrol Agents who are currently responsible for managing critical sectors of the US border.
Comer argues that the uniqueness of each sector on the southern border demonstrates a need for the committee to obtain additional information to guide legislative solutions. He notes that President Biden’s policies have created the worst border crisis in American history, and that the testimony of Border Patrol Chiefs has illustrated the differences between sectors.
Therefore, Comer is requesting that additional Chief Patrol Agents be made available for transcribed interviews.
The press release read:
WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) sent a letter to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner Troy Miller requesting transcribed interviews with seven U.S. Border Patrol Chief Patrol Agents currently responsible for managing critical sectors of the U.S. border. The uniqueness of each sector on the southern border demonstrates a need for the committee to obtain additional information to guide legislative solutions.
“On February 7, 2023, two Chief Patrol Agents from U.S. Border Patrol sectors along the southern border testified at a hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability regarding their sectors and how they have responded to the unprecedented crisis at the southern border. This hearing took place after the Department of Homeland Security tried to prevent the four Chief Patrol Agents invited by the Committee from testifying. The Committee accommodated DHS, accepting only two Chief Patrol Agents as witnesses, representing the Tucson and Rio Grande Valley sectors. Both witnesses provided candid testimony, but understandably confined their statements and responses to the circumstances of their respective sectors and the unique challenges they confront in those sectors,” wrote Chairman Comer.
President Biden and his administration’s policies created the worst border crisis in American history. U.S. Border Patrol Chiefs recently testified about a crisis that has set records for the arrests of illegal border crossers, migrant deaths, narcotics seized, and suspected terrorists arrested trying to illegally cross the border. Their testimony included many qualifiers specific to their sectors and language illustrating the differences between sectors.
“The uniqueness of each sector demonstrates a need for the Committee to obtain additional information regarding other sectors on the southern border. As one witness emphasized, ‘if you’ve seen one Border Patrol sector, you have only seen one Border Patrol sector.’ One of the witnesses testified that Border Patrol agents have valuable information and experience to guide lawmakers in search of legislative solutions. The Committee believes Chief Patrol Agents managing other sectors have additional, valuable information that will assist the Committee in fully understanding the crisis at the southern border,” continued Chairman Comer.