The head of Congress’s Judiciary Committee believes up to a dozen members of President Joe Biden’s family may be implicated in behind-the-scenes maneuvers to peddle influence in the wake of his vice presidency.
Speaker on a Fox News Sunday morning show, Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) expanded his list of public targets being investigated, quipping, “There’s not gonna be anybody left for a Christmas picture.”
James Comer says he thinks there were at least 12 Biden family members involved in influence peddling schemes.
“There’s not gonna be anybody left for a Christmas picture… it’s the entire family..” pic.twitter.com/snVY4PkjE4
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“This was the Biden family influence-peddling scheme. And when people say they were involved in ventures around the world, I haven’t found a legitimate business on the Biden end, Maria. I found legitimate businesses that were paying the LLCs that were then turning around and laundering the money back to the Bidens, but I haven’t found any legitimate business dealings on the Biden end. It looks like if there was a legitimate business dealing on the Biden end, it was influence peddling. And if you want to get legal with a technical term, that’s called being a foreign agent,” said Comer, speaking with Maria Bartiromo on Morning Futures.
Since taking control of Congress, Republicans have expanded the scope of their investigation into presidential son Hunter Biden to see what, if, and how President Biden was involved in any dealings to give overseas companies access to America’s halls of power. The IRS and FBI have launched separate investigations into LLCs formed by the younger Biden and associate Rob Walker, who may have been required to register as foreign agents if they purported to sell access to companies in China.
The number of Biden family members implicated has doubled in just the last month since Rep. Comer suggested half a dozen may have been involved in a $3 million wire payment made by a Chinese company just months after Biden left the vice presidency in 2015. Last week, a career bureaucrat with the IRS came forward to blow the whistle that the agency’s investigation into the president’s son has been stymied by political meddling.