The House Oversight Committee has shed more light on the financial ties between President Joe Biden’s family and their foreign partners, which allegedly led to a substantial gain of at least $20 million from sources in at least five countries: Russia, Ukraine, Romania, China, and Kazakhstan.
According to Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY), these connections were particularly strong with Hunter Biden, President Biden’s son. Comer emphasized how Hunter Biden seems to have given foreign businessmen access to his father, then vice president under the Obama administration.
Comer stated, “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.”
Central to this narrative are the meetings at Washington’s Café Milano, where Joe Biden is believed to have dined with international oligarchs who had business relationships with his son. Evidence suggests Joe Biden was fully aware of his son’s dealings and may have indirectly benefited from them.
Substantiating these claims, bank records disclosed by the panel highlight Hunter’s earnings from Ukrainian natural gas company, Burisma Holdings, which began around the time Joe Biden was managing the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy. Furthermore, a notable transaction from Kazakhstani businessman, Kenes Rakishev, saw Hunter receiving $142,300 for a luxury car purchase in 2014.
Further investigations revealed a significant monetary transfer of $3.5 million from Russian billionaire Yelena Baturina to the Devon Archer and Hunter Biden-controlled entity, Rosemont Seneca Thornton. Portions of this sum were subsequently transferred to other accounts linked to the Bidens.
Testimonies and emails from the controversial laptop abandoned by Hunter Biden showed his involvement in real estate endeavors with Baturina. The laptop also indicated Baturina’s attendance at exclusive dinners with the Bidens, with business interests potentially being discussed.
White House spokesperson Ian Sams dismissed these allegations as baseless, urging Republicans to focus on more pressing issues. Meanwhile, Facts First USA, a group founded by Democratic strategist David Brock, criticized the document release.
Yet, for the Republicans, this discovery is monumental. The evidence suggests that the Biden family may have been a conduit for foreign bribes. As a result, House Republicans, under the leadership of Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), are contemplating an impeachment inquiry to assess if Joe Biden misused his position to financially benefit his family.