Comer Says Biden Is Lying About Family's Chinese Cash Payments

'It's rich that the president just stood there and lied to the American people,' says House Oversight chairman

House Oversight Committee chairman James Comer (R., Ky.) in front of a poster about Hunter Biden's laptop / Getty Images
March 22, 2023

House Oversight chairman James Comer (R., Ky.) on Tuesday called on White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre to "issue a correction" after President Joe Biden denied that his family received a payout of more than $1 million from a CCP-backed energy company.

"It's rich that the president just stood there and lied to the American people," Comer told Fox News. "It's also rich that the mainstream media hasn't called him out on it."

Earlier this month, when asked about the payments to his family, Biden said to a reporter, "That’s not true." Hunter Biden’s legal team, however, confirmed the payments from the Chinese energy company, according to a letter from Comer to the press secretary.

"The Committee is concerned about the national security implications of a President’s or Vice President’s immediate family members receiving such lucrative financial deals from foreign nationals and foreign companies without any oversight," the letter reads.

Comer's comment comes as the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability ramps up its investigation of the Biden family's foreign business dealings. Bank records obtained by the committee revealed that "State Energy HK Limited, a Chinese company, wired $3 million to Robinson Walker, LLC.," which then sent over $1.3 million to three Biden family members.

"We're going to get the truth out," Comer told Fox News. "[T]he mainstream media is not going to be able to let him stand up there and lie to the American people about the fact that his family's taken millions and millions of dollars from our adversary."