Hunter Biden Rebuffs Congressional Investigation

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February 23, 2023

President Joe Biden's son Hunter is "refusing to provide the records" on his lucrative foreign business dealings to the Republican-led House Oversight Committee, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

Committee chairman James Comer (R., Ky.) said that Hunter Biden's records, as well as documents about the business dealings of business associates James Biden and Eric Schwerin, would "shed light on influence-peddling by the first family," the Post reported. The requests include all business "schedules, contact lists, and financial records" since 2009, when Joe Biden first became vice president.

Hunter Biden's attorney snubbed Comer's requests, calling the Oversight Committee's investigation "baseless." In response, the committee is "likely to subpoena the Bidens for the documents," the Post reported.

Hunter, who is under multiple investigations for tax evasion and his foreign ties, had access to the car near which his father improperly stored top-secret government documents, the Washington Free Beacon reported. At the same time, the scandal-plagued first son was handling deals with the shady Ukrainian company Burisma Holdings and the Chinese government-linked conglomerate CEFC China Energy.

An email from Biden's abandoned laptop said the "big guy" would receive 10 percent of the profit from the CEFC deal. The email's author has identified Joe Biden as the "big guy," the Post reported.

"Biden family members attempted to sell access around the world, including individuals who were connected to the Chinese Communist Party," Comer said. "If President Biden is compromised by deals with foreign adversaries and they are impacting his decision-making, this is a threat to national security."

Representatives for Schwerin, Hunter Biden, and James Biden did not respond to the Post's requests for comment.