Known Foreign Payments to Biden Family Soar Past $20 Million, House Oversight Committee Says

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August 9, 2023

House Republicans released new evidence detailing how the Biden family received more than $20 million from foreign sources, some of whom then-vice president Joe Biden dined with following the payments.

"During Joe Biden’s vice presidency, Hunter Biden sold him as ‘the brand’ to reap millions from oligarchs in Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine," House Oversight Committee chairman James Comer (R., Ky.) said Wednesday. "It appears no real services were provided other than access to the Biden network, including Joe Biden himself."

The Oversight Committee claims that payments from those countries and Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings to the Biden family total more than $20 million.

A Russian oligarch made a payment of $3.5 million in February 2014 to a shell company associated with Hunter Biden and his former business partner Devon Archer. Two months later, an oligarch in Kazakhstan wired $142,300 to a bank account linked to the pair—the exact cost of a sports car Biden purchased the next day.

House Republicans provided further evidence that Biden dined with his son's customers. The report says after Hunter received millions from the oligarchs, "Vice President Biden had dinner with them in the spring of 2014 and 2015 in Washington, D.C."

Joe Biden has frequently distanced himself from his son's lucrative foreign business dealings.

"I have never discussed with my son or my brother or anyone else anything having to do with their business, period," the president said in August 2019.

Archer, who also sat on the board of Burisma with Hunter, told the Oversight Committee last week that Hunter Biden called his father more than 20 times during business meetings to sell the Biden "brand."

Hunter Biden in a 2011 email to Archer bragged about how a Chinese businessman loved his "last name."

"Your question—'why does Super Chair love me so much?' is easily answered. It has nothing to do with me and everything to do with my last name," Biden wrote to Archer in September 2011. "Super Chair" refers to businessman Che Feng, who helped Biden partner with a Chinese firm. Biden's comment, which was revealed by the New York Post, appeared in an email found on his abandoned laptop.

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