Joe Biden keeps changing his tune when it comes to his connection to his family’s alleged influence-peddling schemes.
At first there was “no connection whatsoever” between the president and his son Hunter Biden’s business schemes. Then, there was a “wall of separation” between the president’s office and his son’s business dealings. Then came, “he spoke to clients, but only about the weather.”
Now, House Oversight Chairman James Comer has revealed that Hunter Biden’s company made direct payments to his father in 2018.
“Today, the House Oversight Committee is releasing subpoenaed bank records that show Hunter Biden’s business entity, Owasco PC, made direct monthly payments to Joe Biden,” the Kentucky congressman says in a newly released video on Twitter. “This wasn’t a payment from Hunter Biden’s personal account but an account for his corporation that received payments from China and other shady corners of the world.”
🚨 BREAKING 🚨
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) December 4, 2023
“Payments from Hunter’s business entity to Joe Biden are now part of a pattern revealing Joe Biden knew about, participated in and benefited from his family’s influence peddling schemes.”
When are we going to be told that Joe Biden took cash from foreign agents because he loves his son?
The Oversight chairman is just getting warmed up.
Comer subpoenaed Hunter Biden and his uncle James Biden’s personal and business records in late September after the first impeachment inquiry hearing for President Biden. He released bank records Nov. 1 showing how funds originating in China resulted in a $40,000 check to Joe Biden in September 2017, writes The Daily Caller.
A Chinese firm sent $5 million to Hunter Biden’s firm Hudson West III in August 2017, shortly after he established the business entity with a Chinese business associate. Hunter Biden proceeded to wire $400,000 to his Owasco P.C. account and over $130,000 to another one of his corporate accounts, according to the bank records.
Next, Hunter Biden provided $150,000 to the Lion Hall Group, James Biden and his wife Sara Biden’s business account. James Biden and Sara Biden put $50,000 into their personal account and then sent a $40,000 check to Joe Biden, the bank records show.
The check to Joe Biden is classified as a loan repayment and the White House has said repeatedly the check was for the purpose of paying off a loan. A bank investigator later flagged the money sent to Hudson West III and redirected to Owasco P.C., according to an email Comer disclosed on Nov. 29.
The funds that went directly to the current president appear connected to Ukraine and Hunter Biden’s role in Burisma, an energy company.
“Documents from the first son’s abandoned laptop show that Burisma board adviser Vadym Pozharskyi sought “bank reference” information on Sept. 14, 2018 — one day before the initial transfer to Joe Biden was sought. However, the transaction was not executed for another two days, apparently due to a later-than-expected form submission.
Joe Biden met Pozharskyi at an April 17, 2015, dinner at DC’s Café Milano. An unproven FBI informant tip said that Burisma owner Mykola Zlochevsky claimed in 2016 he was “coerced” into paying $10 million in bribes to the Bidens for their assistance in ousting prosecutor Viktor Shokin.
Hunter also was on the tail end of disbursing millions of dollars received from CEFC China Energy — one of two major Biden family dealings with Chinese government-linked firms,” according to The New York Post, which broke the initial Hunter Biden laptop story in 2020 before social media outlets censored it to save the Biden campaign.
Less than three months before Joe “Big Guy” Biden started getting kickbacks from his son, an internal auditor focused on preventing money laundering flagged the Biden bank account and warned that the bank should “reconsider its relationship” with the Biden Family.
The investigator labeled Hunter Biden a “politically exposed person,” writing, “We find it unusual that approximately 58% of the funds were transferred to the law firm in a few months and the frequency of payments appear erratic. It was also previously indicated that HUDSON WEST III LLC does not currently have any investment projects at this time, which raises further concerns as millions in fees are being paid but does not appear to have any services rendered by Owasco PC.”
“We find it unusual that approximately 58% of the funds were transferred to the law firm in a few months and the frequency of payments appear erratic,” the investigator explained. “It was also previously indicated that HUDSON WEST III LLC does not currently have any investment projects at this time, which raises further concerns as millions in fees are being paid but does not appear to have any services rendered by Owasco PC.”
The investigator also noted that China had been targeting the children of American politicians at the time.
Hunter has agreed to testify before the Oversight Committee, but the date has yet to be set.