The GOP congressman who said he will lead Congressional investigations into the allegedly shady foreign dealings of Hunter Biden and Joe Biden’s awareness of them granted a 2022 GOP victory issued a statement declaring his determination to aggressively pursue the Biden family.
Rep. James Comer (R-KY), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, cited the bombshell 2018 voicemail between Joe and Hunter Biden that was revealed this week as an additional reason he would target the Biden family.
“Evidence continues to mount that Joe Biden is the ‘Big Guy’ and received a cut from his family’s suspicious foreign business deals,” Comer told The Daily Mail.
President Biden has consistently denied discussing his son’s foreign business dealings; on April 5 then-White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki answered “Yes” when asked “The President has said that he never spoke to his son about his overseas business dealings. Is that still the case?”
Yet the voicemail featured Joe Biden speaking to his son about a New York Times story revolving around Hunter’s dealings with the Chinese oil company CEFC.
“’Hey pal, it’s Dad. It’s 8:15 on Wednesday night. If you get a chance just give me a call. Nothing urgent. I just wanted to talk to you,” Biden told his son in the voicemail. “I thought the article released online, it’s going to be printed tomorrow in the Times, was good. I think you’re clear. And anyway if you get a chance give me a call. I love you.”
“We’ve uncovered evidence revealing the [commingling] of Hunter and Joe Biden’s finances and the voicemail unearthed recently is just further proof Joe Biden knew about his son’s wheeling and dealing with foreign adversaries,” Comer asserted.
Hunter’s abandoned laptop revealed he made a multi-million deal with CEFC after bragging about his family connections; the Times’ 2018 story noted CEFC chairman Ye Jianming “courted the Biden family and networked with former United States security officials.” The Times continued, “Mr. Ye is in Chinese custody and is under investigation for unspecified crimes. The trial and conviction in New York last week of one of his top lieutenants, Patrick Ho, showed that company officials used bribery to win oil and energy contracts in Africa.”
“Last year, as American authorities closed in on Mr. Ye’s company, the first call made by one of his emissaries in custody was to Mr. Biden’s brother,” The Times noted.
“We will continue to investigate the Biden family’s shady business deals as more facts emerge,” Comer stated. “If Americans entrust Republicans with the majority, we will use the power of the gavel to get answers about the Biden family’s pattern of placing profit over country to determine if President Biden is compromised by these deals.”