Beijing Biden? The incoming House GOP majority has announced that they plan to launch a deep investigation into potentially corrupt business dealings by the Biden family.
“We are going to make it very clear that this is now an investigation of President Biden,” announced Rep. James Comer (R-KY).
The Kentucky representative, who is next in line to chair the House Oversight Committee, spoke on the matter at a press conference Thursday morning.
“What we found are business plans aimed at targets around the world based on influence peddling, including with people closely tied to foreign governments like China and Russia,” Comer said of the House Republicans’ initial findings.
“This is an investigation of Joe Biden, the president of the United States, and why he lied to the American people about his knowledge and participation in his family’s international business schemes,” he stated.
“National security interests require the committee conduct the investigation and we will pursue all avenues, avenues that have long been ignored,” Comer said on behalf of House Republicans on the Oversight Committee. “Republicans have uncovered evidence of federal crimes committed by and to the benefit of members of the president’s family,” he continued. “These include conspiracy or defrauding the United States, wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, violations of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, tax evasion, money laundering, and conspiracy to commit money laundering.”
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Comer charged that the committee “found plans based in the United States where the Biden family swindled investors of hundreds of thousands of dollars, all with Joe Biden’s participation and knowledge,” before saying, “Joe Biden told the American people he had nothing to do with and never had conversations with his family about their business dealings. That was a lie.”
“Whistleblowers describe President Biden as chairman of the board for these businesses,” explained Comer. “He personally participated in meetings and phone calls. Documents show that he was a partner with access to an office. To be clear, Joe Biden is ‘the big guy,'” he alleged.
Comer’s “the big guy” remark refers to numerous emails regarding alleged shady business deals by the Biden family in which the moniker is used as a code name to identify the White House occupant. In one email, “the big guy” is discussed as potentially receiving a 10% cut on a deal with a Chinese energy firm, according to the New York Post.
Upon being asked why the GOP is intent on investigating the Biden family, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said that “the only way you can hold people accountable and hopefully stop the behavior is to present it to the country — that’s what we’ve got to do.”