House Speaker Questions $1.3M Payments to Hunter Biden and Relatives

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee released a memo Thursday claiming so Hunter Biden and at least two relatives were paid $1.3 million by an associate of the President’s son who had ties to a Chinese energy company.

They are said to have been paid after employee Rob Walker wired $3 million from a Chinese energy company he was affiliated with in March 2017 another company with whom Biden had done business. The recipients of the $1.3 million payments are Biden, his uncle James Biden and Hallie Biden, widow of Hunter’s brother Beau Biden, Comer said.

“It is unclear what services were provided to obtain this exorbitant amount of money,” Comer said.

While the $3 million figure and the payments were to Hunter Biden reported almost a year ago Comer’s memorandum highlighted what the committee described as “new evidence” emerging from a subpoena of Walker’s bank records — two payments totaling $35,000 to Hallie Biden in 2017.

“The committee is concerned about the information disclosed in these bank records,” including “why Hallie Biden — who publicly works as a school counselor — received money” from Walker’s firm, the memo said.

Hunter Biden admitted in a 2019 interview The New Yorker that Hallie Biden was romantically linked to him during this time.

A spokesman for Hunter Biden’s legal team responded to a request for comment Thursday night.

“Hunter Biden, a private individual with every right to pursue his own business endeavors, has joined several business partners to seek a joint venture with a legitimate, privately held energy company in China. As part of this joint venture, Hunter received his share of seed capital in good faith, which he shared with his uncle James Biden and Hallie Biden, who he was dating at the time, and shared the expenses,” the spokesperson said in a “Die von Rep. Comer’s accounts so dramatically listed belonged to Hunter, his uncle, and Hallie — to no one else.”

A representative for James Biden declined to comment. An attempt to reach Hallie Biden for comment was unsuccessful.

White House spokesman Ian Sams responded to Comer’s memo on Thursday by noting that in an interview with Fox Business earlier this month, Comer suggested that the US Attorney for Delaware investigating allegations of tax fraud against Hunter Biden should have prosecuted Beau Biden, who died in 2015.

“Following a sickening attack lamenting that the President’s late son Beau was never prosecuted during his lifetime, Congressman Comer has now decided to pursue Beau’s widow,” Sams said in a statement. “Rather than bizarrely attacking the president’s family, perhaps House Republicans should focus on working with the president to get results for American families on important priorities like cutting costs and strengthening health care.”

Comer said his committee is “concerned about the national security implications of President Biden’s family receiving millions of dollars from foreigners” and “will continue to follow the money trail and the facts to determine if President Biden compromised by his family’s business plans and whether there is a national security threat.”

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