(CNSNews.com) – As President Donald Trump faces 34 felony charges for allegedly filing false business records, Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, says he continues to accumulate troubling financial records pertaining to the Biden family.
“If filing false business documents is as serious as the media and the prosecutors are claiming over the past 24 hours, then they better have a seat and about a pallet of Kentucky bourbon when they see what-all the Biden family has done over the past decade,” Comer told Fox News on Wednesday.
“I mean, it’s ridiculous. Every day, we find another LLC affiliated with the Bidens that they were using to launder money from our adversaries around the world. And I am not exaggerating about that.
“I mean, the fact that I’m sitting here watching what-all happened to Donald Trump yesterday, knowing what-all the Bidens have been engaged in and the shenanigans and the bank violations that we’re privy to right now at the Treasury cabinet, where the banks pointed out all of the potential money laundering, and they — the banks couldn’t explain all the different transfers and all the different LLCs that this family had to try to basically launder money from our adversaries, it’s just breathtaking.
“So I hope the media is as serious about the evidence that we will be — we will continue to be bringing forward about the Biden family as they have been about this ridiculous political stunt that happened in New York yesterday (Tuesday) with Donald Trump.”
Comer said he and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, plan to have a phone conversation with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy soon.
“And we’re going to try to figure out a path moving forward” regarding what he called “the weaponization” of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office.
“He gets federal funding,” Comer said. “And that’s where it falls into the jurisdiction of the House Oversight Committee. The weaponization of his office is how it falls into both the Judiciary Committee and the Select Committee on the Weaponization of the Department of Justice.
“So we’re — we’re not going to stop on this. Nothing changed. We believe that he’s overstepped.”
‘Can of worms’
Comer said not enough attention is being paid to the precedent that Bragg, a local prosecutor, has set in going after a former president.
The congressman said he received two calls this week from local prosecutors, both Republicans — one from a county attorney in Kentucky and one from a county attorney in Tennessee:
“They want to know if there are ways they can go after the Bidens now. And they (Bragg’s office) have opened up a can of worms. They have set precedents now that we can’t go back on.
“And now we’re going to see a judicial system that’s already bogged down with doing what they’re supposed to do. And that’s going after real criminals, people that are committing real crimes, burglaries, rape, robberies, things like that.
“And now you’re going to start seeing ambitious political people like Alvin Bragg try to make a name for themselves and go after big pie-in-the-sky federal cases.
“And it’s just not a good path that we need to go forward on in our judiciary.”
Comer said the Oversight Committee spoke this week to Kathy Chung, who served as executive assistant to then-Vice President Joe Biden and helped pack up his office when the Obama term ended.
“Well, I appreciate Ms. Chung for coming forward and answering all of our questions for four hours during a transcribed interview,” Comer said:
“What we learned was that these documents were — were transported from the vice presidency, from his office to the private sector, in private cars.
“They went to at least three different locations initially, one of which was in Chinatown, the other of which was in the Penn Biden Center, which we’re finding more and more evidence that it was almost exclusively funded by China.
“And there was no lock on the door. All the things that Jack — that the special prosecutor is apparently going to try to indict Trump on, on mishandling classified documents, Biden did, and he did it about 10 times worse.
“So, this was very valuable information we learned yesterday. We still don’t know what those classified documents were.
“And we’re still concerned about one document in particular that was found on the laptop that Hunter Biden had sent to his cronies on Burisma in Ukraine. So, this is another story that’s not going away.”
Comer said the document that concerns the committee is an email from Hunter Biden to Burisma, the Ukrainian energy company, that “could very well have been a classified document.”
“But we don’t know yet exactly how he obtained that document,” Comer added.
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