(CNSNews.com) – As subpoenaed financial records start rolling in to the House Oversight Committee, Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) says he may be about to uncover “public corruption at the highest levels we’ve ever seen in the history of America.”
Comer said he recently learned that four members of the Biden family — not three, but four, and the fourth family member still not named — “were receiving money from various influence-peddling schemes around the world.”
Comer said on Tuesday that he recently received the bank records of three former Hunter Biden business associates, showing how they dispersed various payments to members of the Biden family “for services unknown.”
Comer said he now expects to get ahold of suspicious activity reports involving Hunter Biden from the U.S. Treasury Department, which flags questionable financial transactions.
But Democrats on the committee are balking, accusing Comer of subpoenaing documents that “go well beyond any business deal with Hunter Biden.”
Ranking Member Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), in a March 12 letter to Comer, said the bank records “intrude” into the private lives of Hunter Biden’s former business associates.
“I fear this wildly overbroad subpoena suggests that your interest in this investigation is not in pursuing defined facts or informing public legislation but conducting a dragnet of political opposition research on behalf of former President Trump,” Raskin wrote.
“While I concur that the ethics and disclosure laws governing Executive Branch officials demand reform, as the actions of the Trump Administration have demonstrated, the actions you have taken are inconsistent with a good faith interest in this matter.”
Raskin wants the committee to investigate what he called “the flagrant and well-established transgressions and failures of the Trump Administration, including the actions of former President Trump and Jared Kushner who, together, have collected billions of dollars from foreign governments, princes and kings.”
“I was very disappointed in what Ranking Member Raskin said,” Comer told Newsmax on Tuesday night.
“I mean, here’s money coming from China directly to the Biden family — to members of the family that have absolutely no business or background and in energy or any other type of international business dealing. And yet he wants to discount it and say we’re meddling, and we’re — we’re going where we shouldn’t go.
“I mean, where should we go? Part of the primary function of the House Oversight committee is to investigate public corruption. This has the potential to be public corruption at the highest levels we’ve ever seen in the history of America. So this is evidence that we need to continue to pursue other avenues.
“We’re going to subpoena more bank records. We’re going to try to follow the money. That’s what I said in November when we flipped the House, I said, I’m going to follow the money. I’ve been very transparent on what we’re going to investigate. We’ve got the first link, and there are at least 11 or 12 more links that we believe go from China to the Biden family.”
Comer said, “There are a lot of different ways the Bidens have been trying to disguise the money that they’ve been receiving from China.
“Remember none of this money from China ever went, that we found, directly to the Biden family. It always went through another pass-through or two pass-throughs or three pass-throughs, and that’s one reason they probably got a lot of those bank violations because it looked like they were laundering money.
“But in my opinion, they weren’t laundering money. They were just trying to hide the source of the money, which was the CCP (Chinese Communist Party).”
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