(CNSNews.com) – After all the talk about alleged Biden family influence-peddling, finally some action behind the scenes:
Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), the head of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, says the U.S. Treasury Department has finally complied with the committee’s subpoena for the suspicious activity reports that banks use to flag transactions that may involve violations of the law:
“Well, as you know, Sean, we’ve been demanding these for over a year,” Comer told Fox News’s Sean Hannity Monday night.
“The Treasury Secretary Yellen said we couldn’t have them because we were in the minority. When I became chairman of the committee, when the House flipped, she said well I don’t understand the purpose for why you need these suspicious activity reports, which is a joke.
“Then we asked for a committee hearing with the person from Treasury that signed the letter declining our most recent invitation. They said they had surgery that day. They offered another person. This person then declined.
“So, we offered to invite them in with the threat of a subpoena for a transcribed interview. We just got word that Treasury has now said they’re going to let us have access to those suspicious activity reports. So, there is still a lot to learn, about how we are going to receive those. But we’re moving in a good direction with respect to this investigation.”
Comer also said on Monday that a bank has complied with the committee’s subpoena for the financial records of Biden family business associates:
“Two weeks ago, Sean, I subpoenaed a bank for records for three different former Hunter Biden business associates. One of those associates in particular was Rob Walker. We got his account. We confirmed that that account, around two months after Joe Biden left the office of vice president, received a $3 million wire from two individuals directly associated with the Chinese Communist Party.
“The very next day after that wire was received, the Walker account started transferring money into three different Biden family members’ accounts, including a new Biden family member that’s never before been identified as someone being involved in the influence-peddling scheme.”
Comer did not identify that person.
“So, this is very serious information that we’ve received, very troubling information,” he continued. “It does show a pattern that the Biden family was receiving money directly from China.
“And the question I have, Sean, is, what were they doing in return for that money? Now, this is just one account, there are many more accounts and many more associates. But fortunately for us, we’ve had people, whistleblowers, that have been coming in. We knew pretty much which account to investigate. Fortunately, the bank did comply with our subpoena,” he said.
Comer has said previously that his oversight of Biden family business dealings has a potential legislative purpose, and that is to pass disclosure laws so there is no question about future presidents and their relatives who may also have foreign business dealings.
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