The subpoenas for in-person testimony have finally started flying, now that congressional committees have had some time to pore through long-awaited Biden family bank records.
“Unlike the many lies President Biden has told the American people about his family’s business schemes, bank records don’t lie,” said House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer of Kentucky on Wednesday. “The House Oversight Committee has followed the money and built a record of evidence revealing how Joe Biden knew, was involved, and benefited from his family’s influence-peddling schemes,” Comer said. Now it’s time to question them on this evidence.
“These records reveal how the Bidens sold Joe Biden around the world to benefit the Biden family, including Joe Biden himself, to the detriment of U.S. interests,” Comer said. “The House Oversight Committee, along with the Committees on Judiciary and Ways and Means, will continue to follow the facts and deliver the transparency and accountability that the American people demand and deserve.”
Ah, transparency --- how we’ve needed some of that in the disingenuous America of 2023. As for accountability, it’s yet to be seen whether there will be any and what form it will take. But keep in mind that transparency has to come first, and that’s where we are in the process.
Comer signed subpoenas for Hunter Biden, his uncle James Biden, and business partner Rob Walker to appear for questioning. Others asked to come in voluntarily for transcribed interviews include James Biden’s wife Sara, who wrote personal checks for up to $200,000 to Joe Biden, designated “loan repayment”; Hallie Biden, widow of Hunter’s brother Beau and one-time girlfriend of Hunter; Elizabeth Secundy, Hallie’s sister; Melissa Cohen Biden, Hunter’s current wife; and Tony Bobulinksi, Hunter’s former business partner. Comer says there will be more.
Here’s the subpoena for Hunter, who has been “commanded” to appear at 9:30 a.m. on December 13 and “not to depart without leave of said committee or subcommittee.”
Bobulinski has already been open about the Biden family business, since his name first turned up in emails found on Hunter’s laptop in October 2020. From the start, he has acknowledged that “the Big Guy” is definitely Joe Biden, but Democrats and the media (pardon the redundancy) ignored him. That Democrats can still say there’s “no evidence” Joe had anything to do with his family’s shady foreign “business” is testament to the amazing power of denial possessed by the human mind, which borders on scary at times.
Those of us who have been paying attention knew about this since BEFORE the 2020 election, in spite of the “Justice” Department’s dedicated cover-up efforts on many fronts.
As the Oversight Committee detailed in a press release Wednesday, they have evidence that the Biden family, their companies and business associates received over $24 million over five years from foreign nationals from China, Russia, Ukraine, Romania and Kazakhstan. In what can only be an effort to conceal these transactions, the Biden family set up over 20 shell companies, most of them during the time Joe was Vice President.
In addition to bank records, they also have the testimony of former business partner Devon Archer, who has told them Joe Biden was “the brand” sold around the world for its access to power and influence. He gave detailed testimony about the specific personal involvement of Joe Biden.
We don’t need to go over all the evidence again, because you pay attention and already know about it. But last month, the Oversight Committee released records showing two checks that had been cut to Joe Biden from James and Sara Biden’s personal account, one for $40,000 and the other for $200,000. Both bore the handwritten note, “loan repayment.” The Biden family is apparently not even making a move to document that these actually were loan repayments, as the White House has out-and-out refused. Try that approach with the IRS and see how far you get.
(Contrast this with the transparency of the two IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joe Ziegler, whose testimony about the so-called Biden “investigation” has been borne out by new evidence.)
Comer says the $200,000 check to Joe appears to be tied to $600,000 in payments to the Bidens from bankruptcy-bound rural hospital operator Americore Health in 2018. From bankruptcy court records, we know that James Biden was using Joe’s magic name to try to get a big infusion of money from a Middle Eastern investor for the financially troubled business.
Comer has already showed --- we had the flowchart --- how a $400,000 money transfer to the Biden family from a Chinese company associated with the CCP-connected energy company CEFC translated into a $40,000 check to Joe, which, conveniently enough, is “the Big Guy’s” 10 percent cut. It has been “held” by Hunter, just as specified in the infamous memo found on Hunter’s laptop.
“No one should be shielded from legal scrutiny based on their last name,” Comer said. That has absolutely been the case, though, and it has to stop, even if it means the entire “Justice” Department has to be shut down and fumigated. Those are our words, not Comer’s, but he’d no doubt agree.
Missouri Rep. Jason Smith, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee (which has the authority to deal with personal tax information), said, “Congress has a constitutional duty to conduct oversight to determine whether our nation’s elected leaders have used public office to enrich themselves or their families, or more importantly, whether those public officials may be compromised by their family’s foreign business dealings. Subpoenaing key members of the Biden family influence peddling operation is the next logical step in this investigation.”
The testimony of Biden business partner Rob Walker might shed some light on that CEFC transaction, the one that netted Joe $40,000. In 2017, his company Robinson Walker LLC received $3 million from State Energy HK (assumed to stand for “Hong Kong,” but it’s a Chinese company) and sent $1 million of that to Biden family accounts. Another $1 million went to a company linked to former associate James Gilliar. The FBI interviewed Walker in December 2020.
RELATED: The report released Monday by the House Judiciary Committee about the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) working with social media to shut down conservative opinion (including Team Huckabee’s --- even jokes!), includes a look at FBI Agent Elvis Chan.
Recall that Chan, who was a member of the Foreign Influence Task Force (FITF), has repeatedly failed to show up for questioning by Congress. The last time he didn’t show, Jordan was weighing contempt charges, but this was during the time Congress didn’t have a Speaker and no business could be brought to the floor. Chan ran the San Francisco field office; is that where he currently is?
According to the Judiciary report, Chan wrote in an email in October 2020 that his “mandate” from the FBI was to coordinate with social media platforms on censoring speech.
The “Twitter Files,” compiled after Elon Musk bought that social media giant, revealed Chan as a conduit between the FITF and various social media platforms. Matt Taibbi put that particular information together, as reported by the DAILY CALLER late last year.
“The idea of the FBI acting as conduit for the Intelligence Community is interesting,” Taibbi wrote at the time, “considering that many agencies are barred from domestic operations.”
This new story from the DAILY CALLER details all the times Jim Jordan tried in vain to get Chan in for questioning by Judiciary, even with subpoenas. Chan is a consistent no-show. Could the real reason be that he knows he’ll get in trouble on the stand, because Jordan has accused him of lying under oath concerning his role in suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story? That was in Chan’s deposition for the Missouri v. Biden lawsuit.
So where is Chan? And now that we have a Speaker, why hasn’t he been charged with contempt?