House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer has issued subpoenas for Hunter and James Biden’s personal and business bank records as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Biden.
“From day one of our investigation of Joe Biden’s abuse of public office, we’ve followed the money and that continues with today’s subpoenas for Hunter and James Biden’s bank records,” Comer (R-Ky.) said in a statement.
“Bank records don’t lie, and coupled with witness testimony, they reveal that Joe Biden abused his public office for his family’s financial gain.”
A subpoena for Hunter Biden’s longtime business partner Eric Schwerin’s bank records has also been issued.
Business entities associated with the president’s 53-year-old son named in the subpoena were named as Owasco, P.C., Owasco, LLC, and Skaneateles. Those associated with his 74-year-old brother were Lion Hall Group, LLC, and JBBSR, Inc.
Comer has demanded that the records be produced to his committee by Oct. 12.
The House Oversight Committee has uncovered evidence that the Biden family, including first son Hunter Biden and first brother James Biden, and their business associates have raked in over $24 million from foreign companies and foreign nationals in Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Romania, and China between 2014 and 2019.
Comer argued Thursday that bank records obtained by his committee prior to the launch of the formal impeachment probe on Sept. 12 already “reveal a pattern where the Bidens sold access to Joe Biden around the world to enrich the Biden family.”
“As the Bidens were sealing deals around the world, Joe Biden showed up, met with, talked with, shook hands with, and had meetings with the foreign nationals sending money to his family,” the Kentucky Republican said. “This culture of corruption demands further investigation.”
Comer’s panel, along with the House Judiciary Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee, have been tasked by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to lead the investigation into the 80-year-old president’s involvement in his son and brother’s business interests and whether he compromised or threatened US national security as a result of it.
The first House hearing related to the impeachment inquiry was held Thursday, during which Republicans highlighted the current evidence against President Biden and lawmakers listened to the testimony of four witnesses — three of whom had been invited by Republicans.
None of the witnesses were yet willing to state that the threshold for impeachment had been reached, but the GOP-invited ones did agree that there was enough evidence for a formal probe.