On Wednesday, House Oversight Committee chair James Comer released a memo on his investigation into the Biden family’s foreign business dealings that highlighted bank records related to business deals in China and Romania, the Washington Examiner reported.
According to the memo, members of the Biden family, their companies, and business associates received more than $10 million from companies owned by foreign nationals that were funneled through a series of shell companies during the time Joe Biden was vice president and immediately after he left office in 2017.
Comer alleges that the transactions in Romania reveal “evidence of influence peddling” and show “a correlation” between the work of the Biden family and their associates and then-Vice President Biden’s “responsibilities” in office.
Additionally, the Oversight Committee provided additional details about payments the Biden family received from China, specifically from Ye Jianming and his energy company, CEFC.
During a press conference on Wednesday, Chairman Comer unveiled details on the bank records and said the committee is investigating the president and his family’s foreign business deals that capitalized on Biden’s office and “risked our country’s national security.”
Comer alleges that nine members of the Biden family received payments from foreign-owned businesses, including Hunter Biden, the president’s brother James Biden and his wife Sarah, Beau Biden’s widow Hallie, Hunter’s ex-wife Kathleen Buhle and his current wife Melissa Cohen, along with three children of James or Joe Biden.
Comer provided bank records that showed members of the Biden family received money from a company reportedly controlled by corrupt Romanian businessman Gabriel Popoviciu. These payments were made around the same time then-Vice President Biden was meeting with Romanian leaders in 2014 and 2015 to discuss corruption in the country.
In September 2015, Biden invited Romanian President Klaus Iohannis to the White House to discuss anti-corruption efforts. Within five weeks of that White House meeting, Bladon Enterprises, which is reportedly owned by Gabriel Popoviciu, started making deposits into the bank account of an LLC owned by Biden associate Robinson Walker. From November 2015 to May 2017, Bladon Enterprises transferred a total of over $3 million into Walker’s account. Walker then transferred $1.038 million to members of the Biden family.