Multiple members of the Biden family were served with subpoenas by the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday in connection with its impeachment investigation, which has extensively examined the financial affairs of the Biden family.
The announcement of the subpoenas appeared in two posts on X. Hunter Biden, the progeny of President Joe Biden, James Biden, the sibling of the president, and Rob Walker, a former business associate of Hunter Biden, were all served with subpoenas in a single publication.
Requests for transcribed interviews with Sara Biden, Hallie Biden, Elizabeth Secundy, Melissa Cohen, and Tony Bobulinski were detailed in a supplementary post.
Today, @RepJamesComer signed subpoenas for:
◼️ Hunter Biden
◼️ James Biden
◼️ Rob Walker pic.twitter.com/fuS3yR9r8z
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) November 8, 2023
James Biden is married to Sara Biden. Hallie Biden is the widow of Joe Biden’s son Beau Biden, who passed away in 2015 from illness. Elizabeth Secundy, according to The Hill, is her sister. Melissa Cohen is the current spouse of Hunter Biden. Former business associate of Hunter Biden is Bobulinksi.
In a release on its website, the committee said it 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.”
Rep. James Comer, a Kentucky Republican and chairman of the committee, stated that the panel will allow Biden family members and associates to respond to the evidence now that it has obtained it.
“Unlike the many lies President Biden told the American people about his family’s business schemes, bank records don’t lie. These records reveal how the Bidens sold Joe Biden around to the world to benefit the Biden family, including Joe Biden himself, to the detriment of U.S. interests,” he said.
According to the release, documents acquired by the committee indicate that members of the Biden family utilized over twenty shell corporations to transfer funds “in a concerted effort to hide payments from foreign adversaries.”
According to the release, over $24 million was distributed to Biden family members, their companies, and their associates during a five-year period.
Complex financial transactions were allegedly executed to conceal the amount of money received and the identity of the contributors to the accounts, some of which were established during Joe Biden’s tenure as vice president, according to the release.
“President Biden and his administration have continually changed their stories throughout this inquiry. You know who’s been consistent? The IRS whistleblowers. With each piece of evidence we gather, their whistleblower accounts are corroborated. These subpoenas are a necessary next step as House Republicans deliver accountability for the American people,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio said.
Republican Rep. Jason Smith of Missouri, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, stated that the facts refute previous assertions made by the president.
“Based on the evidence uncovered by an ongoing Congressional investigation that includes the testimony of two brave IRS whistleblowers, we know President Biden lied when he said he had no knowledge of his son’s business dealings; we know he was not only aware but involved, and it has now become abundantly clear that he in fact benefited. No one should be shielded from legal scrutiny based on their last name,” he said.
Sunday in an interview with Fox News, Comer stated that his committee has had to contend for everything it has learned.
“We’ve been obstructed. We’ve been followed at every turn, not just by the Bidens’ big money attorneys, but also by the federal government. The IRS [has] obstructed. The DOJ [has] obstructed. The Treasury has obstructed. FBI has obstructed, and the Democrats on the House Oversight Committee have pretty much been the Biden legal defense team,” he said.
Comer said the transactions his panel has unearthed were “very organized. And the reason they did these complicated transactions was to disguise the source of the revenue and to deceive the IRS from paying taxes.”
He said Biden family members will claim money they received was from loans “because you don’t have to report loans on your taxes.”
“If you’re the IRS and you’re just looking at someone’s taxes, you would never know that Joe Biden got two checks for loan repayments — $200,000 and $40,000,” Comer said.
“You wouldn’t know about all the money that we’re going to show that James Biden took in and Hunter Biden took in from loans. It’s an integral part of money laundering, where you deceive from the IRS about the revenue you’re taking. In other words, you’re a tax cheat,” he said.