Rep. James Comer (R-KY) is taking it to the U.S. Treasury Department over it has ignored demands to place under investigation the suspicious foreign financial dealings of President Joe Biden’s family..
Comer had made requests , which cited financial transactions made by the president’s family that were suspicious, but they were recently rejected outright.
Comer reported that Hunter has had his records flagged over 150 times for foreign wire transfers deeped suspicious.
House Republicans have said that several of the flagged transactions originated with entities in China and totaled at least $165,000.
Comer’s latest request is the third time he has demanded Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen investigate Hunter Biden, his family members, and business associates in regard to the flagged transactions.
In denying the latest request on Friday, the Treasury wrote that Comer’s accusations were “preliminary and unverified tip-and-lead information on possible violations of law.” The letter signed by Treasury official Jonathan Davidson also said that the department would not respond to anything other than “appropriate requests from committees of jurisdiction.”
Comer’s fiery response said that the American people and Congress need to know if Joe Biden himself has “benefited financially from his family’s dealings with foreign adversaries.” He added that if Biden is compromised, national security is directly affected.
Comer foreshadowed more aggressive House investigations if the GOP retakes control after the November midterms. He said, “Republicans will use the power of the gavel next Congress” to get satisfactory answers for the American people.
Comer also said that if Republicans retake the House, there will also be meaningful investigations into the allegations about self-dealing by Joe Biden with the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
— New York Post (@nypost) September 3, 2022