House Republicans unveiled plans to subpoena Hunter Biden and James Biden about their overseas business dealings if they become the majority in Congress after the upcoming midterm elections.
According to Just the News, Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., vowed to pursue testimony from Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, and brother, James Biden, if he becomes chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in January.
“We’re gonna ask them to testify, and when they say no, then we’ll subpoena them,” Comer told “Just the News, Not Noise” in an interview. “So that’ll be probably the first subpoena issued by a Republican majority.”
Comer stressed that Republicans are not pursuing the Bidens for political reasons. Instead, they consider this matter a “priority for the American people.”
“We believe that Hunter Biden and his shady business dealings have compromised Joe Biden in some of the decisions that he’s making, especially when you look at decisions he’s made with respect to China, and with respect to Russia. So we consider this a priority for the American people,” Comer said, adding that the country should “consider this a national security risk.”
Regarding the current investigation into the 150 transactions from the Bidens’ business dealings that were flagged as suspicious by U.S. banks, Comer questioned why the FBI has not “done something with Hunter Biden.”
“I mean, he had 150 suspicious activity reports filed from various banks,” Comer said. “That means the bank was pretty confident that Hunter Biden was committing some type of criminal activity, but yet they did nothing. They knew Hunter Biden was influence-peddling in Ukraine, in Russia in the Middle East and China, but yet they did nothing.”
In a July letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Comer again requested information regarding the Bidens’ dubious foreign deals and called for documents related to the transactions to be preserved, according to a press release.
Comer’s letter states:
“The Biden Administration is restricting Congress’ access to SARs, and Committee Republicans are investigating whether this change in longstanding policy is motivated by efforts to shield Hunter Biden and potentially President Biden from scrutiny. Though the Committee requested documents and information ‘no later than June 8, 2022[,]’ the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) has provided no documents or information. This letter reiterates our requests.”
Earlier this month, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., also mentioned that Republicans are planning to investigate Hunter Biden’s laptop after retaking control of the legislature in the fall. The congressman warned White House officials not to destroy evidence, as previously reported.
“Today, I put this White House – including Jen Psaki and Ron Klain – on notice: Don’t delete or destroy any evidence of your coordination and collusion in the Hunter Biden laptop scandal,” Issa wrote on Twitter.