Republican Chairman of the House Oversight Committee James Comer of Kentucky recently delivered a third round of bank records, bringing the paper trail of payments to over $20 million from Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine during Joe Biden’s years as vice president.
“The committee has now identified over $20 million in payments from foreign sources to the Biden family and their business associates,” according to a Wednesday memo summary.
President Joe Biden has previously joked, “Well, where’s the money?” The Ukraine energy oligarch said “it would take ten years” to unwind the paper trail. Rep. Comer has promised more from the investigation, which is now in its seventh month.
“During Joe Biden’s vice presidency, Hunter Biden sold him as ‘the brand’ to reap millions from oligarchs in Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine,” wrote Comer in a statement. “It appears no real services were provided other than access to the Biden network, including Joe Biden himself. And Hunter Biden seems to have delivered.”
The most recent release came a week after Devon Archer, Hunter Biden’s former business associate, told congressional investigators that then-vice president Joe Biden joined Hunter Biden’s calls during dinners and business meetings, where foreign businessmen were present and heard his voice. According to Archer, the elder Biden was the “prize” in luring foreign businesses to pay to send “signals” to the highest levels in the Obama White House.
Comer now possesses the receipts to corroborate the dinner claim, potentially exposing Joe Biden’s often-repeated claim he did not know his son’s foreign influence peddling operation.
“This is made clear by meals at Café Milano where then-Vice President Joe Biden dined with oligarchs from around the world who had sent money to his son,” continued Comer’s statement. “It’s clear Joe Biden knew about his son’s business dealings and allowed himself to be ‘the brand’ sold to enrich the Biden family while he was vice president of the United States.”
Comer vows to keep transparency flowing to Congress, American people
Comer vows to keep transparency flowing to the American people and Congress. However, any House Republican impeachment movement against Biden for alleged bribery would stall in the Senate, which is controlled by Democrats.
“The House Oversight Committee will continue to follow the money trail and obtain witness testimony to determine whether foreign actors targeted the Bidens. President Biden is compromised or corrupt, and our national security is threatened,” said Comer’s statement.
Among summaries of the memo include:
• Hunter Biden and Devon Archer’s Rosemont Seneca “received incremental payments originating from foreign sources, attempting to hide the source and size of the payments.”
• “Russian billionaire Yelena Baturina transferred $3.5 million to Rosemont Seneca Thornton, a shell company,” in February of 2014, before when the Obama administration allowed Vladimir Putin to take Crimea in March, and about “$1 million was transferred to Devon Archer, and the remainder was used to initially fund a new company account, Rosemont Seneca Bohai, which Devon Archer and Hunter Biden used to receive other foreign wires.”
Baturina is the widow of the former mayor of Moscow, Yuri Luzhkow, who died in 2019.
• In the spring of 2014, Hunter Biden and Archer joined the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company, which agreed to pay them $1 million annually.
• Vice President Joe Biden visited Ukraine shortly after the first payments.
• Payments were wired to Rosemont Seneca Bohai and transferred incrementally to different bank accounts belonging to Hunter Biden.
• Following a meeting between Hunter Biden and Kenes Rakishev, an adviser to the prime minister of Kazakhstan, in a hotel in Washington, D.C., in 2014, the exact amount of Hunter Biden’s sports car, $142,300, was wired to Rosemont Seneca Bohai.
• The sports car was purchased the following day for that exact amount.
• After the apparent gift, Archer, Hunter Biden, and Burisma board members arranged a visit to Kazakhstan in June 2014 to cut a three-way deal with a Chinese state-owned company, the Kazakhstan government, and Burisma.
• Amid those payments from Kenes Rakishev, Baturina, and Burisma, then-vice president Joe Biden dined with them in the spring of 2014 and 2015.