Biden family members received over $1 million in payments from accounts related to Rob Walker, a business associate of Hunter Biden, along with their Chinese business dealings in 2017, according to subpoenaed financial records gathered by the House Oversight Committee.
Walker worked with President Biden’s brother, Jim, and their business associates, Tony Bobulinski and James Gilliar, in a joint venture called Sinohawk Holdings. Sinohawk Holdings was meant to be a partnership with CEFC, a Chinese energy company.
Kentucky Republican James Comer, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, obtained the records after issuing a subpoena to Bank of America. The subpoena revealed that “at least three family members” received substantial payments from a bank account belonging to Walker. The account was labeled “Robinson Walker, LLC.” One of the family members receiving payments included Hallie Biden, widow of Beau, son of President Biden.
On Thursday, a spokesperson for Hunter Biden’s legal team confirmed the payments; however, he stressed the accounts “belonged to Hunter, his uncle, and Hallie — nobody else.”
Records revealed that less than two months after then-Vice President Joe Biden left office, on March 1, 2017, a separate Chinese company, State Energy HK Limited, wired $3 million to Robinson Walker, LLC.
“The next day, Robinson Walker, LLC wired $1,065,000 to European Energy and Infrastructure Group in Abu Dhabi, a company associated with James Gilliar,” stated a memo from the committee.
Gilliar was a business partner of Hunter Biden and was closely involved in his business ventures.
“After the Robinson Walker, LLC account received $3 million from State Energy HK Limited, Biden family members and their companies began receiving incremental payments over a period of approximately three months,” stated the memo. “The recipients of the money included Hallie Biden, companies associated with Hunter Biden and James Biden, and an unknown bank account identified as ‘Biden.'”
According to the committee, Hallie Biden, the president’s daughter-in-law, and widow of his son Beau, who was later involved romantically with Hunter, received two payments from Walker’s account, Robinson Walker, LLC — in March 2017 totaling $25,000.
A separate bank account, identified only as an unknown “Biden,” also received $70,000 from Robinson Walker, LLC between March and May 2017.
An account belonging to “Owasco P.C.,” which was Hunter Biden’s, received $500,000 between March and May 2017.
Another account, “JBBSR, Inc., “belonging to James Biden, received $360,000 between March and May 2017.
An account named “First Clearing, LLC” also received $100,000, although it is unclear who owned that account. However, committee sources said it is believed to belong to Hunter Biden.
Comer maintains Oversight Committee is concerned about national security implications
Thursday, Comer said, “it is unclear what services were provided to obtain this exorbitant amount of money.”
“The Oversight Committee is concerned about the national security implications resulting from President Biden’s family receiving millions of dollars from foreign nationals,” said Comer. “We will continue to follow the money trail and facts to determine if President Biden is compromised by his family’s business schemes and if there is a national security threat.”
When the White House was asked for a comment on the released financial records, it did not deny the findings but slammed the committee’s investigation into the Biden family and Comer.
“After a disgusting attack lamenting that the president’s deceased son Beau was never prosecuted while he was alive, Congressman Comer has now decided to go after Beau’s widow,” said Ian Sams, White House spokesman. Sams was referring to Comer’s comments about the late Beau Biden’s campaign contributions earlier in the month.
“Instead of bizarrely attacking the President’s family, perhaps House Republicans should focus on working with the president to deliver results for American families on important priorities like lowering costs and strengthening health care,” said Sams.
Hunter Biden’s legal team’s spokesperson said, “Here we go again as Rep. Comer takes something old and tries to make it new by wrapping it in a wild and baseless right-wing conspiracy.”
“Hunter Biden, a private citizen with every right to pursue his own business endeavors, joined several business partners in seeking a joint venture with a privately-owned, legitimate energy company in China,” said the spokesperson. “As part of that joint venture, Hunter received his portion of good faith seed funds, which he shared with his uncle, James Biden, and Hallie Biden, with whom he was involved at the time, and sharing expenses.”
However, the spokesperson confirmed the payments were authentic. “The accounts so dramatically listed by Rep. Comer belonged to Hunter, his uncle, and Hallie — nobody else.”