Republican lawmakers announced on Thursday that they would probe whether US President Joe Biden had been “swayed by foreign dollars or influence” through his son, Hunter Biden. President Biden met with more than a dozen of Hunter’s foreign associates, including the executive of a Ukrainian energy firm that employed the president’s son, files from Hunter’s laptop revealed.
Speaking at a press conference, House Oversight Committee Ranking Member James Comer alleged that the Biden family “flourished and became millionaires by simply offering access to the family.” Citing whistleblowers, Comer claimed that “Hunter Biden and Joe Biden were involved in a scheme to try to get China to buy liquefied natural gas.”
Comer listed defrauding the United States, wire fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, conspiracy, and violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, as part of the “wide range of criminality” the Biden family was allegedly involved in.
These allegations were detailed in a report released shortly after the briefing.