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The Democrat-controlled House Oversight Committee on Tuesday voted down a GOP effort to investigate President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, over his foreign business dealings.
Before it was voted down, Republicans proposed a resolution of inquiry that asks the president to hand over documents relating to the business dealings of Hunter Biden and other Biden family members, as well as their companies and investments.
Rep. James Comer (R-Tenn.), the ranking member on the Oversight Panel, accused the Biden family of providing “access to the highest levels of government to enrich themselves” and said the investigation is needed due to national security implications.
“It is time for President Biden to answer some questions about his participation in his family’s business schemes with some of our most significant adversaries for years, including the Chinese Communist Party,” he said, likely referring to emails sourced from the younger Biden’s laptop that showed he had communications with a CCP-linked Chinese energy firm. In those emails, he also suggested giving a 10 percent cut in a corporate organization to the “big guy,” referring to Joe Biden.
“If the Democrats vote against this resolution, then they are continuing in their coordinated effort to shield a potentially compromised President from necessary congressional oversight,” Comer said Tuesday. “We must shed light on the Biden family’s international business schemes to determine if there is a national security threat.”
But longtime Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N. Y.), the chairwoman of the Oversight Committee, said Republicans have “misplaced” priorities by trying to investigate the Bidens. “This is a nakedly partisan effort,” she said, claiming GOP lawmakers are “obsessed” with Hunter Biden, reported CNN.... (Read more)