Dems vote down Hunter Biden probe, request for documents on Biden family ‘business schemes’

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A Republican request for documents related to Joe Biden’s family’s "international business schemes," including Hunter Biden’s business deals that may be influencing U. S. foreign policy, was dismissed by House Democrats on Tuesday.

The House Oversight and Reform Committee considered a resolution of inquiry that asks President Biden to deliver all documents in his possession related to the business dealings of Hunter Biden and other Biden family members and associates as they relate to a range of companies. Resolutions of inquiry are privileged and must be considered in committee.

But the committee voted down the resolution after nearly two hours of debate in which Republicans said Hunter Biden’s business dealings at best show how he was able to leverage his father’s name to earn millions, and at worst could be having an inappropriate influence on President Biden’s foreign policy.

"Oversight Republicans’ ongoing investigation has revealed the Biden family has peddled access to the highest levels of government to enrich themselves, and unfortunately, often to the detriment of U. S. interests," said Rep. James Comer of Kentucky, the top Republican on the committee. "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."

Others noted that information from Hunter Biden’s laptop showed he made money in Ukraine and China, which raises questions about how President Biden’s foreign policy might be shaped around those business deals. While President Biden has said repeatedly that he knows nothing about his son’s activities, Republicans dismissed that claim.

"Frankly, it’s a lie," said Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., who cited reports that Hunter Biden helped a Chinese company buy a Congolese cobalt mine and noted that cobalt is needed to produce electric vehicle batteries.... (Read more)