Republican Kentucky Rep. James Comer said Wednesday that President Joe Biden might be “compromised” through his family business dealings while on “Mornings with Maria.”
Comer, the top Republican on the House Oversight Committee, said that the president appears to be somewhat involved with his son, Hunter Biden’s business dealings.
“Hunter Biden has never been a legitimate business person,” Comer said. “He’s a grifter. The problem is as you mentioned earlier, Maria, these bad business dealings that Hunter Biden and his uncle have had have compromised Joe Biden and there continue to be decisions being made every day out of the White House to protect Hunter Biden and to block congressional oversight.”
“Hunter was also receiving I guess $100,000 plus from the Burisma board. He was sitting on the board of Burisma,” host Maria Bartiromo said. “The New York Post is reporting that Hunter Biden’s laptop had contacts for top U.S. officials overseeing China policy and at least 10 Google executives. Congressman Comer, the question now is if President Biden is providing preferential treatment to foreign adversaries doing business with his family and what does that mean for America?”
“It appears that he could be compromised, Maria, because why would you not want to continue with a credible investigation of the origination of COVID? Everyone knows it came from that lab in Wuhan. Yet this administration used all their effort for over 100 days just to basically kill time with the intelligence community and said ‘nothing here,'” Comer said.
“We also see that Joe Biden just happened to leave off two Russian oligarchs from the sanctions list who had actually paid Hunter Biden in the past. And we know the White House council has worked closely with the art dealer in New York City where Hunter Biden … sold high price art that we believe went to China. They worked with the art gallery dealer to be able to protect him from congressional oversight. So they’re using tax dollars to try to protect Hunter Biden and again, we’re trying to figure out is Joe Biden compromised, is he ‘the big guy’ and if he is, this is a serious problem.”
Russia’s wealthiest woman, Elena Baturina, reportedly paid Hunter Biden’s company more than $3 million in 2014. Comer demanded to know in April why it was unclear whether Baturina is among 50 Russian elites who had been sanctioned. The Treasury Department released the names of 28 Russian elites who were sanctioned but did not disclose the name of 22 other individuals. (RELATED: ‘We’re Done Here’: Psaki Hits Back At Reporter Pressing Her On Hunter Biden’s Business Dealings With Russian Oligarch)
Comer also raised concerns in September about Hunter’s art dealer, George Berges, who was selling Hunter’s art pieces at a price Comer believes they don’t warrant. Berges once said he wanted to be the art world’s leader in China, according to The New York Post.
Fox News’ White House correspondent Peter Doocy asked White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre about Biden’s alleged voicemail about Hunter’s business dealings in China. An alleged 2018 voicemail first obtained by the Daily Mail recently circulated of Biden allegedly talking to Hunter about a New York Times article covering his business dealings, telling his son he is likely “in the clear.”
Biden has repeatedly denied discussing business deals with Hunter.
Jean-Pierre refused to discuss “alleged materials.”