House Republicans Set To Probe Biden’s Connections To Foreign Business Partners

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House Republicans are set to probe President Joe Biden’s connections to foreign business partners under their new majority, James Comer, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, said Sunday.

The committee, renamed from the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, will hold hearings on “Biden family influence peddling,” and will specifically look into the president’s role in Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings, Republican Kentucky Rep. Comer said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“I think any American who’s kept up with the political process over the past two administrations would agree. We need to know what is allowable and what isn’t allowable with respect to foreign adversarial intervention among family members of presidents of the United States,” Comer added.

Joe Biden has repeatedly appeared on the sidelines of his son’s business meetings, including with Chinese, Ukrainian and Kazakhstani businessmen. He has repeatedly denying knowing anything about the business dealings, saying that he has “never spoken” to his son “about his overseas business dealings.” (RELATED: ANALYSIS: All The Times Joe Biden Appeared In Hunter’s Business Schemes)

BEIJING, CHINA – DECEMBER 05: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, center, buys an ice-cream at a shop as he tours a Hutong alley with his granddaughter Finnegan Biden, right, and son Hunter Biden, left on December 5, 2013 in Beijing, China. U.S Vice President Joe Biden is on an official visit to China from December 4 to 5. (Photo by Andy Wong-Pool/Getty Images)

Hunter Biden also visited Mexico repeatedly while his father was vice president, and communications from the laptop he abandoned in Delaware in 2019 mention Joe Biden. The president is in Mexico until Tuesday, making the trip for the first time during his presidency.

Comer will use the communications in the laptop as evidence, he said on “Meet the Press.”

“There are emails and text messages that show Hunter Biden complaining about having to spend so much money keeping his dad up. I mean, that’s a concern because Hunter Biden’s only source of income [was] from our adversaries in China and Russia for influence peddling,” Comer said.

“So this is something that we should look into. This isn’t political. We want to know, was the president truthful when he said he ‘didn’t have any knowledge or involvement of his family’s shady business dealings?’ Once we’ve determined that, we’ll move on,” he added.

A source close to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy told the New York Post that House Republicans will look into “banks and other financial institutions, business partners that were cheated or defrauded by the Bidens” and “will get answers whether they like it or not.”

The White House did not immediately respond to an inquiry from the Daily Caller.