James Biden, House Republicans Set Testimony Date For Impeachment Inquiry

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Hunter Biden’s uncle and business associate James Biden is set to testify before Congress to advance the impeachment inquiry into his brother, President Joe Biden.

James Biden will be sitting for a transcribed interview on Feb. 21, 2024, a week before Hunter Biden is scheduled to testify, the House Oversight Committee announced Wednesday. The parties had been negotiating James Biden’s testimony since he was subpoenaed in November to appear before the committee. (RELATED: Chinese Firm Sent Biden Enterprise $3 Million As ‘Thank You’ For Work When Joe Biden Held Office, Comer Says)

James Biden was part of Hunter Biden’s business dealings with Chinese firm CEFC through the Hudson West III joint venture the Bidens set up with CEFC associates, according to bank records and Hudson West III’s August 2017 business agreement.

CEFC sent former Biden business associate Rob Walker $3 million in March 2017 through its State Energy HK account and Walker wired roughly $1 million of the funds to Biden family accounts, including accounts belonging to James Biden, bank records show.

Hunter Biden told Walker to send his uncle the payments even though James Biden had not done any work for the CEFC entity, a source familiar told the Caller.

In August 2017, Hudson West III wired $400,000 to Hunter Biden after it received $5 million of initial funding, the bank records show. Hunter Biden sent James Biden and his wife Sara Biden’s business account $150,000 of the funds and the couple proceeded to wire $50,000 to their personal account. (RELATED: IRS Whistleblowers Unable To ‘Verify’ Loans White House Claims Joe Biden Sent To Family Members, Testimony Shows)

Sara Biden wrote Joe Biden a $40,000 check in September 2017 from her personal account, the bank records show. The check is written for a loan repayment and the White House insists the purpose of the check was to repay a loan.

The House GOP’s impeachment inquiry is centered around the apparent role Joe Biden played in his family’s lucrative foreign business dealings.

In March 2018, James Biden received a $200,000 check from distressed healthcare firm Americore. He wired the funds to Joe Biden on the same day, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer revealed in October.

The check to Joe Biden is classified as a loan repayment. A former executive for Americore previously told Politico James Biden introduced the company’s founder to Joe Biden.

Bankruptcy court documents indicate James Biden promised Americore his name could “open doors” and vowed to secure a substantial investment from the Middle East.

Special counsel David Weiss reportedly subpoenaed James Biden to collect evidence in California ahead of Hunter Biden’s federal tax indictment. The tax indictment appears to show James Biden hauled in roughly $1.3 million from Hudson West III.

Hunter Biden pleaded not guilty to nine federal tax charges on Jan. 11.