(Headline USA) House Republicans alleged at a press conference on Thursday that they have evidence President Joe Biden was directly involved in his son Hunter’s shady foreign business deals.
The president has denied repeatedly that he had any knowledge of Hunter’s dealings overseas, but Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., said whistleblowers have come forward to reveal that the Bidens “flourished and became millionaires by simply offering access to the family.”
The Republicans went on to release a report in which they claim they’ve uncovered evidence of conspiracy or defrauding the U.S., wire fraud, violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, money laundering, tax evasion and other crimes.
“As part of our investigation, we have evidence that the finances, credit cards, and bank accounts of Hunter and Joe Biden were commingled, if not shared,” Comer explained. “One of Hunter’s closest associates, Eric Schwerin, was accessing Joe Biden’s money and writing checks to reimburse Hunter.”
The White House responded to the Republicans’s allegations by dismissing them as “long-debunked conspiracy theories.”
“Instead of working with President Biden to address issues important to the American people, like lower costs, congressional Republicans’ top priority is to go after President Biden with politically-motivated attacks chock full of long-debunked conspiracy theories,” Ian Sams, a spokesman for the White House Counsel’s office, said in a statement.
The president is “not going to let these political attacks distract him from focusing on Americans’ priorities,” Sams added, accusing Republicans of “wasting time and resources on political revenge.”
Comer is set to chair the House Oversight Committee now that Republicans have clinched the House majority. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who is helping Comer spearhead the Hunter Biden investigation, is expected to chair the House Judiciary Committee.
During the press conference, Jordan offered a litany of potential Biden family crimes that House Republicans would examine, including:
- Conspiracy or defrauding the United States
- Wire fraud
- Conspiracy to commit wire fraud
- Violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act
- Violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
- Violations of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000
- Tax evasion
- Money laundering
- Conspiracy to commit money laundering