The letter says that it’s clear that Hunter used his father’s connections improperly with foreign governments, that he used cash that was essentially a gift from a Ukrainian company to pay off his personal tax liabilities and that he represented foreign entities without registering under the foreign agent Act.
“It is increasingly clear that Hunter Biden took advantage of his father’s position as Vice President to develop business relationships with clients in Ukraine, China, and Kazakhstan,” said the letter from Rep. Tom Rice (SC) and 94 other GOP members. “Additionally, it is clear from emails secured from Hunter Biden’s laptop that he used a cash gift from a Ukrainian Natural Gas company, Burisma, of which he was a board member, to pay off personal tax liabilities.”
Today I sent a letter, along with 94 of my colleagues, calling on @TheJusticeDept to appoint a Special Counsel to investigate Hunter Biden for his involvement with corrupt foreign governments. https://t.co/Ujh51Bl9TE
— Congressman Tom Rice (@RepTomRice) April 8, 2022
At the very least, the probe should be shifted out of the federal prosecutor’s office in Delaware, Biden’s home state, which has been probing whether Hunter Biden committed crimes since at least 2019 said the letter, according to the Epoch Times.
The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) has recently made additional allegations, saying the University of Pennsylvania, which hosts a academic center named after President Joe Biden, has received at least $54 million worth of donations from anonymous Chinese sources, according to the New York Post.
The NLPC has also charged that Hunter Biden deliberately avoided registering as a foreign agent under the foreign agents Act, a charge that is echoed in the letter from Representative Tom Rice and the other members of Congress.
The NLPC cited a text message from Hunter Biden to a former business partner that suggested the pair avoid registration, even as Hunter admitted that the registration requirement “is much more expansive than people who should know choose not to know,” said the text, cited by the Post.
“Finally, Hunter Biden likely facilitated lobbying for foreign entities through third-party channels without registering for the Foreign Agents Registration Act,” said the eight-page letter to Garland sent by the members of Congress, dated April 8, 2022.
The members end letter by saying that the “extraordinary circumstances” of Hunter Biden and Joe Biden warrant the appointment of a special counsel.