WOW: They Just Told Hunter Biden They Want His Bank Records…
The chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, James Comer (R-Ky.), has issued a subpoena for Hunter Biden’s allies’ financial information.
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), the Oversight committee’s ranking member, revealed the information in a letter to Comer, expressing his concerns about the panel’s investigation into presidential ethics.
In his letter, Raskin mentioned “the comprehensive subpoena you just issued relative to business associates of President Biden’s son,” claiming that Democrats were given “few hours” to respond.
According to Raskin, this went against the “longstanding committee procedure” of giving the committee’s minority at least 48 hours’ notice before subpoenas were issued.
Raskin expressed reservations about the Walker subpoena’s “wildly broad” scope.
He expressed concern that the investigation was being used as a “dragnet of political opposition research on behalf of former President Trump” due to the broad scope of the subpoena.
Comer began investigating the Biden family’s finances in January by sending a letter to the Treasury Department requesting relevant documents. Since then, the panel has repeatedly requested additional materials.
Last month, a lawyer for Hunter Biden argued that the committee’s request for papers and information served “no legislative purpose,” and thus it was denied.
Raskin wrote the letter in response to his concerns about possible foreign conflicts of interest surrounding former President Trump’s tenure in office.
The panel began obtaining documents from Mazars after subpoenaing the audit and consulting firm during the previous Congress. These records, according to Raskin, show that countries such as the People’s Republic of China and Saudi Arabia spent hundreds of millions of dollars on Trump’s properties while he was president.
In contrast, Raskin now claims that Comer collaborated with Trump’s legal team “to block the disclosure” of papers relevant to the committee’s ethics investigation.
“Since taking over as Chair of the Committee two months ago, you have recognized both the need for meaningful legislative solutions to weaknesses in our government ethics and disclosure laws, particularly with regard to foreign transactions, and the specific ethical issues raised by former President Trump’s Administration,” Raskin wrote.
“Yet you have worked with attorneys for President Trump to block the disclosure of documents directly relevant to these issues,” he continued, despite a court-supervised settlement agreement and a lawful Committee subpoena being reviewed by every level of the federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States.