New bank records memorandum laying out the Biden family’s alleged corrupt foreign influence scheme has been released on Wednesday, according to the House Oversight Committee.
“House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-KY) today released a third bank records memorandum detailing new information obtained in the Committee’s investigation into the Biden family’s influence peddling schemes,” the committee said.
“The memorandum outlines how the Bidens and their business associates received millions from oligarchs in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine during Joe Biden’s vice presidency,” the statement continued. “After Hunter Biden received millions of dollars in payments, then-Vice President Joe Biden dined with his son’s foreign associates in Washington, D.C. Devon Archer, Hunter Biden’s former business partner, recently testified that then-Vice President Joe Biden was ‘the brand’ sold to enrich the Biden family and was used to send “signals” of access, power, and influence.”
“During Joe Biden’s vice presidency, Hunter Biden sold him as ‘the brand’ to reap millions from oligarchs in Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine. It appears no real services were provided other than access to the Biden network, including Joe Biden himself. And Hunter Biden seems to have delivered. This is made clear by meals at Café Milano where then-Vice President Joe Biden dined with oligarchs from around the world who had sent money to his son,” said Chairman Comer. “It’s clear Joe Biden knew about his son’s business dealings and allowed himself to be ‘the brand’ sold to enrich the Biden family while he was Vice President of the United States. The House Oversight Committee will continue to follow the money trail and obtain witness testimony to determine whether foreign actors targeted the Bidens, President Biden is compromised or corrupt, and our national security is threatened.”
The House Committee on Oversight has brought to light various financial dealings related to the Biden family:
- : The Committee has identified over $20 million in foreign payments to the Biden family and associates during Joe Biden’s vice presidency. These payments came from nations like Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan.
- : Hunter Biden and Devon Archer utilized the “Rosemont Seneca” entities to manage millions from foreign oligarchs. Payments were often incremental, possibly to obscure their origins and amounts.
- : A Russian billionaire, Yelena Baturina, transferred $3.5 million to a company associated with Hunter Biden and Devon Archer.
- : In 2014, Hunter Biden and Devon Archer were placed on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian company, with annual compensation of $1 million each. The payments were made to the Rosemont Seneca Bohai account.
- : Kenes Rakishev, a Kazakhstani oligarch, wired $142,300 to Rosemont Seneca Bohai in 2014, matching the exact amount of a sportscar purchase for Hunter Biden the next day.
- : Hunter Biden had financial relationships with Yelena Baturina, Burisma, and Kenes Rakishev. Vice President Biden reportedly dined with these figures in Washington, D.C. in 2014 and 2015.
- President Biden is accused of misleading the public regarding his family’s business engagements.
- There are allegations that “Joe Biden was ‘The Brand’” and was a central figure in the alleged influence peddling.
- The Committee suggests that payments to Biden’s family could be seen as bribery efforts to influence President Biden.
- The White House’s stance on these allegations has allegedly shifted over time, with previous statements indicating President Biden had no knowledge of or involvement in his son’s business endeavors.
Chairman Comer last week released the full transcript from the transcribed interview of Hunter Biden’s business partner Devon Archer. During the interview, Archer confirmed that then-Vice President Joe Biden was “the brand” his son Hunter Biden, utilized globally to benefit the Biden family financially. It was disclosed that then-Vice President Biden participated in dinners and phone calls with Hunter Biden and his business associates over 20 times.
Joe Biden has repeatedly denied any involvement with his son’s illicit business dealings in Ukraine and in China.
“I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings,” Biden said in October 2019. “I know Trump deserves to be investigated. He is violating every basic norm of a president. You should be asking him why is he on the phone with a foreign leader, trying to intimidate a foreign leader. You should be looking at Trump.”
In her book “Laptop from Hell,” Devine recounted the email that showed that Biden expected a ten percent cut for his influence on the deals.
Oneida would be split according to an email sent by James Gilliar to the group on May 13, 2017, laying out the distribution of shares.
“The equity will be distributed as follows,” wrote Gilliar, listing the shares in percentages.
“20 H [Hunter]
“20 RW [Walker]
“20 JG [Gilliar]
“20 TB [Bobulinski]
“10 Jim [Biden]
“10 held by H for the big guy.”
Joe Biden and his deputy chief of staff met with three of Hunter Biden’s business associates, including a foreign national, at the White House while serving as vice president in the summer of 2011.
Paul Kamenar, counsel to the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), argued that Hunter Biden’s participation in arranging this meeting was an alleged violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).
“If this person or persons met with Biden at the behest of his son, Hunter, and Hunter somehow was being paid directly or indirectly to arrange that meeting, then we would argue that, yes, he would have to register as a foreign agent of that foreign entity,” Kamenar said.
He added the emails provide “additional evidence to how the most serious charges of foreign agents registration problems are looming and need to be addressed.”
Hunter Biden’s expected “sweetheart” plea agreement for tax crimes and a gun felony charge was blown up in court in late July over disagreements regarding looming FARA violations that may be brought against him. The judge ordered Hunter Biden in the meantime to comply with release conditions, including no firearms, no illicit drugs or alcohol, and the requirement to find an actual job.