Hunter Biden and the Biden Family China Scandal Allegedly Getting Worse – The drip-drip-drip nature of the Biden family China scandal is becoming more apparent as House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer said back on March 19 that there may be as many as 11 more transactions between two Chinese companies and the Bidens.
Comer and the Republicans on the committee are investigating the instances of Chinese firms State Energy HK Limited along with CEFC China Energy conducting monetary transfers of more than the $3 million originally thought.
State Energy HK Limited was found to have sent the $3 million to a Biden associate in 2017. The money was then divided among three Biden family members, Comer said on March 16.
There Could Be More Biden Transactions
“This is one deal. We have 11 more to go,” he said to Maria Bartiromo of Fox Business at the time. “And I’m pretty confident we’ll be getting more bank records in very soon.”
Comer did admit that he did not know if these 11 transactions are with the Biden family but he would find out if they were after the examination of the financial records.
The continued mystery is that the committee and Comer do not know why the Chinese firms wired the money that eventually showed up in Biden accounts. Comer believes the Bidens just kept the money.
And as of today, more and more information keeps coming out. There is no allegations that the Biden family may have received as much as $30 million in foreign money.
The White House Said There is Nothing Wrong With the Payments
A Biden spokesperson said that the transfers were part of legal and proper business dealings with the Chinese firms and that the whole investigation is a “right-wing conspiracy.”
“Hunter Biden, a private citizen with every right to pursue his own business endeavors, joined several business partners in seeking a joint venture with a legitimate energy company in China,” the spokesperson said. “Hunter received his portion of good faith seed funds which he shared with his uncle, James Biden, and Hallie Biden … and nobody else.”
Did White House Communications Personnel Lie?
Comer believes that there will be more evidence that the Bidens had money transfers from the companies from China. The White House has also denied this business relationship, but the bank records are showing that these statements are not true. Comer said that the elder Biden made several trips to China with his son Hunter during the vice presidency, although that is not a crime, it does arouse suspicion.
“From talking to former associates that were involved with Hunter Biden, what we know the Biden family had agreed to help China do was get their foot in the door,” Comer said in the Bartiromo interview.
While the Biden White House has been less than truthful so far, in defense of the family, these transactions may have been made for services rendered such as business development, public relations, and marketing. All of these activities would be seen as legal and legitimate.
There Could Be More Dirty Dealings
But Comer and the investigators on the committee believe that where there is smoke there is fire as the old saying goes. Comer could find more instances of payments, although he would have to find evidence of criminal intent.
If President Biden was involved in the transaction it would show that the commander in chief was aware of the payments and it would mean he has been less than truthful throughout the investigation.
Comer has said that the White House never imagined that the House Oversight Committee would get its hands on the bank records, and it will mean the president’s advisors will have to devise a new line of defense against the accusations that family members took payments from the Chinese improperly.
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Serving as 19FortyFive’s Defense and National Security Editor, Dr. Brent M. Eastwood is the author of Humans, Machines, and Data: Future Trends in Warfare. He is an Emerging Threats expert and former U.S. Army Infantry officer. You can follow him on Twitter @BMEastwood. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and Foreign Policy/ International Relations.