House Oversight Committee Rip Joe Biden’s China Lies – President Joe Biden has come under fresh scrutiny for what some allege to be misleading statements regarding his family’s business dealings, including profits from Chinese firms.
Accusations of dishonesty have arisen concerning Joe Biden’s interactions with his son, Hunter Biden, and the extent of his knowledge about Hunter’s foreign business ventures.
The House Oversight Committee, the Congress body investigating the President, has summarized some of the current White House tenant’s lies.
Denial of Conversations with Hunter Biden
Joe Biden has consistently claimed that he never discussed his son Hunter’s overseas business dealings.
These assertions date back to August 2019 when then-Presidential Candidate Joe Biden stated, “I have never discussed with my son…anything having to do with their businesses.”
He reiterated this stance in various interviews over the years, maintaining that he maintained a strict separation between personal and government matters.
Contrary to these claims, evidence has emerged suggesting that Joe Biden had more involvement in Hunter Biden’s business activities than previously disclosed. The FBI’s recorded interview with Rob Walker, a Biden family associate, indicates that Joe Biden attended a meeting related to CEFC, a Chinese entity. Furthermore, Hunter Biden alleged that his father was present when he demanded payment from a CEFC associate.
Denial of Receiving Payments from China
President Biden denied allegations that his family members received over $1 million in payments from a Chinese company through a third party, following a House GOP memo on March 20, 2023.
The House Oversight Committee revealed in a memorandum that several Biden family members, including Hunter Biden and James Biden, received over $1.3 million in payments from a Chinese company via a third party.
Denial of Hunter Biden’s Chinese Profits
Joe Biden asserted in October 2020, “My son has not made money…China.”
The House Oversight Committee disclosed that Hunter Biden and other family members received substantial sums from Chinese nationals and companies with ties to Chinese intelligence and the Communist Party.
Biden has also repeatedly stated that his son Hunter “didn’t do a single thing wrong” and that there was “not one single bit of evidence” to suggest otherwise.
Hunter Biden faced questions during a failed change of plea hearing, and IRS whistleblowers raised concerns about potential felonies related to his financial dealings.
Transcribed interviews from the Committee with Devon Archer, Hunter Biden’s former business partner, revealed that Joe Biden’s name was considered a valuable asset that helped “open doors” and provide access and influence. This contradicts Joe Biden’s assertion of ethical business dealings.
The Biden administration has yet to respond comprehensively to these allegations, leaving many unanswered questions regarding the extent of the President’s knowledge and involvement in his family’s business dealings.
What is the Oversight Committee?
The House Oversight Committee, formally known as the Committee on Oversight and Reform, is one of the standing committees in the United States House of Representatives.
The House Oversight Committee conducts investigations, holds hearings, and reviews government activities and policies to ensure transparency, accountability, and the responsible use of taxpayer dollars. It plays a crucial role in the checks and balances system of the U.S. government by overseeing the executive branch and holding it accountable for its actions.
The committee is typically composed of members from both major political parties, and its chairman is usually a member of the party that holds the majority in the House of Representatives. The committee’s work often involves issues of public interest and can lead to significant policy changes or uncovering government misconduct when necessary.
Is it biased?
While technically bi-partisan, the chair of the House Oversight Committee has significant influence over the committee’s agenda and priorities. The chair’s personal beliefs and policy preferences can shape the committee’s work. If the chair is perceived as partisan, it may contribute to perceptions of bias.
The current Chair, James Comer, is a Kentucky Republican. He has declined or halted probes into former President Donald Trump, and launched several of the current investigations into President Joe Biden and his family.
Georgia Gilholy is a journalist based in the United Kingdom who has been published in Newsweek, The Times of Israel, and the Spectator. Gilholy writes about international politics, culture, and education.
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