Indicted first son Hunter Biden received more than $250,000 from Chinese business partners – using the Delaware home of President Joe Biden on the wiring information – according to reports.
The findings come amid an investigation by the Republican-led House Oversight Committee, which has probing witnesses, documents, and sources to determine whether the President benefitted from his son’s foreign business dealings while Vice President. The White House has continually denied any involvement, and Republicans have failed to produce any conclusive evidence of wrongdoing.
However, the latest developments mark the end of a terrible September for the Biden family. Earlier this month, Hunter was indicted in relation to a gun charge from October 2018, while House Speaker Kevin McCarthy also announced a formal impeachment inquiry into the President. Worse still, Joe Biden is faltering in the polls against likely 2024 adversary Donald Trump, all with a majority of Americans blaming the White House rather than the GOP for the looming government shutdown.
Committee chairman James Comer subpoenaed documents relating to a specific bank account where he discovered two wires from Beijing linked to BHR Partners – a joint venture between Hunter’s Rosemont Seneca firm and Bohai Capital, a Chinese investment company. Hunter reportedly sat on the board of directors at BHR Partners.
As part of the two wire transfers received from July 26, 2019, to Aug. 2, 2019, Hunter received a $10,000 transfer from an individual named Ms. Wang Xin, before a second, much larger transfer of $250,000 from Li Xiang Sheng, the CEO of BHR Partners.
The address listed for the beneficiary, Robert Hunter Biden, is 1209 Barley Mill Rd. in Wilmington, Delaware – the main residence for President Biden. Hunter spent time at the address in 2017, 2018, and 2019, although it is unclear whether he was living there at the time of the transfers.
Former attorney for Hunter, George Mesires, said in October 2019 that the first son had not received any commission for his role on the board of directors, claiming it was “an unpaid position.” Hunter resigned at the end of the same month.
“Bank records don’t lie, but President Joe Biden does,” was the response of Committee Chairman Comer.
“In 2020, Joe Biden told Americans that his family never received money from China. We’ve already proved that to be a lie earlier this year, and now we know that two wires originating from Beijing listed Joe Biden’s Wilmington home as the beneficiary address when he was running for president of the United States,” Comer added.
“Joe Biden’s abuse of public office for his family’s financial gain threatens our national security. What did the Bidens do with this money from Beijing? Americans demand and deserve accountability for President Biden and the first family’s corruption. The Oversight Committee, along with the Judiciary and Ways and Means committees, will continue to follow the evidence and money to provide transparency and accountability.”
An impeachment inquiry into President Biden began on Thursday.
Shay Bottomley is a British journalist based in Canada. He has written for the Western Standard, Maidenhead Advertiser, Slough Express, Windsor Express, Berkshire Live and Southend Echo, and has covered notable events including the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.