Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), the incoming chairman of the House Oversight Committee, told Just the News that fighting the Biden administration for access to some 150 Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) filed by banks concerning Hunter Biden’s financial transactions would allow investigators to determine to what extent, if any, Joe Biden benefited from his son’s foreign influence peddling.
“This isn’t a fishing expedition,” Comer told the John Solomon Reports podcast this week. “We have every reason to believe that Hunter Biden was paying for living expenses for Joe Biden, a significant amount of living expenses. And we want to verify that.”
Comer said the pursuit is ripped from the Democrats’ playbook.
“The Democrats have set a precedent on this,” he explained. “They filed suit forcing former President Trump to have to turn over his tax records. So the Democrats have already set a precedent for bank records and tax records.”
Comer said he expects a fight from the Biden administration, which he said is now claiming SARs are exempt from congressional oversight. He is ready to use subpoenas to force the issue.
“When the White House will inevitably say, ‘Well, Joe Biden wasn’t benefiting from Hunter’s shady business dealings,’ there’s gonna be a little ‘Wait a minute now, who was paying for this, and who was paying for that? How did the President afford this? Who paid for that?'” he explained. “And that’s why we need the bank records.”
Just the News reported in April that emails on a Hunter Biden laptop seized by the FBI show Joe Biden was more involved in Hunter Biden’s financial and business dealings than previously acknowledged and that the two commingled their finances at times.
For instance, the president allowed his son to pay some of his bills, diverted one of his tax refunds to Hunter, rubbed elbows with the first son’s foreign clients and even directly referred a friend who wanted to “do some work” with his son.