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As time goes on, new revelations come to light that would sink President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, who according to lawmakers would have tried to hide at least 150 suspicious transactions linked to his family’s overseas business dealings.
The top Republican on the House Oversight Committee demanded answers from Edward Prewitt, then Hunter Biden’s financial adviser.
“More than 150 transactions from the Bidens’ business dealings have been flagged by U.S. banks through filings of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network,” Rep. James Comer (R-KY) wrote to Prewitt in a letter released by the congressman.
🚨NEW🚨@RepJamesComer presses Hunter Biden’s financial advisor, Edward Prewitt, for information about the Biden family’s foreign business deals that have triggered suspicious activity reports.
The American people deserve to know. https://t.co/UwTOzV2uyK
— Oversight Committee Republicans (@GOPoversight) July 27, 2022
The representative rebuked Prewitt over alleged text messages that serve as evidence that Hunter Biden was aware of these SARs and took steps to avoid detection in his financial dealings.
Comer adds that Republicans on the committee have reviewed information showing that Prewitt was advising Hunter Biden on the transactions that caused the banks’ concern.
“As Hunter Biden’s financial adviser, you are in a unique position to know how these transactions originated and why they were flagged by U.S. banks,” the lawmaker wrote.
According to Comer, Prewitt and his firm managed the accounts of the president’s first son’s companies, including those that were used to make transfers to CEFC, a company the representative called an “arm of the Chinese government.”
“The committee’s Republicans, who have been investigating the scandal-scarred first son’s domestic and foreign business relationships and any effort to benefit from his father President Biden’s influence, said the SARs raise “serious questions about what these transactions were for and whether money was transferred to the Biden family from America’s adversaries,” Comer’s letter reads.
Comer’s letter to Hunter Biden’s former financial adviser comes after Sen. Chuck Grassley, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, reported that whistleblowers have accused the FBI and Justice Department of burying “verified and verifiable” dirt on the president’s son by rejecting intelligence documentation and dismissing it as “disinformation.”
Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a letter Monday to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland, demanding that they look into the allegations.
Investigations move forward
On July 21, it was learned that investigators in the Hunter Biden business case are weighing possible charges as prosecutors confront Justice Department guidelines to avoid bringing politically sensitive cases closer to the midterm elections.
According to CNN, discussions have centered on the possibility of filing charges that could include alleged tax violations and the existence of a false statement in connection with Hunter Biden’s purchase of a firearm at a time when he would have been prohibited from doing so due to his acknowledged struggles with drug addiction.
Also, Republicans in Congress have already announced that if they take control of the House of Representatives after the midterm elections in November, they expect to launch new investigations and hold hearings to examine the conduct of Hunter Biden and other members of the president’s family.
Hunter Biden has not been charged with any crimes and his father, President Joe Biden, is not part of the investigations into his son’s business activities; however, the investigation, which began in 2018 in the Delaware U.S. Attorney’s Office, concerns multiple financial and business activities in foreign countries that began when Hunter’s father was vice president.
Whether Hunter Biden and his associates violated money laundering, tax and foreign lobbying laws are being investigated; however, the Department of Justice does not report on the progress of investigations until charges are filed in court.
Sabrina Martín Rondon is a Venezuelan journalist. Her source is politics and economics. She is a specialist in corporate communications and is committed to the task of dismantling the supposed benefits of socialism // Sabrina Martín Rondon es periodista venezolana. Su fuente es la política y economía. Es especialista en comunicaciones corporativas y se ha comprometido con la tarea de desmontar las supuestas bondades del socialismo