Comer Announces New Actions in Biden Family Investigation
Requests Treasury provide the Biden network’s suspicious activity reports and calls on former Twitter execs who censored laptop story to testify in February
WASHINGTON—Today, House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) is pressing Department of the Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen for information about the Biden family and their associates’ suspicious business transactions flagged by U.S. banks. Chairman Comer is also requesting several former Twitter executives who were responsible for censoring the New York Post’s reporting about the Biden family’s business schemes to testify at a hearing the week of February 6.
“For the past two years, the Biden Administration and Big Tech worked overtime to hide information about the Biden family’s suspicious business schemes and Joe Biden’s involvement. Now that Democrats no longer have one-party rule in Washington, oversight and accountability are coming. For years, the Biden family peddled influence and access around the world for profit, often at the expense of our nation’s interests. The American people must know the extent of Joe Biden’s involvement in his family’s shady business deals and if these deals threaten national security and his decision-making as president. This investigation is a top priority for House Republicans during the 118th Congress. The investigation will inform legislative solutions to protect Americans’ First Amendment right to freedom of speech and press and prevent public officials and their family members from using public office to enrich themselves,” said Chairman Comer.
According to media reports, more than 150 of Hunter Biden and the Biden network’s international business transactions have generated suspicious activity reports (SARs) by U.S. banks for further review by the Treasury Department to determine if there is illegal activity or a threat to national security. The Treasury Department’s longstanding practice was to provide these reports to Congress, but the Biden Administration has restricted access to them, raising questions about a possible effort to hide the Biden network’s suspicious business dealings. Last Congress, then-Ranking Member Comer repeatedly requested the Biden family and their associates’ SARs, but Biden’s Treasury Department refused to provide the requested information.
In December 2022, then-Ranking Member Comer requested several Twitter employees who were responsible for censoring the New York Post’s reporting about the Biden family’s influence peddling to testify before the House Oversight Committee. Today’s letters to Vijaya Gadde, James Baker, and Yoel Roth, renew this request.
Below are the links to the letters sent today:
- Department of the Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen
- Vijaya Gadde, Former Chief Legal Officer of Twitter
- James Baker, Former Deputy General Counsel of Twitter
- Yoel Roth, Former Global Head of Trust & Safety of Twitter
More on the Oversight Committee’s investigation into the Biden family’s influence peddling can be found here.