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Press Release Published: Oct 16, 2023

Comer Calls on Special Counsel Hur to Provide Information About President Biden’s Mishandling of Classified Documents

Raises concerns that Biden may have stashed classified documents for specific countries involving his family’s influence business schemes

WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) today is seeking information from the Office of Special Counsel Robert Hur related to President Biden’s mishandling of classified documents and the Bidens’ influence peddling schemes. In the letter to Special Counsel Robert Hur, Chairman Comer raises concerns that President Biden may have retained sensitive documents related to specific countries involving his family’s foreign business schemes that brought in millions for the Biden family. 

“Evidence suggests President Biden may have used certain members of his family—particularly his son, Hunter Biden—to accumulate millions of dollars from foreign individuals and entities for the benefit of his family and himself. Indeed, the Biden family received millions of dollars from foreign sources while President Biden served in public office and afterwards. If any of the classified documents mishandled by President Biden involved countries or individuals that had financial dealings with Biden family members or their related companies, the Committee needs access to that information to evaluate whether our national security has been compromised,” wrote Chairman Comer.

The House Oversight Committee has obtained financial records revealing the Biden family members, their business associates, and their related companies received significant payments from individuals and companies in China, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Romania. In addition, other evidence recently released by the Ways and Means Committee identified over 20 different countries with ties to the Biden family’s influence peddling schemes. Recently, the House Oversight Committee released information revealing the White House and President Biden’s attorney made misleading statements about the discovery of classified materials at Penn Biden Center. At least five White House employees were also tasked with coordinating, organizing, moving, and removing boxes from Penn Biden Center from March 2021 through October 2022.

“President Biden’s retention of certain classified documents begs the question as to why he kept these particular materials. Of the many classified documents he reviewed over his lengthy career, why did President Biden keep these specific documents in his home and office? The sensitive nature of the information contained in the documents may answer that question for the Committee, which is why we seek to review those materials,” continued Chairman Comer. “The Committee seeks to further understand why President Biden retained certain classified documents, if such information related to any of his family’s foreign business interactions, and why so many White House officials were involved in obtaining these materials.”

Read the letter to Special Counsel Robert Hur here.

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