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Missouri Rep. Burlison suggests Bidens sought to 'skirt taxation' with business deals

Burilson said that he speculates that there is no evidence of any kind of any origination of these loans.

Published: January 31, 2024 6:47pm

Rep. Eric Burlison, R-Mo., suggested Wednesday that prominent members of the Biden family attempted to "skirt taxation" in their overseas business dealings. 

"I want to know why they took out cash," Burlison said on the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. "That would be one of the first questions I'd ask. I would also like to understand some of the transactions that have been made."

The House Oversight Committee announced Wednesday that President Joe Biden's brother, James Biden, will give a transcribed interview to the committee as part of an investigation into the first family's overseas business dealings. 

"I want to ask about the $200,000 check that was sent from the Americore Health... the hospital chain that went defunct, that Jim Biden was involved with," Burlison added. "Why did 200,000 of those dollars end up in the hands of his brother, Joe Biden?"

"All of these are written as 'loan repayment' but where's the loan document?" he continued. "Where was the origin money, and the interest payments for this loan?"

Burlison suggested there was likely little evidence to substantiate the loan narrative, adding, "I think that they're just trying to skirt taxation."

James Biden came under scrutiny from the Oversight Committee amid revelations that he and his wife, Sara Biden, sent a $40,000 check in August 2017 to Joe Biden labeled "loan repayment." Documents obtained by House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chair James Comer have suggested that said funds came indirectly from a CEFC-affiliate that had sent money to Hunter Biden that same month.

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