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House Republicans announce president's brother James Biden to testify before Oversight panel in Feb.

James Biden was closely involved with Hunter Biden's dealings with CEFC China Energy and received money from the Chinese company which he used to fund a "loan repayment" to his brother, President Joe Biden.

Published: January 31, 2024 12:26pm

Updated: January 31, 2024 12:28pm

House Republicans on Wednesday announced the date on which James Biden, one of President Biden's brothers, will will give a transcribed interview to the chamber's Oversight Committee, as part of their investigation into the Biden family's overseas business dealings and impeachment inquiry. 

The committee posted to X that James Biden will testify Feb. 21.

"We look forward to his testimony," the committee also wrote.

Biden was closely involved in the business dealing of President Biden's son, Hunter Biden, with CEFC China Energy, an energy conglomerate that was looking to expand operations into the United States.

In an interview with the FBI as part of an IRS probe into Hunter Biden's tax violations, James Biden said that he and Hunter worked to help the Chinese company acquire a liquid natural gas facility called Monkey Island in the United States. 

CEFC and its affiliates would send more than $5 million in payments to Hunter Biden over the course of their relationship from 2015 to 2017, according to a court document from Hunter's now-defunct plea deal. 

James Biden came under scrutiny from the Oversight Committee after they found that he and his wife, Sara Biden, sent a $40,000 check in August 2017 to Joe Biden labeled "loan repayment" using funds that a CEFC-affiliate had sent to Hunter Biden earlier that same month. 

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