Kevin Morris confirms $5 million in loans to Hunter Biden, art purchases: Comer

Kevin Morris, who gave millions to Hunter Biden as his father ran for President, is the latest witness in the House Republicans' impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden.

Published: January 18, 2024 6:44pm

The House Oversight Committee reported Thursday Kevin Morris said that he gave Hunter Biden at least $5 million to pay off his tax debts and personal expenses and purchased over half of Hunter Biden's artwork, confirming months of reporting by Just the News.

"Kevin Morris’s massive financial support to Hunter Biden raises ethical and campaign finance concerns for President Joe Biden. Shortly after meeting Hunter Biden at a Joe Biden campaign event in 2019, Kevin Morris began paying Hunter Biden’s tax liability to insulate then-presidential candidate Joe Biden from political liability," Chairman James Comer said in a statement

"Kevin Morris admitted he has ‘loaned’ the president’s son at least $5 million. These ‘loans’ don’t have to be repaid until after the next presidential election and the ‘loans’ may ultimately be forgiven," he continued. 

Despite describing his financial assistance to Hunter Biden as "loans," Morris originally provided the funds with no written agreement, according to the committee. Promissory notes were created about 20 months after the he started transferring funds, according to previous reporting by Just the News. 

The transcribed interview also confirmed Just the News' reporting that Morris was introduced to Hunter Biden by Lanette Phillips, a Democratic donor who also connected Hunter Biden with his future art gallery. 

Last week, the House Oversight Committee revealed that Morris purchased $875,000 worth of artwork from Hunter Biden, according to a committee interview Georges Bergès who owned the gallery that had signed a contract with the younger Biden. 

House Democrats believed Morris' testimony was less conclusive. 

"Just like every other witness in this colossal embarrassment of an ‘investigation,’ Kevin Morris affirmed today that he has no evidence of wrongdoing by President Biden and that Joe Biden was not involved in, did not profit from, and took no official actions in relation to Morris and Hunter Biden’s relationship," Ranking Member Jamie Raskin said in a statement. "It is hard to articulate how far removed this interview is from an impeachment inquiry for presidential high crimes and misdemeanors."

"None of this is illegal or unethical—far from it—nor does it have anything to do with President Biden or presidential high crimes and misdemeanors.  Mr. Morris stated to the Committee unequivocally that neither President Biden nor his Administration had any role in his decision to loan money to or buy paintings from his friend and client, Hunter Biden," he continued. 

Comer noted, however, that after Morris sent money to Hunter Biden, he started visiting the White House during the Biden Administration, attending a wedding and the 4th of July picnic. 

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