Comer demands answers from special counsel Hur about Biden's 'influence peddling schemes'
"The committee is concerned that President Biden may have retained sensitive documents related to specific countries involving his family’s foreign business," Comer wrote.
House Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer on Monday sent a letter demanding answers from special counsel Robert Hur, who is overseeing a probe into President Joe Biden's alleged mishandling of classified documents.
Comer, a Kentucky Republican, wrote that the "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."
The letter also reads: "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."
Biden has not been charged since classified documents were found on several occasions from November 2022 through January 2023 at his former office in Washington, D.C., as well as at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, but he was interviewed for several days earlier this month in the probe.
"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," Comer also wrote.
"The Committee is concerned that President Biden may have retained sensitive documents related to specific countries involving his family’s foreign business."
He concluded the letter by asking Hur to provide unredacted information about the probe by Oct. 30.