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House Oversight Committee Chair Comer seeks documents from Hunter and Jim Biden as part of probe

In addition to Hunter and Jim Biden, Comer also wants documents from Eric Schwerin, calling them "key witnesses in our investigation of Joe Biden's involvement in his family's international and domestic business schemes"

Published: February 9, 2023 4:24pm

Updated: February 9, 2023 4:40pm

House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer is seeking documents from Hunter and Jim Biden as part of his committee's investigation of their foreign business deals.

In addition to Hunter and Jim Biden, Comer also wants documents from their business associate Eric Schwerin, calling them "key witnesses in our investigation of Joe Biden's involvement in his family's international and domestic business schemes."

The requests, made public on Thursday, demonstrate an expansion of Comer's probe of the Biden family's overseas business activity. Information released from Hunter Biden's laptop has raised questions from Republicans about a potential connection between Hunter and Jim Biden's business deals to President Biden. 

Comer wrote separate letters to all three individuals requesting the information.

"Evidence obtained in our investigation reveals the Biden family business model is built on Joe Biden's political career and connections. Biden family members attempted to sell access around the world, including individuals who were connected to the Chinese Communist Party, to enrich themselves to the detriment of American interests. If President Biden is compromised by deals with foreign adversaries and they are impacting his decision making, this is a threat to national security," Comer said in a statement.

"The American people deserve transparency and accountability about the Biden family's influence peddling. The Oversight Committee is committed to exposing the waste, fraud, and abuse that has taken place at the highest levels of our government. Hunter Biden, James Biden, and Eric Schwerin's documents, records, and communications are critical to this investigation," he added.

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