Biden family 'got $1 MILLION from ROMANIA' while Joe vowed to
clean up corruption:
GOP 'influence-peddling' probe into $10M in foreign cash reveals Hunter set
up 15 companies AFTER his dad became VP and lay out how money came from China
- A 'Second Records Memorandum' expands on
information the House Oversight Committee received from subpoena returns
into Biden family bank docs
- The memo specifically outlines the Biden family's
ties to Romanian 'influence peddling' and a web of LLCs created while Biden
was vice president
- Hunter Biden and his associates formed 'at least
15' of those companies, after Biden took the office of the vice president in
May 11, 2023:
Clearing House -- "Daily
Republicans are digging in
on over $10 million received by Biden family members from foreign actors,
including previously undisclosed $1 million in Romanian-linked payments, and a
'web' of 20 companies created while President
Joe Biden was vice president and pushing anti-corruption efforts
On Wednesday, House Oversight Committee
Republicans led by Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., released a 'Second Records
Memorandum' that expands on information it received from subpoena returns as the
committee continues its investigation into the
Biden family's business practices.
The memo specifically outlines the Biden family's
ties to Romanian 'influence peddling' and a web of LLCs created while Biden was
vice president. It also accuses President Biden for a 'lack of transparency'
regarding his family's receipt of funds from
China, which he has said are 'not true.'
It details the efforts by the family to hide,
conceal and confuse sources of money - including more China money, according to
a committee aide.
'It is inconceivable that the president did not
know it, and the White House refuses to correct the President's statement ...
the president is now using the federal government to run interference for his
family and his own role in these schemes,'
said Comer during a press conference announcing the memo Wednesday.
During Biden's time as vice president, there were
20 companies affiliated with certain Biden family members created intentionally
with a 'complicated corporate structure' the memo states.
Hunter Biden and his associates, including Rob
Walker, formed 'at least 15' of those companies, after Biden took the office of
the vice president in 2009.
Several of those entities including Owasco P.C. -
which Hunter owned - Hudson West III, LLC, Robinson Walker, LLC, and Rosemont
Seneca Bohai, LLC, accepted funds from foreign companies ranging from $5,000 to
$3 million, the committee says.
This specifically is 'evidence of influence
peddling and a correlation between Biden family and their business associates'
work, allege the Republicans who point to multiple anti-corruption speeches and
meetings with Romanian leaders then-Vice President Biden engaged in between 2014
The Romanian transactions outlined in the bank
records released by the committee were from Cypriot - a company controlled
by Gabriel Popoviciu, who was at the time under investigation for criminal
corruption in Romania and later convicted for bribery-related offenses.
Between 2015 and 2017, Robinson Walker, LLC
received $3 million from Bladon Enterprises Limited - Popoviciu's Cypriot
company - which was then paid out to Biden family members in a total sum of over
The first payments were received by the LLC just
weeks after then-Vice President Biden hosted Romanian President Klaus Iohannis
to the White House and they discussed anti-corruption policies.
Biden family accounts gained $1.038 million from
Robinson Walker, LLC in a series of 17 deposits, 16 of which were made while
Biden was still in the White House. The payments went to associate James
Gilliar, Hunter Biden, Hallie Biden, Owasco LLC and an 'unknown Biden bank
'It appears from bank records the Bidens were
using Robinson Walker, LLC to conceal that the source of these payments was
Popovici,' the memo says.
According to emails from Hunter's laptop obtained by DailyMail.com,
Popoviciu hired the president's son in 2016 as part of an influence campaign to
persuade anti-corruption prosecutors to cut a deal or drop the case - all while
his father was sitting vice president.
The memo also 'serves
as a response to misinformation' Republicans say has been spread by President
Biden, Democrats in Congress and their allies regarding the
China-connected findings in a first memo released last month.
On March 16, Comer released a 'First Bank Records
Memorandum' detailing a payment of $3 million in 2017 received by Biden family
associate Rob Walker from a CEFC China Energy-linked firm State Energy HK
About $1 million of that money was then passed
from Walker to several Biden family members - including Hallie Biden - in more
than 15 incremental payments.
'It is unclear what services were provided to
obtain this exorbitant amount of money,' Comer said at the time of the first
The new memo released Wednesday provides
additional information about Ye Jianming and his company CEFC, including the
role of the company's U.S. 'emissary' Gongwen Dong - which the lawmakers say is
evidence of the Chinese Communist Party attempting to 'cultivate' a relationship
with the Biden family directly.
The Republicans accuse Ye and Dong of 'enticing'
Biden family members with millions of dollars 'in exchange for influence and
legitimacy' in the U.S. and worldwide.
Dong set up multiple LLCs in the U.S., including
in Delaware, under the variation of the phrase 'Hudson West,' including one in
which Dong and Hunter Biden were each 50 percent owners.
The bank records show that between 2017 and 2018,
Hudson West sent over $4 million to Hunter Biden's connected companies and
$75,000 to James Biden's entities.
In addition, Hunter Biden's 'personal entity' of
Owasco P.C. received $100,000 directly from CEFC Infrastructure in 2017.
Ian Sams, White House special assistant to the
president and oversight spokesperson, blasted Comer in a statement ahead of the
press conference calling out his 'absurd' attacks.
'House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer is
loudly and proudly broadcasting a press conference today to continue his long
pattern of making absurd claims that President Biden has made governing
decisions not in the interest of America, but of the Chinese Communist Party,
using baseless claims, personal attacks, and innuendo to try to score political
points,' said Sams.
The committee is committed to creating
'legislative solutions' that would require more transparency into the vice
president or president's immediate family - specifically into 'income, assets,
and financial relationships' - the memo states.
As part of pushing for more transparency,
Republicans say there needs to be strengthening of the Bank Secrecy Act and
anti-money laundering laws.
The committee is still scrutinizing whether ethics
and financial disclosure laws should require a public official to publicly
disclose the identities of the 20companies created by the Biden family.
The Biden family corruption and influence peddling
has benefitted at least 12 family members, Comer has said - and includes wires
to some of Biden's grandchildren, he confirmed Wednesday.
Additionally, Comer said Tuesday that he hopes DOJ
will pay attention to the press conference and consider the information that he
and his committee present.
Hunter Biden is facing federal tax and firearm
charges out of a four-years-long probe by the Department of Justice.
Rep. Byron Donalds, R-N.Y., questioned how the
department's probe is being conducted during the press conference.
"It's interesting that the Department of Justice
has been investigating Hunter Biden for quite some time. And we seem to just
never really get anywhere. And so I think that's also interesting as well. I
wonder what's going on in the Department of Justice,' said Donalds.
Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., added: "DOJ needs to get
off its ass and investigate we've done the work for them so they can't screw it
The investigation into the first son being led by
U.S. Attorney David Weiss of Delaware is reported to be close to wrapping up
soon - which means charges may be imminent.