James Comer (R-KY), the House Oversight Committee chair, has flat-out accused the Biden Administration of “operating in bad faith” and obstructing his committee’s investigation into the Biden family’s finances.
Comer wrote in a letter to the Treasury Department that the department has been suspiciously slow to respond to committee requests for Suspicious Activity Reports. These reports were filed over deals members of President Joe Biden’s family made with foreign businessmen.
“During the Committee’s dialogue with Treasury, you have made several excuses for Treasury’s delay regarding this production,” Comer wrote. “Given the amount of time that has passed since our initial request and Treasury’s inability to provide a projected timeframe when the [Suspicious Activity Reports] will be produced, the Committee believes Treasury may be delaying its production to hinder our investigation and operating in bad faith.”
Comer said that he is done with the excuses and he is calling on the U.S. Treasury to testify on March 10 about the department’s failure to produce documents.
Isabella More, the deputy assistant secretary for oversight at the Treasury, told congressional investigators that the department must meet with law enforcement partners because of the sensitivity of the documents requested by the committee.
She said that the process takes time to complete.
Comer’s investigation into the Biden family’s finances is just one of several investigations House Republicans have begun.
The focus of Comer’s probe is on two of Biden’s direct relatives: his son Hunter and brother James. They were both involved in overseas business deals in countries such as China, Turkey, and Ukraine. Comer wants to know the extent to which President Biden knew about and was involved in those deals.
President Biden has denied on numerous occasions knowing anything about his son’s overseas business dealings. But Hunter’s abandoned laptop indicates otherwise.
The Treasury Department is obstructing our investigation into the Biden family’s business schemes.
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) February 27, 2023