The bell is finally about to toll for the Biden family business. House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY) announced that there has been some movement this week in the investigation into the president’s family business dealings globally.
“After two months of dragging their feet, the Treasury Department is finally providing us with access to the suspicious activity reports for the Biden family and their associates’ business transactions,” Comer said in a statement.
The hope from the GOP is that the suspicious acting reports that financial institutions can use to flag possible criminal behavior will serve to root out any evidence of international influence peddling schemes involving President Biden.
“We are going to continue to use bank documents and suspicious activity reports to follow the money trail to determine the extent of the Biden family’s business schemes, if Joe Biden is compromised by these deals, and if there is a national security threat,” Comer said.
Comer also accused the Treasury Department of making excuses recently for delaying compliance with his demands. The chairman asked for information and then began to increase the pressure by wanting a transcribed interview with the agency. So now the Treasury Department is planning to provide an “in camera” review of the suspicious activity reports, so Comer said plans for an interview had been postponed.
The White House continues to describe the Republican probes into the Biden family as being politically motivated.
“Instead of working with President Biden to address issues important to the American people, like lower costs, congressional Republicans’ top priority is to go after President Biden with politically motivated attacks chock-full of long-debunked conspiracy theories,” said White House spokesman Ian Sams.
“I fear this wildly overbroad subpoena suggests that your interest in this investigation is not in pursuing defined facts or informing public legislation but conducting a dragnet of political opposition research on behalf of former President Trump,” Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) wrote.