The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee has released new documents it says strengthens allegations of influence peddling by President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. The public testimony by two IRS whistleblowers follows this month’s launch of an impeachment investigation, alleging Biden abused public office for his family’s financial gain.
Southeast Missouri Congressman Jason Smith, a Republican, chairs the committee.
“From June 6, 2017, Hunter Biden explicitly wrote to a business associate that he was not willing to ‘sign over my family’s brand,’” he said.
According to the committee, at least $24 million in payments were directed to Biden family members and associates through shell companies.
“IRS investigators provided worksheets they compiled as part of their investigation into Hunter Biden’s tax crimes, which connect his business activities to official government activity while Joe Biden served as Vice President of the United States,” according to Smith.
Smith said that evidence points to the president being a key player selling his ‘brand’ to Hunter’s foreign business partners and interacted with his son’s business associates.
Kansas City Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, a Democrat, told the Kansas City Star earlier this month that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy should be blamed for ‘choosing chaos and partisan politics over stability and responsible governance for the American people.’
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