Congressman James Comer (R-KY) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen that accused the Treasury Department of running interference for the White House to help prevent an attempt to investigate Hunter Biden’s finances.
Comer is the ranking member of the House Committee on Reform and Oversight. He mentioned a phone call that took place on June 13:
“Treasury officials informed Committee Republican staff that they will not provide SARs to Committee Republicans unless Democrats join the request.”
In the letter that Rep. Comer sent Yellen, it said:
“Treasury is refusing to release suspicious activity reports connected with Hunter Biden or his family and associates—including the President,”
Recently, there have been numerous videos and stories coming out about Hunter Biden.
Nothing to see here.
Just Hunter Biden weighing his crack. pic.twitter.com/EJBueyqkJR
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) July 11, 2022
If there is a red wave in November and the Republicans take back the House, they will likely investigate Hunter Biden. Comer tells CBS:
“The banks have also indicated that they cannot provide information without a subpoena, and we know Democrats aren’t interested in conducting oversight of this potential national security threat. When Republicans take back the House, we’ll use the gavel to get answers.”
It seems evident that committee Republicans want to get to the bottom of this.
“Committee Republicans are investigating whether this change in longstanding policy is motivated by efforts to shield Hunter Biden and potentially President Biden from scrutiny.”
An official from the Treasury Department sent an email to CBS, saying:
“Treasury provides SARs to Congress in a manner that enables robust oversight and that is consistent with how other sensitive law enforcement information is often produced … It is not a political process. Since the beginning of this Administration, Treasury has made SARs available in response to authorized committee requests and continues to engage on the process with any individual members seeking information,”
However, the Treasury Department did not address any of the questions posed by CBS News. The questions were about Comer’s claim that Democrats need to join the investigation request before it releases Hunter Biden-related records.
In April, White House chief of staff Ron Klain said this about Hunter and James Biden:
“These are actions by Hunter and his brother, they’re private matters. They don’t involve the president and they certainly are something that no one at the White House is involved in.”
Woah! ABC's Stephanopoulos actually asks Ron Klain about Hunter Biden: pic.twitter.com/M5BFohlhXY
— Kevin Tober (@KevinTober94) April 3, 2022
Klain also agreed with a tweet that claimed that inflation was a “high-class problem,” so take what he says with a grain of salt.
The Treasury will not hand the documents if Democrats don’t join the request. Hunter Biden will likely be investigated if the GOP takes back the House in the midterm elections.