Biden Treasury Department Uses Comical Excuse to Block House Request for Hunter's Bank Records

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Almost as bad as the Biden administration’s manipulation of federal agencies to do the bidding of the Biden Family Business is the blatant way they do it. Comical? Yes, in a way. Unacceptable, for which there should be consequences? You betcha. Will it ever happen? I seriously doubt it.

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In Team Biden’s latest example of a “conflict of interest,” Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has “delayed” (blocked, at least temporarily) a House Republican request for information on Biden family financial transactions that may have been marked as suspicious, reports The Hill, saying it must first determine whether the disclosure of the records is consistent with “longstanding Executive Branch interests.”

Memo to Secretary Yellen:

How about comparing and contrasting proven ties between “The Big Guy” and his crackhead son Hunter with multiple, suspect business dealings — particularly in Communist China — and questionable money transfers from the latter to the former, with “longstanding Executive Branch interests” and behavior? 

House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) requested suspicious activity reports related to the Biden family earlier in January, in a letter to Sec. Yellen. Suspicious activity reports are generated by financial institutions when flagging suspicious financial moves and are submitted to the federal government.

In a Wednesday rebuke to Comer’s request, Treasury wrote:

It is important that a requesting committee specify in writing its purpose in seeking to obtain the requested information and the use it intends to make of it so that the Department can make a determination as to whether the disclosure is appropriate and consistent with longstanding Executive Branch interests, including the protection of ongoing law enforcement investigations.

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Again, “Executive Branch interests”? Not to nitpick, Madam Secretary, but what about the interests of the American people and the integrity of the federal government? Or, does the Biden Family Business — under the guise of protecting the Executive Branch — take precedence?

Needless to say, Comer wasn’t a happy camper about the stonewalling:

This coordinated effort by the Biden Administration to hide information about President Biden and his family’s shady business schemes is alarming and raises many question. We will continue to press for access to suspicious activity reports generated for the Biden family and their associates, and will use the power of the gavel to get them if needed.

As The Hill noted, the House Oversight Committee’s investigation is just one of the investigations launched by House Republicans in January against The Biden Family Business, and as I reported on January 8, Comer made clear, during an epic beatdown of NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd, the paramount objective of House investigations into the Biden family’s goings-on:

Let me be clear: We’re not investigating Hunter Biden, we’re investigating Joe Biden. And I think any American who’s kept up with the political process over the last two administrations would agree: we need to know what is allowable and what isn’t allowable with respect to foreign adversarial intervention among family members of presidents of the United States. That’s something that the Democrats complained about with Kushner, and certainly Republicans — including myself — complain about Biden, his son, and brother. We’ve got to do something about it.

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Moreover, Comer told Todd that House Republicans have evidence to back up their requests for information.

With respect to what we’re doing, everything that we have requested we have evidence to back up. There are emails and text messages that show Hunter Biden complaining about having to spend so much money keeping his dad up. I mean, that’s a concern because Hunter Biden’s only source of income was from our adversaries in China and Russia for influence peddling. This is something that we should look into. This isn’t political. We want to know if the president was truthful when he said he didn’t have any knowledge of his family’s shady business dealings. Once we determine that, we’ll move on.

Let’s touch on Joe Biden’s “truthfulness” with respect to his wayward son’s business dealings, for a minute. Joe has made mutually-exclusive declarations, multiple times. First, he claims he’s never talked to Hunter about his foreign business dealings and has no knowledge of them. Second, he says he’s “confident” Hunter didn’t break the law during his dealings in China and Ukraine.

Sorry, Joe, that dog don’t hunt.

How can Joe be confident Hunter didn’t break the law, yet also claim he’s never discussed Hunter’s shady business dealings with him and knows nothing about them? He can’t; at least one of those claims is a lie. Joe Biden, of all people. lying? Who knew?

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