Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin revealed in a scathing letter that Republicans on the House Oversight Committee subpoenaed a Hunter Biden associate seeking years of financial information.
Raskin (D-Md.) accused Republican committee chairman Rep. James Comer of Kentucky of running a “political net” seeking to “meddle” in John R. Walker’s private details through of the subpoena. He says a trio of subpoenas are seeking ‘all financial records’ of three people over a ‘staggering period of 14 years’.
Raskin appears to have heard of the majority subpoena, but he chastised Comer in his letter, dated Sunday, for exceeding the usual 48-hour notice period.
And he accuses Comer of meddling in the private details of Walker, who was involved in a joint venture with Chinese company CEFC energy, part of what Comer presents as a web of entanglements benefiting members of the Biden family. .
The House Oversight Committee has subpoenaed a Hunter Biden associate for financial information as part of its investigation into the business practices of Biden family members and their associates.
These include “how much he pays for his child’s dance lessons, when he went to the hospital, how many parking tickets he paid, how often he eats at Papa John’s or has coffee at Starbucks, and how much he spends on groceries at Safeway,” according to Raskin, revealing that the subpoena included a joint family checking account.
He said the letter compelled him to produce a document of thousands of pages of private financial information, including a decade of bank statements for the checking account.
Raskin called the subpoena “too broad”. He also noted that Comer requested documents from the ‘estranged mother of Hunter Biden’s child’ who sued him for paternity and child support, a reference to Lunden Alexis Roberts.
Bank of America had turned over a “considerable amount of material,” a source told CNN.
Walker has held positions in the administrations of Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, and was previously identified in a Senate Republican report on Hunter Biden.
Tony Bobulinski, who has accused Biden family members of corruption and appeared in a fall 2020 presidential debate, identified Walker as being “very, very close” to the Biden family. He said he helped develop an agreement with CEFC China energy.
Raskin then accused watchdog Republicans of trying to ‘bury’ Trump’s tax information – after Democrats prevailed in the Supreme Court following a multi-year saga to obtain years of tax information on former President Donald Trump.
The panel ultimately received and released six years of tax information from Trump in December 2022, weeks before handing over the committee’s gavel. The documents showed Trump paid no taxes in 2020 as his income plummeted.
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) has accused oversight Republicans of trying to bury Trump’s tax information and cites a letter from a Donald Trump lawyer
Raskin accused House Republicans of running a ‘net’ to hurt President Biden and obtaining ‘political opposition research’ for Trump
He referred to a $2 billion Saudi investment in the company of Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner
Raskin called Comer’s letter seeking information from Lunden Roberts, who sued Hunter Biden for paternity, a ‘cheap move’
He referenced reports that foreign governments including Saudi Arabia, China and China “spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on Trump-owned properties” while Trump was in office.
Then he accused Republicans of acting “in coordination” with Trump’s attorneys “to bury evidence of such misconduct.”
He then referred to an email from Trump lawyer Patrick Strawbridge on January 19, 2023, after the GOP takeover, to the accounting firm Mazars, which had produced documents to Congress under a court agreement.
Republicans probe deal with CEFC China Energy
“I do not know the status of Mazars [sic] production, but it is my understanding that the Committee has no interest in forcing Mazars to complete it and is willing to release it from further obligations under the settlement agreement,’ Strawbridge wrote, according to an email. quoted by Raskin.
Comer previously announced a widespread investigation into the business dealings of Biden family members and wrote in a statement last month: ‘If President Biden is compromised by deals with foreign adversaries and they impact his decision-making is a threat to national security. ‘
The White House has repeatedly said that Biden had no knowledge of the business deals made by his family members.