The White House hit back at Kentucky Rep. James Comer with a blistering statement accusing Republicans of orchestrating an ‘attack’ on Beau Biden’s widow, Hallie, with the release of information she got $35,000 linked to a Chinese firm.
White House spokesman Ian Sams accused Comer, the House Oversight Committee chairman, of cruelly going after Biden’s son and and his late son’s widow, in a statement that mostly steered clear of the substance that Comer released based on subpoenaed bank records that have not yet been made public.
‘After a disgusting attack lamenting that the President’s deceased son Beau was never prosecuted while he was alive, Congressman Comer has now decided to go after Beau’s widow,’ Sams told DailyMail.com in a statement.
‘Instead of bizarrely attacking the President’s family, perhaps House Republicans should focus on working with the President to deliver results for American families on important priorities like lowering costs and strengthening health care,’ he continued.
The White House hit back after Republicans subpoenaed bank records and released documents purporting to show that Hallie Biden received a cut of $3 million in cash from China. Beau Biden’s widow was identified on Thursday as the third member of the first family wrapped up in Rep. James Comer’s investigation into allegations they used their names to profit on business deals
He was referencing Comer’s recent comments about U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware David Weiss. Comer said ‘This U.S. attorney had an opportunity to go after the Bidens years ago. In fact, it was Beau Biden, the president’s other son, that was involved in some campaign donations from a person that got indicted, as well as Joe Biden was involved in some of these campaign donations when he was a senator, and then when he ran for president against Obama … But nothing ever happened.’
Beau Biden, the former AG in Delaware, had recused himself from a campaign finance investigation, and was not charged with any wrongdoing before he died of brain cancer.
Also blasting Comer was Rep Jamie Raskin, the top Democrat on the Oversight panel.
‘Chairman Comer’s memo proved once again that, after four years of investigations by Senate and House Republicans into Hunter Biden, they have found no connection to the President of the United States or indeed any government official at all,’ Raskin said in a statement.
White House spokesman Ian Sams issued a blistering statement accusing Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer of trying to ‘go after Beau’s widow’ Hallie Biden
Ranking member Rep. Jamie Raskin said Comer should probe the ‘billions’ of dollars paid to Jared Kushner by a Saudi sovereign wealth fund
‘It must be frustrating to my GOP colleagues to have even Fox News commentators rolling their eyes about this tiresome fishing expedition, but I want to stress that there always remains the possibility of doing serious bipartisan legislative oversight work together. If Chairman Comer is actually concerned about the “national security implications of a President’s or Vice President’s immediate family members receiving of dollars from foreign nationals,” surely he will be a thousand times more interested in investigating the billions of dollars recently paid to Jared Kushner by the Saudi Government.
A spokesperson for Oversight Democrats accused Comer of giving the false ‘impression’ that Hallie Biden was involved in getting money from China by failing to note another transaction, although without providing information on what the payments were for.
‘After issuing an overbroad and invasive subpoena for 14 years of financial records, Chairman Comer has issued a memo based on speculation and a handful of cherry picked facts in order to gin up new interest in a previously-reported transaction,’ said the Democratic spokesperson.
‘They have stooped to attacking yet another member of the President’s family, Hallie Biden, the widow of Beau Biden, by highlighting a single transfer to give the impression she was involved in receiving money from China. In reality, Mr. Walker had already transferred money to Hallie Biden the month before any funds were received from China. Concealing this context paints a typically distorted picture and marks another depressing low for this investigation,’ said the spokesperson.
Raskin himself pointed to the $2 billion Saudi investment in Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner’s private equity firm six months after Kushner left his unpaid White House post in the Trump administration.
Raskin said: ‘Kushner, of course, was not only the President’s son-in-law but a high ranking White House official throughout the Trump administration governed by the ethics laws and the Constitution’s foreign government Emoluments Clause.’
‘I fervently hope we can work together on the Oversight Committee to do this urgently important investigation. I also call on Chairman Comer to require former President Trump’s accounting firm, Mazars, to comply with the Committee’s subpoena and settlement agreement and continue turning over evidence of the millions of dollars Trump received unlawfully from foreign governments while in office,’ he said. ‘The signal to stop cooperating is completely indefensible.’
Raskin had raised both issues in a letter where he first revealed Comer’s subpoena of bank information.
Hallie Biden received a cut of $3 million in cash from China sent through an associate of Hunter, according to Republicans who released information from subpoenaed bank records.
Beau Biden’s widow was identified on Thursday as the third member of the first family wrapped up in Rep. James Comer’s investigation into allegations they used their names to profit on business deals around the world.
In a memo seen by DailyMail.com, Hallie received $35,000 in two transfers in March from Biden family associate John ‘Rob’ Walker, after he received a $3 million wire from the Chinese State Energy HK Limited, a firm affiliated with CEFC China Energy.
Hallie Biden, seen here with Beau Biden, received $35,000 from Biden associate Mr. John Robinson Walker, according to Rep. James Comer. Comer, who, as chair of House Oversight, subpoenaed bank information, says Walker’s company got $3 million from a Chinese firm in 2017
Hunter Biden associate, Rob Walker, got the initial deposit from the Chinese firm and then distributed money to Hunter and Hallie
Walker then shared $1.3 million with four Biden family members – including Hallie – and the company of another businessman associated with the family, James Gilliar.
Hunter Biden and Joe’s brother Jim were the others to get a cut of the cash. The White House hit back in a blistering statement that called the focus on Hunter Biden’s widow ‘bizarre.’
Hallie, who had dinner with Joe in Delaware on Friday, was married to Beau until his cancer death in 2015 and then had a relationship with Hunter from March 2017 until 2019.
The bombshell memo shows Republicans are expanding their investigation into whether the Biden family used their names to cash in on ventures across the globe.
The GOP is also investigating what, if any, services Walker or the family members provided to receive the cash from China.
In the memo DailyMail.com obtained, Comer asked ‘why Hallie Biden—publicly reported to work as a school counselor—received money from Rob Walker, the account holder who got the initial deposit from the Chinese firm.
He also took a shot at ranking member Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), who accused him of running a ‘dragnet’ for personal financial information on Walker, a former Hunter associate who also goes by John R. Walker, accusing him of putting out ‘disinformation.’
‘Ranking Member Jamie Raskin mischaracterized the substance of the bank records by referencing payments related to Mr. Walker’s miscellaneous purchases such as “Papa John’s” and “coffee at Starbucks,’ he wrote, referencing a blistering memo by Raskin blasting the probe as strictly political.
‘Rep. Raskin omitted material facts that Robinson Walker, LLC received a $3 million wire from a Chinese company in March 2017—less than two months after Vice President Joe Biden left public office—and that Mr. Walker then transferred over a million dollars to various bank accounts associated with the Bidens in the following months,’ he wrote.
The White House has repeatedly denied President Biden knowing family members’ business dealings. He frequently continues to socialize with family members, traveling with Natalie Biden – Hallie and Beau’s daughter – to the West Coast this week, and dining at Hallie Biden’s home in Delaware last week, according to a pool report filed by a reporter traveling with the president.
The transactions cited by Comer are from 2017, after Beau’s death when Hallie Biden and Hunter Biden were romantically involved.
The White House has repeatedly denied President Biden knew about family members’ business arrangements. Joe and Jil Biden (left) posing with Beau and Hallie Biden (right)
Comer laid out the allegations in a letter from Majority staff to panel members
A chart lists a $25,000 payment to Hallie Biden from a Walker LLC
President Biden dined at Hallie Biden’s home in Delaware last week, according to a pool report filed by a reporter traveling with the president
The memo also references Biden associate James Giliar.
‘After the Chinese company wired Robinson Walker, LLC the $3 million, the Biden family received approximately $1,065,692 over a three-month period in different bank accounts. Notably, EEIG, James Gilliar’s affiliated company, received almost the exact same amount— $1,065,000—on March 2, 2017.’
DailyMail.com has reached out to the White House seeking comment on Comer’s revelations, which follow a series of appearances on Fox News,
Comer says he issued the subpoena on Feb. 27. He writes that it was in pursuit of ‘legislative solutions’ – a statement that recalls the court fight over Democratic efforts to claw tax information about President Donald Trump. They argued before the judge that it was part of their legislative purpose, and Treasury agreed to Monday’s request.
James Comer said a ‘new name’ has emerged in his committee’s investigation, and the person is ‘a Biden.’
The documents are being viewed ‘in camera’ at Treasury, rather than being handed over to the committee