(Daily Mail) House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer told colleagues that Hallie Biden is the unidentified third Biden family member who received payment from a Hunter Biden associate who himself got a $3 million transfer from a Chinese company in 2017.
Comer spelled out the information in a Thursday memo, a day after committee staff viewed ‘suspicious activity reports’ at Treasury and after it was revealed that his panel had subpoenaed Bank of America for financial records.
The Kentucky Republican said Biden family members, including James Biden and Hunter Biden, received payments totaling $1.3 million – revealing that Hallie Biden, the wife of the late Beau Biden, was among them. He cast it all as part of what he terms ‘influence peddling’ by Biden family members.
‘The Biden family members who received money from this account included: Hallie Biden, who received two separate payments totaling $35,000 in 2017; James Brian Biden Sr. (James Biden); Robert Hunter Biden (Hunter Biden)’ Comer told colleagues.
He also referenced ‘a bank account identified as an unknown ‘Biden’ and said the committee was continuing to investigate. James Biden is the president’s brother. Hunter is his surviving son, and Hallie is his late son Beau’s widow.
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
In the memo, which was obtained by DailyMail.com, Comer asked ‘why Hallie Biden—publicly reported to work as a school counselor—received money from Robinson 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.
‘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 a dragnet.
‘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 memo is to Oversight Committee members, and is stated as being from Republican majority staff. It is titled: ‘New Evidence Resulting from the Oversight Committee’s Investigation into the Biden Family’s Influence Peddling and Business Schemes.’
The memo comes after Republican staff for the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday got their first look at scores of ‘suspicious activity reports’ that U.S. banks flagged related to transactions involving Biden family members and associates.
The White House has repeatedly denied President Biden had knowledge about family members’ business arrangements
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 in court it was part of their legislative purpose.
Comer (R-Ky.) has been pushing to gain access to the information as part of what he terms the Biden family ‘influence peddling,’ and Treasury acceded to Monday’s request.
That set up the chance for Comer staff, who are focusing their efforts on the business practices of Biden family members, to go to the Treasury Department to view the sensitive information in person.
‘Oversight Committee staff will begin reviewing “suspicious activity reports” via camera at the Treasury Department on Wednesday afternoon. The SARs are those included in Chairman Comer’s January 11 request,’ a committee spokeswoman told DailyMail.com.
House Oversight Chairman James Comer, (r) R-Ky., has secured the opportunity for committee staff to view suspicious activity reports filed by financial institutions
CBS News reported that financial institutions made 150 ‘suspicious activity filings’ concerning wire transactions for Hunter Biden or the president’s brother James Biden. The reports trigger security review, including large wire transfers, but it does not necessarily mean anything improper occurred.
The committee action comes after Comer quietly subpoenaed Bank of America for financial records on a Hunter Biden associate.
Comer, and a pair of senior Republican senators who probed Hunter Biden before the 2020 election, have long had their sights on business dealings in China and Hunter Biden’s work for a Ukrainian energy company.
A source said Democratic staff would also have access to the SAR reports and would be reviewing the material.
The House Oversight Committee chair claimed he has obtained new Treasury and banking records potentially implicating an unnamed Biden ‘family member’ who has not previously been identified as taking part in what has been described as ‘influence peddling.’
The Kentucky congressman made the comment to Fox News after announcing that his panel has obtained Treasury Department documents known as ‘suspicious activity reports’ that it has been requesting.
‘I’m not going to disclose that new name because that really changes things, because what we assumed was this was just about the president’s son and two brothers, but now there’s a new name that’s emerged. And they are a Biden,’ Comer told Fox News host Bill Hemmer Tuesday.
‘So we’ve got a problem here with respect to trying to determine what exactly this family was doing to receive these transactions from China,’ he said, suggesting a coordinated effort. ‘This is important, and I think every American should be concerned about this issue of national security.’
Daytime host Bill Hemmer told the new panel chair the information seemed ‘important,’ then cautioned, ‘Let’s see where it goes.’
‘It’s been five years – long time to be investigating,’ Hemmer added.