(Daily Wire) At least a dozen members of President Joe Biden‘s family may be taking part in an “influence peddling scheme,” a leading Republican investigator said on Sunday.
House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY) shared on Fox News some takeaways from a visit last week to the Treasury Department, where he said members viewed “thousands of pages of documents” concerning the Bidens.
“I can tell you that there were more suspicious activity reports than had been previously reported, and many more Biden family members that were involved in the influence peddling scheme,” he told anchor Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures.”
So far, Comer says nine Bidens are tied to shady business dealings uncovered by his panel. But, he predicted, “in the end, that number will be at least 12.”
“This was the Biden family influence peddling scheme,” Comer said. “And when people say, well, they were involved in ventures around the world, I haven’t found a legitimate business on the Biden end, Maria.”
The Biden family business model is built on Joe Biden’s political career.
We now know at least 9 Biden family members sold access for profit around the world. What were our foreign adversaries paying for?@GOPoversight will deliver transparency & accountability. @MariaBartiromo pic.twitter.com/VnJ6Oa7f3G
— Rep. James Comer (@RepJamesComer) April 23, 2023
Comer and other GOP members announced they had paid a visit to the Treasury Department on Monday following a breakthrough agreement allowing access to suspicious activity reports (SARs), which financial institutions can use to flag possible criminal behavior, for the Biden family and their associates’ business transactions.
“China was probably the most reputable country that the Biden family was dealing with. And the question remains, what were these family members doing to receive this money?” Comer said on Sunday. “There’s no rhyme or reason for some of these Biden family members to receive any type of payment from our adversaries around the world, much less the number that we have uncovered.”
Democrats did not join their GOP colleagues on Monday but do have access to the same SARs documents, a committee aide told The Daily Wire.
In a statement reported by The Daily Mail, Democrats accused Republicans on the panel of continuing to “mischaracterize Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) as evidence of misconduct or criminality, instead of calling them what they are: unsubstantiated tips that rarely result in any follow-up by law enforcement.”
Multiple members of the Biden family are already known to be of interest to GOP investigators.