(Washington Examiner). House Republicans announced Thursday they subpoenaed three banks for records of President Joe Biden‘s son Hunter and brother James, marking the first time the GOP has issued legal orders for broad personal financial information of the president’s immediate family members.
The subpoenas, signed by House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY), requested both personal and business bank records of Hunter and James Biden, as well as records of Eric Schwerin, Hunter Biden’s former business partner.
The subpoenas were published by Oversight and were redacted. They noted the recipients of the subpoenas, who a source familiar confirmed were three separate banks, would need to provide the requested information by Oct. 12.
The wide-ranging material Comer asked for included the following for Hunter Biden, James Biden, Schwerin, and several affiliated entities:
- Account statements.
- Correspondent bank records.
- Direct deposits.
- Cashier checks.
- Wire transfers.
- Electronic transfer payments.
- Credit card and debit card records.
- Loan documents and supporting documentation.
- All records regarding the opening of the accounts.
- Signature cards.
- Copies of identification presented by the account holder or any other signatory.
- Account closing documents.
- “Know your client” and due diligence documents.
Cover letters accompanying the subpoenas were signed by both Comer and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH).
“The Committees are concerned that Hunter Biden and other Biden family members sought to conceal the source of foreign income by having lucrative wires sent to Biden associates’ accounts instead of their own bank accounts at [redacted] and elsewhere,” the chairmen wrote. “We believe these records will provide insight as to where the foreign money was finally sent.”