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Jared Kushner is in real estate. Hunter is in influence peddling: Top Republican dismisses claims he’s ignoring Trump family business deals while targeting Biden’s son’s ties to China
- House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer did a Q&A at the National Press Club Monday
- He pushed back on the idea that he was ignoring former President Donald Trump’s family’s business dealings while going after the Bidens
- Comer explained that while Jared Kushner is in real estate, it appeared that Hunter Biden was in the business of ‘influence peddling’
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer on Monday dismissed the idea that he’s ignoring former President Donald Trump’s family’s foreign business dealings while zeroing in on Hunter Biden’s transactions with China.
‘So when you look at [Jared Kushner] – and again I’m not defending him – I know what business he was in. He’s in the real estate business,’ Comer said as he headlined an event at the National Press Club. ‘What business is Hunter Biden in? I would argue it’s influence peddling and I’ve got a problem with that.’
Now with Comer in charge of the powerful Oversight Committee, Republicans have launched an investigation into President Joe Biden – with Comer explaining that the ‘Biden family influence peddling’ investigation and inquiries into the discovered classified documents were connected and fell under the same probe.
‘It’s really one investigation,’ Comer explained to Bloomberg Government’s Emily Wilkins. ‘The reason that I’m concerned about the Biden documents is because there’s some reason that China has donated so much money to the different Biden interests. I don’t think they’re doing it out of the kindness of their heart.’
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer on Monday dismissed the idea that he’s ignoring former President Donald Trump’s family’s foreign business dealings while zeroing in on Hunter Biden’s transactions with China
Comer explained that the difference between Hunter Biden (left) and Jared Kushner (right) is that he knows Kushner is in real estate, while it appears President Joe Biden’s son was ‘influence peddling’
Comer said he didn’t believe Biden simply having classified documents was an impeachable offense, as committee member, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green, has expressed.
‘It’s impeachable if he was using those documents to profit for his family – which there’s no, no evidence that happened,’ Comer said.
‘If someone can bring me evidence that Trump was using documents or was influence peddling with inside information than we will investigate that,’ he added.
Comer did suggest that he believed Hunter Biden’s business dealings smelled bad.
The Kentucky Republican has been trying to get ahold of Hunter Biden’s suspicious activity reports, but so far has been denied access by the Treasury Department.
‘I will say this, if they’re not big deal, then why won’t they let us have access to them?’
‘Because I can tell you, I would find it very surprising that a bank would file a suspicious activity report on the son of the sitting vice president of the United States, unless they were pretty certain that there had been some type of major violation committed with that suspicious activity report,’ Comer continued.
He also said that Republicans had seen some of the reports – and it didn’t look good.
‘So we’ve seen enough to know there’s a problem there,’ Comer said.
Still, Comer called Hunter Biden a ‘witness’ and not the subject of the investigation, saying the first son wouldn’t be hauled in front of Congress anytime soon.
‘Right now, we just want the bank records,’ Comer said.
He said future witnesses might include ‘anyone that was in business with the Bidens, that were on these accounts, that were partners in these LLCs.’
Source: DailyMail UK