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One of Hunter Biden’s business partners is cooperating with congressional investigators, according to House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.)
In an interview with Just The News, Comer said attorneys for Eric Schwerin—a business associate of President Joe Biden’s son—have been in communication with the congressional committee about turning over information about his business dealings. This comes as Comer and the Republican-led committee have sought records pertaining to the Biden family’s foreign business dealings and tax affairs.
“He is cooperating with us. His attorneys and my counsel are communicating on a regular basis,” Comer said. “Now, I feel confident that he’s going to work with us, and provide us with the information that we have requested.”
Comer predicted Schwerin “is going to be a very valuable witness for us in this investigation.”
On Feb. 8, Comer asked Schwerin in a letter (pdf) to provide records of any communications he had with members of the Biden family or other known Biden family business partners. Comer sent similar letters (pdf) to Hunter Biden and James Biden, one of Joe Biden’s brothers. Comer asked all three of the recipients to respond by Wednesday, Feb. 22.
Schwerin’s Connection to the Biden Family
In November, Comer and other House Oversight Committee Republicans published a report (pdf) laying out allegations of foreign influence peddling involving members of the Biden family. According to the report, Schwerin and Hunter Biden “made increasing references to Joe Biden” in the course of their business communications and Schwerin had frequent access to the White House when Joe Biden was the vice president during Barack Obama’s administration.
Schwerin allegedly visited the White House at least 27 times between 2009 and 2016. In 2015, Obama named Schwerin to serve on the Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad.
Hunter Biden’s ex-wife said Schwerin “managed almost every aspect of our financial lives.”
The GOP investigative report raised allegations Schwerin also had access to then-Vice President Joe Biden’s bank accounts while Schwerin also served as president of Rosemont Seneca Partners, LLC, a company founded by Hunter Biden. Communications on a laptop Hunter Biden allegedly abandoned at a Delaware computer repair shop in 2019 included an email in which Schwerin alluded to Joe Biden owing his son money and Schwerin transferring funds from Joe Biden’s bank account to Hunter Biden.
Republicans have repeatedly questioned the level of involvement Joe Biden had in his family’s business dealings. Joe Biden had claimed throughout the 2020 campaign cycle that “I’ve never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.”
Comer and other Republican lawmakers have sought a range of business records from the Biden family for months, including so-called “suspicious activity reports” (SARs) which are generated by banking institutions to flag potentially criminal financial activity. According to the November Republican report, there are at least 150 SARs associated with Biden family members’ financial transactions. Comer has requested the U.S. Treasury Department to hand over those SARs on multiple occasions, including most recently in January.
Biden Claims GOP ‘Conspiracy Theories’
Hunter Biden has been under investigation for at least two years. In December 2020, the president’s son revealed the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s office in Delaware were investigating his taxes but said he is confident that the review will show he handled his “affairs legally and appropriately, including with the benefit of professional tax advisors.”
To date, no charges have been filed against the president’s son.
Following the release of the November Republican investigative report, the Biden White House claimed Republicans were investigating debunked claims.
“Instead of working with President Biden to address issues important to the American people, like lower costs, congressional Republicans’ top priority is to go after President Biden with politically-motivated attacks chock full of long-debunked conspiracy theories,” said White House spokesman Ian Sams.
NTD Television reached out to an attorney for Hunter Biden but did not receive a response before this article was published.
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