On Monday, James Comer (R-KY), the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, requested that the Treasury Department provide an explanation for obstructing an inquiry into the Biden family’s alleged nine violations, which include money laundering and wire fraud. This was due to the Treasury Department’s decision to withhold 150 Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) that were identified by U.S. banks.
CBS News acknowledged the highlighted activities in a report that was posted on Twitter in April 2022.
CBS: “More than 150 transactions involving either Hunter or James Biden's global business affairs were flagged as concerning by U.S. banks for further review.”
Meanwhile, the Biden White House has their heads in the sand: “We don't comment on the laptop.”pic.twitter.com/1rujiMhJGf
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) April 7, 2022
Before attempting to have the courts force the desired information, Comer has called for the Treasury to testify on March 10 about why it did not provide the requested reports. The Treasury argued in January that bringing forth such information would be considered an “improper disclosure,” which could harm the ability of the Biden administration to “conduct of law enforcement, intelligence, and national security activities.”
“Given the amount of time that has passed since our initial request and Treasury’s inability to provide a projected timeframe when the SARs will be produced, the committee believes Treasury may be delaying its production to hinder our investigation and operating in bad faith,” Comer charged on Monday. “Treasury’s excuses and delay tactics are unavailing given you have known about our request since last year and previously produced relevant SARs to others.”
Breitbart News reported that the Biden family bank records are an essential bit of intel in helping see how the family business has been run. It will also help bring more of Hunter’s anonymous art sales to light while providing insight as to whether or not Joe Biden is compromised by foreign governments via his family business.
“Therefore, I write to invite you to testify at a hearing before the full Committee to be held on March 10, 2023, at 9 a.m. EST in room 2154 of the Rayburn House Office Building,” Comer wrote. “This hearing will examine the various justifications you have provided the Committee regarding Treasury’s failure to produce documents requested of it, including SARs.”
The Treasury Department is obstructing our investigation into the Biden family’s business schemes.
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) February 27, 2023
The Treasury is not alone in its refusal to provide the information requested by the House Oversight Committee; Hunter has also declined to do so, citing no “legitimate legislative and oversight basis.”