First son Hunter Biden Was on the course Wednesday to miss a midnight deadline to Provide records About his international business interests to The House Oversight Committee — setting the stage for a subpoena and potential legal battle.
The Post was told by a spokesperson for the committee that Hunter Abbe Lowell, attorney is refusing to Provide the records requested by Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), the panel’s chairman.
“We have received correspondence from the attorneys representing Hunter Biden and James Biden,” According to the spokesperson, the Post was informed. “We are also in contact with Eric Schwerin’s attorney and expect him to start producing documents to the Oversight Committee soon.”
Lowell, James’ reps were not contacted. Biden Eric Schwerin responded immediately to Comment requests
Comer Feb. 8 The documents reveal that influence-peddling was done by the First Family, according to the “the Biden family business model is built on Joe Biden’s political career and connections.”
“Biden family members attempted to sell access around the world, including individuals who were connected to the Chinese Communist Party, to enrich themselves to the detriment of American interests,” According to the lawmaker. “If President Biden is compromised by deals with foreign adversaries and they are impacting his decision making, this is a threat to national security.”
Any relevant information was required by the Oversight Chairman records It goes back to Joe Biden’s inauguration as vice president in January 2009. Also, Comer requested classified documents from the government including intelligence. recordsSchwerin was asked to answer the question. to Financial statements, contacts lists and turn-over schedules records From the same period.
Lowell flouted Comer’s request The following day, I wrote a note citing the 2020 Supreme Court decision. House Democrats couldn’t seize control of the financial records Calling the aforementioned tax returns for former President Donald Trump, his family and tax returns House Oversight investigation “baseless.”
“Peddling your own inaccurate and baseless conclusions under the guise of a real investigation, turns the Committee into ‘Wonderland’ and you into the Queen of Hearts shouting, ‘sentence first, verdict afterwards,’” said Lowell, referencing the children’s book “Alice in Wonderland.”
James’ attorney Biden similarly rebuffed Comer’s request A Feb. 11, 2001 letter to He claimed that he had been informed by the committee “serious reservations about the purported legislative purpose of your inquiry.”
The Post received no additional correspondence Wednesday from attorneys for the committee, according to a rep of the group. Biden. The majority of the time, there will be no change in mind. to subpoena the Bidens for the documents — a summons the first family’s legal reps are likely to challenge.
Comer requested testimony from the former on Tuesday Hunter Biden associate Vuk Jeremic — a former foreign minister of Serbia and onetime president of the United Nations General Assembly — about the origins of the Biden family’s links with state-run CEFC China Energy.
According to some reports, the firm paid $2.5 million. Hunter James Biden at least $4.8 million in 2017 and 2018 — and Joe Biden allegedly discussed the CEFC endeavor with another of his son’s associates, Tony Bobulinski, months after leaving the vice presidency.
A May 2017 described the “big guy” Get a 10% profit share from CEFC. Bobulinski and the email’s author, James Gilliar, identified Joe Biden As the “big guy,” And an October 2017 email Joe’s identity is Biden as a participant in a call about CEFC’s attempt to purchase American natural gas.
President Biden maintains he has never talked with his son about the latter’s varied overseas interests.