Dem Rep Refutes Relevance Of Hunter Biden Documents

( — Jamie Raskin, the Ranking Member of the House Oversight Committee, said last week that the newly released memo from Oversight Chairman James Comer shows that Republicans have found nothing that links President Biden to Hunter’s foreign business dealings, the Washington Examiner reported.

Last Wednesday, Chairman Comer released a memo showing that Hunter Biden and his associates received over $20 million from foreign oligarchs in Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan while Joe Biden was vice president.

Democrats and the media were quick to point out that Comer’s memo did not show that any of that money went directly to Joe Biden.

In a statement last week, Raskin argued that the financial transactions included in the memo “do not involve the President.” He accused Republicans of rehashing the same information on Hunter’s business dealings that was “identified at least three years ago” and insisted that all of the evidence released since then “clearly established that President Biden was not involved in his son’s business dealings.”

Raskin claimed that the Republicans are attempting to “validate their calls” to launch an impeachment inquiry into the president to “distract from former President Trump’s dozens of outstanding felony criminal charges.”

Contrary to Raskin’s claims, the details in Comer’s memo reveal that then-Vice President Biden met with two foreign oligarchs shortly after they wired money to businesses controlled by Hunter and his business partner, Devon Archer.

In 2014, Biden dined with Hunter, Archer, Russian billionaire Yelena Baatruina, and Kazakhstani oligarch Kenes Rakishev at Washington’s Café Milano shortly after Baturina wired $3.5 million to a company controlled by Archer. Part of that payment, $2.7 million, was then transferred to a bank account partially controlled by Hunter.

Yelena Baturina is one of the few Russian oligarchs the Biden administration has not sanctioned in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Around the same time, the Kazakhstani oligarch wired $142,300 to a company controlled by Hunter. The following day, $142,300 was transferred to a bank account belonging to a New Jersey car dealership to pay for Hunter’s new sports car.

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