Prominent conservatives push for banking evidence amid Hunter Biden allegations
A group of prominent conservatives is demanding that Congress pursues Joe Biden’s bank records to investigate the alleged ties to his son Hunter Biden’s shady foreign business dealings.
Congressional Republicans are coming under mounting pressure to demand the banking history of the former vice president.
The calls come after one of the email threads leaked from Hunter Biden’s hard drive includes a discussion about dividing up the huge payout from a deal with a Chinese firm.
The email makes reference to a payout for “the big guy,” who a source has reportedly confirmed is former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee.
The email, dated May 13, 2017, was obtained by Fox News and includes a discussion about “remuneration packages” for six people involved in a business deal with a Chinese energy firm.
In the email, Hunter Biden appears to be identified as “Chair / Vice Chair depending on agreement with CEFC,” in an apparent reference to now-bankrupt CEFC China Energy Co.
“Hunter has some office expectations he will elaborate,” the email notes.
During a discussion about an equity split for the deal, “20” for “H” and “10 held by H for the big guy?” is proposed with no further details.
As Neon Nettle previously reported, one of the people copied on the email – Hunter Biden’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski – verified its authenticity.
Bobulinski confirmed that “H” is Hunter Biden and “the big guy” is a reference to the former vice president.
In an open letter to Republican members of Congress on Monday, the conservatives — George Landrith, president of Frontiers of Freedom; Richard Manning, president of Americans for Limited Government; Andrew Langer, president of the Institute for Liberty; Seton Motley, president of Less Government; Horace Cooper, co-chairman of Project 21; Saul Anuzis, president of 60 Plus; and Dick Patten, president of the American Business Defense Council — asked Republicans to treat President-elect Joe Biden exactly as House Democrats have treated President Donald Trump.
The letter reads, in part:
Joe Biden has said he wants to unite the nation behind his leadership.
If he is serious about that, he must understand the value of removing any reasonable doubt about whether he was selling American foreign policy to the Chinese and other foreign interests.
It is worth noting that the attempt by the Democrat House to hound President Trump for his tax returns has gone on even though there is no evidence he did anything wrong and even though he has filed every financial disclosure required by law.
They’ve basically admitted that it is just a fishing expedition.
But the questions about Joe Biden’s and his family’s newly acquired wealth are not simply a fishing expedition.
There is ample proof to make the questions well founded and worthy of immediate answers.
So the question is — will the Biden-Harris team put this issue behind them and establish that neither Hunter, nor Joe Biden or other family members were using Joe Biden’s high public office to gain millions in political influence peddling with foreign interests including some of America’s most dangerous adversaries.
Or alternatively, will Chairman [Richard] Neal [(D-MA)] and the Ways and Means Committee look into this matter with the same vigor that they’ve exhibited for their tax return fishing expedition?
If Biden’s team and the House Democrats refuse to come clean, the Senate Republicans must begin to investigate and subpoena banking records.
America has a right to know if Joe Biden and his family acquired millions in wealth by using his office improperly and for personal gain.
According to Breitbart, the signatories are skeptical of the idea of a special counsel to probe Hunter Biden’s business dealings, arguing that it “could be prolonged for years or be arbitrarily shut down …
“That would allow Joe Biden to escape the immediate accountability he owes the American people.”
The same conservative leaders wrote a letter directly to Neal earlier this month.
Hunter Biden admitted earlier this month that he is under federal investigation.
It is possible the FBI already has the records.