On Wednesday, the House Ways and Means Committee voted to release new documents from IRS whistleblower testimony confirming that Hunter Biden had engaged in activities involving the sale of access to his father Joe Biden through the use of the “family brand.”
These documents revealed that Hunter Biden had marketed the ‘Biden family brand’ in a total of 23 countries.
“The Biden Family foreign influence peddling operation suggests an effort to sway US policy decisions,” House Ways and Means chairman Jason Smith said.
On June 6, 2017, the Committee released a WhatsApp message from Hunter Biden to a business associate indicating that he was unwilling to part with his family’s brand or give the individual control of their only asset.
Chairman Smith added, “That asset could only be one person: Joe Biden.”
IRS investigators linked Hunter Biden’s alleged tax violations and business dealings to government operations while Joe Biden was Vice President.
“There was in fact a connection between Hunter Biden’s global influence peddling, Joe Biden, and official U.S. government activity,” Rep. Smith said.
Investigators reported that, in April 2014, then-Vice President Joe Biden had an official visit to Ukraine following meetings with his son Hunter Biden and business associate Devon Archer, as well as senior staff from the Vice President’s office. Subsequently, Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company, hired Hunter Biden one month after this visit.
“Millions of dollars were flowing through subsidiaries and LLCs to avoid taxes and shield visibility in how money from foreign sources…went to different entities and Biden family members,” Smith said.
Chairman Smith remarked on the newly released whistleblower documents, noting that they “specifically mention 23 foreign countries on 4 different continents with connections to Hunter Biden’s business operation”.
The Department of Justice took extraordinary measures to prevent any investigations that could have resulted in the revelation of information pertaining to Joe Biden.
"There was in fact a connection between Hunter Biden's global influence peddling, Joe Biden, and official U.S. government activity." @RepJasonSmith of the House Ways and Means Committee lays out the new evidence in the investigation into the Biden family. pic.twitter.com/qeYLze1xJf
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