Republicans are trying to discover if the Biden family tried to “sell access around the world.”
And they’ll soon gain records from one of Hunter Biden’s closest friends.
A top Hunter Biden associate is giving Republicans important information for their investigation.
The House Oversight Committee will reportedly “soon” receive documents from top Hunter Biden associate Eric Schwerin.
Eric Schwerin handled “almost every aspect” of the family’s financial affairs according to Hunter Biden’s ex-wife.
“Eric had managed almost every aspect of our financial lives, so our relationship was an awkward one. One born out of mutual need, perhaps. But I trusted him,” Kathleen Buhle wrote in her memoir of her tumultuous 24-year marriage with Hunter.
The Chairman of the oversight committee, James Comer, requested Schwerin provide any records, documents or communications that could help their investigation into “certain international and domestic business transactions and practices,” including alleged influence peddling that “generate[d] millions of dollars for the Biden family,” according to a Feb. 8 letter.
“We have received correspondence from the attorneys representing Hunter Biden and James Biden. Oversight Committee staff will be in communication with them about Chairman Comer’s request. We are also in contact with Eric Schwerin’s attorney and expect him to start producing documents to the Oversight Committee soon,” according to a House Oversight Committee spokesperson.
The Republican probe is investigating whether members of the Biden family leveraged Joe Biden’s position as vice president to ”sell access around the world.”
“If President Biden is compromised by deals with foreign adversaries and they are impacting his decision-making, this is a threat to national security,” Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., said in a statement at the time.
“The American people deserve transparency and accountability about the Biden family’s influence peddling. The Oversight Committee is committed to exposing the waste, fraud and abuse that has taken place at the highest levels of our government. Hunter Biden, James Biden and Eric Schwerin’s documents, records and communications are critical to this investigation,” he added.
Hunter Biden’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, initially claimed in response that the committee’s request “lacks a legitimate legislative purpose.”
“As your Letter is a sweeping attempt to collect an expansive array of documents and communications from President Biden and his family, I write to explain that the Committee on Oversight and Accountability lacks a legitimate legislative purpose and oversight basis for requesting such records from Mr. Biden, who is a private citizen,” Lowell wrote.
“Rather than engage in back-and-forth letter writing campaigns or any formal proceedings, I would offer to sit with you and your staff, including the ranking member and his staff, to see whether Mr. Biden has information that may inform some legitimate legislative purpose and be helpful to the Committee. I hope that you will engage in this effort,” the attorney said.
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