Republicans are demanding access to communication records between President Joe Biden’s scandal-ridden son, Hunter Biden, and the Obama White House.
Kentucky GOP Rep. James Comer, the top Republican on the House Oversight Committee, is pressing the White House for information on the shady foreign dealings of Hunter Biden.
Comer went on to accuse the White House of thwarting the panel’s probe to protect the president.
“The Biden Administration is restricting Congress’ access to SARs, and Committee Republicans are investigating whether this change in longstanding policy is motivated by efforts to shield Hunter Biden and potentially President Biden from scrutiny,” Comer said. “Though the Committee requested documents and information ‘no later than June 8, 2022,’ the Department of the Treasury has provided no documents or information.”
Prior to that, several Republican members of the House Oversight Committee penned a letter and sent it to the Biden Administration demanding they be given access to any and all communication records between Hunter Biden and the Obama White House.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who will likely become Speaker of the House should the GOP win back control of the lower chamber in the November midterms, said last week that Republicans are planning to launch a series of oversight investigations into the Biden administration, including Hunter Biden.
In an interview with the New York Post, McCarthy vowed that the GOP would use subpoena power in an attempt to learn what U.S. intelligence agencies knew about the infamous laptop Hunter abandoned in 2019 at a computer repair shop in Delaware — the contents of which were partially revealed just ahead of the 2020 election by The Post but which were either ignored by most other media, censored by social media platforms, or labeled Russian misinformation.
In addition, McCarthy said his party will want to know more about what the intelligence community knew of the first son’s foreign business activities while his dad served as Barack Obama’s vice president.
McCarthy told The Post “we will use the subpoena” if the intelligence agencies refuse to voluntarily cooperate with any probes, adding that in the days before the election, more than 50 current and former intelligence officials signed an open letter attesting that they believed the laptop information was planted by Russia.
“You would want to ask these individuals first of all, ‘Would you still sign the letter today, and who asked you to sign the letter and why did you sign the letter, and what information did you have prior?’” McCarthy told The Post. “Why did you feel comfortable — especially with your own reputations — that you would sign that letter? Was it someone from the [Biden] campaign who asked, or was it people in the intel community?”
“I think these questions have to be answered,” McCarthy added. “You cannot allow an intel community to utilize their name in an improper way without correcting.”
Earlier this year, former Attorney General William Barr slammed the former U.S. intelligence officials who signed the letter dismissing the Hunter Biden laptop story during the 2020 election.
“They’re political whores,” Barr said bluntly. “And it was wrong for them even to put out a letter because they didn’t know the facts. They had zero information; they did it as a political ploy to help Biden win the election.”
“The arrival on the US political scene of emails purportedly belonging to Vice President Biden’s son Hunter, much of it related to his time serving on the Board of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation,” the letter read.
In his interview with The Post, McCarthy said of intelligence community officials, “They should come in and talk to us. You’d want to ask these individuals what did they know and when.
“People can come in and talk to us and answer the questions. If that’s not the case, there are times we will use the subpoena as well,” he added.