House Oversight Chair James Comer (R-KY) told Newsmax that the committee will release evidence of additional wire transfers to Hunter Biden from additional countries, including Ukraine and Russia.
Newsmax host Eric Bolling asked Comer about Friday’s press conference held by Attorney General Merrick Garland in which he claimed the investigation into Hunter Biden was conducted thoroughly and fairly. He also stated that criticism of the DOJ amounts to an “attack” on democracy.
Recent revelations from IRS whistleblowers have disputed Garland’s statement, including claims that Hunter Biden was “tipped off” about a looming raid on his storage facility and that IRS investigators were ordered to “stand down.”
“He just stood up and lied to the American people,” Comer said of Garland’s press conference. “Merrick Garland has destroyed the reputation of the Justice cabinet. He has destroyed the reputation of justice in America. He needs to go.”
“There’s no way he could defend the indefensible by saying that he has treated Democrats in the same manner that he has treated Republicans, specifically the way he treated the president of the United States’ son.”
Comer’s committee has been investigating a web of financial transactions that allegedly points to a criminal bribery scheme involving the Biden family. After a lengthy back-and-forth with the FBI, the committee obtained an FD-1023 form compiled by a “highly credible” FBI source that claims Joe Biden and his son Hunter were each paid $5 million by a foreign national in a quid-pro-quo agreement to have Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin, fired.
Shokin was investigating the Ukrainian energy firm Burisma, where Hunter sat on the board. The foreign national has since been identified as Burisma founder Mykola Zlochevsky.
The committee also uncovered documents tracing money allegedly paid to the Biden family through several shell companies.
“We have bank records that came in this week that we’re going through that we think are going to show more [money wire transfers] from more countries,” Comer said. “Remember, we just disclosed two countries thus far: China and Romania. There are still some more Chinese wires that we have yet to present to the American people.”
“And there are a lot of wires, mysterious wires from Ukraine and Russia, that we’re about to expose. So, this is just beginning for the Bidens. All the Department of Justice is doing is standing in our way.”
Comer vowed to continue the investigation despite claims from the DOJ and elected Democrats that the Hunter Biden matter has been settled.
“We are still producing results every day that shows this family, the president of the United States’ family, has received millions and millions of dollars from our adversaries all over the world, and they can’t explain why,” he said. “They can’t explain why.”
🚨 DOJ is doing everything in their ability to obstruct the one credible entity in the United States that is actually investigating the Bidens and that is the House Oversight Committee.
AG Merrick Garland has destroyed the reputation of the DOJ.
— Rep. James Comer (@RepJamesComer) June 25, 2023