Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) told ‘Fox & Friends Weekend’ on Sunday that the establishment media “completely ignored” a 2020 report from his office on the “grifting” Biden family.
Johnson told Fox News‘ Rachel Campos-Duffy,
“Let’s face it, Sen. Grassley and I pretty well laid out the case against the grifting Biden family back in September of 2020 before the election.” He said referring to a report released via a joint investigation into the Bidens’ conflicts-of-interest released by Johnson and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in their capacities as chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and the Senate Finance Committee respectively.
“Our report was completely ignored by the media, just as they ignored the Hunter Biden laptop because they’re advocates for the left themselves. And so what we’re finding out now is just new pieces of evidence of the grifts that the Biden family have been involved with – the bank records that basically confirm what the Treasury records showed from Sen. Grassley’s and my report.”
The investigation concluded:
“In addition to the over four million dollars paid by Burisma to Hunter Biden and his business partner, Devon Archer, for membership on the board, Hunter, his family, and Archer received millions of dollars from foreign nationals with questionable backgrounds.
Devon Archer received $142,300 from Kenges Rakishev of Kazakhstan, purportedly for a car, the same day Vice President Joe Biden appeared with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arsemy Yasenyuk and addressed Ukrainian legislators in Kyiv regarding Russia’s actions in Crimea.
Hunter Biden received a $3.5 million wire transfer from Elena Baturina. Ms. Baturina is the wife (widow) of the former mayor of Moscow.
Hunter Biden had business associations with Ye Jianming, Gongwen Dong, and other Chinese nationals linked to the Communist government and the People’s Liberation Army. Those associations resulted in millions of dollars in questionable transactions.
Hunter Biden opened a bank account with Gongwen Dong that financed a $100,000 global spending spree with James Biden and Sara Biden.
Hunter Biden also moved millions of dollars from his law firm to James Biden’s and Sara Biden’s firm. Upon being questioned about the transaction, Sara Biden refused to provide supporting documentation and information to more clearly explain the activity. The bank subsequently closed the account.
Hunter Biden paid nonresident women who were nationals of Russia or other Eastern European countries and who appear to be linked to an ‘Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring.’”
Johnson continued, “I think what recently reported on Fox is the trying to get into the sovereign wealth funds of like Ireland and some of these other countries.”
“You know, our report shows something like a dozen different countries that Hunter Biden, was again peddling the family name, trying to sell influence. But I think, the trying to tap into sovereign wealth funds I think is pretty revealing.”
He went on to describe the influence-peddling campaign used by foreign entities to “gain influence” over the White House, “Why would governments who own those sovereign wealth funds, why would they want to pay into the Biden family coffers and the Biden family grift? Well, it’s to gain influence. It’s, you know, who knows exactly how it might benefit them.”
“But the level of compromise of this president, I think, is just jaw-dropping.” Johnson concluded, adding “And maybe even more jaw-dropping is how the media, except for a few outlets like Fox News, is completely ignoring it. I guess they’re OK with it.”