House Oversight Committee Republicans issued a formal request on Thursday for Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s brother, and his business partner Eric Schwerin to turn over information related to their foreign business dealings.
Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., made the request as part of an investigation into whether the Biden family used former Vice President Joe Biden’s position 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,” Comer said in a statement.
He also said, “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.”
Hunter Biden and his business partners have been given until Feb. 22 to respond to a request from Republicans on the House Oversight Committee before considering issuing a subpoena.
On Wednesday, former Twitter executives testified to the committee regarding their alleged suppression of the New York Post’s story about Hunter Biden’s laptop, which first called attention to his business dealings with Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company. President Joe Biden has denied any involvement in his son’s business dealings.