President Joe Biden, facing declining poll numbers, is now under scrutiny regarding allegations that he may not have been forthright about his awareness and potential involvement in his son Hunter’s and brother James’s foreign business dealings. Responding to inquiries from the New York Post, the 81-year-old president adamantly refuted reports suggesting that he received income from foreign entities and engaged in business discussions with Hunter and James on multiple occasions.
Two congressional investigative committees have asserted that Biden exploited his political position to influence policies beneficial to foreign interests, receiving payments concealed through generous compensations for Hunter and direct payments routed through nearly two dozen shell companies. These committees are contemplating impeachment proceedings while probing Biden’s business connections to countries such as China, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Russia, and Ukraine.
A recent Associated Press poll revealed that “68% of voters — including 40% of Democrats — believe Biden acted unethically or illegally with regard to his family’s business dealings,” according to the Post. Biden vehemently denied accusations made by former President Donald Trump during a presidential debate just weeks before the 2019 election, which Biden ultimately won and Trump continues to contest.
Crooked Joe Biden says "It's a bunch of lies" he was in business with his son Hunter Biden and foreign business associates.— Grand Old Patriots🇺🇸 (@GrandOlPatriots) December 6, 2023
Is Joe Biden is the most corrupt President in US history? pic.twitter.com/eJgkSvMe9q
Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, James Comer (R-KY), has strongly criticized President Biden, accusing him of repeatedly lying to the American people about his involvement in his family’s exploitation of the Biden name. Comer asserted that the committee has presented evidence demonstrating that Joe Biden engaged in conversations, meals, meetings, and coffee sessions with associates involved in his son’s foreign business ventures. Additionally, evidence has been provided regarding foreign funds finding their way into Joe Biden’s bank account. Comer emphasized the committee’s commitment to exposing what he perceives as President Biden’s falsehoods and holding him accountable for alleged corruption.
Echoing these sentiments, House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) took to X, stating unequivocally that the President had once again misled the American people. Johnson presented a fact-based argument, noting at least 22 instances where Joe Biden interacted with or met Hunter Biden’s associates in foreign business dealings. This further adds to the mounting criticisms against President Biden related to his family’s business activities.
The President just lied again to the American people.— Speaker Mike Johnson (@SpeakerJohnson) December 6, 2023
FACT: There are at least 22 examples of Joe Biden speaking with or meeting with Hunter Biden’s foreign business associates. https://t.co/Bv6eR9yLiS
Following serious allegations from whistleblowers within the FBI and Hunter Biden’s former business associate, Devon Archer, the House Oversight Committee asserts that Joe Biden participated in dinners alongside Hunter’s business associates, including Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings.
According to reports by The Post, Burisma paid Hunter substantial amounts, up to $1 million annually from April 2014, despite his lack of qualifications for the board position. Earlier, an FBI informant had informed Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) that Burisma owner Mykola Zlochevsky paid $10 million in bribes to Joe and Hunter Biden, allegedly in exchange for the then-vice president’s assistance in removing Ukrainian Prosecutor-General Viktor Shokin.
Defending President Biden, Rep. Dan Goldman (D-NY), a Biden supporter, emphasized the distinction between casual phone conversations and involvement in Hunter’s business dealings. He explained that the interactions were mere pleasantries, involving greetings and discussions about the weather, without any business engagements.
However, IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley contradicted this defense, testifying before Congress that Biden was present in meetings to exert influence and intimidation to shape decisions and phone call outcomes.
A memo reportedly written by Hunter expressed frustration, stating, “I am sitting here with my father, and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled.” Hunter urged the recipient to resolve the matter promptly, threatening repercussions, and within two weeks of this memo, Biden’s accounts received $5.1 million, in addition to over $1 million transferred earlier that year.