Amid concerns of a government cover-up, Senate Republicans are looking to encourage the federal investigation of Hunter Biden by pushing evidence onto the prosecutor handling the case.
Republicans Chuck Grassley (R-Ia.) and Ron Johnson (Wi.) submitted over 200 pages of evidence including bank records reflecting millions in illicit transfers to the Bidens from China, the New York Post reported.
Republicans share evidence with Hunter Biden prosecutor
In a letter to Delaware-based U.S. attorney David Weiss, the senators said they were concerned about “your and DOJ’s failure to respond to our legitimate congressional oversight requests.”
“If you are conducting a full and complete investigation, you should already possess these records. In the case that you are not and do not possess these records, we suggest that you review them in detail,” their letter continued.
Hunter Biden notoriously held a lucrative sinecure at a Ukrainian energy company during his father’s vice presidency. The Biden family also netted millions of dollars from a venture tied to China’s government called CEFC China Energy.
The records Grassley and Johnson shared indicate that CEFC and one of its affiliates wired $6 million to a firm Hunter Biden formed with Chinese partners called Hudson West III, which in turn funneled nearly $4.8 million to various entities controlled by Hunter Biden and his uncle James.
Hudson West also transferred nearly $30,000 to JiaQi Bao, Hunter Biden’s Chinese secretary and his self-described “co-conspirator in mischief.”
The senators also provided proof that Hunter Biden opened a line of credit with a Chinese partner that the Biden family used to go on a “spending spree” on hotels, restaurants, and travel. Hudson West collateralized the credit cards with a $100,000 payment.
The same day the credit cards were collateralized, the Bidens “reportedly began assisting their Chinese business associates with efforts to secure U.S. visas,” the letter said.
In a press release, the senators said they want to ensure the “criminal probe is thorough and free from political interference.”
Hunter Biden announced his finances were under investigation in December of 2020, just weeks after the presidential election.
FBI whistleblowers have alleged to Grassley that the agency blocked an investigation of Hunter’s overseas business deals before the election. At the time, the scandal was baselessly dismissed as “Russian disinformation” by Biden’s allies.