Oversight Republicans launched a new probe on Wednesday to investigate the recent auction of Hunter Biden’s artwork and “Biden family’s efforts to profit from proximity to the White House.”
“Reports regarding President Biden’s family members attempting to profit from their proximity to the White House have been disturbing and recurring,” House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-KY) wrote in the statement.
“Unfortunately, these reports of President Biden using his former official positions of public trust to swell the coffers of his family members are widespread, and any hope the pattern of family self-dealing would finally stop when he assumed the presidency has been dashed,” Comer added.
The Biden family is treating the White House as their own personal cash cow.
Who would pay 500K for Hunter’s art if his last name wasn’t Biden?https://t.co/4PEvXG9l2U
— Rep. James Comer (@RepJamesComer) July 14, 2021
The statement also said, “The Biden family’s actions during the Obama-Biden Administration are similarly concerning and reveal a potential pattern of using the White House for profit.”
Among the requests are “documents related to Hunter Biden’s artwork, lists of all Biden family members’ foreign business interests, any instance when the Biden name was used in advertisements and investment opportunities, and White House procedures in place ‘to ensure the Biden family does not profit off the presidency,'” according to Fox News.
The ongoing business connections with Hunter Biden and the White House will likely increase, both as the evidence grows and as Republicans seek an advantage leading toward the 2022 midterm elections.