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 March 5, 2023

Treasury Department to testify about withholding info about 'suspicious' activity involving Joe Biden

The Washington Times reports that the Treasury Department is going to publicly testify about its refusal to provide information about Hunter Biden. 

The department, specifically, is set to testify before the Oversight and Accountability Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. It appears that this will take place on Friday.

The committee is led by U.S. Rep. James Comer (R-KY), and the committee, under Comer's leadership, is investigating the family of President Joe Biden regarding its business practices.

As part of their investigation, Comer and his fellow Republicans have called upon the Treasury Department to provide information about "Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) generated by Biden family members' unusual foreign or high-dollar transactions." Comer has requested roughly 150 of these SARs, and they are specifically related to Hunter Biden, President Biden's embattled son.

"These SARs were flagged by financial institutions to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network within the Department of the Treasury," Comer wrote in a letter that he sent to the Treasury.

The Treasury Department has refused to provide this information. In response, Comer has accused the committee of intentionally delaying the production of the SARs. Comer wrote:

Given the amount of time that has passed since our initial request and Treasury’s inability to provide a projected timeframe when the SARs will be produced, the Committee believes Treasury may be delaying its production to hinder our investigation and operating in bad faith

Accordingly, Comer has called upon the department to testify before his committee regarding its failure to comply.

Comer tweeted:

I am calling on @USTreasury to testify at a hearing on March 10. The American people deserve transparency. Treasury’s failure to produce requested information related to the Biden family’s influence peddling schemes is unacceptable. @GOPoversight will get answers.

Now, it appears that the Treasury Department has agreed to testify.

The Times reports, "Treasury’s assistant secretary for legislative affairs, Jonathan C. Davidson will appear before the panel on March 10."

Comer released another statement on the matter on Saturday.

"We are concerned the Treasury Department is acting in bad faith to produce these documents to the Oversight Committee when we know that it has already produced them to another congressional office," Comer said.

"At next week’s hearing, a Treasury Department official can explain to Congress and the American people why the department is hiding critical information," he added.

The Treasury Department, at the time of this writing, has not provided a statement of its own on the matter.

Written By:
Robert Ayers

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