'Getting very close to Joe Biden': Congress probes dozen bank accounts that enriched first family
Congressional investigators have identified a labyrinth of at least a dozen bank accounts that were used to funnel money from foreign sources to Joe Biden's family and uncovered the first evidence that some funds went to benefit the future president, the chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee has disclosed.
"It's getting very close to Joe Biden," Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) told Just the News.
In a wide-ranging interview with the "Just the News, No Noise" television show Wednesday night, Comer said his investigators were finally allowed to see Suspicious Activity Reports filed with the Treasury Department by banks flagging Biden family overseas business transactions dating back years.
Whistleblowers have augmented those financial records with testimony, Comer revealed.
The Kentucky Republican said the new evidence makes clear that several members of the Biden family were involved in receiving or forwarding foreign money and that some of the money came from places other than widely reported sources in China, Russia and Ukraine. He cited the United Arab Emirates as one new area of investigative interest.
"The Middle East, that's very underreported, especially with Jim Biden, the president's brother," Comer said. "He had a lot of deals in the Middle East. We know about a lot of these deals, because a lot of them are in federal bankruptcy court right now.
"And that's the other story here: I don't know if any of these business deals ever lasted. I mean, they were all scams and schemes and failures. So why would people continue to send this family massive amounts of money? Because they don't have any expertise. Were they getting something in return? If so, then Joe Biden would be the primary suspect, because I don't think that Hunter Biden or Jim Biden, or any of the family members of the Biden family can actually do something on behalf of the government. But Joe Biden could, and that's why we're investigating this."