A key part of the Hunter Biden payments investigation by House Republicans has been confirmed by an email from the president’s son’s laptop. During the divorce of Hunter Biden from his first wife, Kathleen Buhle, $1 million in payments from a business leader from Romania became a key topic.
His ex-wife’s attorney cited a “Romania deal” to Hunter Biden’s counsel.
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The topic came up in negotiations surrounding funds in the younger Biden’s bank account. His ex-wife’s attorney accused Hunter and his legal team of delaying information regarding the account.
His ex-wife’s attorney wrote in late 2016 about the former couple’s “very precarious financial situation.” This included hundreds of thousands owed in debts and taxes, though this was disputed by Hunter.
The email regarding the payments from Romania appeared to confirm a major finding from an investigation by Republicans in Congress.
The House Oversight Committee played a leading role in compiling a report about a number of payments to the Biden family, including the one from the Eastern European nation.
Rep. James Comer (R-KY), who chairs the committee, stated that the Biden family was involved in “influence peddling and business schemes.”
Furthermore, Comer wrote that the president’s family attempted to “conceal the source and total amount received from the foreign companies.”
The committee cited the creation of more than 20 companies linked to the Biden family, often through Hunter.
Overall, Comer said that the combined accounts drew more than “$10 million from foreign nationals’ companies.”
The money from Romania has already been a topic of note for the committee prior to the release of information from the email.
In 2014 and 2015, then Vice President-Biden met with members of that country’s government to address “corruption.”
The investigation found that Hunter Biden, through a business associate, received more than $1 million from a Romanian businessman under investigation for corruption.
The president’s son is also reportedly under federal investigation regarding potential tax and firearms violations. President Joe Biden recently said that his son had done “nothing wrong.”