GOP Issues Subpoena On Biden’s Son

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House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) issued a subpoena for the bank records of Hunter Biden.

In a letter Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), the ranking member of the Oversight committee sent to Comer, expressed concerns over the panel’s probe into presidential ethics. In the letter, he also referenced the “subpoena you recently issued relating to business associates of President Biden’s son,” which as he stated the Democrats were only informed about “mere hours” before it was sent out. He proceeded to claim that this broke away from the “longstanding committee practice” of giving the minority party’s committee a 48-hour notice before sending out a subpoena.

The subpoena in question has been sent to the Bank of America requesting “all financial records” from January 20, 2009, to the present for three private individuals. The targets of the subpoena include John R. Walker, who allegedly “formed a joint venture with CEFC China executives.” However, as Raskin points out the financial information that Comer has obtained regarding Walker’s private financial information and the information regarding his wife’s joint checking account, extend “well beyond any business deal with Hunter Biden or CEFC.”

According to a spokesperson for the House Oversight Committee, the subpoena is looking to obtain “financial records related to the Biden family’s influence peddling.” They added that these documents will provide more information on “several areas of concern” regarding the Biden family’s business schemes.

However, Raskin has claimed that the subpoena has gone “overboard.”