On Monday, October 19, 2020 a group of 11 House conservatives, led by House Freedom
Caucus Chairman Rep. Andy Biggs (AZ-5), sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr urging him to appoint a Special Counsel to investigate the prima facia evidence of corruption on the part of former Vice President Joe Biden, his son Hunter and their foreign business and diplomatic associates.
Among the emails culled from Hunter Biden’s laptop were statements indicating Joe Biden received 50 percent from various deals and that he was slated to receive 10 percent equity in one of Hunter’s deals in Communist China.
Those revelations are on top of the influence peddling exposed in a joint report on Biden family dealings in Russia and Ukraine released by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in conjunction with the Senate Finance Committee.
· Among the facts established in the Senate report were that while Biden was vice president, his son Hunter received a $3.5 million wire transfer from the billionaire wife of the former mayor of Moscow, individuals who are undoubtedly connected to Vladimir Putin.
· Chinese nationals also lavished Hunter and other members of the Biden family with money, giving Hunter and Biden’s brother James credit cards for a $100,000 international shopping spree.
· There was also a mysterious $142,300 wire transfer from a Kazakhstan businessman through a Latvian bank and a company in Singapore.
· And new information regarding Hunter’s sweetheart gig on the board of a corrupt Ukrainian gas company that bribed a Ukrainian prosecutor.
Joining Rep. Biggs on the letter were Representatives Paul Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04), Ted Budd (NC-13), Jeff Duncan (SC-03), Jody Hice (GA-10), Mark Green (TN-07), Debbie Lesko (AZ-08), Louie Gohmert (TX-01), Ted Yoho, D.V.M. (FL-03), Andy Harris (MD-01), and Steve King (IA-04).
The Honorable William Barr Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20530
Dear Attorney General Barr,
Last week, reports surfaced about an uncovered hard drive and laptop purportedly belonging to Hunter Biden.
Emails, allegedly on the hard drive, have indicated that Hunter Biden may have helped to orchestrate a payout to his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, from his dealings with a Chinese energy corporation, and that he may have compromised the integrity of his father’s role as Vice President of the United States with his business dealings in Ukraine.
These alleged revelations raise serious issues about former Vice President Joe Biden’s reported participation with his son’s business dealings, specifically whether the former vice president (1) received foreign monies during his tenure in the Obama administration, and (2) if former Vice President Biden allowed his son to peddle access to his father with foreign business entities.
Americans deserve public officials who take great care to protect the integrity of their offices. Our constituents place great trust in their leaders at every level of government to conduct the people’s business with the utmost honesty, transparency, and accountability.
If these reports about former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, are true, the former vice president fell far short of his responsibility to uphold his constitutional oath and betrayed the sacred trust of the American people.
It is imperative that the American people receive answers and a full accounting of former Vice President Biden’s dealings with his son and his son’s business partners, and if the former vice president misused his office for personal gain.
We request that the Department of Justice immediately appoint an independent, unbiased special counsel to investigate the issues that we have raised – as well as any corresponding legal or ethical issues that might be uncovered from the former vice president’s 47 years in public office.
We ask for a response to our request by Friday, October 23, 2020, at 5 PM EST.
House Freedom Caucus
Attorney General William Barr