(SNews )- House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer claimed that newly released emails between Hunter Biden and his business associates with the Obama White House cast doubt on President Joe Biden’s claims that he was unaware of his son’s business dealings when he was serving as the vice president.
Comer said: “We know Hunter Biden’s business associates visited the White House numerous times during the Obama-Biden administration, and now-unearthed emails reveal Hunter Biden and his associates sought access to the White House and official government events.
“The House Oversight Committee will continue to follow the Bidens’ complex financial transactions to determine the extent of their influence peddling schemes to determine if President Biden is compromised and our national security is threatened.”
House Oversight Committee ranking member Jamie Raskin (D-MD) said:
“What we’re talking about here is second-hand hearsay, and they did whatever investigative due diligence was called for in that assessment period, and they found no reason to escalate it from an assessment to a so-called preliminary investigation.”
Comer said earlier: “Today, FBI officials confirmed that the unclassified, FBI-generated record has not been disproven and stated several times the information contained within it is currently being used in an ongoing investigation.
“The confidential human source who provided information about then-Vice President Biden being involved in a criminal bribery scheme is a trusted, highly credible informant who has been used by the FBI for years.
“These are facts and no amount of spin, and frankly lies, from the White House or Congressional Democrats can change this information.
“At the briefing, the FBI again refused to hand over the unclassified record to the custody of the House Oversight Committee and we will now initiate contempt of Congress proceedings.
“Given the severity and complexity of the allegations contained within this record, Congress must investigate further.
“Americans have lost trust in the FBI’s ability to enforce the law impartially and demand answers, transparency, and accountability.
“The Oversight Committee must follow the facts for the American people and ensure the federal government is held accountable.
“The investigation is not dead. This is only the beginning.”