Another day, another sordid twist to the tale of First Son Hunter Biden: The crack-cocaine aficionado with a penchant for prostitutes, who has been repeatedly and credibly accused of using his family’s influence to gain lucrative jobs overseas that he may or may not be qualified for.
Now, with the Republicans in charge of the House of Representatives, many Americans expected there to be some movement in regard to investigating these concerns, but it appears as though certain apparatuses within the federal government aren’t so keen on the idea.
The US Treasury Department refused Wednesday to provide House Republicans any suspicious activity reports it may have on foreign banking and other business transactions by Hunter Biden and other members of President Joe Biden’s family.
Jonathan Davidson, Treasury’s legislative affairs chief, told House Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer in a letter that he needs more details about why the panel is seeking such “highly sensitive” information.
Comer wrote on Jan. 11 to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen for any so-called suspicious activity reports — used by banks to flag what they deem dubiously large transactions — as part of his panel’s probes into overseas business and other dealings by the president’s son.
Without acknowledging whether such reports on the Bidens exist, Davidson on Wednesday instructed Comer that “improper disclosure” of such information can undermine the executive branch’s “conduct of law enforcement, intelligence, and national security activities.”
Comer was not to be deterred, however.
Comer responded that “this coordinated effort by the Biden Administration to hide information about President Biden and his family’s shady business schemes is alarming and raises many questions.”
The news comes on the heels of revelations regarding Hunter’s potential access to classified documents that were being stored in his father’s Delaware home, and ironically just days after Congress approved the release of former President Donald Trump’s personal tax returns against his will.