Republicans requesting information from the SEC about Hunter Biden investigation

By Ireland OwensThe Center Square

The House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., and the House Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, wrote a letter to Gary Gensler, chairperson of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), this week urging the SEC to release information regarding the federal securities fraud investigation of President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, according to a press release

The chairmen’s letter to the SEC is a part of an ongoing Republican impeachment inquiry of the president concerning “whether sufficient grounds exist to draft articles of impeachment against President Biden for consideration by the full House,” the letter said.

The impeachment inquiry into President Biden originated last year from former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., as The Center Square previously reported.

There have been several allegations made by Republicans against the president amidst the impeachment inquiry, including alleged checks being paid to President Biden from family members, The Center Square previously reported.

The chairmen’s letter mentions how several “business associates” and other individuals involved with Hunter Biden were implicated during the tribal bond scheme investigation back in 2016.

“In 2016, attorneys within the SEC’s Enforcement Division were investigating a tribal bond scheme in which several individuals were charged with violating federal securities laws,” the letter said. “As part of this investigation, several of Robert Hunter Biden’s (Hunter Biden) business associates and inter-connected entities were implicated by the alleged conduct.”

Hunter Biden was convicted by a jury in Delaware earlier this month on gun charges on three counts, The Center Square previously reported.

Hunter Biden’s guilty verdict from the gun trial has caused mixed opinions among politicians.

Billionaire and former politician Vivek Ramaswamy slammed the legitimacy of the Hunter Biden conviction in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, last week. He referred to the trial as a “sham.”

“This trial was a sham,” Ramaswamy said. “Just like the Trump trial, it was a sham but a sham for a different reason. It was a sham designed to legitimize the Trump conviction, that’s why it came right after even for charges that date way far back. But it also avoids accountability for the Biden crime family on the actual things that Hunter Biden should have been charged for. Like, for example, peddling foreign influence while his actual father, Joe Biden, was the Vice President of the United States.”

Comer and Jordan’s letter mentions how Hunter Biden was required to provide documents to the SEC due to a subpoena.

“On March 16, two days after the SEC issued the Archer Subpoena, the SEC issued a subpoena to Hunter Biden (Biden Subpoena), requiring Hunter Biden to produce documents regarding, among other items, all documents and communications ‘concerning Rosemont Seneca Bohai, LLC[.]’” the letter said

Hunter Biden used the name of his father, who then was serving as the Vice President of the US, in his counsel’s response to the SEC’s subpoena in 2016, according to the chairmen’s letter.

“Mr. Biden’s response gratuitously invoked his father’s position as the Vice President in what could be interpreted as an effort to discourage further SEC scrutiny,” the letter said. “And on May 11, 2016, the SEC published a press release—announcing the charging of seven individuals—with no mention or charging of Hunter Biden.”

Comer and Jordan demand important records to be released from the SEC in their letter, calling the records “critical to the impeachment inquiry.”

Whether or not the impeachment inquiry into the president will gain more traction remains to be seen.

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