Businessman Suspected of Kicking Back Chinese Cash to Bidens Asked to Testify by House Oversight
House Oversight Committee James Comer (R., Ky.) on Friday sent a letter to Biden family associate Rob Walker asking him to participate in a transcribed interview with Committee staff, one day after subpoenaed bank records revealed Walker doled out more than a $1 million to Biden family members after receiving a $3 million payout from a Chinese energy company.
“Rob Walker is a key witness in our investigation of President Biden’s involvement in his family’s business schemes,” Comer said in a statement on Friday. “After receiving a $3 million dollar payout from a Chinese energy company two months after Vice President Biden left office, Rob Walker then sent over a million dollars in incremental payments to Biden family accounts and a similar amount to another Biden family associate.”
He added: “These records reveal that the three parties likely all received a third of the money from China and it is unclear what services were provided in return.”
Comer noted Rob Walker, in speaking about his dealings with the Bidens, once said that exposing him would “bury all of us, man.”
“Why? The Oversight Committee has many questions for Rob Walker and we look forward to getting answers for the American people,” Comer concluded.
The letter to Walker says the committee has identified him as a “critical witness” in its investigations into President Biden’s involvement in his family’s business practices and invites him to participate in a transcribed interview.
Hunter Biden, James Biden, Hallie Biden and an unknown fourth Biden received a total of $1.3 million in payments from accounts related to Walker in 2017 shortly after Walker received a $3 million wire from a Chinese energy company, the committee revealed Thursday.
A memo Comer released on Thursday was the first time Hallie Biden, the widow of Biden’s late son Beau Biden, had been connected to the Biden family business schemes.
The subpoenaed bank records show that State Energy HK Limited, a firm affiliated with CEFC China Energy, wired $3 million to Robinson Walker, LLC on March 1, 2017 — less than two months after then-vice president Joe Biden left office. The following day, Robinson Walker, LLC wired $1,065,000 to European Energy and Infrastructure Group in Abu Dhabi, a company associated with James Gilliar, another business partner to Hunter Biden, according to the memo.
The Biden family members and their companies then began “receiving incremental payments over a period of approximately three months,” the memo states. “The recipients of the money included Hallie Biden, companies associated with Hunter Biden and James Biden, and an unknown bank account identified as ‘Biden.’”
The unknown “Biden” account received $70,000 from Robinson Walker, LLC between March and May of 2017, according to subpoenaed bank records obtained by the committee.
Robinson Walker LLC sent Hallie Biden $25,000 on March 20, 2017, according to the memo. One month earlier, she received a $10,000 transfer from Robinson Walker LLC shortly before it received the $3 million payment.
At the time of the payments, Hallie Biden was dating Hunter Biden. The pair were romantically involved from 2016 to 2019 after Beau Biden’s death from brain cancer in 2015.
Meanwhile, an account belonging to Hunter Biden received $500,000 during that time frame, while an account belonging to James Biden received $360,000.
White House spokesman Ian Sams dismissed the latest reporting.
“After a disgusting attack lamenting that the President’s deceased son Beau was never prosecuted while he was alive, Congressman Comer has now decided to go after Beau’s widow,” Sams said. “Instead of bizarrely attacking the President’s family, perhaps House Republicans should focus on working with the President to deliver results for American families on important priorities like lowering costs and strengthening health care.”