"Biden Knew": Hunter, James Biden Slapped With Criminal Referrals Over "Influence Peddling Schemes"

House Republicans have referred Hunter and James Biden to the DOJ for criminal prosecution, accusing the pair of making false statements to Congress amidst an ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.

The criminal referrals, which were formalized on Monday, culminate from seven months of investigative work by three House committees. The probe alleges an extensive influence peddling operation involving the president’s family, linking millions of dollars in international business deals to potentially corrupt figures and entities, including those connected to the Chinese Communist Party.

“Our investigation has revealed President Biden knew about, participated in, and benefitted from his family cashing in on the Biden name around the world,” said Rep. James Comer (R-KY), Chairman of the House Oversight Committee. Comer and Rep. Jim Jordan of the House Oversight Committee, as well as Ways and Means Committee Chair Jason Smith, suggested multiple charges including perjury for Hunter Biden.

“Despite this record of evidence, President Biden continues to lie to the American people about his involvement in these influence peddling schemes. It appears making false statements runs in the Biden family. We‚Äôve caught President Biden‚Äôs son and brother making blatant lies to Congress in what appears to be a concerted effort to hide Joe Biden‚Äôs involvement in his family‚Äôs schemes,” reads the referral.

As Just the News reports further, the chairmen identified three instances in which they believe Hunter Biden lied to the committee.

  • ‚Äú[F]alsely distanced himself from‚ÄĚ one of his companies, Rosemont Seneca Bohai, LLC, and its bank account that received millions for foreign entities and individuals. Despite this, that bank account transferred funds to him from those foreign sources.
  • Making false statements about holding a position at that same company. Documents released after the first son‚Äôs testimony show he signed a document identifying himself as corporate secretary of the enterprise.
  • Misrepresented a text conversation with Chinese company executive ‚ÄúZhao‚ÄĚ with whom he invoked his father‚Äôs presence in a threatening text message. Biden claimed he mistakenly messaged the wrong person, however messages released by one of the committees show he continued to speak with that same executive days afterward.

The committee also argue presidential brother James Biden lied in his deposition by:

  • Saying he did not meet with Hunter Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski while the group pursued a deal with CEFC China Energy.

“Lying to Congress is a serious crime with serious consequences,” said Jordan. “Hunter and James Biden did just that. They lied to coverup President Biden‚Äôs involvement in their family‚Äôs international influence peddling schemes that have generated millions of dollars. These criminal referrals are a reflection of criminal wrongdoing by the Biden family, and the Department of Justice must take steps to hold the Bidens accountable.”

We’re sure Merrick Garland will get right on it!

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