House Republicans ask Hunter Biden for records on his business dealings

Republicans on the House Oversight Committee sent a formal request to Hunter Biden on Thursday for information and records related to his business dealings.

The panel is also seeking records from James Biden, the younger brother of President Joe Biden, and Hunter’s business partner, Eric Schwerin.

Republicans, including former President Donald Trump, have targeted Hunter Biden for years, but they have ramped up scrutiny after taking control of the House this year.

The committee gave the trio until Feb. 22 to respond before they decide whether to issue a subpoena.

In a statement on Thursday, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., said the panel was investigating whether the president was involved in his family’s business dealings and whether he has “compromised national security.”

“The American people deserve transparency and accountability about the Biden family’s influence peddling,” Comer said. “The Oversight Committee is committed to exposing the waste, fraud, and abuse that has taken place at the highest levels of our government. Hunter Biden, James Biden, and Eric Schwerin’s documents, records, and communications are critical to this investigation.”

The White House and Hunter Biden’s lawyer did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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