EXCLUSIVE: House Republicans on Wednesday launched an effort to probe the business ventures of President Biden’s family members, especially Hunter Biden’s newfound art career, and document how the Bidens have sought to “profit off the presidency.”
Citing news reports, Republicans on the House Oversight Committee accuse Biden’s son Hunter, brother Frank and sister Valerie of using the president’s position to their advantage and are demanding answers from the White House on such business dealings.
“Reports regarding President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s family members attempting to profit from their proximity to the White House have been disturbing and recurring,” the House Oversight Republicans wrote in letters obtained first by Fox News.
“Unfortunately, these reports of President Biden using his former official positions of public trust to swell the coffers of his family members are widespread, and any hope the pattern of family self-dealing would finally stop when he assumed the presidency has been dashed,” the letters read.
WHITE HOUSE DEFENDS HUNTER BIDEN’S ART SELLING SCHEME: ‘HE HAS THE RIGHT TO PURSUE AN ARTISTIC CAREER’
Of high concern for the Republicans is Hunter Biden’s new career path as an artist and his plans to sell his paintings at upcoming exhibitions in Los Angeles and New York, where his art could be listed as high as $500,000. In order to avoid an appearance of outsiders trying to peddle influence with the Biden family, the White House crafted an agreement to keep the names of the buyers confidential from the 51-year-old Biden and the White House. The Republicans dubbed the art agreement as “nothing short of a cash grab.”
The GOP lawmakers also raised concerns about reports that brother Francis “Frank” Biden promoted his relationship with the president in an Inauguration Day advertisement for a law firm he advises. And recently it was announced that Biden’s sister, Valerie Biden Owens, will be publishing a book next April entitled “Growing Up Biden: A Memoir,” which will look at her life with the president.
BIDEN’S SISTER APPEARS TO BE CASHING IN ON BROTHER WITH NEW BOOK DEAL
Led by the top Republican on the Oversight Committee, Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., the Republicans fired off letters Wednesday to the White House general counsel and National
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