Biden Family's Influence Peddling 'in a Class to Itself'

March 17, 2023

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

There long have been concerns that Hunter Biden, and others in the Biden family, were selling access to Joe Biden – as vice president and now president.

There's evidence of significant payments to the family – for which there was no apparent reason.

Just this week, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., released a summary of bank records showing how a $3 million payment from a Chinese company came into the United States, was broken up, and eventually infused $1.3 million into the accounts of President Joe Biden's family members.

Now Jonathan Turley, the Shapiro chair of public interest law at George Washington University, criminal defense attorney, columnist, legal analyst, and expert witness before Congress on multiple occasions has termed that influence peddling, a "raw form of corruption."

"The Biden family business has long been influencing peddling and the extent of these transactions is breathtaking," he wrote. "For those of us who have denounced influence peddling for years in both parties, the Biden family is in a class to itself. The family has long been associated with influence peddling to the degree that they could add an access key to their family crest."

report at Just the News explained Comer found that a Biden family associate, John Robinson Walker, had used his company to "transfer money to Biden family members."

The committee said "it traced a $3 million payment that was sent from a Chinese company to Walker in March 2017 – just two months after Joe Biden stepped down as vice president – and then money totaling $1.3 million was distributed to accounts tied to Hallie Biden, the widow of the late presidential son Beau Biden, presidential brother James Biden and presidential son Hunter Biden," according to the report.

A fourth "Biden" also was paid.

Of course, there's also been evidence of payments to the Bidens from other sources that have been unfriendly to the United States, including one apparently involving millions that came from Russia.

Comer's report said, "The committee is concerned about the national security implications of a president’s or vice president’s immediate family members receiving millions of dollars from foreign nationals or companies without any oversight. Current financial disclosure laws and regulations do not require non-dependent family members to provide any information to the public."

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