Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has been ordered to hand over “all suspicious activity reports” (SARs) related to Democrat President Joe Biden and his family members.
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) sent a letter to Yellen demanding the documents on the Bidens and related files on executives from the Ukraine energy company Burisma Holdings.
Comer told Yellen that the SARs are required for the congressional “investigation into the Biden bribery scheme.”
The Oversight Committee has been investigating allegations that President Biden and his son Hunter took millions of dollars in bribes while Joe was serving as Obama’s vice president.
However, the Biden administration has been resistant to transparency and either slow-walks Comer’s requests or simply ignores them.
On Wednesday, the Committee demanded that Yellen’s department provides “all suspicious activity reports (SARs) related to Burisma executives & entities to help further our investigation into the Biden bribery scheme.”
“The FBI sat on these allegations for years. We’re not,” the Committee warned.
🚨BREAKING 🚨@RepJamesComer is calling on Secretary Yellen to provide all suspicious activity reports (SARs) related to Burisma executives & entities to help further our investigation into the Biden bribery scheme.
The FBI sat on these allegations for years. We’re not.
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) June 29, 2023
In the letter, the Committee wasted no time in getting right to the point.
Lawmakers warn that their evidence shows malfeasance by the Biden family:
Dear Secretary Yellen:
The Committee on Oversight and Accountability has reviewed government documents that allege President Biden, while serving as Vice President, solicited and received a bribe from a foreign source in return for certain actions.
These allegations are consistent with the Committee’s ongoing investigation of the Biden family’s foreign business transactions—transactions that subpoenaed bank records have revealed allowed Biden family members and associates to profit over $10 million from foreign sources.
They then request all related SARs on file with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.
The nation’s security is at risk, they write:
The Committee seeks to craft legislative solutions aimed at deficiencies it has identified in the current legal framework regarding ethics laws and disclosure of financial interests related to the immediate family members of Vice Presidents and Presidents— deficiencies that may place American national security and interests at risk.
The Committee is concerned that foreign national have sought access and influence by engaging in lucrative business relationships with high-profile political figures’ immediate family members, including members of the Biden family.
The letter goes on to discuss possible future legislation.
The Committee then requests that all the eligible SARs from April 2014 to the present be provided by July 12.
Yellen is then reminded of the House Oversight Committee’s authority:
The Committee on Oversight and Accountability is the principal oversight committee of the U.S. House of Representatives and has broad authority to investigate “any matter” at “any time” under House Rule X.