Biden’s Brother Confesses?

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Last week, James Biden, the brother of President Joe Biden, disclosed during a testimony that he had paid the President $40,000, funds that originated from China. This disclosure came to light in a transcript released by House Republicans. The testimony, given on February 21 in a closed-door session before the House Oversight and Judiciary committees, is seen as a critical development in the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Biden. This inquiry is investigating allegations that James Biden and Hunter Biden were involved in influence-peddling operations that financially benefited the President. Despite claims that the money was part of a loan repayment, Republicans argue that this distinction does not diminish the significance of the transaction.

The focus on this $40,000 payment stems from a transaction on September 3, 2017, when Sara Biden, James’s wife, transferred the money from her husband’s account to President Biden. This transfer, Republicans argue, is part of a broader pattern of financial transactions that raise questions about the Biden family’s business dealings, particularly their connections to the now-defunct Chinese Energy company CEFC, which had ties to the Chinese Communist Party. Despite the Bidens’ insistence on the company’s independence from Beijing, the Republicans are scrutinizing the flow of funds from CEFC through various accounts associated with the Biden family.

Hunter Biden’s testimony further complicated matters, revealing his frustration when questioned about the flow of money from CEFC to his father’s account. He admitted to sending a contentious WhatsApp message demanding payment from a foreign business client, a message he regrets sending under the influence of drugs or alcohol. House Republicans are linking these transactions, including a $5 million wire to Hunter Biden’s company and subsequent transfers to James and Sara Biden’s company, as part of a larger scheme of influence-peddling that benefited President Biden to the tune of over $250,000.

The absence of formal loan documentation or interest payments on these transactions, according to James Biden’s testimony, adds another layer of scrutiny. House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer has been vocal in asserting that these financial arrangements point to a direct financial benefit to President Biden from his family’s business engagements. The revelation of these transactions and the ongoing investigation continue to stir debate over the Biden family’s financial dealings and their implications.

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