Rep. James Comer: Extent to Which Biden Family Involved in Suspicious Activities Is 'Breathtaking'


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Representative James Comer (R-KY) has had his hands full of late, chairing the House Oversight Committee and the numerous investigations they are conducting – not least of which is looking into allegations that multiple members of the Biden family (including potentially the president himself) have been involved in criminal enterprises, such as money laundering, bribery, and racketeering.

Rep. Comer sat down with Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures to discuss the current status of their investigations and what he expects to come from the committee’s scheduled closed-door interview with Hunter Biden‘s business partner Devon Archer on Monday.

The full interview can be viewed above, but following are some highlights from their discussion.

DOJ Saturday Letter

Bartiromo began the segment by sharing “breaking news” of a Saturday letter from the Department of Justice (DOJ) to the Southern District of New York regarding Devon Archer, who, as noted above, is set to testify before the committee on Monday.

Bartiromo: By the way, Devon Archer is testifying on Monday. Do you ever see – you usually see – the DOJ send letters like this out on a Saturday?

Comer: Never, never. This is the first time I’ve ever heard of the Department of Justice doing anything on a Saturday.

Bartiromo: So what is this letter? Can you walk us through it? The government is apprising the court of the status of Devon Archer’s appeal of his judgment of conviction, and they request that the court set a surrender date for the defendant to report to a facility. Please walk us through what this letter says.

Comer: Yeah, the letter from the Department of Justice is trying to nudge the judge to go ahead and sentence Devon Archer for something unrelated to what we’re going to be talking to him about tomorrow. It’s odd that it was issued on a Saturday, and it’s odd that it’s right before he’s scheduled to come in to have an opportunity to speak in front of the House Oversight Committee and tell the American people the truth about what really went on with Burisma.

So, you know, I don’t know if this is a coincidence, Maria, or this is another example of the weaponization of the Department of Justice, but I can tell you this: The lengths to which the Biden legal team has gone to try to intimidate our witnesses, to coordinate with the Department of Justice, and to certainly coordinate with the Democrats on the House Oversight Committee, to encourage people not to cooperate with our investigation, to encourage banks not to turn over bank records, to encourage Treasury not to let us have access to those Suspicious Activity Reports – it’s very troubling. And I believe that this is another violation of the law. This is obstruction of justice. But nevertheless, we’re going to continue to move forward and try to present the American people with the facts and the truth about this president and his family.

Status of the Investigation

Bartiromo asked Comer to provide an update on the status of the investigation. Comer reiterated that there are 170 Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) regarding the Bidens, but in addition, there are another “several dozen” SARs filed on other people but with Biden family members as the subject of the reports, “meaning they were involved in some type of transaction – involved with a major wire that had been flagged by a bank.” Comer explained these are the sorts of transactions that indicate money laundering, so the committee plans to go back to Treasury and request these additional reports, adding:

I will tell you, it’s unprecedented. As someone who’s been involved in banking, there’s never been an instance that I’ve ever heard of, or in talking to bankers around America, where a family has been involved in so many Suspicious Activity Reports – this is where the bank files notice with the Treasury Department that they fear their client is engaged in some type of criminal activity. This is very serious, and the extent to which this family was involved in suspicious activities is breathtaking.

Bartiromo asked Comer how many SARs the average person would get, to which he replied, “Zero.” He noted that a lot of banks – at least in Kentucky – may not issue more than one or two such reports in a year. Comer also pointed out how unusual it is for SARs to be issued regarding an American.

Most people who get Suspicious Activity Reports are people who are foreigners doing business in America, people who are sending money to foreign countries that may or may not be legal citizens of the United States, and people involved in criminal activity – money laundering and things like that.

Expectations Regarding Archer’s Testimony

Comer stated that his expectation is for Archer to sit before the committee and tell the truth, noting that this provides an opportunity for Archer to “be a hero,” like the two IRS whistleblowers and Judge Maryellen Noreika, who questioned the “sweetheart plea deal” between Hunter Biden and the DOJ at Wednesday’s hearing.

We know that Devon Archer was on the board of Burisma with Hunter Biden. We know that Devon Archer has met and communicated many, many times with Joe Biden about Burisma and other things.

We have other bank statements that we’ve obtained that we have questions about, pertaining to countries that we believe Archer may have knowledge of.

Witness Intimidation by the Biden Legal Team

Several times during the interview, Comer alluded to intimidation efforts by the Biden legal team directed toward the committee’s witnesses.

So my hat’s off to Devon Archer when he shows up tomorrow. I know it’s tough. I know he’s been intimidated by the Biden legal team. But hopefully he saw what happened in that courtroom in Delaware last week. And there are good people in the justice system and we saw that judge stand up and reject the obvious sweetheart plea deal that the Department of Justice gave the president’s son.

I know that the president’s legal team has been telling our witnesses that they don’t need to cooperate with the committee that nothing’s going to happen to the Bidens – I don’t think that’s true.

Joe Biden’s Level of Involvement

Comer also indicated they plan to explore with Archer the extent to which Joe Biden had knowledge of and was involved in his family’s “business schemes,” noting the laughable narrative pivot by WH Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre last week from the president’s steadfast declarations that he had no knowledge of his family’s dealings to him never being “in business” with his son. As Comer pointed out, “Maria, they never had a legitimate business.”

Pressed by Bartiromo as to whether he believes Joe Biden himself was involved in bribery, racketeering, and money laundering, Comer stated:

I believe that Joe Biden knows about all those things. Now, what level of involvement he had as a participant, we’re investigating to find out. But there’s no doubt in my mind that he knew about those things. And remember, he has consistently told the American people he had no knowledge of anything his family was doing with respect to foreign business transactions. And we’re about to find out, throughout the whole month of August, whether or not that statement was true.

That’s a tantalizing note by Comer at the end there, signaling that the committee intends to stay busy with its investigations, despite Congress breaking for its August recess.

Is Impeachment in the Offing?

To close the segment, Bartiromo asked Comer whether, if the anticipated evidence bears out, he expects to impeach Joe Biden. Comer deferred on that issue to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH), as they would be the two to lead a potential impeachment, though he did add: “I know how I would vote on it, Maria.”

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