Move over, Gambinos: The Biden family racket puts you to shame.
“We’ve never seen a presidential family receive these sums of money” from foreigners, including US “adversaries,” marveled House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) as he released a memo Wednesday highlighting some $10 million from foreign nationals that went to nine members of President Joe Biden’s family.
Text messages suggest Hunter Biden regularly shifted funds directly to his dad, but Joe also plainly benefited just from having the whole clan taken care of.
After reviewing bank statements, the committee warned that some of the fund-transfers from overseas may be signs of “influence-peddling,” flagging “the Biden family’s pattern of courting business in regions of the world in which the then Vice President had an outsize role and influenced U.S. policy.”
Crucially, the committee exposed evidence suggesting a deliberate effort to “conceal the source” and “amount” that came from abroad: The family and its associates created a “complicated, suspicious network of over 20 companies,” mostly LLCs formed while Joe was veep.
“Significant deposits from foreign sources” would go to Biden associates, who’d then “transfer smaller, incremental payments to Biden bank accounts.”
As many 12 banks may have been involved, though Comer & Co. haven’t reviewed records from all of them yet.
It’s the kind of “financial gymnastics,” as one pol put it, straight out of crime films.
The president denies any wrongdoing by him or his son — that is, when he’s willing to take questions on the subject.
Yet the evidence that he not only knew about the family business but participated in it is growing.
How, after all, does the president think his son and brother and other family members were making their living?
The White House even denies the family got money from China, despite screenshots of banks transfers.
Look, Biden can deny the truth ’til the cows come home (“a bunch of garbage,” he grumbled of The Post’s October 2020 “laptop” scoops, now universally verified) but the evidence is already plain: The president was a direct beneficiary of millions in dubious foreign payments.
If this was a Republican family, you can bet the media would already be full of calls for impeachment and criminal investigations. Instead, they spent Wednesday on wall-to-wall coverage of the (inevitable) arrest of Rep. George Santos, somehow a much bigger scandal.
Again, there’s no clear sign of exactly what Beijing (or the Bidens’ Romanian, Ukrainian etc. benefactors ) thought they were buying, other than “friendship” and face time.
“It would be hard for me to believe that Hunter Biden was so charismatic that he could convince foreign nationals to wire millions of dollars into not just his account but eight of his family members’ accounts,” smirked Comer.
Certainly, it’s not clear what — besides having his dad as veep — Hunter brought to the table, and the elaborate efforts to hide where the family windfalls were coming from certainly suggests Hunter, James Biden and their partners didn’t want to explain.
Now that they can no longer wave the whole thing off as Russian disinformation, maybe Biden’s defenders want to claim all these foreign actors were just investing in a promising young artist?
This story originally appeared on NYPost