(LibertySociety.com) – Representative James Comer, R-Ky., Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is finally getting somewhere with his investigation of Hunter Biden and other members of the Biden family. After scoring a win by obtaining the subpoenaed financial documents of Hunter Biden’s business partners from Bank of America, Rep. Comer was given access the Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) that were filed with the United States Treasury regarding transactions made by Hunter Biden and other family members.
Suspicious Activity Reports are filed “if there is something out of the ordinary about a particular transaction,” according to a statement from a Treasury Department official. Rep. Comer previously requested these reports back in the 117th Congress, noting 150 SARs filed on the Biden’s, but accused the Biden administration of preventing him from getting access. However, even with Republicans in charge in the 118th Congress, Rep. Comer has faced delays from the Treasury in providing the SARs. After demanding at the end of February that a Treasury official testify, Rep. Comer finally received notification that he would be provided the ability to view the reports.
Representative Comer expressed his frustration with the Treasury Department after learning that he and his colleagues would be provided “in-camera access” to the reports, stating that “It should never have taken us threatening to hold a hearing.” However, the Treasury Department wrote Rep. Comer in early March 2023, blaming the delay on necessary procedures to protect material that is sensitive to law enforcement.
Obtaining these reports adds to the series of wins that Rep. Comer has been awarded regarding the Biden family investigation. He has also secured compliance from Eric Schwerin, the previous “moneyman” for the Biden family, with his promise to turn over documents to the committee, and has scored an interview with Kathy Chung, who was hired at the recommendation of Hunter Biden as an executive assistant to Joe Biden when he was vice president.
According to reports, the House Oversight Committee began reviewing the SARs on March 15.
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