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GOP Lawmakers Demand Hunter Biden Communications With Obama White House

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Republicans on the House Oversight Committee are seeking all communications between President presidential son Hunter Biden and then-President Barack Obama’s administration, according to a report on Friday.

In a letter to President Joe Biden’s White House, the GOP members strongly suggested that Biden’s Justice Department deepen its current probe of his son who they say is “continuing to profit off” his famous, influential father’s name.

“Hunter Biden’s connections throughout the Russian sphere of influence have now become especially relevant in the fast-moving and developing Russian war in Ukraine,” the letter, dated March 31, said, according to The Epoch Times.

The lawmakers wrote that “if the Russian government is attempting to influence American policy in Ukraine by exploiting Hunter Biden’s connection with his father—the President of the United States—the American people deserve to know it.”

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In addition, they said they are requesting “documents and communications” between the White House and “members or associates of the Biden family” from Jan. 20, 2021, to the present. Also, the lawmakers want all information regarding “past and ongoing foreign business interests and past and ongoing foreign relations for members of the Biden family,” said the letter.

The Epoch Times adds:

Starting about a year ago, the younger Biden started producing artwork, which has been shown during an exhibition in New York. Some of the paintings are reportedly being sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars, which has led to speculation that he’s using his name and influence to sell the paintings for a higher price, although Biden told outlets that his art is “literally keeping me sane” and dismissed such allegations.

Now, Republicans also are seeking seeking “all documents and communications” from Jan. 20, 2021, to now about Biden’s artwork, while demanding “all policies and procedures in place to ensure the Biden family does not profit from the presidency of Joe Biden.”

The letter comes on the heels of reporting last week claiming that the DoJ’s investigation into the president’s son has deepened and intensified.

On Thursday, CBS News reporter Catherine Herridge said that the investigation, which started as a probe into Hunter’s taxes, has become “broader than previously known.”

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More witnesses have come forward to speak to the grand jury in Wilmington, Del., having been asked about payments that Hunter received when he was on the board of the energy company Burisma in Ukraine, according to reports.

“It’s an investigation…going back to 2018,” CNN’s Senior Justice Correspondent Evan Perez said. “And right now, prosecutors in Delaware are focusing on a number of things, including whether Hunter Biden and, and some of his business associates violated laws, including tax money, laundering, laws, and foreign lobbying laws.”

In their letter, the House Oversight Republicans want “all records between Obama administration officials and ‘members or associates’ of Biden’s family relating to Russia or Ukraine as well as all documents and records relating to Yelena Baturina, one of the richest women in Russia and the wife of a former Moscow mayor, Yuri Luzhkov,” The Epoch Times reported, adding that allegations have been made in the past that Hunter Biden received around $3.5 million from Baturina, though President Biden has denied that.

“The Biden family has for decades profited from Joe Biden’s positions of public trust. Hunter Biden has particularly benefitted from his father’s success in politics, from managing a Ukrainian energy conglomerate, to selling cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to connecting his father to Kazakhstani oil oligarchs, and preventing a Romanian real estate tycoon’s conviction for bribery charges,” says the letter, which was addressed to Dana Remus, counsel to President Biden, and David Ferriero, who heads the National Archives and Records Administration.

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