During an appearance on Newsmax’s “Spicer & Co.” on Thursday, Rep. James Comer (R-KY) revealed that House Republicans plan to request “suspicious activity reports” on Hunter Biden.
If the GOP regains control of the House in the November midterms, according to Comer, they plan to “see what led to” U.S. banks issuing “150 suspicious activity reports” for Hunter Biden’s business transactions.
“These were put into place by George W. Bush after September 11th to try to catch money laundering and try to catch people who are funneling money from foreign countries into American domestic terrorist sales,” the Kentucky congressman said.
“So this is a very serious violation,” Comer added. “He had 150 of these. It’s not a far-fetched theory to say that Hunter Biden had more suspicious activity reports than any human in American history.”
The GOP congressman went on to reveal that, when he called on the Treasury Department to preserve and release all documents related to Hunter Biden, his request was ignored. This prompted Comer to send a follow-up letter to the department on Wednesday, providing the Treasury Department with a July 20 deadline.
As the ranking member on the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Comer said he was informed by the Treasury Department that, to be able to release the suspicious activity reports that he requested, the Republican congressman would need a Democrat to request the information alongside him.
“Under the Obama administration and the Bush administration, any member of Congress, not just someone on the Oversight Committee, but any member of Congress could request the suspicious activity reports from the Treasury and they would provide those within three days,” the Kentucky Republican said. “But Biden, for whatever reason, and I think we know the reason, halted that and now says no member of Congress can get these suspicious activity reports.”
“This is another example of where Joe Biden has been compromised by Hunter’s shady business dealings, and he’s changing the rules, at the expense of the American people, to try to protect his son,” Comer added.
With his experience serving for more than a decade on a community bank board, Comer stressed to the Newsmax host the seriousness of suspicious activity reports, noting that he doesn’t think most people truly understand how few of these reports are actually filed.
“The fact that they have had over 150 is mind-boggling,” he said. “That’s got to be a record, and what were they doing to get those? This is the most serious of all the banking violations, and it’s just amazing that they’ve had this many.”
“We want to know why he had them, and we’ve also learned that some of these accounts were commingled with the president’s brother,” Comer added. “We’ve seen emails were sent, where Hunter’s business associates were writing checks back and forth between Hunter and then-Vice President Biden. So we have a lot of questions.”
Comer is currently running for reelection in Kentucky’s 1st Congressional District, facing Democrat Jimmy Ausbrooks in the state’s general election on November 8.