Peter Schweizer, senior contributor to Breitbart News and president of the Government Accountability Institute (GAI), told a Republican Review Committee (RSC) meeting that there was a slam dunk case to indict Hunter Biden on evasion charges. tax, Breitbart News exclusively learned.
Schweizer, the author of Red-handed: How America’s elites get rich helping China win, spoke to RSC members about his book, which focuses on how America’s elites and lawmakers have enriched themselves at America’s expense. the In the act The author told the meeting that while the book documents many elites who sell out to China, it primarily focuses on President Joe Biden and his family.
RSC chairman Jim Banks (R-IN) said he thought, after reading
Schweizer said the Hunter Biden laptop stories help answer “three basic fundamental questions” about the relationship between China, Hunter Biden and Joe Biden:
- The Biden family received around $31 million in business deals with the Chinese.
- Hunter Biden has had significant business dealings with senior Chinese government officials.
- Schweizer said Hunter Biden’s emails revealed the Biden family money was “fungible.”
Schweizer said Hunter and Joe Biden have joint accounts and Hunter Biden pays Joe Biden’s monthly bills.
“It also indicates that Joe Biden was a direct beneficiary of the money that was transferred from Asia,” Schweizer said.
Schweizer said a grand jury was created in 2018 to review Hunter Biden’s business deals in China, which focuses on potential tax evasion, money laundering, political corruption and failure to register as a as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).
Schweizer said there remains a good chance Hunter Biden will go to jail on one of those charges, likely tax evasion. However, he warned that Hunter Biden would likely take the fall to protect his father.
Schweizer explained, “What seems to be pretty clear at this point, you can notice with a flurry of reporting happening, that I would say the odds are pretty good that Hunter Biden will be indicted. On which of these counts, I don’t know. I think tax evasion is a slam dunk. But here is the real challenge for those in this room and for the American people. What will probably happen is that there will be a cut deal. Hunter Biden will face some of the charges. He is likely to spend some time in prison. But he’s going to do this to protect his father.
“The American people will have no accounting … they will have no accounting for what the fiscal relationship was and how it influenced American policy,” Schweizer said.
The GAI chairman offered two recommendations to prevent greater foreign influence: increased congressional oversight and ethical reforms.
He explained, “Congressional oversight is a legitimate and important function here. The Department of Justice will not. And what I would suggest is that congressional committees, when you’re expected to take a majority in November, use the subpoena power of oversight committees to investigate this. Ask Hunter Biden and these others to testify under oath, subpoena financial records, joint accounts, etc.
He added, “If you look at the current situation, as it relates to the Biden family, Joe Biden is required to disclose if he has $1,000 in GE stock. He is required to disclose all of his campaign contributors of $200 or more, but his son strikes multi-million dollar deals with Chinese state entities in which he has no legitimate business purpose. There is no disclosure requirement. So why not just ask members of the executive and legislative branches to answer a simple question? Is there any immediate family member i.e. adult children, spouse engaged in business activities with foreign governments or foreign state enterprises? If you check yes, at least ask members to disclose it.
Schweizer pointed out that foreign entities now make deals with family members to “outsource” the individual they are trying to “bribe” and shield them from this type of disclosure and ethical reform.
House Judiciary Committee ranking member Jim Jordan (R-OH) has launched a new investigation into Facebook and Twitter’s impression of Hunter Biden’s laptop story.
If House Republicans regain a majority in the House, Jordan would likely become the chairman of the judiciary and have the power to investigate the Biden family.
Banks said Jordan would lead the judiciary committee and do the right thing regarding the Biden family investigations.
“I would personally say that I have a lot of faith in Jim Jordan,” Schweizer said.
Sean Moran is a congressional reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3.