The House committee investigating alleged influence peddling by the Biden family is seeking records on Air Force Two flights that then-Vice President Joe Biden took with son Hunter Biden.
House Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., and committee member Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., wrote Wednesday to the head of the National Archives seeking “unrestricted special access” under the Presidential Records Act to information on the Bidens’ travel aboard aircraft designated for the vice president’s use.
“Devon Archer, a longtime Biden family associate, has stated it is ‘categorically false’ that Joe Biden played no role in his son’s foreign business dealings,” Comer and Donalds wrote to Archivist of the United States Colleen Shogan. “Flights on Air Force Two around the world to seal business deals are evidence of that role.”
The lawmakers’ letter to Shogan continues:
Then-Vice President Biden’s misuse of Air Force Two and Marine Two is indicative of yet another way in which the president has abused his various offices of public trust and wasted taxpayer money to benefit his family’s enterprise, which consisted of nothing more than access to Joe Biden himself.
Hunter Biden traveled to at least 15 countries in Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia with his father when the elder Biden was vice president under President Barack Obama, Fox News reported. At least one of those instances involved Biden’s meeting with one of his son’s business associates in Beijing during an official trip to China.
The request from Comer and Donalds comes as House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., ponders an impeachment inquiry into the president’s actions—in part to compel more cooperation in turning over information to committees.
The National Archives and Records Administration is the custodian of government records, including for the president and vice president. Earlier this month, Comer’s committee sought additional information from the National Archives that ultimately showed Biden—while vice president—used an alias in more than 5,000 email messages, including to his son and his son’s business associates.
“Then-Vice President Joe Biden abused Air Force Two by allowing his son to jet set around the world to sell ‘The Brand’ to enrich the Biden family,” Comer said in a written statement. “This is yet another example of then-Vice President Biden abusing his public office for his family’s financial gain. There must be accountability for this abuse of taxpayer-funded resources.”
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