House Oversight Chair James Comer (R-Ky.) provided an update Tuesday on the Hunter Biden probe, suggesting those they bought in for closed-door depositions were unable to remember his past.
“Now, you know, all of the people that we brought in for depositions, they have a hard time remembering the bad things,” Comer said in an interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity.
Comer added that Eric Schwerin, a former business associate of President Biden’s son who received a subpoena, was a “key central figure in paying all the bills and make sure Hunter Biden wasn’t over drafted in the bank.”
The Kentucky lawmaker said Schwerin used “the same talking points” that other associates have used, which denies that President Biden had any involvement in his son’s foreign business dealings.
“But one thing he said that I think is very interesting is he said he did all this for Joe Biden and never charged Joe Biden anything,” Comber said. “So, he provided a very valuable service to Joe Biden for free. That’s an ethics violation.”
According to ABC News, he stated in opening remarks that he was not aware of any financial transactions or compensation that President Biden received related to business from any family members.
Comer, who led the push to get the younger Biden to sit for a closed-door deposition — calling it a “huge victory” when the president’s son finally agreed — reiterated his allegation that if Schwerin “was doing President Biden’s books,” it is a “clear” ethics violation.
“This is another example of comingling of accounting funds that the Bidens used. There was not a wall between Joe Biden and Hunter Biden and his schemes, like the president has always said,” Comer said. “There just wasn’t.”
Schwerin told the committee that in his discussions with President Biden, who was vice president at the time, he was concerned about taking a transparent and ethical approach. He called the allegations led by the GOP “preposterous,” per ABC News.
Hunter Biden and the president have both maintained that President Biden was not involved in his son’s business dealings. The depositions in the probe come as part of a multipronged impeachment inquiry into President Biden, who is currently running for reelection.