White House accuses House GOP of planning frivolous probe of Hunter Biden’s money-making schemes
Show Caption Hide Caption Trump is angry about House GOP probe of Hunter Biden The president doesn’t believe the House GOP “witch hunt” has gone far enough. He says investigations need to be far more aggressive.
WASHINGTON – The White House has issued a scathing letter to House Republicans demanding that the party return millions of dollars from a firm connected with the Trump family’s business dealings.
The letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, states that Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., and two associates of his used a corporate firm that they have worked with to funnel hundreds of thousands of dollars into the campaign coffers of several lawmakers.
“It is a disgrace to our nation that you are using your power for their private gain rather than passing legislation to benefit the American people,” reads the letter from chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, who signed off on the letter.
“I am writing this letter to you as a personal, concerned citizen because, as a taxpayer, you are the only person I can direct my concerns to. I have no legal standing to address your concerns, but I will continue to do my best as an American citizen to protect our great country.”
Walker and his associates failed to disclose their work for a company partly owned by Hunter Biden, the vice president’s eldest son, who has emerged as a major player in the Trump White House.
The House Republican also has launched an official inquiry into the firm’s use of corporate funds. It’s unclear if Walker will follow through with his request for $3 million in campaign funds.
According to the AP’s reporting, the firm used by Walker and his associates, Hunter Industries, a shell company set up to disguise the source of cash, funneled about $300,000 in donations to the campaigns of seven House Republicans, including Walker and Reps. Chris Collins of New York, Jim Renacci of Ohio and Mark Meadows of North Carolina.
Biden’s role raised ethical questions over his personal financial dealings as he sought to position himself as a viable