July 14, 2024

U.S. House Oversight Committee Unveils $1M Transfer from Disreputable Romanian Entrepreneur to Bidens; Total Foreign Transactions Exceed $10M

President Joe Biden delivers remarks prior to signing the "Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promises to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022”, Wednesday, August 10, 2022, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Erin Scott)

The House Oversight Committee has disclosed in a memo that a sum exceeding $1 million was transferred from Gabriel Popoviciu, a shady Romanian entrepreneur, to members of the Biden family between November 2015 and May 2017.

The memo indicates possible influence peddling and ties between Biden family ventures and then-Vice President Biden’s official duties.

In all, the U.S. House Oversight Committee said that the Biden family, their associates, and their companies received over $10 million from foreign nationals and their companies.

As reported by The New York Post, a 36-page memo reveals subpoenaed bank records that indicate $3 million was moved from Popoviciu’s firm to a company controlled by Hunter’s business associate, Rob Walker, with approximately one-third of that sum ending up in the bank accounts of Hunter Biden and other family members.

The committee has voiced concerns about the Biden family’s history of seeking business opportunities in regions where the then-Vice President had considerable sway over U.S. policy. Hunter Biden began working with Popoviciu in 2015 as the latter confronted corruption charges in Romania.

Hunter Biden
Hunter Biden

Popoviciu, who was convicted of bribery in 2016, has drawn attention in the U.S. because of his interactions with Hunter. For instance, in July 2015, former FBI Director Louis Freeh contacted Hunter just two hours prior to a scheduled meeting with his father.

Moreover, Hunter traveled to Romania in November 2016 for a two-day visit to represent Popoviciu before the country’s National Anticorruption Directorate, and subsequently had a breakfast appointment with his father two days after returning.

The Oversight Committee memo questions the White House’s dubious denials that the Bidens received funds from China, presenting actual screenshots of bank transfers. The memo also emphasizes Joe Biden’s past trips to Romania and meetings with Romanian officials, where he stressed the significance of combating corruption. Within five weeks of meeting Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, Popoviciu’s company started depositing funds into Rob Walker’s firm’s bank account.

The Justice Department is reportedly close to deciding whether to charge Hunter Biden with tax fraud and other alleged offenses. Hunter’s legal team met with DOJ attorneys in April, potentially marking the final step before a charging decision. President Biden was recently spotted with his younger brother James Biden, who collaborated with Hunter in several of their foreign partnerships.

The New York Post noted that among the first family’s more prominent international dealings, Hunter Biden earned up to $1 million per year serving on the board of Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma between 2014 and 2019, starting while his father spearheaded the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy.

Below are 10 takeaways from the latest saga involving the Bidens

1-Over $1 million was transferred from Romanian businessman Gabriel Popoviciu to the Bidens between November 2015 and May 2017.

2-A 36-page memo reveals subpoenaed bank records showing $3 million moved from Popoviciu’s firm to Rob Walker’s company, with one-third ending up in Biden family bank accounts.

3-The memo suggests potential influence peddling and a connection between Biden family business ventures and then-Vice President Biden’s official duties.

4-The Oversight Committee expresses concern about the Biden family seeking business opportunities in regions where the then-Vice President had significant influence over U.S. policy.

5-Hunter Biden began working with Popoviciu in 2015 as the latter faced corruption charges in Romania.

6-Popoviciu, convicted of bribery in 2016, has drawn attention in the U.S. due to his interactions with Hunter Biden.

7-The Oversight Committee memo questions the White House’s dubious denials of the Bidens receiving funds from China, providing screenshots of bank transfers.

8-The memo emphasizes Joe Biden’s past trips to Romania and meetings with Romanian officials, focusing on combating corruption.

9-The Justice Department is reportedly close to deciding whether to charge Hunter Biden with tax fraud and other alleged offenses.

10-Among the first family’s more prominent international dealings, Hunter Biden earned up to $1 million per year serving on the board of Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma between 2014 and 2019.

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MLKO
MLKO
1 year ago

Is there a country the Biden’s didn’t take money from?