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House Republicans Launch Probe Into Biden Family Profiting Off White House

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House Republicans this week demanded documents relating to what say are efforts by relatives of President Joe Biden to “profit from their proximity to the White House.”

“Reports regarding President Biden’s family members attempting to profit from their proximity to the White House have been disturbing and recurring,” House Oversight Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) and other Republicans wrote in a letter. “Unfortunately, these reports of President Biden using his former official positions of public trust to swell the coffers of his family members are widespread, and any hope the pattern of family self-dealing would finally stop when he assumed the presidency has been dashed,”

The group demanded documents from the White House Counsel’s Office and the National Archives and Records Administration.

They cited the White House helping craft an arrangement that will see Biden’s son Hunter Biden sell pieces he’s created for as much as $500,000, but not reveal the identity of the buyers.

“The prices for these paintings—by someone with no formal training or history as an artist—raise questions about whether the art is being offered for its merit or its connection to the White House,” they wrote.

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