The United States Treasury Department has given “highly sensitive” financial records from Hunter Biden, Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, to the U.S. Senate to assist in the Senate’s investigation into Hunter Biden’s business activity in Ukraine while his father was vice president, according to Yahoo News.
Yahoo News reported: “Sens. Charles Grassley, chairman of the Finance Committee; Ron Johnson, chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee; and Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, have focused their efforts in Washington, seeking to extract politically useful information from agencies of the U.S. government. They’ve issued letters requesting records from Cabinet departments and agencies, including the State Department, the Treasury, the Justice Department, the FBI, the National Archives and the Secret Service.”
Yahoo News continued: “Grassley and Johnson have sought to obtain some of the most sensitive and closely held documents in all of federal law enforcement — highly confidential suspicious activity reports (SARs) filed by financial institutions with FinCEN, an agency of the Treasury that helps to police money laundering. A source familiar with the matter said the Treasury began turning over materials less than two months after Grassley and Johnson wrote to FinCEN on Nov. 15, 2019, requesting any SARs and related documents filed by financial institutions regarding Hunter Biden, his associates, their businesses and clients.”
Despite presidential candidate Joe Biden repeatedly claiming that the suspicions around his son’s business dealings with Ukraine’s Burisma are conspiracy theories, Hunter Biden’s business dealings have raised enough red flags to motivate investigations in multiple countries. According to investigative journalist John Solomon, in early 2016 the government of the country Latvia found a series of “suspicious” payments from Burisma to Hunter Biden, and they asked Ukraine to help investigate. As Solomon writes, “The Feb. 18, 2016 alert to Ukraine came from the Latvian prosecutorial agency responsible for investigating money laundering, and it specifically questioned whether Vice President Joe Biden’s younger son and three other officials at Burisma Holdings were the potential beneficiaries of suspect funds.”
Solomon continued, explaining this information “adds to a growing body of evidence that questions and investigations of Burisma were swirling in early 2016 just before Joe Biden used his authority as vice president to force the firing of Ukraine Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin in March 2016 by threatening to withhold $1 billion in U.S. aid.”