House Republicans have called on Hunter Biden to testify before Congress later this week, according to a letter from a senior House Republican.
“House Committee on Oversight and Reform Republicans request the attendance and testimony of Hunter Biden,” Ranking Member James Comer said in a letter to House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney.
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The committee hearing, titled “It’s Electric: Developing the Postal Service Fleet of the Future,” is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5.
Comer went on to cite Biden’s supposed expertise in cobalt mining, which secured him a negotiating position with Chinese officials, he suggested.
“Mr. Biden is well positioned to inform the Committee about issues pertaining to African cobalt mines — a metal which is essential in the manufacturing of electric vehicles,” Comer said in the letter.
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The Ranking Member also sent the letter to an attorney representing Biden amid an ongoing FBI investigation.
It’s time for Hunter Biden to appear before Congress.
@RepJamesComer is calling for the President’s son to testify at an upcoming hearing on EVs. Since Hunter is an “expert” in cobalt mining operations, his testimony could shine a light on the importance of the metal. pic.twitter.com/ewAkAPbOAj
— Oversight Committee Republicans (@GOPoversight) April 1, 2022
Hunter Biden was “part-owner of a venture involved in the $3.8 billion purchase by a Chinese conglomerate of one of the world’s largest cobalt deposits,” the New York Times reported in November 2021.
Biden, with two American partners, joined Chinese officials in 2013 to start a private equity firm that helped finance cobalt mining operations for Chinese-controlled companies. Biden, with the American partners, controlled 30 percent of the firm, according to the report.
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The mining deals included a $2.65 billion acquisition of a cobalt mine, that Chinese company China Molybdenum purchased from the American company Freeport-McMoRan, the New York Times reported.
“It is unclear how the firm was chosen by China Molybdenum,” the report added, noting China has denied intentionally working with Biden.
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