Hunter Biden’s Attorney Refusing to Cooperate With Congress, Lawmaker Says

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
December 13, 2020 Updated: December 13, 2020

Attorneys for Joe Biden’s son and brother are refusing to cooperate with congressional oversight, according to a Senate committee chairman.

Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) have been probing the foreign business dealings, along with other matters, of the Biden family for about a year. Johnson chairs the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee; Grassley chairs the Senate Finance Committee.

Johnson said Dec. 12 that lawyers for Hunter Biden, 50, and James Biden, 71, “have refused to cooperate with the committees.” Additionally, five of Hunter Biden’s former business partners, including Devon Archer, haven’t been responsive to letters or emails, he said.

“It should be noted that, collectively, President Trump’s family and associates produced documents and agreed to appear at interviews with a number of congressional committees,” Johnson said in a statement.

“It would be nice, and in the public’s interest, if the Biden family and their associates would be equally cooperative with the Senate, the American people we represent, and the mainstream media that has now joined our long interest in these crucial matters.”

Joe Biden
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., on Dec. 9, 2020. (Susan Walsh/AP Photo)

George Mesires, an attorney representing both Hunter and James Biden, didn’t immediately respond to a request by The Epoch Times for comment. The campaign of Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, also didn’t immediately respond.

Hunter Biden disclosed this week that he’s being investigated by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware. He said they’re probing his “tax affairs.” The investigation reportedly includes looking at the younger Biden’s business dealings with China.

Joe Biden and his wife have refused to answer questions in recent days about Hunter Biden.

James Biden, also known as Jim, was sued last year. The lawsuit alleges he and others tried to defraud a business in Tennessee.

Grassley and Johnson produced a supplemental report last month about the Bidens, saying it showed that Hunter Biden had links to foreign individuals who have ties to the Chinese Communist Party and Moscow. In their original report, they said Hunter Biden had “millions of dollars in questionable financial transactions” with associates and foreign individuals.

Grassley has suggested that Hunter Biden and James Biden should have registered as foreign agents due to their business dealings with a Chinese energy company that’s linked to the Chinese military.

Archer, a longtime associate of Hunter Biden, saw a court in October reinstate a fraud conviction for a scheme that defrauded a Native American community.

The other ex-associates who aren’t being responsive, according to Johnson, are James Gilliar, John Sandweg, Eric Schwerin, and Rob Walker.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.