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."
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.
James Biden, also known as Jim, was sued last year. The lawsuit alleges he and others tried to defraud a business in Tennessee.
The other ex-associates who aren't being responsive, according to Johnson, are James Gilliar, John Sandweg, Eric Schwerin, and Rob Walker.