House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer said Sunday that congressional investigators probing President Biden’s family for foreign influence peddling allegations had lost contact with a top informant.
The Kentucky Republican and other senior GOP lawmakers in the House alleged that Mr. Biden’s family members, including his son Hunter, received millions of dollars from foreign entities in China and Romania, including when Mr. Biden was vice president.
“Well, unfortunately, we can’t find the informant,” Mr. Comer said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo.” “We hope the informant is still there. The whistleblower knows the informant. The whistleblower is very credible.
The committee did not allege that foreign payments to members of Mr. Biden’s family were illegal, but its Republican members accused the Biden family of enriching themselves from his power and say that Mr. Biden was potentially influenced by foreign sources.
Mr Comer suggested the White House was behind the informant’s unknown whereabouts, but he declined to elaborate and did not produce evidence. He said he was withholding this information “for later” and that the informant is in the “spy business” which “doesn’t get used to being seen often”.
“The nine of the 10 people we’ve identified who know the Bidens very well, that’s one of three things,” Comer said. “They are either currently in court, or they are currently in jail, or they are currently missing.”