A 2018 text message from Hunter Biden claiming he’d paid his dad’s bills for over a decade suggests further evidence of the first family’s corruption, House Republicans say.
In a text thread with his assistant, Katie Dodge, Hunter wrote that his Wells Fargo account “shut me out again.”
“Too many cooks in the kitchen,” he wrote on April 12, 2018. “Too many profile changes and such. Happened 10 days ago too. What do you need? I’m going to bank in a few. Need to verify identity in person.”
“I need to pay AT&T,” Dodge responded.
Hunter Biden then instructed Dodge to put the payment on both his debit card and his “Wells Fargo credit line.”
“My dad has been using most lines on this account which I’ve through the gracious offerings of Eric [Schwerin] have paid for past 11 years,” Hunter wrote.
It’s not clear whether Hunter was claiming to have a shared AT&T account or a shared Wells Fargo account with his father. The White House declined to clarify when reached by Fox News Digital.
But the texts show some combining of Hunter’s and Biden’s finances that has been uncovered by Fox News Digital in past reports.
A 2010 email from Schwerin, Hunter Biden’s longtime business partner, said he was transferring funds from Biden’s tax refund check into Hunter’s account because “he owes it to you.”
A 2016 email from Schwerin to Hunter indicated that Hunter was expected to pay an AT&T bill in the amount of $190 for “JRB.”
A 2019 text from Hunter to his daughter, Naomi, said the elder Biden forced him to fork over half of his salary.
“I hope you all can do what I did and pay for everything for this entire family Fro (sic) 30 years. It’s really hard. But don’t worry unlike Pop I won’t make you give me half your salary,” Hunter wrote.
House Republican Conference Chair Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y. slammed the Bidens’ “corruption” in a statement to Fox News Digital.
“This is what corruption looks like. For seemingly the entirety of Joe Biden’s Vice Presidency, his son Hunter was selling access to his father to the highest bidder while paying off his Joe Biden’s credit card bills,” Stefanik said. “There can no longer be any doubt that Joe Biden is compromised.”
Committee Republicans told Fox News Digital that the 2018 texts between Hunter and his assistant provide further evidence that the president had at least a passive understanding of his son’s business dealings, despite repeatedly claiming he had no knowledge.
“There’s more. Much, much more,” said Rep. Clay Higgins, R-La. “Joe Biden is most certainly a heavily compromised career politician, Republicans on the Oversight Committee are revealing the depths of his corruption, and everyone close to him will be burned by the inferno of his crash.”
“Bank records don’t lie,” said Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz. “Follow the money: all transactions lead to the Big Guy and his money laundering shell games. Joe Biden should be impeached.”
“This is no longer just about Hunter Biden,” said Rep. Tim Burchett, R-Tenn. “The president shared this bank account with him. More and more evidence just keeps hitting us in the mouth and eventually there’s got to be some justice. The American people are owed that much.”
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