In this episode of The Biden Family Business…
The House Oversight Committee, chaired by Republican Rep. James Comey (Ky.), is scheduled to question Treasury Department official Jonathan Davidson on Friday about why the department has refused its repeated requests for the Biden family’s suspicious business transactions flagged by U.S. banks.
Under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), financial institutions are required to file a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) “no later than 30 calendar days after the date of initial detection of facts that may constitute a basis to assist U.S. government agencies in detecting and preventing money laundering,” and:
Keep records of cash purchases of negotiable instruments;
File reports of cash transactions exceeding $10,000 (daily aggregate amount); and
Report suspicious activity that might signal criminal activity (e.g., money laundering, tax evasion).
Comer and (Republican) members are understandably eager to have a look-see at those SARs.
Just one problem. Davidson worked as the 2020 Biden-Harris Transition’s Economic Nominations Confirmation team lead and was nominated to Treasury by “the big guy,” himself, as reported by Breitbart on Monday. Nope, totally no potential for predisposed political bias at all.
But before we continue with Mr. Davidson, let’s first back up, a week.
As my colleague Susie Moore reported on February 27, Comer’s committee is digging into business dealings and bank records of not only Joe Biden and his crackhead son Hunter, but Joe’s brother, James Biden, as well. Incidentally, we’re not talking about “a few” SARs, here. According to the Oversight Committee’s January 11 announcement of the investigation:
According to media reports, more than 150 of Hunter Biden and the Biden network’s international business transactions have generated suspicious activity reports (SARs) by U.S. banks for further review by the Treasury Department to determine if there is illegal activity or a threat to national security.
“The Treasury Department’s longstanding practice was to provide these reports to Congress, but the Biden Administration has restricted access to them,” the committee’s announcement added.
So let’s get back to Jonathan Davidson. According to Breitbart (emphasis, mine):
Davidson has been a well-connected, partisan political operative for decades. In 2020, he worked for Biden’s transition team as the team lead of economic nominations confirmation. […]
Before serving Biden on the transition team, he worked on Capitol Hill for more than 20 years in Democrat politics. Davidson was chief counsel to U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and chief of staff in Sen. Michael Bennet’s (D-CO) office, where he was reportedly instrumental in passing a tax credit within Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package that experts believe greatly fueled the president’s 40-year-high inflation.
Upon Biden’s nomination of Davidson to the Senate, Bennet praised Biden for selecting Davidson for the role. “President Biden could not have made a better choice than selecting Jon to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs at the Treasury Department,” the Democrat senator claimed.
Yep, totally fine. Zero chance of bias.
The hearings began on Monday, with Davidson scheduled to testify on Friday.
The Bottom Line.
Imagine for a nanosecond, if instead of Joe, Hunter, and James Biden, this entire shady saga enveloped Donald, Don Jr., and Eric Trump. I don’t even have to ask the rhetorical question relative to the reaction of the Democrat Party and its sock-puppet media, right?
Moreover, I’ve made the same “what if” comparison more times than I can remember since the Big Guy plopped behind the Resolution Desk in the Oval Office on Day One and began signing executive orders shoved in front of him, and I’ll no doubt make it countless times more before The Biden Family Business ceases to exist. If ever, that is.
Meanwhile, Joe Biden continues to lie himself even sillier than his “normal” silly.