Republican representatives on the House Oversight Committee requested disclosure of documents on the Hunter Biden investigation, citing a potential "national security threat."
James Comer, a Republican representative from Kentucky, claimed that the Biden Administration is withholding documents so that the committee cannot properly conduct its investigation. He also insinuated that the Biden clan was influence peddling and questioned the president's actions:
President Biden’s family peddles access to the highest levels of government to enrich themselves, often at the expense of U.S. interests. We need to know if President Biden has received a cut from these shady foreign business deals. If President Biden or his immediate family has, that is a national security threat, and he may be compromised.
Under H.R. 1,243, which the Republicans are appealing, Biden has 14 days to turn over copies of reports or documents related to the investigation.
The Republican Party asked to bring the documentation to light after learning of Hunter Biden's business dealings with China and the Chinese Communist Party and the president's possible link to the plot.
Since Biden took office, the Treasury Department has changed its policy on the disclosure of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs). At least 150 of these activities were filed regarding Hunter Biden as reported by several media outlets.
"We’ve repeatedly called on Biden’s Treasury Department to provide answers, but they are stonewalling congressional oversight," Comer said.
The Treasury Department refused to hand over information due to its policy of confidentiality unless authorized by law:
Unauthorized use or disclosure of confidential information (whether intentional or inadvertent) can also undermine potential or ongoing investigations or proceedings. The disclosure or improper use of this highly sensitive information can undermine the Executive Branch’s conduct of law enforcement, intelligence, and national security activities.