Top Dem Attacks Trump

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( – In an attempt to redirect America’s attention from the Biden family’s secretive lucrative deals with foreign interests, the House Oversight Committee’s ranking Democrat released a report claiming foreign government-linked payments to former President Donald Trump’s businesses.

Totaling $7.8 million, the payments were for hotel stays and office leases during Trump’s four-year term in office.

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) authored the 156-page report to provide a counter-narrative to the Republicans’ impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden’s involvement in his family’s foreign business dealings. Raskin’s report accuses Trump of profiting “millions of dollars from foreign states and royalty” through his business entities during his presidency.

The accusation comes as Republicans investigate significant financial transactions from countries like China, Kazakhstan, Romania, Russia, and Ukraine to Biden’s son Hunter, brother James, and other relatives during and after Biden’s vice presidency.

Republicans argue that the transactions influenced U.S. policy towards these and that Joe Biden lied about his interactions with their foreign associates.

Raskin’s report delves into the alleged financial benefits Trump’s organization received from foreign governments, particularly China. The report details nearly $5.6 million in payments from Beijing-linked firms, primarily through leases and hotel stays.

Notably, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China’s lease in Trump Tower, which began in 2008 and expired during Trump’s presidency, accounted for a significant portion of these payments. The report also outlines payments from other countries, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, India, Malaysia, and Afghanistan, to Trump Tower and various Trump hotels.

In response to Raskin’s report, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) criticized the report as irrelevant and continued to focus on the Bidens’ financial dealings. Comer emphasized the Bidens’ earning over $24 million by using the Biden name in various countries without providing tangible goods or services.

The report also revisits Joe Biden’s involvement in his son Hunter’s business meetings and his interactions with his son’s foreign business partners, including those from Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine. This includes dinners with key figures linked to Hunter Biden’s business ventures, like Yelena Baturina and Vadym Pozharsky, and Joe Biden’s involvement in discussions and decisions influencing these ventures.