House Republicans leading the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden are seeking testimony from one of James Biden’s former business associates.
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan wrote a letter Thursday to Michael Lewitt, a former business associate of the president’s brother, requesting a transcribed interview before the committees to discuss his relationship with James Biden and distressed healthcare firm, Americore.
“As part of the impeachment inquiry, the Oversight Committee obtained bank records related to President Biden’s brother and sister-in-law, James and Sara Biden, and an entity associated with them. According to these bank records, Joe Biden received a $200,000 check from James Biden dated March 1, 2018. James Biden issued the check to Joe Biden from his personal bank account on the same day he received a $200,000 wire from Americore Health,” the letter outlines.
The House Oversight Committee released in October a $200,000 check James Biden wrote to Joe Biden on March 1, 2018, the same day Americore sent James Biden a $200,000 loan payment. The check written out to Joe Biden is classified as a loan repayment.
A lawsuit filed by U.S. Trustee Carol Fox accused James Biden of failing to repay $600,000 worth of loans he received from Americore, bankruptcy court documents show. James Biden promised Americore his name could “open doors” and vowed to obtain a significant Middle East investment, the lawsuit states.