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Robert Namer
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January 26, 2022

     The leading Republican on the House Oversight Committee is calling on the National Archives to release any information it has related to Hunter Biden’s alleged involvement in the sale of an African cobalt mine to a Chinese company in 2016. Hunter is dirty and a pawn for China.

     In a letter to Archivist David Ferriero Wednesday, Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) requested any documents pertaining to the first son’s potential role in the transaction, arguing the sale posed a potential national security threat by undermining the United States’ capacity to invest in green energy. Cobalt is a key component in electric car batteries.

     “The American people deserve answers regarding why the Obama Administration —whether at then-Vice President Biden’s behest or not — watched in silence as an American company transferred control of this precious asset to a Chinese conglomerate and why Hunter Biden was — yet again — involved in international matters on which he has no expertise,” Comer wrote.

     The complex transaction was first reported by the Washington Free Beacon during the 2020 presidential campaign, and was  reported by the York Times this past November. It resulted in private equity firm BHR Partners being cut in on the $3.8 billion transaction — which transferred 80 percent of the Tenke Fungurume mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo from Arizona-based mining company Freeport-McMoRan to Beijing-backed China Molybdenum.

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