(CNSNews.com) - The steady drip-drip of new information on alleged Biden family influence-peddling continues to come from Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee.
On Wednesday, Comer said he recently learned that four members of the Biden family -- not three, but four -- "were receiving money from various influence-peddling schemes around the world."
But on Thursday, Comer said: "there's going to end up being between four and seven Bidens who received significant amounts of money from Communist China."
"The money is what we're following," Comer told Fox News's Sean Hannity on Thursday:
"We're following the money that ended up in the Bidens' pockets. The thing that every American should be concerned about is, what exactly was the service the Bidens were providing? Because I can tell you what our whistle-blowers have told us.
"They were trying to help China do all the things that this Congress is in a bipartisan way trying to block China from doing. They were trying to help China get their foot in the door on the American energy," Comer said, as Hannity interrupted him.
Comer said the committee has already received banking records, including wire transfers, involving one of Hunter Biden's business associates:
"One thing that I noticed that was unique about these wire transfers is each transfer is like a check. You have the name, address, date, the dollar amount and also the memo, which is what it's for. Every other wire transfer from Robinson Walker had something listed in the memo except the ones to the Bidens.
"If they put it in the memo, I might have a better idea what the money was for that the Bidens received. At the end of the day, what Joe Biden's defenders have said is, this is a business deal. This is a business deal. Well what's the business, Sean?
"There's no business. There's no business. They were influence-pedaling. Looks like they were getting money for some type of service. Now, I don't think Hunter Biden could provide the type of service that would generate millions and millions of dollars from the Chinese communist party. But I believe his father could. So when they say that Joe Biden wasn't involved, we don't know that.
"We just know that Joe Biden met with a lot of these people that ended up going in business with Hunter or ended up paying Hunter, rather, and the family. And that's another thing that they have tried to imply that there was only a couple family members.
“But what we found is there's multiple family members and there's going to end up being end up being between four and seven Bidens who received significant amounts of money from communist China."
The three Bidens known to have received money from Hunter's business dealings are Hunter; Hallie Biden, Beau Biden's widow (and Hunter Biden's ex-girlfriend), and Hunter's uncle, James Biden.
Comer said his committee is going to subpoena more bank records -- another 10 or 11, in addition to those of Robinson Walker. Comer also awaits the release of Suspicious Activity Reports, or SARS, from the Treasury Department on Hunter Biden's flagged financial transactions.
"So there was a lot of money that transferred from China to the Bidens, and what we want to know is what did China get in return?" Comer said.
"Because I don't think China would spend this much money on this many different members of the Biden family if they weren't getting a return on their investment...And as I said earlier, Sean, there's at least a dozen different money trails."
Comer said the Bidens also "received a lot of money from Russia, from those oligarchs...Joe Biden put sanctions on just about every oligarch in Russia after Russia invaded Ukraine except the two that paid the Bidens.
"So what we're going to investigate is, not just the money trail but what exactly did they get in return."
As reported by Fox News, Hunter Biden’s legal team issued a statement on Thursday, saying that Hunter, as a “private citizen,” had “every right to pursue his own business endeavors,” and that Hunter “joined several business partners in seeking a joint venture with a privately-owned, legitimate energy company in China.”
“As part of that joint venture," the statement continued, "Hunter received his portion of good-faith seed funds which he shared with his uncle, James Biden, and Hallie Biden, with whom he was involved at the time, and sharing expenses.
“The accounts so dramatically listed by Rep. Comer belonged to Hunter, his uncle, and Hallie – nobody else.”