The House Oversight Committee has now reportedly refuted CNN’s Sept. 2020 fact check regarding Hunter Biden’s business dealings with Russian oligarch Elena Baturina.
In response to then-President Donald Trump’s claim that Hunter Biden received $3.5 million from the wife of Moscow’s mayor during a 2020 presidential debate, CNN’s “Facts First” program published a fact check.
CNN’s fact check, citing Hunter Biden’s counsel George Mesires, concluded that Hunter Biden had no connection to Rosemont Seneca Thornton, the holding company that received $3.5 million from Baturina in February 2014, according to bank records released by the House Oversight Committee.
The late Yuri Luzkhkov, a former mayor of Moscow, was Baturina’s husband. She is reported to have a net worth of $1.3 billion.
However, in a Senate investigation into Hunter Biden’s international business transactions from September 2020, Baturina’s payment to Rosemont Seneca Thornton was described.
Devon Archer, a former business associate of Hunter Biden, and Rosemont Seneca Partners, a company headed by Hunter Biden, established Rosemont Seneca Thornton as a shell company, as revealed by House Oversight.
A holding company established by Devon Archer and Hunter Biden the day before Baturina’s payment, Rosemont Seneca Bohai, received $2.7 million of Baturina’s cash by wire transfer from Rosemont Seneca Thornton.
Seneca Rosemont According to House Oversight, the Thornton Group, Rosemont Seneca Partners, and Chinese investment fund BHR Partners all had a hand in the creation of the holding company known as Thornton.
Emails recovered from Hunter Biden’s laptop archive attest to the existence of conversations between the three parties at the time of the payment.
According to the record of his testimony, Archer verified the Rosemont Seneca Thornton agreement and the $3.5 million payment when he testified before House Oversight in July.
The Washington, D.C. restaurant Cafe Milano hosted Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, Baturina, Kazakh oligarch Kenes Rakishev, and politician Karim Massimov in the spring of 2014.
According to bank documents given by House Oversight, the Biden family and its affiliates received more than $20 million in payments from business partners in the countries of Ukraine, Russia, China, Romania, and Kazakhstan.
So far, CNN has not reportedly not yet retracted its faulty claims.