House Panel Targets Ties Between China And Biden’s Penn Pals
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- Kentucky Republican Rep. James Comer, the chairman of the main House investigative committee, said Thursday that he is expanding his probe of the Biden family to examine the University of Pennsylvania’s reliance on Chinese donations during the time it employed President Joe Biden and hosted his think tank where classified documents were recently found to be improperly stored.
- Comer announced the decision after Just the News reported Wednesday night that the Ivy League university, affectionately known as Penn, collected $67.6 million in donations from Chinese sources between 2013 and 2019, two-thirds of it while it employed Joe Biden as a guest professor and hosted his Penn Biden Center.
- The university’s faculty later successfully pressured the Biden Justice Department to end the FBI’s primary Chinese counterespionage effort – known as the China Initiative – that sought to root out spies in U.S. academia.
- “This is very concerning,” Comer told the Just the News, No Noise television show. “We’re sending a letter to Penn requesting documents related to the Chinese donations. We want a list of individuals involved, whoever was involved in soliciting donations from China. We want all communications because I think this is very important.
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