Comer says White House physician involved in Biden family business

Comer says White House physician involved in Biden family business

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer is calling for the White House physician, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, to testify before Congress regarding President Biden’s mental health and his involvement in the Biden family’s business dealings. Comer, a Republican from Kentucky, sent a letter to Dr. O’Connor on Sunday, which was obtained by Fox News Digital. In the letter, Comer expressed concerns about O’Connor’s ability to provide unbiased medical assessments of the President due to his connections with the Biden family and his involvement with the company Americore.

Comer’s letter follows a debate performance by President Biden against former President Donald Trump on June 27, which raised questions about Biden’s health. Comer noted that Americans have been questioning Biden’s ability to lead the country, prompting the committee to investigate the circumstances surrounding O’Connor’s February assessment of the President. In that assessment, O’Connor described Biden as a “healthy, active, robust 81-year-old male” fit to execute the duties of the presidency. However, Comer pointed out that O’Connor did not recommend a cognitive test for Biden.

The Oversight Committee is concerned that O’Connor’s medical assessments may have been influenced by his private business endeavors with the Biden family. Comer revealed that the committee has evidence showing O’Connor’s involvement with Americore Health, LLC, alongside President Biden’s brother, James Biden. Americore, which operates rural hospitals, has been under investigation as part of the committee’s impeachment inquiry into the President, specifically regarding James Biden’s work with the company.

James Biden, while serving as a principal at Americore, received payments totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars. The committee found that James Biden received a $200,000 wire transfer in 2018 from the company, which he then used to write a $200,000 check to his brother, President Biden, labeling it as a “loan repayment.” Testimony from Americore employees indicated that James Biden did not provide any services to the company but promised that his “Biden” name could secure funding from the Middle East.

Carol Fox, a Chapter 11 trustee for Americore, testified that the loan was provided to James Biden without documentation in exchange for the promise of funding from the Middle East, which never materialized. She filed a lawsuit against James Biden, alleging that he made representations that his last name could “open doors” and secure a large investment based on his political connections.

During an interview with the committee earlier this year, James Biden stated that O’Connor provided him counsel in connection with his alleged work for Americore. James Biden mentioned that O’Connor introduced him to a team working on PTSD and alcoholism amid a backlog at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Comer’s letter also highlighted that O’Connor, along with Hunter Biden, attended a meeting with James Biden and the president of a hospital being acquired by Americore. Meanwhile, the White House maintains that President Biden has not been examined by a doctor since February. However, during a call with Democratic governors last week, Biden himself stated that he had been checked out by a doctor and that everything was fine.

Comer expressed concerns about the inconsistent statements from the White House Press Secretary and President Biden regarding the President’s health. He questioned whether O’Connor is in a position to provide accurate and independent reviews of the President’s fitness to serve, given his connections with the Biden family.

Comer requested that O’Connor make himself available for a transcribed interview with the House Oversight Committee by July 14. He also demanded all documents and communications that O’Connor has regarding Americore and James Biden. The request for O’Connor’s cooperation comes amid calls for Biden to suspend his re-election campaign, even from top Democrats, former staffers, and allies. However, the White House maintains that President Biden is “absolutely not” considering dropping out of the 2024 presidential race.

“I am running. I am the leader of the Democratic Party. No one is pushing me out,” Biden said last week.

Source: Fox News Digital, AP

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