Eric Schwerin, a long-time associate of Hunter Biden who managed his finances, recently testified behind closed doors before Congress. In his testimony, Schwerin clearly stated that he never witnessed then-Vice President Biden participate in or benefit from his son Hunter’s wide-ranging international business dealings.

Witness Categorically Denies Biden’s Involvement

In his statements to investigators, Schwerin definitively asserted that he did not know the elder Biden receiving any compensation or financial benefit from the extensive business activities of his son or his associates.

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Schwerin emphasized that, whether serving as Vice President or as a private citizen, he knew of no role Biden had ever played in directing, advising, or assisting in any of Hunter’s ventures. Given his depth of access to Hunter’s finances over many years, Schwerin’s denials undermine the core allegations that launched the probe.

GOP Claims Refuted as “Preposterous

In blunt language, Schwerin lambasted Republican accusations against President Biden as “preposterous” and without merit. He maintained that Biden had always placed ethics and transparency at the forefront when handling his personal finances and business interests.

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Specifically, Schwerin assisted Biden regularly with tasks related to his household accounts, taxes, and financial disclosures. Across all of these sensitive areas, he witnessed first-hand Biden’s commitment to fully comply with laws and regulations in letter and spirit without impropriety.

Second Congressional Testimony Matches First

This appears to be the second time Schwerin has given testimony to Congressional investigators about the key question of whether President Biden ever improperly used his authority as Vice President to benefit his son’s business dealings. His reappearance indicates Republicans remain unsatisfied with repeated denials on alleged misconduct and hoped extended questioning might uncover contradictions or holes. Instead, Schwerin stood firmly by his original March 2022 testimony in this latest closed-door session, directly stating once more that Biden never leveraged power to influence or propel Hunter’s overseas ventures.

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With consistent accounts under heightened scrutiny, Schwerin’s statements severely diminish the plausibility of accusations against Biden, a core thrust of the sprawling probe Republicans have prolonged into the President’s family affairs.

Democrat Alleges Partisanship Driving “Fishing Expedition

Democratic Representative Jamie Raskin provided sharp criticism over the prosecutors’ tactics and motives, alleging a transparently partisan 14-month “fishing expedition” aimed at damaging Biden’s presidency over the unpaid debts of the prior Trump administration. Raskin blasted House Republicans as fruitlessly chasing conjecture lacking factual substantiation to realize political vengeance. He highlighted this as a tremendous waste of resources based on repeatedly disproved conspiracy theories and false character attacks against Biden.

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The Democratic committee member and constitutional law expert singled out the failed inquiry as an embarrassingly biased exercise demonstrating the dangerous entanglement of Republican allegiance to Trump above legitimate Congressional oversight duties.

Reporting by Washington Post Exposes Significant Credibility Gaps

Sharp analysis from veteran political reporters at The Washington Post has taken House Republicans to task over glaring omissions, selectivity, and lack of transparency surrounding their portrayal of investigative findings against President Biden.

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This includes ignoring passages within testimony transcripts explicitly contradicting accusations of wrongdoing when they occasionally emerge publicly from Republicans’ tightly controlled evidence stash accumulated over their prolonged probe. This Trump-instigated expedition has steered national attention more towards uncovering the ugly partisan motivations driving the prosecutorial crusade against Biden rather than any legitimate misconduct, which reporting increasingly indicates never actually transpired.

Failure to Release Records Undermines Claim of Strong Evidence

Adding to The Washington Post’s scathing credibility critique over the Biden investigation, reporters also spotlighted House Republicans suspiciously keeping wraps on nearly all transcripts from numerous witness interviews they have conducted behind closed doors under the claim of compiling incriminating evidence against the President. If Republicans genuinely possessed documents validating Biden abused power or undermined national interests through his son’s business connections, transparency would seemingly serve their mission to sway public judgment against his fitness for office.

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Instead, the refusal to release full transcripts strongly suggests a bluff intended to fuel speculation despite possessing only flimsy or circumstantial assertions in testimony – none establishing clear ethical breaches reaching the level of the grave charges they have lobbed at Biden for over a year.

Success Profiling Hunter Biden’s Deals, No Credible Biden Links

Offering additional scathing review over gaping flaws in the evidentiary record, The Post’s Philip Bump clinically assessed House Republicans as successfully constructing intricate maps of the Biden family tree and business associations which ultimately led nowhere credible in linking improper influence or misconduct from President Biden himself while serving as Vice President under Obama.

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Over 14 months of intensive global analysis into taxes, bank wires, shell companies, and Hunter Biden’s role in facilitating deals and partnerships in China, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Romania, and elsewhere, Congressional investigators have yielded no compelling evidence then-Vice President Biden exercised power to steer opportunities or contracts toward associates as alleged.

Unparalleled Insight into Finances Informs Testimony

Given his profound level of direct access to Biden family financial matters large and small for over 15 years, Schwerin was uniquely positioned to ascertain whether impropriety existed.

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But his testimony only affirmed Biden’s careful ethics and commitment to legal compliance in his personal finances and formal disclosures, dismantling allegations he intermingled governing duties with family business pursuits abroad.

Pattern Emerges Disproving Claims Against Biden

Invaluable informed insight from Eric Schwerin joins consistent accounts from Devon Archer and Rob Walker also failing to support accusations of misconduct by Biden tied to his son’s overseas ventures.

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Despite fixating on Hunter’s web of associations and dealings, Congressional Republicans hear reliable denials from those who directly managed and facilitated that network when asking about Biden’s involvement.

Witness Confirms Biden’s Commitment to Ethics

In managing the Biden family’s household budgets, investments, taxes, and disclosure statements over many years, Eric Schwerin gained unmatched perspective into the President’s priorities and approach to financial matters while serving under public scrutiny.

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His firsthand witness ultimately emerged from Congressional questioning reinforcing Biden’s consistent adherence to ethical practices regarding conflicts of interest and compliance with regulations aimed at transparency and avoiding impropriety.