Ranking Member Raskin’s Statement on Transcribed Interview with Eric Schwerin

Jan 30, 2024
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (January 30, 2024)—Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Accountability, issued the following statement after the Committee concluded a transcribed interview with Eric Schwerin:

 

“Just like every other witness called by House Republicans, Eric Schwerin told the Committee that he never saw evidence of any wrongdoing by President Biden and that President Biden was not involved in, did not profit from, and took no official actions in relation to his family’s business dealings.  Mr. Schwerin, who was previously interviewed by Committee staff in March, voluntarily appeared again today to reiterate these basic facts.

 

“From 2009 to 2017, Mr. Schwerin performed a number of administrative and bookkeeping tasks for then-Vice President Biden related to his household finances, which included helping then-Vice President Biden and his accountants in the preparation of his taxes and annual financial disclosure statements.  In helping then-Vice President Biden with his personal finances, Mr. Schwerin could see transactions into and out of the then-Vice President’s bank accounts.

 

“Mr. Schwerin confirmed that he never saw any transactions or compensation going into then-Vice President’s bank accounts related to his family members’ businesses.  Mr. Schwerin was clear that he was not aware of any involvement by Joe Biden, as a public official or a private citizen, in his family members’ businesses.  And Mr. Schwerin was clear that he has no recollection of any promises or suggestions made by Hunter to any of his clients that his father would take any officials actions on their behalf.   Mr. Schwerin told investigators that his conversations with then-Vice President Biden were limited to his personal finances, and the then-Vice President was always clear that he wanted to take the most transparent and ethical approach possible to the management of his personal finances.

 

“House Republicans are about to begin the 14th month of this Trump-demanded fishing expedition.  They have uncovered a mountain of evidence discrediting their own allegations, and they have failed to uncover any evidence of wrongdoing by President Biden whatsoever, much less an impeachable offense.  Yet, Republicans have devoted more than a year to circulating lies and conspiracy theories in service of Donald Trump’s demands for political retribution and vengeance.”

 

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