Raises concerns Kevin Morris’ financial aid and pro bono counsel are “in-kind” contributions to President Biden’s campaign
WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) launched a probe into a Hollywood lawyer’s financial support and apparent pro bono counsel to Hunter Biden and raised concerns these contributions are an attempt to shield President Biden from congressional oversight. In a letter to Kevin Morris, Ranking Member Comer requests documents and information to determine whether these activities implicate federal election laws and President Biden’s re-election campaign.
“We are investigating the domestic and international business dealings of President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, to determine whether these activities compromise U.S. national security and President Biden’s ability to lead with impartiality. Your sudden patronage of the President’s son, enormous financial contributions to President Biden, and outsized role you are taking in defending against both congressional and criminal investigations raise serious concerns about whether you are providing in-kind contributions to President Biden’s re-election efforts. Committee Republicans request documents and information regarding your actions to shield Hunter Biden and, ultimately, President Biden from congressional oversight,” wrote Ranking Member Comer.
Kevin Morris, a Hollywood lawyer, has provided massive financial support and advice to Hunter Biden and is also attempting to rehabilitate Hunter Biden’s perception among the public. He lent over $2 million to Hunter Biden to pay back taxes that are the subject of a federal investigation and has convened a team of 30 lawyers and investigators to discredit information released about Hunter Biden and his business dealings and their potential connection to President Biden. Morris has also provided pro bono counsel regarding the release of Hunter Biden’s memoir, art career, divorce, and is even funding a documentary about his life. Federal Election Commission (FEC) records reveal Kevin Morris contributed $2,800 directly and $55,000 to a super PAC that supported Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign.
“Such activities may constitute an ‘in-kind contribution,’ defined by the FEC as ‘goods or services offered free or at less than the usual charge.’ If your activities rise to the level of ‘in-kind’ political contribution to the election of President Biden, they must be properly reported to the FEC. To date, it appears that no contributions have been disclosed,” continued Ranking Member Comer. “We are committed to determining the extent to which Hunter Biden’s business dealings with foreign adversaries compromise American national security and President Biden’s ability to lead the nation without impartiality and providing answers to the American people. It is critical that the American people better understand the extent to which your activities implicate federal elections laws and President Biden’s campaign.”
The letter to Kevin Morris can be found here.