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(CNN) -- Republicans on the U.S. House Oversight Committee released a document showing payment from Hunter Biden's business entity, Owasco PC, to President Joe Biden when he was not in office, but included no evidence that the president's son was paying his father for a car.

The redacted document provided to CNN shows that an account affiliated with Hunter Biden paid Joe Biden $1,380 on September 17, 2018. The document states that the payments would be made monthly, and the panel is aware of at least three monthly payments to Joe Biden in total, a source familiar with the committee's work told CNN.

But documents provided to CNN appear to show that Hunter Biden was paying his father for a Ford Raptor, information that had already been made public. A source familiar with the payment told CNN that Hunter Biden's credit was low at the time as he struggled with addiction, so he couldn't afford the car and his father signed on for the car, which was in Joe Biden's name.

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Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, leaves the federal courthouse in Wilmington, Delaware, on July 26, 2023. (Credit: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

The chairman of the House Oversight Committee, James Comer, claimed in a video that "this was not a payment from Hunter Biden's personal account but an account from his corporation that received payments from China and other shady corners of the world."

The White House previously said the president "never did business with his son."


"James Comer continues to lie and mislead the public with false claims while desperately trying to keep his failed impeachment stunt alive," White House spokesman Ian Sams said in a statement to CNN, adding, "Today's public information has been quite clear that buying a Ford pickup truck is not an impeachable offense."

Hunter Biden's lawyer, Abbe Lowell, said in a statement: "There goes Rep. Comer again: reheating the old as new to try to revive his investigative charade. The truth is that Hunter's father helped him when he was struggling financially due to his addiction and couldn't get credit to finance a pickup truck. When Hunter was able to, he returned the money to his father and took care of the payments himself."

The top Democrat on the House oversight panel, Rep. Jamie Raskin, said on X, "Rep. Comer is digging up old public reports, distorting the facts, and presenting them as 'breaking news.' As a private citizen, Joe Biden paid for his son's car," and quoted a 2022 New York Post article.

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