House Oversight chair says China’s donations to Penn Biden Center may have influenced administration | Just The News

The House Oversight and Accountability Committee on Wednesday demanded the University of Pennsylvania release information about anonymous donations from China to the Penn Biden Center, where classified documents were found, over concerns the Chinese Communist Party may have influenced Biden administration policies through the contributions.

The Committee has learned UPenn received millions of dollars from anonymous Chinese sources, with a marked uptick in donations when then-former Vice President Biden was announced as leading the Penn Biden Center initiative," the GOP-led committee said. "Following the formation of the Penn Biden Center, donations originating from China tripled and continued while Joe Biden explored a potential run for President."

The statement follows a letter committee Chairman Rep. James Comer sent to university President M. Elizabeth Magill requesting the information and a story about the donations by Just the News.

The committee is already investigating now-President Biden’s possible mishandling of classified documents from his time as vice president. While some of the documents were discovered in November in Biden’s former Washington, D.C., office at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, news about the records did not surface until this month.

"The Committee is concerned about who had access to these documents given the Biden family’s financial connections to foreign actors and companies," wrote Comer, of Kentucky.