Republicans push for Russian billionaire Hunter Biden sanctions.
House Control In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Republicans are asking the Treasury Department why a Russian billionaire linked to Hunter Biden has not been publicly sanctioned.
It is unclear whether Russia’s wealthiest woman, Elena Baturina, who lawmakers say paid Hunter Biden’s company over $3 million in 2014, is among the 50 Russian oligarchs targeted by US sanctions since the war began, lawmakers wrote to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Thursday.
The Treasury Department has revealed the names of 28 Russian elites sanctioned, but not the names of the other 22.
Hunter Biden’s friends, including Elena Baturina, should be treated differently than other wealthy and politically connected Russians because of their ties to President Obama’s son, they wrote.
Requests for comment from the Treasury and the White House went unanswered.