THE BIDEN FAMILY AND THEIR BUSINESS PARTNERS EXPLICITLY TRADED ON JOE BIDEN’S NAME IN THEIR PROPOSED JOINT VENTURE WITH A CORRUPT CHINESE STATE-OWNED ENERGY COMPANY WITH TIES TO THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY AND PEOPLES LIBERATION ARMY, WITH A FORMER BUSINESS ASSOCIATE TESTIFYING THAT JOE BIDEN WAS PERSONALLY INVOLVED IN THE DEAL
A New York Post report outlined the Biden family’s pursuit of a joint venture, SinoHawk Holdings, with CEFC China Energy Co., a partnership that a Senate report said posed an extortion and counterintelligence risk because the firm’s chairman, Ye Jianming, has deep ties to the People’s Liberation Army and the Chinese Communist Party.
The joint venture was seeking a $10 million seed investment from CEFC China Energy, with the goal of eventually securing billions of dollars in investments in the U.S. and around the world.
An email released by the New York Post report outlined a proposed share ownership structure that included “10 held by H for the big guy?”
In an interview, former Hunter Biden business associate, Tony Bobulinski, said that “I 1000% sit here and know that ‘the big guy’ is referencing Joe Biden.”
Another report found that “one of the people on an explosive email thread allegedly involving Hunter Biden has corroborated the veracity of the messages, which appear to outline a payout for former Vice President Joe Biden as part of a deal with a Chinese energy firm.”
Despite Joe Biden’s claims to the contrary, Bobulinski said that he had met Joe Biden twice - both times in Los Angeles, on the night of May 2, 2017, and the morning of May 3, 2017.
Hunter Biden and his business partners touted Joe Biden’s friendly relations with Colombia’s President in their sales proposal, which included a series of oil investments.
An investment outline also mapped out prospective investment opportunities in Oman, Romania, and Luxembourg.
Emails show that Hunter Biden made it clear that one of the company’s goals was to avoid violating the anti-bribery Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or having to register as foreign agents as he pursued potentially lucrative deals with CEFC.
According to emails obtained by the New York Post, Hunter and his associates targeted “key domestic contacts” including Gov. Andrew Cuomo for potential projects across the country.
Additionally, the venture aimed to target Kamala Harris, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, among others.
In an interview, Tony Bobulinski said that Joe Biden gave “an emphatic no” to “putting proper governance in place” for business with Hunter.
Bobulinski has said that “Hunter wanted to use the company as his personal piggy bank by just taking money out of it as soon as it came from the Chinese.”
Although the joint venture ultimately fell through, a Senate report said that CEFC affiliates wired $5 million to Hunter Biden’s law firm over the course of a year beginning in August 2017, noting that some of the wire transfers were flagged by banks for potential criminal financial activity.
The New York Post obtained an “Attorney Engagement Letter” executed in September 2017 in which one of Ye Jianming’s top lieutenants, former Hong Kong government official Chi Ping Patrick Ho, agreed to pay Hunter Biden a $1 million retainer for “Counsel to matters related to US law and advice pertaining to the hiring and legal analysis of any US Law Firm or Lawyer.”
In a recently obtained recording, Hunter Biden called Patrick Ho the “spy chief of China.”
In December 2018, Ho was convicted for his involvement in two schemes to pay $3 million in bribes to high-ranking government officials in Africa for oil rights in Chad and lucrative business deals in Uganda.
In a February 2018 court filing, federal prosecutors revealed the existence of at least one Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant against Patrick Ho, suggesting that he was suspected of acting as a covert agent of a foreign government.
Bobulinski said that in 2017, he asked James Biden how he could “get away with” all their business dealings?
James Biden replied: “Plausible deniability.”
When asked to respond to allegations against him and his family, James Biden refused to answer questions.
In an interview, Tony Bobulinski said that he thinks “Joe Biden and the Biden family are compromised.”
HUNTER BIDEN AND HIS ASSOCIATES ARRANGED A WHITE HOUSE VISIT AND MEETING WITH THE FORMER VP FOR A GROUP OF BILLIONAIRE INVESTORS TIED TO THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY, AND WORKED TO OBTAIN U.S BANK ACCOUNTS FOR ELENA BATURINA, A RUSSIAN BILLIONAIRE WHO WIRED MILLIONS TO A COMPANY CONTROLLED BY HUNTER BIDEN
On October 20, 2020, it was reported that the China Entrepreneur Club was able to secure a White House meeting with then-Vice President Biden and other White House officials through Hunter Biden’s associates in 2011.
Established in 2006, the CEC is led by high officials of the Chinese Communist Party, some government officials (including diplomats), and billionaire business executives with close ties to the regime.
Gary Fears, an associate of Hunter Biden, was reached out to by Mohamed Kashoggi, who is reported to have acted as an intermediary for the CEC and emphasized that the Club wanted “to see the White House, and have a senior US politician, or senior member of Obama’s administration give them a tour.”
Kashoggi also stressed that the Club’s “mandate” was “to let the U.S. know that the Chinese ‘private sector’ is ready and willing to invest in America,” and that cultivating the CEC would be “a soft diplomacy play that could be very effective.”
Fears forwarded his communications with Kashoggi to Devon Archer, who then met with the intermediary and later told his associates, minus Hunter Biden, that the group would get a White House tour.
Based on interviews with former Hunter Biden business partner Bevan Cooney, his emails, and White House visitor logs, the CEC toured the White House on November 14, 2011, got “high-level access,” and reportedly had an “off-the-books” meeting the former Vice President Joe Biden.
On October 22, 2020, emails released by Cooney detailed how Archer and his associates were strategizing how to open banking accounts in the United States for Elena Baturina, a Russian billionaire whose late husband was once the Mayor of Moscow.
In January, John Galanis alleged in a court filing that his son, Jason, worked with Hunter Biden and their partner Devon Archer to help Baturina launder money through the U.S. financial system.
A recently released Senate report showed that Baturina wired $3.5 million to Rosemont Seneca Thornton, a company controlled by Hunter Biden and Archer, on February 14, 2014, and also transferred another $241,797 to a bank account for Rosemont Seneca Thornton from May-December 2015.
Emails from a month before the $3.5 million transfer show Archer and Jason Galanis scrambling to open bank accounts for Baturina so she could invest in Burnham Securities, an investment firm controlled by Galanis, Archer and Biden.
Cooney’s emails revealed that Jason and Archer discussed and managed to open an account for Baturina at J.P. Morgan.
Cooney’s emails also reveal that Archer and Jason discussed helping Baturina open an account at Banc of California.
In his affidavit, John Galanis wrote that Jason Galanis, Hunter Biden, and Archer had tried to help Baturina open an account at Banc of California, alleging it was “numerous attempts to avoid sanctions with the assistance of Archer, Biden, Jason Sugarman and Jason Galanis.”
THIS NEW INFORMATION HAS UNDERSCORED PREVIOUS REPORTS THAT CONFIRM BURISMA, A UKRANIAN NATURAL GAS COMPANY OWNED BY OLIGARCH MYKOLA ZLOCHEVSKY, HIRED HUNTER BIDEN WITH THE GOAL OF LEVERAGING HIS NAME TO DIFFUSE REPEATED INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE COMPANY FOR SUSPECTED CORRUPTION
On October 14, 2020, The New York Post reported that an email from Hunter Biden shows that he sought to leverage his connections to his father to boost his pay from a Ukrainian natural gas company, Burisma
Hunter Biden emailed Archer that “we need to ask for long term agreement and across the board participation” to make sure they were “protected financially regardless of the outcome” and avoid being “frozen out of a lot of current and future opportunities.”
Hunter Biden also noted that the “contract should begin now – not after the upcoming visit of my guy,” which was reportedly referring to then-Vice President Joe Biden.
From 2014 to 2015, Hunter and his business partners were paid $3.4 million to represent Burisma Holdings to have “well-connected Democrats” defend the company from U.S. and Ukrainian investigations.
In May 2014, Hunter Biden was asked by an adviser for Burisma Holdings whether he could “use your influence” as son of Vice President Joe Biden to help stop “politically motivated actions.”
The New York Times reported that, in 2016, Then-Vice President Biden had sought for and succeeded in ousting a Ukrainian prosecutor general that had been investigating Hunter’s client Burisma.
Before leaving the board of Burisma in 2019, “Hunter Biden was reportedly paid as much as $50,000 a month.”
Multiple Obama administration officials raised concerns to the White House in 2015 about Hunter Biden serving on the board of a Ukrainian natural-gas company while then-Vice President Joe Biden led U.S. policy efforts toward the country.
George P. Kent, a former State Department officer stationed in Kiev, Ukraine, raised concerns with a senior White House official in 2015 about Hunter Biden holding a position on the board of Burisma but the official told Kent that Joe Biden did not have the “bandwidth” to address the concerns.
HUNTER BIDEN AND HIS ASSOCIATES ARE UNDER AN ACTIVE FBI INVESTIGATION FOR MONEY LAUNDERING
The FBI has confirmed the existence of an active, ongoing investigation into Hunter Biden and his associates that is focused on money laundering.
According to the FBI, the investigation has been ongoing since 2019.
Former Biden family business associate said that he was interviewed by the FBI for five hours and was listed as a “material witness” for the agency.
THESE NEW REVELATIONS CLOSELY ADHERE TO A DECADES-LONG PATTERN OF INAPPROPRIATE AND UNETHICAL BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS AND DEALINGS BY THE BIDEN FAMILY, CENTERED AROUND LEVERAGING THE POLITICAL INFLUENCE AND ADVANTAGES OF THE BIDEN NAME AND POLITICAL NETWORK FOR FAMILY PROFIT
In October 2020, a federal appeals court reinstated the conviction of long-time business associate of Hunter Biden, Devon Archer, on securities fraud and conspiracy charges, as a result of a $60 million fraudulent tribal municipal bond scheme that took place between 2014 and 2016.
Another Hunter Biden business associate, Jason Galanis, was convicted and sentenced to 14 years in prison for his participation in the same scheme.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Hunter Biden’s name was used as a selling point in the scheme, with Devon Archer’s lawyers saying that Hunter “was part of this deal.”
At the same time that Joe Biden’s son-in-law, Howard Krein, who is married to Ashley Biden, has been advising Biden’s campaign on its coronavirus response, Krein’s venture capital business has been running a special initiative to invest in health care startups that profit off the pandemic.
In March 2020, the FBI raided Americore Health, a health care business linked to James Biden. In the weeks following the raid, two small medical firms that did business with James Biden claimed in civil court to have obtained evidence that he may have fraudulently transferred funds from Americore “outside of the ordinary course of business,” with a former Americore executive telling POLITICO that James Biden had more than half a million dollars transferred to him from the firm as a personal loan that had not been repaid.
In 2019, James Biden was accused, in a lawsuit, of using his brother’s name and connections to the Biden Cancer Initiative to promote his own business dealings during a pitch to medical investors.
In “sworn declarations” filed in Tennessee, James Biden is alleged to have “promised to have his powerful brother help” and incorporate a helpful “healthcare model into his presidential campaign.”
In 2016, Hunter Biden worked for a Romanian real estate tycoon facing criminal charges for a corrupt land deal while Joe Biden was pushing for a crackdown on corruption in Romania.
In 2015, John Hynansky, a Joe Biden donor with deep ties to Ukraine, loaned James Biden half-a-million dollars at the same time the then-vice president oversaw U.S. policy toward the country. The loan came as James faced financial difficulties related to his acquisition of a multi-million-dollar vacation home, nicknamed “the Biden Bungalow,” in South Florida.
In September 2014, while Ashley Biden was working at the Delaware Center for Justice and Joe Biden was serving as vice president, the organization received a $166,000 federal grant. After the organization received the grant, Ashley was promoted to executive director.
From 2011 to 2013, multiple foreign business meetings drew public scrutiny from outsiders including one that took place just hours after “Hunter Biden’s father, the Vice President, met with Chinese President Hu in Washington.”
In 2010, James Biden was brought on to Hill International, a firm tasked with building low cost housing in Iraq that said the Biden last name helped him get in the door.
In 2009, an investment firm linked to Hunter Biden received over $130 million in federal bailout loans while his father Joe Biden was vice president and routed profits through a subsidiary in the Cayman Islands. Financial experts said the offshore corporate structure could have been used to shield earnings from U.S. taxes.
ABC News reported that starting in 2009 Frank Biden, Joe’s youngest brother, leveraged his “famous name for business gain” by putting it to work on an imperiled charter school project in Florida that only graduated 35% of its students.
In 2007, Hunter and James Biden were sued for their controversial hedge fund practices at Paradigm Global Advisors.
“Hunter Biden was made president with an annual salary of $1.2 million, despite his inexperience in the hedge fund industry, the lawsuit said.”
Over the course of Hunter and James Biden’s tenure at Paradigm Global Advisors, the fund was associated with a number of alleged and confirmed frauds, including a multi-billion-dollar Ponzi scheme, while seeking to draw on their family’s political network for financing.
In 2005, Scott Green, a lobbyist with close ties to Joe Biden, purchased undeveloped U.S. Virgin Islands property from James Biden and then extended him a private mortgage. Both before and after the land transaction, his clients benefited from Joe Biden’s support and appropriations requests.
In 2000, James Biden and his wife received a $350,000 loan from Leonard Barrack, a Philadelphia lawyer and former DNC finance chairman. Joe Biden, the Senate Judiciary chairman, had named Barrack, a campaign donor, to his honorary council of advisers. A few months after the loan, James paid off a $145,000 IRS lien.
In 1997, Joe Biden’s national finance chairman and fundraiser, Joel Boyarsky, extended a $200,000 loan to James Biden when he and his wife Sara bought a $650,000 villa outside Philadelphia.
In 1996, shortly after a top executive at MBNA bank bought a house from Joe Biden, Hunter Biden was hired by the company to a six-figure position.
In 1995, a group of Mississippi trial lawyers enlisted James Biden and his consulting firm, the Lion Hall Group, to further its interests in Washington as it sought congressional support for a tobacco mega-settlement. Neither James nor Lion Hall ever appeared in federal lobbying disclosures.
While Joe Biden was a Senator, Hunter’s partners secured $25 million in federal earmarks for the University of Delaware and received firm fees totaling $1.5 million for its work on behalf of the school.
In 1975, shortly after Joe Biden became a Senator, James Biden and his business partner received a $500,000 loan from First Pennsylvania Bank, despite having only $40,000 in combined assets. Sources at the bank said the loan was made because James was Joe Biden’s brother.