$54 Million in Chinese Gifts Donated to Penn, Home of Biden Center

An ethics watchdog group is calling for the federal government to expand its investigation into Hunter Biden. The group demands that the U.S government also examine tens of millions of anonymous donations from China to the University of Pennsylvania – where there is an academic center named for his father: President Joe Biden.

The National Legal and Policy Center – an ethics watchdog group – wants to find out if relationships between the Bidens and these organizations violate the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

The original NLPC’s 12-page complaint filed in October 2020 with the Department of Justice states:

The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) hereby files this complaint against Hunter Biden; the Truman National Security Project; and the University of Pennsylvania and its Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, because there is reason to believe that one or more of them or their agents may have failed to register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA), 22 U.S.C. 611, et seq. regarding their political activities on behalf of a foreign country or principal. NLPC requests a full investigation of this matter, which we believe may lead to other civil or criminal violations of federal law, including conspiracy, money laundering, tax evasion, and wire fraud, that may have been committed by Hunter Biden and his associates, including his uncle James Biden, and his father Joe Biden.

The Department of Justice defines the Foreign Agents Registration Act as:

FARA requires certain agents of foreign principals who are engaged in political activities or other activities specified under the statute to make periodic public disclosure of their relationship with the foreign principal, as well as activities, receipts and disbursements in support of those activities. Disclosure of the required information facilitates evaluation by the government and the American people of the activities of such persons in light of their function as foreign agents.

The National Legal and Policy Center is calling on U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware David C. Weiss to investigate the Truman National Security Project and the University of Pennsylvania – including the school’s Biden Center.

In February 2018, Penn started the Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement – a Washington D.C.-based policy center. Antony Blinken – whom Biden named as his Secretary of State – served as the Biden Center’s managing director until 2019.

Reporting from The Blaze.