Hunter Biden had a well-paid FBI mole named “One-Eye” who provided confidential information about government probes of his Chinese business partners, according to an Israeli energy expert. The whistleblower was arrested in Cyprus last month after the U.S. Department of Justice accused him of being a gunrunner and made an extradition request.
Dr. Gal Luft is a former Israel Defense Forces lieutenant colonel with a doctorate in strategic studies from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Luft is a co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security – a “Washington-based think tank focused on energy, security, and economic trends.” Luft is a senior adviser to the United States Energy Security Council that is “focused on diminishing the inordinate strategic importance of oil, which stems from its virtual monopoly over transportation fuel.” Luft specializes in “geopolitics, geo-economics, energy security, Middle East, and US-China relations.”
Luft was reportedly a senior adviser for China Energy Fund Committee.
A 2019 Financial Times article stated Chinese national and CEFC deputy chairman Chi Ping “Patrick” Ho attended energy security conferences organized by Luft’s Analysis of Global Security.
A 2018 New York Times article described CEFC’s founder and chairman Ye Jianming as “[wanting] access to the corridors of power in Washington.”
The New York Times reported in 2018:
By 2015, Mr. Ye had begun working on perhaps his most politically connected quarry yet: the family of Mr. Biden, the vice president. An aide to Mr. Ye met the vice president’s second son, Hunter Biden, in Washington. Mr. Ye then met privately with Hunter Biden at a hotel in Miami in May 2017, according to people with direct knowledge of the meetings who were not authorized to speak publicly because the meetings were private. Mr. Ye proposed a partnership to invest in American infrastructure and energy deals, the people said. During this period, the vice president’s son was managing Rosemont Seneca Partners, an investment firm he formed with Chris Heinz, the stepson of John Kerry, the former secretary of state.
There are purported emails found on Hunter’s laptop between the son of President Joe Biden and high-ranking officials from China Energy Fund Committee, including Ho.
Alleged emails dated August 2017 show Hunter angling for a three-year consulting contract with CEFC worth $10 million annually “for introductions alone.” Hunter allegedly told a former executive director of CEFC that the “lasting and lucrative” deal would be “interesting to me and my family.”
The New York Post reported, “CEFC paid a further $4.9 million to Hunter and Jim Biden in monthly installments for 14 months from August 2017, government records show.”
The CEFC donated at least $350,000 to Luft’s Institute for the Analysis of Global Security and as much as $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation, according to the NYT.
Luft claimed that Ye told him that Hunter Biden had an FBI mole named “One-Eye” to protect his Chinese business partners.
Luft’s lawyer, Robert Henoch, told the New York Post this week that Ye confided to Luft that Hunter Biden had an FBI informant “or formerly of the bureau, extremely well placed, who they paid lots of money to [provide] sealed law enforcement information.”
New York Post journalist Miranda Devine wrote, “‘One-Eye’ told Ye that the Southern District of New York was investigating him and/or Ho in late 2017, and that ‘an Asian, an African, and a Jewish guy’ were named on a sealed indictment, says Henoch. Soon after that tipoff, Ye offered Hunter $1 million to be his ‘private counsel’ and flew to China, leaving his wife, daughter, son, mother, and nanny in his $50 million penthouse at 15 Central Park West.”
According to an “Attorney Engagement Letter” dated September 2017 obtained by the New York Post, Ho agreed to pay Hunter Biden a $1 million retainer for: “Counsel to matters related to U.S. law and advice pertaining to the hiring and legal analysis of any U.S. law firm or lawyer.”
However, Ho was arrested in November 2017 at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. In March 2019, the Department of Justice announced that Ho had been sentenced to serve 36 months in prison for “his role in a multi-year, multimillion-dollar scheme to bribe top officials of Chad and Uganda in exchange for business advantages for CEFC China Energy Company Limited (‘CEFC China’).”
Henoch said, “Ho was the patsy … the fall guy.”
Luft alleged that he contacted the Department of Justice after Ho was sentenced. U.S. federal investigators allegedly interviewed him for more than 18 hours on March 28 and 29, 2019. Luft said that he informed the investigators that Hunter and Jim Biden were receiving money in exchange for the FBI mole and to garner influence from having connections to Joe Biden. However, he said that he never heard from the investigators ever again.
Luft was arrested at a Cyprus airport last month as he was about to board a flight back to Israel.
Luft tweeted on Feb 18, “I’ve been arrested in Cyprus on a politically motivated extradition request by the U.S. The U.S., claiming I’m an arms dealer. It would be funny if it weren’t tragic. I’ve never been an arms dealer. DOJ is trying to bury me to protect Joe, Jim & Hunter Biden. Shall I name names?”
Luft, 56, remains in a Cyprus jail as he awaits extradition to the U.S. over charges of arms trafficking to China and Libya and violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
“Congress has the Biden bank records but it doesn’t know the reason for the payments. Now it does,” Henoch said. “The information that the whistleblower Dr. Luft gave the DOJ four years ago is the missing link for the reason behind the China-Biden money transfers. Clearly, this is explosive stuff.”
Henoch has been in communication with Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.).
Earlier this month, Comer said Luft’s arrest is “the straw that broke the camel’s back.”
“I think we’re going in a positive direction, and I think that people see the heavy-handedness of the Bidens – either you’re getting picked up by the DOJ or you’re getting a letter from Hunter Biden’s personal attorney trying to intimidate you into not coming in and talking to us,” Comer said, adding that he has three whistleblowers besides Luft.
Luft’s attorney in Israel, Mordechai Tzivin, told the Jerusalem Post that the gunrunning arrest “would be a good way to shut him up.”
“He knows a lot of information on Hunter,” Tzivin added. “The Senate only recently began to investigate Hunter’s case, and Gal’s testimony, if [he is allowed to testify] will bury Hunter Biden. Even more so, his testimony will shift the attention toward the president himself.”
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Reporting from The Blaze.