The 232 pages of material detail Hunter Biden’s “extensive links to foreign governments and questionable foreign nationals.”
- Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) have presented Hunter Biden’s bank records to the U.S. attorney leading the investigation into Biden’s business dealings.
- In a letter to Attorney David Weiss, the senators said they “are transmitting to [Weiss] over two hundred pages of records relating to the Biden family’s connections to the Chinese regime and persons connected to its military and intelligence elements.”
- The senators previously attempted to present information to the attorney but were instead met with a response from the Department of Justice, who “interceded on [Weiss’] behalf.”
- Grassley and Johnson said the provision of the information was due to the failure of Attorney Weiss “to answer our legitimate congressional oversight questions with respect to how you are conducting the Hunter Biden criminal case,” and noted the Justice Department’s “failure to be transparent with Congress and the American people.”
- The records date back to 2015 and continue to detail Biden’s business affiliations into 2018.
CCP-LINKED ASSOCIATES IN THE BANK MATERIALS:
- A primary figure of the bank documents includes Ye Jianming, a Chinese national and founder of CEFC China Energy (CEFC).
- In 2017, CEFC “received financing from the China Development Bank, ‘hired a number of former top officials from state-owned energy companies,’ and had ‘layers of Communist Party committees across its subsidiaries — more than at many private Chinese companies.'”
- Gongwen Dong, a partner of Ye’s, was previously a financial officer at Radiance Property Holdings, a firm now operated by Lam Ting Keung, an individual also associated with Chinese intelligence.
- Dong oversaw dealings with Hudson West III, Hudson West IV, and Hudson West V, businesses linked with Hunter Biden.
- James Gilliar, a Biden family associate, recorded that CEFC “[dedicates] itself to serving China’s national energy strategy,” including, “developing national strategic reserves [for oil],” and “[p]artnering with centrally-administered and state-owned enterprises[.]”
- Biden is also associated with Patrick Ho, whom Biden described in a recording as, “the [expletive] spy chief of China” due to Ho’s “[conviction] of international bribery and money laundering offenses stemming from his work for the CEFC-backed China Energy Fund Committee.”
- The U.S. government was able to convict Ho on the account of “his potential counterintelligence threat to the United States.”
- Hunter Biden also hired JaiQui Bao, supposedly a former employee of the CCP’s National Development and Reform Commission.
- Bao implored Biden to withdraw his money from Hudson West III, lest it becomes “nobody’s money.”
- Financial records indicate Bao made nearly $30,000 from Hudson West III.
- Senators Grassley and Johnson have presented their findings in Congress numerous times, including in 2020 and the Spring of 2022.
- The New York Times portrayed Ye as “[wanting] access to the corridors of power in Washington.”
- CEFC has also donated upwards of $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation.
- American Faith reported that James Comer of the Republican Oversight Committee has called for FBI Director Christopher Wray to investigate Hunter Biden’s business affiliates.