Fox News reported on Thursday that it obtained an email that shows a joint venture in China involving Jim and Hunter Biden listed prominent Democrats, including Sen. Kamala Harris, as “key domestic contacts.” a joint venture in China involving Jim and Hunter Biden listed prominent Democrats, including Sen. Kamala Harris, as “key domestic contacts.”
The business in question revolves around the now-bankrupt CEFC China Energy Co. According to Fox News, the recovered email is unrelated to the emails recovered on the laptop belonging to Hunter Biden.
Fox News reported that the email contains a lengthy list of Democrats as “key contacts,” including Harris, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo:
The list, included Harris, D-Calif.; Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio; former Virginia Gov. Terry McCauliffe, among others.
It is unclear if any of the Democrats were ever contacted about the “target projects.”
The email itself was sent from Jim to Hunter Biden, as well as a few other individuals including Tony Bobulinski. According to Fox News, Bobulinski was an investor recruited by the Biden family to run the joint-venture of the now-bankrupt company.
As my colleague Ship wrote in more detail, the relationship between Biden and the business venture was lucrative and deep.
Bobulinski himself spoke to Fox News about his role:
Bobulinksi was an institutional investor who was recruited by the Biden family to run their joint-venture with now-bankrupt CEFC China Energy Co.
Bobulinski is a former Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, and served as the CEO of SinoHawk Holdings, which he said was the partnership between the CEFC/ Chairman Ye and the Biden family.
“I was brought into the company to be the CEO by James Gilliar and Hunter Biden,” Bobulinski said in a statement to Fox News. “The reference to “the Big Guy” in the much-publicized May 13, 2017 email is in fact a reference to Joe Biden. The other “JB” referenced in that email is Jim Biden, Joe’s brother.”
Bobulinski was referring to an email, Fox News obtained last week, dated May 13, 2017, which included a discussion of “remuneration packages” for six people in a business deal with a Chinese energy firm. The email appeared to identify Biden as “Chair / Vice Chair depending on agreement with CEFC,” in an apparent reference to now-bankrupt CEFC China Energy Co.
Bobulinski, a former Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, admits that the deal between the Biden family and the Chinese government was not for financial gain, but more for political influence:
Bobulinski, in a statement to Fox News, said “Hunter Biden called his dad ‘the Big Guy’ or ‘my Chairman,’ and frequently referenced asking him for his sign-off or advice on various potential deals that we were discussing.”
“I’ve seen Vice President Biden saying he never talked to Hunter about his business,” Bobulinski said “I’ve seen firsthand that that’s not true, because it wasn’t just Hunter’s business, they said they were putting the Biden family name and its legacy on the line.”
He added: “ I realized the Chinese were not really focused on a healthy financial ROI. They were looking at this as a political or influence investment.”
“Once I realized 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, I took steps to prevent that from happening,” Bobulinski said, adding that he asks “the Biden family to address the American people and outline the facts so I can go back to being irrelevant — and so I am not put in a position to have to answer those questions for them.”
Bobulinski said he doesn’t “have a political ax to grind.”
Bobulinski noted that when he saw what was behind the curtain he became “concerned” with what he was seeing, and realized that the Biden family name was being leveraged to make millions of dollars, and it didn’t matter with whom. Even if it was with a communist-controlled country.
The Biden campaign had previously released his tax documents where no involvement with Chinese investments was listed.
Fox News reported that the Biden campaign declined to comment on the story and the Harris campaign did not return a request for comment.
RedState will keep you updated on this story as it develops.