We covered Hunter Biden’s business ties to the Chinese Communist Party and Ukrainian energy companies extensively in the weeks leading up to this year’s general election, reporting on evidence showing that Hunter’s ties were more extensive and long-lasting than previously known, and now a Senate report compiled by two committees is providing additional confirmation.
Both Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), through the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, are conducting ongoing investigations into Hunter Biden’s business activities in China and Ukraine. The two committees released a joint report, including documents such as emails, text messages and business memos provided by Biden family business associate Tony Bobulinski. Bobulinski previously confirmed that he is cooperating with both the FBI and Senate investigations into Hunter Biden.
According to Just the News:
Specifically, the committees’ evidence traces business deals discussed between Hunter Biden, Bobulinski and an American businessman close to the Biden family named Rob Walker. The senators released an email in which Walker described himself as “being a surrogate for H or Jim when gauging opportunities.” The committee said that in the email “H appears to refer to Hunter Biden, and Jim appears to refer to Joe Biden’s brother, James Biden.”
And, Biden’s relationship with Ye Jianming, head of CEFC China Energy, is particularly problematic. The report cites that companies affiliated with Ye wired millions of dollars to the U.S. accounts of Hunter’s associates during 2017 and that:
“Ye had established ties to the Chinese Communist Party and Chinese military, the People’s Liberation Army” and worked with Hunter Biden and his associates to pursue energy deals around the globe, including in Oman, France and Russia.
At the same time, the Committees found that Ye had business dealings with “Kremlin-controlled companies and Kremlin-aligned businessmen,” and served as “China’s unofficial bridge to Russia on energy.” As an example:
As noted in the Committees’ September 23, 2020 report, in September 2017, CEFC announced its intention to purchase a 14.2 percent stake in the Russian state-owned energy company, Rosneft, for approximately $9 billion.”
Documents attached to the report show that Hunter was in close communication with Ye during that time period and was absolutely aware of the potential Rosneft deal and even that Hunter was helping Ye “on a number of his personal issues (staff visas and some more sensitive things).”
As many conservative commentators and Republican officials have said, Hunter Biden’s business ties create a massive national security risk. The Senate committees agree:
“These new records confirm the connections between the Biden family and the communist Chinese government, as well as the links between Hunter Biden’s business associates and the Russian government, and further support the Committees’ September 23, 2020 report’s finding that such relationships created counterintelligence and extortion concerns.”
And, the issue is not going away, thankfully. Sen. Johnson told Just the News:
“Our report obviously raised serious questions and broke a logjam of information, and now we have whistleblowers coming forward with new information showing even more troubling ties back to the Chinese government, Russia’s Rosneft and possibly the People’s Liberation Army,” the senator said. “… These are the people that Hunter Biden associated with and Joe Biden knew full well his family was engaged with.”
Root. It. All. Out.