Emails from Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop have revealed that the Biden family assisted a Chinese national businessman with connections to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in his effort to obtain entry visas to the U.S. for himself and members of his family.
Records and emails reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon indicate that Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, and his brother, Jim Biden, were doing business with Ye Jianming and his energy company, CEFC China Energy, in 2017.
The Bidens began soliciting help from a former immigration official with the Obama administration to secure visas for Ye and his family on September 12, 2017. On that same day, an executive with CEFC authorized a $99,000 line of credit for Jim Biden and his wife, Sara Biden.
Joe Biden has claimed since the laptop scandal was first reported during the 2020 election that he has never had any knowledge of his son’s foreign business dealings. However, specifically regarding CEFC, a former business partner of Hunter Biden has said he met with both Joe and Hunter in 2017 regarding a consulting arrangement with the Chinese firm.
One of the emails reviewed from the laptop referred to shares of payments from CEFC for the “big guy.” The former associate said the big guy was in fact Joe Biden. In another email, Hunter referred to Joe and CEFC executives as “business partners” when he asked for extra keys for his family to office space he shared with CEFC.
The Biden family association with CEFC is beginning to attract added attention because of Ye’s reported ties to the Chinese military. The company has also been integral to the CCP mission to expand its reach into the global energy market. In one email, Hunter told Ye that his work with CEFC would benefit both the U.S. and China. Hunter Biden worked thereafter to negotiate a deal that granted CEFC access to a natural gas terminal in Louisiana.
CEFC paid a company owned by Hunter Biden $5 million for consulting work that started in August 2017. He received another $1 million payment from CEFC to represent one of its executives who was charged with bribery under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Ninety-five House members wrote to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday to request the appointment of a federal special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings.
The lawmakers stated that it is clear Hunter and James Biden used Joe Biden’s position as vice president to their advantage. The letter added that President Trump had to endure close scrutiny in the investigation of the baseless Russian collusion allegations because of impartiality issues in having the DOJ investigate a sitting President, and said, “The same standard applies here.”