James Biden, brother of President Joe Biden, confirmed to the FBI last year that his family tried to help CEFC China Energy Co. purchase a U.S. liquefied natural gas facility in Louisiana, according to documents released Wednesday by the committee Ways and Means of the House.
The CEFC, closely linked to the CCP and Chinese President Xi Jinping, was chaired by Ye Jianming, an associate of Hunter Biden. James Biden told the FBI that he personally met with Jianming once regarding CEFC’s interest in acquiring the liquefied natural gas facility.
“James B noted that RHB introduced CEFC to him as President Ye was a protégé of President Xi,” FBI agents noted in a memo.
“James B recalled that the meeting that changed his life was the Monkey Island deal. Monkey Island was off the coast of Louisiana near the Gulf of Mexico. James B stated that there was room for a port to be developed and that the properties had been pre-approved,” the FBI memo states. “The island was 50-100 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and there was a clear passage to unload and load gas. CEFC was supposed to purchase it from Greg Michaels (“Michaels”) (the CEO and owner who controls Monkey Island).
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Biden also told investigators that he worked with Louisiana state officials to cut regulatory red tape to benefit the deal. “James B recalled speaking with knowledgeable people in the governor’s office about the permits and reiterated that this was supposed to happen quickly,” the FBI memo said.
The agreement never materialized.
As Breitbart News exclusively reported in 2021, documents from the infamous “laptop from hell” revealed that Hunter and James Biden worked on a deal in 2017 to transfer liquefied natural gas from Louisiana to CEFC. Emma-Jo Morris of Breitbart News reported:
However, that won’t stop the Chinese players in the deal from pushing Hunter to help his father run for president years later.
In an October 23, 2017 email, an intermediary named JiaQi Bao, between Hunter Biden and his Chinese associates, sent an email thanking Hunter and Joe Biden’s brother, Jim, for arranging a meeting with Greg Michaels, the president of a natural gas liquefaction facility in Louisiana called Monkey Island LNG, and detailing plans for what will be discussed.
“We have a meeting tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at 3CC with Greg Michaels, president of the Monkey Island LNG Terminal project in Louisiana. Thanks to Jim and Hunter for getting the owner to speak to us directly,” she wrote in an email received by Hunter, Jim and Gongwen Dong, a Chinese investor involved in several Biden-related deals.
Ye, CEFC partner of James and Hunter Biden, is a key person in the Biden family’s China business. Ye paid Hunter a $1 million fee for legal services in 2017. Hunter also received a large diamond from Ye in February 2017, worth an estimated $80,000. You “had direct and deep ties to Chinese intelligence as they prepared these ideals for the Bidens,” according to Peter Schweizer, a senior contributor to Breitbart News and president of the Government Accountability Institute.
“The Bidens are the best I know at doing exactly what the president wants from this partnership,” Hunter Biden told a CEFC associate in 2017.
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Members of the Biden family accepted money from a CEFC deal. The House Oversight Committee revealed in March that CEFC controlled State Energy HK Limited, a company linked to the $1.3 million collective payments made to members of the Biden family.
Through the Biden family’s suspicious activity reports (SARs), the committee also discovered that a Biden associate, Rob Walker, received a $3 million wire transfer from CEFC. In turn, four members of the Biden family – Hunter, James, Hallie and an unidentified “Biden” – received a collective $1.3 million cut of the $3 million wire transfer.
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