Joe Biden ‘knew about’ and potentially ‘involved’ in son Hunter’s business dealings: Whistleblowers


New whistleblower documents reveal President Biden “knew of Hunter Biden’s business arrangements and may have been involved in some of them,” Republican Senator Chuck Grassley said Monday, suggesting the FBI has “evidence voluminous” linked to the potential criminality of these persons. businesses.

Grassley, R-Iowa, sent a letter Monday morning to Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss detailing new whistleblower allegations that the bureau is in possession of ” significant, impactful and voluminous evidence regarding the potential criminal behavior of Hunter Biden and James Biden.” Weiss is overseeing the Hunter Biden investigation.

Grassley said the FBI has in its possession a series of documents related to information about Mykola Zlochevsky, the owner of Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings. Hunter Biden served on the board of directors of this company.

“Documents in the possession of the FBI include specific details regarding conversations of non-governmental individuals regarding Hunter Biden’s potential criminal conduct,” Grassley wrote.

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“These documents also indicate that Joe Biden was aware of Hunter Biden’s business arrangements and may have been involved in some of them,” Grassley said. He added that it is “unclear whether the FBI followed normal investigative procedure to determine the truth and accuracy of the information or terminated investigative activity based on allegations. misinformation before the 2020 elections”.

“It is also unclear whether U.S. Attorney Weiss performed his own due diligence on these and related allegations,” Grassley wrote.

Grassley and Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., investigated Hunter Biden from 2019 and found that Obama administration officials “knew” that Hunter Biden’s position on Burisma’s board of directors was “problematic” and that it interfered “with the effective execution of the policy towards Ukraine.”

Tony Bobulinski, a former associate of Hunter Biden, speaks with reporters ahead of the presidential debate, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Nashville.
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Hunter Biden joined Burisma in April 2014 and reportedly connected the company with consulting firm Blue Star Strategies to help the natural gas company fight corruption charges in Ukraine. While Hunter Biden served on the company’s board, Joe Biden served as vice president and led U.S.-Ukrainian relations and Obama administration policy.

Grassley also pointed to a summary of an FBI interview with Hunter Biden’s former business partner, Tony Bobulinski, from October 23, 2020, in which Bobulinski said Hunter and James Biden created a business deal with related foreign nationals. in the Chinese government while Joe Biden was vice president.

Grassley said Bobulinski’s interview summary indicates the work “intentionally remained unpaid while Joe Biden was vice president.”

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“After Joe Biden left the vice presidency, the summary makes it clear that Hunter Biden and James Biden worked with CEFC and affiliated individuals to compensate them for this past work and the benefits they provided to CEFC,” wrote Grassley, referring to the now bankrupt Chinese. CEFC China Energy conglomerate.

Citing the summary, Grassley said Hunter Biden, James Biden and their business associates had created a joint venture that would serve as a “vehicle to accomplish this financial compensation.”

The joint venture was known as SinoHawk Holdings, a partnership between CEFC chairman Ye Jianming and Hunter and James Biden. SinoHawk was 50% owned by Oneida Holdings LLC and 50% by Hudson West IV.

Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe Biden, arrives with his wife Melissa Cohen Biden before President Biden awards the Presidential Medals of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, July 7, 2022.

Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe Biden, arrives with his wife Melissa Cohen Biden before President Biden awards the Presidential Medals of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, July 7, 2022.
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Oneida was made up of five equally distributed limited liability companies, according to the summary, one for each business associate, including Hunter Biden and James Biden.

Bobulinski told the FBI that 10% of Hunter Biden’s interest should “be held for Joe Biden.”

Fox News first reported an email in October 2020 containing a discussion of “compensation packages” for six people as part of a trade deal with CEFC. The email appeared to identify Biden as “president/vice president based on agreement with CEFC,” in an apparent reference to CEFC.

The email included a note that “Hunter has office expectations that he will work out.” A stock split proposal refers to “20” for “H” and “10 held by H for the fat guy?” without further details.

Bobulinski told Fox News at the time that “Hunter Biden called his father ‘the Big Guy’ or ‘my president’ and often referred to asking him for his approval or advice on various potential deals we were discussing.”

Grassley’s letter to Garland, Wray and Weiss included the Oneida Operating Agreement which included the “percentage interest for each individual”. The agreement was signed on May 22, 2017.

Grassley also said the FBI “has a document in their possession that notes former Vice President Joe Biden met with Hunter Biden and his associates at a conference in Los Angeles on May 2-3, 2017.”

Fox News first reported on these meetings in October 2020 after obtaining text messages between Bobulinski, Hunter Biden and James Biden. The messages seem to indicate that a meeting took place, although it is unclear what the substance of the meeting may have been.

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The conference was the 2017 Milken World Conference, held in part at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, according to the program’s directory.

Joe Biden, May 3, 2017, spoke at the conference and moderated “A Conversation with the 47th Vice President of the United States Joe Biden”.

“Mrng, please let me know if we are going to have an early dinner with your uncle and father and where, also for document translation, do you want simple or traditional Chinese?” Bobulinski texted Hunter Biden on May 2, 2017.

“I’m not sure yet about dinner and what’s more common for a Chinese legal DOC,” Hunter Biden replied.

“Chinese legal documents can be both, I will make it traditional,” Bobulinski said.

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Hunter replied, “Dad isn’t here until 11 a.m. Let me and Jim meet at 10 a.m. at the Beverly Hilton where he’s staying.”

Bobulinski texted James Biden, Joe Biden’s brother, on the same day, May 2, 2017, saying, “It’s great to meet you and spend time together, thanks for thanking Joe for his time, c It was great talking with Tony b.”

The following day, May 3, 2017, Bobulinski sent another text message to Jim Biden, saying, “Hello, please let me know that everything is ready for things this morning. I have no d credentials to get into Milken, so I just want to make sure there is no problem getting me in, where should we meet this mrng?”

President Biden embraces his family's first lady, Dr. Jill Biden, son Hunter Biden and daughter Ashley after being sworn in during his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC During the Inauguration ceremony, Biden becomes the 46th President of the United States.

President Biden embraces his family’s first lady, Dr. Jill Biden, son Hunter Biden and daughter Ashley after being sworn in during his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC During the Inauguration ceremony, Biden becomes the 46th President of the United States.
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Grassley noted in his Monday letter that these meetings “have been made public; however, the fact that the FBI retains documents referring to these data points has not been made public previously.”

Grassley says that based on the allegations provided to his office, Bobulinski’s interview established a “sufficient basis to initiate a full on-the-ground investigation for payment reasons,” but says it’s unclear whether the FBI did, or if the information is part of the ongoing criminal investigation being conducted by Weiss.

Grassley noted that the Justice Department and FBI “did not dispute the accuracy of the allegations” he made.

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“The Justice Department’s and FBI’s continued silence on these matters is deafening and further erodes their credibility,” Grassley wrote. “Put simply, enough is enough – the Justice Department and the FBI must tell the truth to Congress and the American people about the actions they have taken, or failed to take, regarding the Hunter investigation. Biden.”

Grassley requested information from the Justice Department about the Hunter Biden investigation by Oct. 27, so that Congress could “conduct an independent and objective review.”

President Biden has repeatedly denied speaking to Hunter about his business dealings. He has also denied, since the 2020 election campaign, having knowledge of or involvement in his son’s business ventures.

Hunter Biden is currently under federal investigation for his “tax affairs”.

Fox News first reported in July that the investigation has reached a “critical stage” and that federal prosecutors are weighing whether to charge Hunter Biden with various tax and foreign lobbying violations, false statements and more. .

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Fox News reported in July that the federal grand jury investigating Hunter Biden’s business dealings completed its final term in June and expired. A source at the time said no charges had been filed.

The White House, DOJ, FBI and U.S. Attorney Weiss did not immediately respond to Fox News’ requests for comment.


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