Hunter Biden apparently made a lot of money from China yet according to Breitbart News senior contributor Peter Schweizer, there “aren’t any clear business services that Hunter Biden performed for his work” for people who were tied to Chinese intelligence, Breitbart News reported.
Last week, appearing on Fox Business Network’s “Evening Edit” Schweizer, who also wrote the blockbuster book, “Red-Handed: How American Elites get Rich Helping China Win,” Schweizer told host Elizabeth MacDonald that it is important to investigate Hunter Biden, as well as attempt to determine if the Biden family has been compromised by Chinese intelligence.
Schweizer said, “What worries me most is we first broke the story on these commercial deals with the Biden family in China back in 2018. What we’ve done is taken the new material and tried to figure out who made those deals happen in China. And in every one of the cases, those are businessmen that have ties to the highest levels of Chinese intelligence.”
Continuing, Schweizer explained that in one example, Hunter Biden was involved in a private equity deal where he was put on the board of a private equity company financed by the Chinese government, which is of course run by the Chinese Communist Party.
“That deal was done by a Chinese businessman named Che Feng. When he was doing that deal with Hunter Biden, he was business partners with the Vice Minister for the Ministry of State Security in China, a guy named Ma Jian.”
Schweizer explained that Ja Jian was responsible for recruiting foreign nationals to spy on behalf of the Chinese communists.
“Another one of the businessmen that was involved in that deal who transferred $5 million to another one of Hunter Biden’s businesses is a guy named Mr. Zhao. His business partner at the time was the family of the former minister of state security who ran the entire spy apparatus of China,” Schweizer told MacDonald.
“So, the question is, why did these businessmen hand this money over to the Biden family? And I don’t think it’s philanthropy. I don’t think it’s business. There [are] no discernible business services that Hunter Biden performed for this money,” Schweizer said. “I think we have to start looking at the notion, investigating the fact that [the] Biden’s may be compromised in what was a Chinese-backed intelligence operation.”
Meanwhile, The Blaze reports, also citing Schweizer’s book, that Hunter Biden’s one-time secretary, JiaQi Bao was in fact employed by the Chinese government’s National Development and Reform Commission as a research assistant, citing a Fox News report.
After she finished working with the Commission, Bao moved on to work for the Shanghai-based investment firm OpenGate Capital, which has known ties to the Chinese Communist Party.
Bao became involved with Hunter Biden after he became involved in a business arrangement with a man named Patrick Ho, then secretary-general of CEFC China Energy, a Chinese energy conglomerate. Ho was the man who Biden referred to as the “spy chief of China.”
Ho had formerly served as home affairs secretary in Hong Kong, and was arrested by the FBI in 2017 on bribery charges. In his book, Schweizer explained that Ho had attempted to launder money through a “network of middlemen, millionaires, and suspected spies,” in order to make “illicit payments to UN diplomats.”
Ho was sentenced in 2019 to three years in prison, while Bao remained in Hunter Biden’s employ.
Schweizer said that Bao provided Biden with advice on everything from “energy deals to his father’s presidential campaign until 2018, when Hunter Biden terminated those services and ceased conducting business with CEFC.
Hunter Biden has been able to secure a number of positions that he was clearly not qualified for, ostensibly for his ability to contact people to his father and his influence. His position on the board of Burisma, the Ukrainian energy conglomerate is another example.
In another recent blockbuster book, New York Post’s Miranda Devine wrote that she believes Joe Biden benefited directly from Hunter’s dubious business dealings. In Laptop from Hell, Devine posited that the so-called “big guy” referred to in communications on Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop referred to his father, who received 10% of Hunter’s income from these business dealings.
In case you missed it, below is a report on the Bidens sharing office space with the “f-ing spy chief of China” as Hunter Biden called him.
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Figured it out yet America? China owns Joe Biden…literally and figuratively.
According to Peter Schweizer’s book, “Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win,” Hunter Biden hatched a plan to share office space leased by the Biden family in Washington, D.C. with a Chinese intelligence-linked firm that employed someone whom Hunter Biden called “the fucking spy chief of China,” Breitbart News reports.
In the book, Schweizer tells who Hunter Biden hatched a scheme in 2017 whereby he would set up an office in Washington that would house his businesses, the Biden Foundation, as well as a representative from CEFC China Energy, a global energy company from the communist nation. Biden had developed close ties with the representative from that company.
That representative, CEFC’s chairman and majority owner Ye Jianming had developed a close working connection with Hunter Biden at the end of 2015 after associates of Biden introduced them. Ye was closely tied to Chinese military intelligence, and his company provided energy to the People’s Liberation Army.
Despite all the alarm bells that should have raised, Hunter Biden became Ye’s personal attorney in the U.S., becoming in essence a representative for “an intelligence-and military-linked Chinese company that was supporting voices calling for an aggressive military posture against the United States and its allies,” the book alleges.
In addition to the relationship with CEFC’s energy sector, the Bidens were also involved in CEFC’s plans to invest in U.S. infrastructure via two entities—Hudson West IV and SinoHawk. Moreover, Hunter Biden made it clear to Tony Bobulinski, a financial planner brought in to assist with infrastructure efforts, that the Bidens were “integral” to that effort.
Hunter Biden became disenchanted with the payment package he was set to receive from the venture, which consisted of an $850,000 salary and 20 percent in equity, as well as 10 percent of the equity for “the Big Guy [Joe Biden]”—he wrote to Bobulinski that Ye and his company are “both coming to be MY partner and to the partners with the Bidens.”
Hunter would thereafter connect the Biden family with CEFC further through the shared offices in Washington, D.C.
“In 2017, he made plans to house his businesses, the Biden Foundation, one of his father’s offices, and CEFC together in an office space in Washington,” Schweizer writes, adding:
In an email for signage, Hunter said he had “new office mates: Joe Biden Jill Biden Jim Biden Gongwen Dong (Chairman Ye CEFC emissary),” and that, “I would like the office sign to reflect the following The Biden Foundation Hudson West (CEFC U.S.) The lease will remain under my company’s name Rosemont Seneca.”
Schweizer noted that Gongwen Dong, as with Ye had “notable ties to those embedded in Chinese intelligence and foreign influence operations.”
Aside from his role as CEFC’s emissary, Dong served as chief financial officer at the Beijing-based Radiance Property Holdings, a firm controlled and run by Lam Ting Keung, a businessman with deep connections to “united front” groups linked to Chinese intelligence.
Breitbart notes that united front groups are typically used as cover for Chinese intelligence operations, Schweizer notes. A 2018 U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission report showed that China uses such groups work as a means to “co-opt and neutralize source of potential opposition to the policies and authority of its ruling Chinese Communist Party.”
Despite all of that, Hunter Biden and Dong were able to secure a line of credit on September 8, 2017, and add James Biden and his wife, Sara Biden as authorized users for the credit cards on the account. James and Sara Biden then dropped a cool $100,000 on luxury items.
Beside Ye and Dong, CEFC had another Chinese intelligence-linked source in the Biden’s circle—Patrick Ho, the man who Hunter Biden referred to as “the fucking spy chief of China” in a leaked phone call.
How served as one of Ye’s “top lieutenants,” Schweizer said, and as a senior executive with China Energy Fund Committee, CEFC’s nonprofit think tank. Ho was also once the home affairs secretary in Hong Kong, and also was a “tireless advocate” for Chinese Communist Party Chairman Xi Jinping’s “signature venture” at the United Nations.
Not long after the plan to put Dong in the shared office space with the Biden clan was hatched, Ho was arrested in New York City on bribery charges by the FBI in November 2017.
That scheme involved Ho offering money to African officials as part of a scheme involving channeling illicit payments to UN diplomats, Schweizer said.
When he was locked up, one of Ho’s first phone calls was to James Biden, looking for Hunter Biden. CEFC hired Hunter Biden to provide legal representation, despite the fact he had zero background in criminal defense law. CEFC paid $1 million in a retainer to Biden’s LLC, Owasco. Ho pleaded guilty and went to jail.
Before Ho went to jail, however, Hunter Biden was provided with a Chinese assistant named JiaQi Bao, who had obtained her master’s degree from China’s Tsinghua University, financed by the Chinese government, and worked for the Chinese government’s National Development and reform Commission, which is responsible for the management of China’s economy.
Schweizer noted that Bao offered Hunter Biden advice on “everything from energy deals to his father’s presidential campaign.” She handled a “monthly wire instruction” concerning the transfer of financial payments.
When Hudson West went belly up, Bao told Hunter, “Whatever money from Hudson West, please take them, take as much as possible or figure out a way to spend them for your own benefit…just take it and keep as much as possible.”
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Josh Mandel is a Republican seeking the party’s nomination to run for U.S. Senate in Ohio.
This week on the Breitbart News Daily podcast, Mandel asserted that Joe Biden is “personally [and] financially corrupted” by financial dealings undertaken by members of his family, including Hunter Biden and Biden’s brother.
Mandel slammed Biden, saying it is impossible for him to protect U.S. interests with the Chinese Communist regime while he appears to be compromised due to his family’s financial dealings with that country, as identified by Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute, memorialized in his book, Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends.
Schweizer identified how five of Biden’s family members cashed in on his access as vice president, noting that these Biden relatives “didn’t get them [sweetheart deals] before he was vice president, they didn’t get them after he was vice president, and the policy positions that Joe Biden took at the time that his family members were getting paid.”
In the podcast, Mandel noted that Biden is clearly corrupted.
“Let’s start with the fact that Biden is personally [and] financially corrupted,” Mandel said.
“He is, his son Hunter, probably his brother, the lobbyist, their finances are so intertwined and dependent on the Chinese Communist Party that he’s completely, completely conflicted. So let’s start out with that, that he’s not in any position to make the right decisions for the American people.”
He noted, for example that Biden’s actions on energy financially benefit not only China but also Russia under the guise of fighting so-called “climate change.” Mandel said that Biden’s attempts to throttle domestic fossil fuel development provides significant advantages to China and Russia at our country’s expense.
“[The Biden administration is] enabling oil and gas pipelines in Russia and leaning on OPEC while we’re sitting here in Ohio, in America, with an abundance of natural resources that he won’t let us drill and move,” Mandel said.
Mandel also slammed the Biden administration policies which he says are fueling inflation and undermining the U.S. economy by impoverishing Americans through the hidden tax of inflation.
Mandel noted Biden’s policies are “quadrupling inflation,” increasing prices at the pump and the grocery stores,” and “paying people to stay home and drink Mountain Dew and play Xbox with out tax money instead of actually getting people back to work.”
Mandel is among several Republicans vying for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), including the author of Hillbilly Elegy J.D. Vance.
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Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute is a source we have used before. He is an expert on government corruption, and his book Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite, hit #1 on Amazon 10 days before it was even released.
He spends all of his time investigating government corruption. And he’s got a lot on the would-be president, Joseph R. Biden.
Schweizer did a deep dive on the Biden family, what he refers to as “The Biden Five”- Hunter Biden, his brothers Frank and James Biden, his sister Valerie and his daughter Ashley Biden. In the book, Schweitzer explained how those five were able to monetize their connections to him…and his influence.
In a recent interview on Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Daily, Schweizer talked about the Biden Five with host Alex Marlow. The book does a deep dive not only into the Biden family, however, also looks at the entire “institutional” Democratic Party and their corruption.
Marlow complimented Schweizer’s look at the Biden’s as providing “indisputable evidence that Joe Biden is running a crime like syndicate where he is, if nothing else, enabling his family members to get rich, without really any noticeable skill, using the American people’s good name.”
Clearly, the international reach of the Biden family’s tentacles seems to be a clear indication that, as Schweizer said:
“Joe Biden is the planet around which the moons of his family travel, and the gravitational pull is Joe Biden’s power and his position, and the family has enriched themselves based on the positions he has.”
“Before Joe Biden is vice president of the United States, they’re rally not doing many international deals, but once Joe Biden becomes vice president of the United States, suddenly, they’ve got foreign governments and foreign entities falling over themselves to cut them in on deals that they have no background or no expertise in. There’s a direct link between the corrupt acts of the family and the policy positions and power that Joe Biden has.”
Schweizer then addressed the five Bidens individually.
Hunter Biden- In December 2013, Hunter went with his father, the then-vice president aboard Air Force Two on a trip to China. Just ten days later, he was able to secure over $1 billion in financing from the Chinese state-run Bank of China for a brand-new private equity firm he had co-founded. The disconnect from the Hunter Biden pre-Joe Biden vice president and after Joe Biden vice president is striking Schweizer noted.
“Before Joe Biden becomes vice president of the United States, Hunter is a lobbyist for online gambling companies in Europe. That’s what he’s doing. That’s his professional background. Once his dad becomes vice president of the United States, he suddenly starts doing a whole host of global deals beginning in China. He flies with his dad on Air Force Two to Beijing China in December 2013.”
Schweizer said that within only 10 days of that trip, Hunter Biden joined the board of directors and got an equity stake in a Chinese government-financed investment firm, BHR Partners, Bohai Harvest RST. Schweizer added:
“He has no background in private equity. He has no background in China. They put him on the board precisely because his father is vice president and precisely because his father is taking pro-China positions on the global stage.”
Schweizer noted Hunter Biden’s total lack of any type of experience or expertise concerning private equity, or the country of China, yet China chose to fund BHR. Hmmm…wonder why?
Just two years later, the Obama administration approved the sale of a strategically sensitive American company, Henniges Automotive, in a joint purchase shared by a Chinese military contractor and BHR. This required special approval from the Committee of Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) due to the company’s manufacturing of technology with military applications.
According to Schweizer, Hunter Biden’s business partners explicitly said that he brought no expertise or anything else for that matter to the table. He had no money, no expertise…all he had was the “pipeline to the administration…his father Joe Biden.
Schweizer said the Chinese Communist Party knew they could use Hunter Biden to get what they wanted from the Obama-Biden administration.
“There’s a very clear reason why the Chinese government wants the sone of the vice president sitting on their board involved in these deals, because they need the approval of the Obama-Biden administration, which is of course what they get when they start acquiring these companies.”
Biden has repeatedly denied knowing what his only son was up to, saying he “never discussed my business or their business, my sons’ or daughter’s,” he said in 2019.
“And I’ve never discussed them because they know where I have to do my job and that’s it and they have to make their own judgments.”
Biden has insinuated an “absolute wall” exists between himself and his family’s business interests.
Biden said, “I have never discussed, with my son or my brother or with anyone else, anything having to do with their businesses. Period.”
However, a photograph taken of Joe Biden with Kazakhstan oligarch Kenes Rakishev who had looked into establishing a business relationship with Hunter Biden seems to blow Joe Biden’s claim of “no knowledge of” his family’s business dealings as a load of, to quote Biden, “malarkey.”
Let us also not forget the money wired to Hunter Biden by Yelena Baturina, a Russian oligarch who wired $3.5 million to Rosemont Seneca, a private investment firm co-owned by Hunter Biden. The consultancy fee was, according to Baturina’s brother a “payment to enter the American market.”
We won’t even get into Burisma. That one is so obvious as to be an embarrassment.
Schweizer said the mere overwhelming evidence that the Biden family possesses zero expertise in fields where they have realized millions of dollars, all from foreign governments. Clearly all of this points back to Joe Biden.
“What are the Bidens selling?” Schweizer asked. “What product or what service are they providing these Chinese companies [or] a Ukrainian energy company? They don’t know anything about the energy business. They don’t know anything about private finance [or] equity companies. They don’t know anything about that, so the point is these foreign entities are paying the Bidens money—millions of dollars. The question is, what are they getting in return?”
Frank Biden- When Joe Biden served as vice president, another member of his family also benefited financially…his youngest brother Frank, who realized millions of dollars in taxpayer loans tied to real estate developments in the Caribbean during the Obama-Biden administration.
According to Schweizer, Frank Biden “basically was a real estate agent—not very successful—in Florida. Suddenly he’s going into the renewable energy business.”
Frank Biden had no experience in renewable energy whatsoever. Schweizer noted that Frank Biden set up companies in Costa Rica and another in Jamaica, then was able to score taxpayer-backed loans from the U.S. government to do renewable energy projects in both those countries.
Frank Biden also scored millions of dollars in grants from the Department of Education in order to construct charter schools and attributed his family name as a ‘tremendous asset” that brought “automatic acceptance” for government approvals of school projects, as well as the ability to secure public funding.
“These are our grants that are discretionary, which means the Department of Education can decide who they want to give them to,” Schweizer said.
“[Frank Biden] took in millions of dollars from the Education Department while his brother was vice president of the United States.”
Not only that, but Frank Biden was able to have a meeting involving his companies in the Oval Office with none other than President Barack Obama, and a couple of other people.
“If his name had been Frank Jones instead of Frank Biden, I doubt that any of that would have happened.”
James Biden- Yet another Biden, Joe Biden’s younger brother James also joined the Biden gravy train. The firm he worked for as executive vice president, HillStone International, received $1.5 billion in government contracts during the Obama administration, which included a contract to build 100,000 homes in Iraq.
Schweizer explained the numerous conflicts of interest related to James Biden’s position with HillStone, since his brother the vice president had oversight of humanitarian, government-funded development projects in Iraq while he was vice president, the same type of project for which HillStone received $1.5 billion.
It should be noted that James Biden had zero background in either construction of international development when he joined HillStone. However the company profile of James Biden bragged that James Biden’s connection to Joe Biden was a professional attribute.
“Within six months [of HillStone’s founding], they land these billion-dollar contracts to build homes in Iraq,” Schweizer said. “This is part of the Iraqi reconstruction after the war, and who is in charge of the Iraqi reconstruction at the time? Joe Biden, his brother. Now we have a third member of the family, who because of Joe Biden’s position, is cashing in. In this case, taxpayer money is flowing to a member of the Biden family.”
Valerie Biden- Not to be left out of the financial extravaganza tied into being related to Joe Biden, his sister Valerie, who had managed his senate campaigns in Delaware actually realized a financial windfall from his campaigns, directing $2.5 million to her political communications firm from two Joe Biden campaigns…Citizens for Biden and Biden for President, Inc.
Schweizer referred to this as “legal graft.”
He explained that, “When Joe Biden ran for the senate in Delaware—obviously a very safe seat for him, there hasn’t been a Republican in there for 40 years—what does Joe do? Joe hires his sister to run his campaigns [and] hires her firm as a consultant. As a result, millions of dollars flow to Valerie Biden.”
“It speaks to the pattern of the Bidens looking at opportunities to take money, whether it’s taxpayer money, political money, or business money, and steer it to their family members for their benefit,” Schweizer said.
Ashley Biden- Just after his daughter Ashley’s husband Howard Krein started a healthcare company in 2011, StartUp Health, Joe Biden arranged a meeting with Barack Obama in the Oval Office only weeks after the company’s founding.
Schweizer referred to that meeting as a “huge hookup,” explaining that StartUp was able to gain an invitation to Health Data-Palooza, which was a joint conference run with the federal government and healthcare industry.
“Health Data-Palooza is very prestigious and very hard to get into,” Schweizer explained. “They get hooked up and they are put front and center in this very important conference, and that’s the beginning of the favors that happen.”
He noted that Joe Biden gave private speeches and briefings to the partners and investors of Howard Krein’s business.
Of course, having inside knowledge of the Obama administration’s planned healthcare initiatives gave Biden’s son in law a competitive advantage over competing healthcare companies, Schweizer said.
Currently, Krein is advising the Biden team on COVID-19 matters, and the company plans on investing $1 million in companies developing goods and services relative to the coronavirus.
According to Politico, in a rare moment of journalistic integrity, “Krein simultaneously advising the campaign and venturing into Covid investing could pose conflict-of-interest concerns for a Biden administration or simply create the awkward appearance of Krein profiting off his father-in-law’s policies.”
Schweizer did credit the Biden family for one thing:
“The Bidens, to me, are unprecedented in the extent and scope of the corruption, because I’ve been doing this for a long time,” Schweizer explained. “I’ve exposed Republicans and Democrats. The most that I’ve ever seen up to this point was a Republican senator from Missouri that had three family members engaged in this kind of behavior. The Bidens now have five, making the Biden Five in my mind, the reigning champs when it comes to corrupt behavior in Washington, DC.”
And that doesn’t even include “the Big Guy.”
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