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Hunter demanded $10M from Chinese energy firm because 'Bidens are the best,' have 'connections'

Hunter Biden demanded $10 million from a Chinese business associate to “further the interest” of his joint-venture with a Chinese energy, saying that the “Bidens are the best I know at doing exactly” what the chairman of the Chinese Communist Party-linked firm wanted, according to a newly-released WhatsApp message.

The House Oversight Committee released the message, dated Aug. 3, 2017. The exchange is between Hunter Biden and CEFC associate Gongwen Dong.


“Very simple,” Hunter writes. “10 M per annum budget to use to further the interest of the JV. This move to 5M is completely new to me and is not acceptable obviously.”

According to a September 2020 report released by the Senate Homeland Security Committee and Senate Finance Committee on their investigation into Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings, Ye Jianming, Gongwen Dong and other Chinese nationals that Hunter Biden had business associations with were linked to the Chinese Communist government and the People’s Liberation Army.

That Senate report, showed that on Aug. 8, 2017, just days after this WhatsApp message, CEFC wired nearly $5 million to the bank account for Hudson West III, a firm that Hunter Biden opened with Chinese associates.

“These funds may have originated from a loan issued from the account of a company called Northern International Capital Holdings, a Hong Kong-based investment company identified at one time as a ‘substantial shareholder’ in CEFC International Limited along with Ye,” the report stated. “It is unclear whether Hunter Biden was a half-owner of Hudson West III at the time.”

Fox News Digital, in December 2020, first reported on text messages between Hunter Biden business associates Tony Bobulinski and James Gilliar discussing the joint-venture with CEFC.

Gilliar, in a May 11, 2017 text message to Bobulinski, wrote: “Man U are right let’s get the company set up, then tell H and family the high stakes and get Joe involved.”

The White House says President Biden was “never in business” with his son. 

Hunter Biden gets off plane with president

President Biden has snapped at reporters who have asked him about alleged corruption involving him and his son, Hunter Biden.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden went on to update Ye, saying that they have “concluded the establishment of SinoHawk Holdings,” the Biden joint venture with CEFC, and said he looked “forward” to introducing him to his business associate Tony Bobulinski, who he wrote would “act as the CEO.”

Biden went on to note that Bobulinski had “sent a request to Dong Gongwen [Gongwen Dong] and Director Zang for the funding of the $10 MM USD wire.”

“I would appreciate if you will send that quickly so we can properly fund and operate Sinohawk,” Biden wrote.

Ye stated that he had arranged for Zang and Dong to “expedite the charter capital input to SinoHawk.”

“I am glad to hear from you! Time flies and it has been months since we met in the US. It seems that we were always on a rush when we were together,” Ye wrote to Biden, adding that “the consensus we made last time has been materialized in a timely manner.” 

Joe Biden waving with Hunter Biden

President Biden, left, and his son Hunter Biden, right.  (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)

“I will continue to pay attention and give my support,” Ye stated. “I have arranged Director Zang and Gongwen Dong to expedite the charter capital input to SinoHawk.” 

According to the messages reviewed by Fox News, which range from June 25, 2017, through mid-July 2017, the $10 million transfer was delayed for weeks. Several text messages suggest the delay was due to visa issues, including one email sent by President Biden’s brother, Jim Biden, who was involved in the joint-venture. 

Meanwhile, on July 18, 2017, Bobulinski asked Zhao in a message whether the transfer would be “$10 MM or 2x $5MM,” claiming they “asked that $10 MM be sent in 2 $5 MM tranches but @ the same time, $5 MM to savings and $5 MM to checking. That is what we prefer.”

Hunter Biden

NTony Bobulinski told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that Hunter Biden committed fraud against his own business partners.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The transfer was never completed.

“The lease will remain under my company’s name Rosemont Seneca,” he went on, providing details about Dong and Ye, whom he referred to as “my partner,” as well as their contact information.

House of Sweden confirmed to Fox News that Hunter Biden’s company, Rosemont Seneca, did, in fact, rent office space during that time period. However, they declined to share further information.

The Justice Department last week announced that Hunter Biden will plead guilty to two misdemeanor counts of willful failure to pay federal income tax as part of a deal that is expected to keep him out of prison. The president’s son also agreed to enter into a pretrial diversion agreement with regard to a separate charge of possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance. The plea agreement is expected to keep the president’s son out of prison. 

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