The Department of Justice continues to be tight-lipped about its alleged investigation of Hunter Biden’s criminal acts.
“I’m not — for the same reason that I’m not able to respond to questions about investigations of the former president or of anyone else, I’m not able to discuss any investigations pending or otherwise with respect to any citizen of the United States,” U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland replied to a question from Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) about Hunter Biden.
The alleged criminal probe of the president’s son is being conducted by the U.S. Attorney in Delaware, David C. Weiss. Weiss has declined comment about the case, according to a Washington Post report.
The New York Post, which broke the story about the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop, further reported:
Hunter Biden’s financial dealings and overseas exploits uncovered on the infamous laptop exposed by The Post could possibly be used by prosecutors in their reported tax crimes case against him.
When federal authorities kicked off their probe in 2018, investigators were initially looking at whether Hunter and his associates had violated various tax and money laundering laws amid their dealings in China and other foreign countries.
While it’s not clear exactly what evidence the feds have, the exploits of President Biden’s 52-year-old son are also in the scope of the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).
Emails and other records related to Hunter’s various overseas deals, which point to his alleged scheme to sell his father’s influence for millions of dollars to American adversaries, came to light when they were discovered on his abandoned laptop.
Hunter and his associates had pursued lucrative deals with a Chinese energy company, CEFC China Energy Co, including one that listed a potential cut for then vice president Joe Biden, the emails show.
An email sent to Hunter by one of his business partners, James Gilliar, on May 13, 2017, had outlined the “remuneration packages” for six people involved in an unspecified business venture with the Chinese conglomerate.
The plan included a proposed 10% share passed through Hunter for “the big guy” — a reference that Hunter’s former business partner, US Navy veteran Tony Bobulinksi, has since claimed refers to Joe Biden.
Hunter, who was identified as “Chair / Vice Chair depending on the agreement with CEFC,” had his pay pegged at “850,” according to the email.
The email also outlined a “provisional agreement,” which would see 80 percent of the shares in the new company split equally among four people. The initials of the four people corresponded to the email sender and three recipients — with “H” apparently referring to Hunter.
Hunter also sent an email on Aug. 2, 2017, regarding a deal he had struck with the since-vanished chairman of CEFC, Ye Jianming, over the 50/50 split ownership of a holding company expected to rake in over $10 million a year for Biden’s son.
He wrote that Ye — who hasn’t been seen since being taken into custody by Chinese authorities in 2018 — agreed to a three-year consulting contract with CEFC that would pay Hunter the hefty annual sum “for introductions alone.”
“The chairman changed that deal after we me[t] in MIAMI TO A MUCH MORE LASTING AND LUCRATIVE ARRANGEMENT to create a holding company 50% percent [sic] owned by ME and 50% owned by him,” Hunter wrote in the email.
“Consulting fees is one piece of our income stream but the reason this proposal by the chairman was so much more interesting to me and my family is that we would also be partners inn [sic] the equity and profits of the JV’s [joint venture’s] investments.”
The emails were sent by Hunter to Gongwen Dong — the CFO of Hong Kong-based investment firm Kam Fei Group.
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