Witness: Chinese Saw Business Contacts With Biden As Political Influence Investment
A witness stated that the Chinese business, which has ties to the Chinese Communist Party, was making “a political or influence investment" getting in business contact with Vice President Joe Biden.
Hunter Biden’s former business partner has come forward to confirm that Joseph R. Biden was involved in a deal with China and got a cut of the action. Hunter Biden is son of current Democratic Presidential candidate and former Vice President.
Mr. Tony Bobulinski, who was the CEO of a firm with Hunter Biden, said in a statement that the former vice president was the “Big Guy” reference in his son’s emails and was set to get a 10% share. What’s more, he said the Chinese business, which has ties to the Chinese Communist Party, was making “a political or influence investment.”
“It wasn’t just Hunter’s business, they said they were putting the Biden family name and its legacy on the line,” he said in the statement, which was first obtained by the New York Post.
Mr. Bobulinski made a statement to reporters in Tennessee before the presidential debate and added details about Joseph Biden’s deep involvement in the China deal and other foreign deals dating back to 2015.
“It was made clear to me that Joe Biden’s involvement was not to be mentioned in writing, but only face to face,” he said.
He said Hunter Biden used the Chinese credit line as his “personal piggy bank.”
“I’ve heard Joe Biden say that he’s never discussed this with Hunter,” Mr. Bobulinski said. “That is false. I have first hand knowledge about this because I directly dealt with the Biden family, including Joe Biden.”
"Chinese were looking at the contacts with then Vice-President Biden as a political or influence investment."
Mr. Bobulinski showed three cell phones that he said were loaded with evidence of the business deals. He vowed to turn the phones and a trove of business documents over to the FBI and a Senate committee investigating the Biden’s business deals abroad.
Mr. Bobulinski’s statements raised red flags about how deeply he was involved in Hunter Biden’s business while in the Obama administration.
The revelation in his statements contradicts claims by Joseph Biden that he never discussed his son’s high-flying business deals in foreign countries.
“I realized the Chinese were not really focused on a healthy financial return on investment. They were looking at this as a political or influence investment,” Mr. Bobulinski said in his earlier written statement.
Mr. Bobulinski has agreed to turn over business records to Senate committees investigating the Biden family’s deal-making abroad.
The Biden campaign did not respond to questions. The moderator of the Presidential TV-debate did not raise the issue either.
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The emails also show Hunter Biden was guaranteed $10 million annually from a corrupt Chinese billionaire for what Hunter Biden called “introductions alone.”
An email discussing the China deal appeared to reference the former vice president. Mr. Bobulinski confirmed that it did.
“The reference to ‘the Big Guy’ in the much publicized May 13, 2017 email is in fact a reference to Joe Biden. The other ‘JB’ referenced in that email is Jim Biden, Joe’s brother,” he said.
“Hunter Biden called his dad ‘the Big Guy’ or ‘my Chairman,’ and frequently referenced asking him for his sign-off or advice on various potential deals that we were discussing. I’ve seen Vice President Biden saying he never talked to Hunter about his business. I’ve seen firsthand that that’s not true, because it wasn’t just Hunter’s business, they said they were putting the Biden family name and its legacy on the line.”
Mr. Bobulinski, who served in the Navy and comes from a military family, said he came forward out of a sense of patriotism and declared himself not part of a Russian disinformation scheme.