More stunning details regarding some WhatsApp messages between Hunter Biden and a Chinese businessman with close ties to the Communist government have been released.
According to a Twitter post by the House Oversight Committee, which is chaired by Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), Hunter appears to have suggested that his family is the “best” at doing the bidding of the Chinese government.
The messages, dated July 30, 2017, were provided to the committee by IRS whistleblowers, notes the New York Post. They were exchanged between Hunter and Chinese energy company CEFC employee and translator Raymond Zhao, noting that the then-future first son was “sitting” with his dad, then-former Vice President Joe Biden, and the two “would like to understand why the commitment” to be paid up to $10 million “made has not been fulfilled.”
“Tell the director that I would like to resolve this now before it gets out of hand, and now means tonight,” Hunter told Zhao.
“And, Z, if I get a call or text from anyone involved in this other than you, Zhang or the chairman, I will make certain that between the man sitting next to me and every person he knows and my ability to forever hold a grudge that you will regret not following my direction.”
The Post noted: “Photos show Hunter was at his father’s residence outside Wilmington, Del. the day of the text — and that diner at a nearby bar snapped pictures of now-President Biden visiting two days earlier.”
The Post noted as well:
Raymond Zhao, an executive with CEFC China Energy, was helping Hunter and his associates — including first brother James Biden — further their business with the Chinese energy conglomerate.
The exchange implies that Hunter was concerned he would be shut out of a lucrative opportunity with CEFC chairman Ye Jianming, in which — according to IRS supervisory agent Grant Shapley — millions of dollars were at stake.
CEFC was at the forefront of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative, and Ye Jianming earned the nickname “Belt and Road billionaire” for his success.
In another message dated Aug. 3, 2017, Hunter messaged CEFC associate Gongwen “Kevin” Dong that he wanted to “put this to bed tonight … and get to work. I am tired of this Kevin. I can make $5M in salary at any law firm in America.”
Then he said: “If you think this is about money it’s not. The Bidens are the best I know at doing exactly what the chairman wants from this partnership … let’s not quibble over peanuts.”
In a May 2017 email retrieved from Hunter Biden’s laptop, it appeared that the China venture would involve a 10 percent ownership stake designated for “the big guy,” who was identified by associates James Gilliar and Tony Bobulinski as Joe Biden. Rob Walker, a close friend of the Biden family, was also involved in the arrangement.
According to reports, the associates selected this investment opportunity with CEFC because, as stated by Bobulinski, the company had “more money than God.”
As for Hunter’s reference to the “chairman,” they point to CEFC’s Ye Jianming, who Zhao said was “willing to cooperate with the [Biden] family” on the deal, according to an IRS whistleblower.
“He’s basically saying have the director call him, and he’s demanding that he doesn’t call James Biden or Tony [Bobulinski] or Jim Bulger,” the whistleblower, Grant Shapley, said, referring to business associates of Hunter.