The House Ways and Means Committee has released new transcripts that are blowing the lid off Joe Biden’s involvement in his son’s nefarious foreign dealings.
According to the released report on the matter, Hunter Biden told Henry Zhao, one of his Chinese paymasters at the time, “I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled.” That conversation happened over WhatsApp in 2017.
HUNTER BIDEN: I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment 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. 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. I am sitting here waiting for the call with my father
Henry Zhao was a key figure in securing a major investment deal with Chinese backers that handsomely paid Hunter Biden and his associates, who presumably include his father given what’s in the message. According to the IRS whistleblower cited in the House report, though the FBI did eventually authenticate the message, they dragged their feet in doing so. Just as troubling, Zhao has also been implicated as a Chinese spy and has deep ties to the Chinese communist party.
The message further mentions that Hunter Biden wanted to speak to “the chairman.” That is a reference to Ye Jianming, who helped found CEFC China Energy, the firm that Hunter Biden was partnered with. CEFC China Energy was implicated in a bribery scheme in 2017. As to who the “Zhang” is that’s mentioned, I haven’t been able to track that down yet.
Hunter: “The Bidens are the best I know at doing exactly what the Chairman wants from this partnership.”
The chairman is Ye Jianming, one of the most corrupt people in China, so corrupt that the CCP made him disappear. pic.twitter.com/4uGsCiH2m9
— Hans Mahncke (@HansMahncke) June 22, 2023
Included in the whistleblower’s testimony is also an allegation that the FBI quickly moved to obfuscate any possible evidence implicating Joe Biden in various possible crimes (emphasis is mine).
And yet it was clearly valuable for the investigators to ask about Hunter Biden’s dad, as Walker went on to describe an instance in which the former Vice President showed up at a CEFC meeting.
Walker said: “We were at the Four Seasons and we were having lunch and he stopped in, just said hello to everybody. I don’t even think he drank water. I think
Hunter Biden said, ‘I may be trying to start a company or try to do something with these guys and could you?’ And I think he was like, if I’m around and he’d show up.”
The FBI agent asked: “So you definitely got the feeling that that was orchestrated by Hunter Biden to have like an appearance by his dad at that meeting just
to kind of bolster your chances at making a deal work out?”
Walker answered: “Sure.”
The FBI agent continued: “Any times when he was in office, or did you hear Hunter Biden say that he was setting up a meeting with his dad with them while dad was
still in office?”
Walker answered: “Yes.”
And, inexplicably, the FBI agent changed the subject
Continuing on that theme, Assistant US Attorney Leah Wolfe also forbid FBI agents from asking about “the big guy” during the interview with Walker.
Weiss was in and out for the rest of the meeting, but it went downhill from there. We shared with prosecutors our outline to interview Hunter Biden’s associate, Rob Walker. Among other things, we wanted to question Walker about an email that said: “Ten held by H for the big guy.” We had obvious questions like who was H, who the big guy was, and why this percentage was to be held separately with the association hidden.
But AUSA Wolf interjected and said she did not want to ask about the big guy and stated she did not want to ask questions about “dad.” When multiple people in the room spoke up and objected that we had to ask, she responded, there’s no specific criminality to that line of questioning.
If that’s not a clear intention to protect Joe Biden from exposure, I’m not sure what is. Why else would the AUSA in charge tell agents to steer clear of anything that could implicate the now-president?
We’ve had other smoking guns before this, but this is big. We not only have Joe Biden in the room with Hunter Biden while he shakes down a Chinese official they supposedly had a commitment from, but we have the DOJ ordering the FBI to not dig into the matter at all. That’s more serious than any other presidential scandal in American history. Something has to give here. If the DOJ doesn’t act, it’ll be obvious why.