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(FreedomWire.org) – According to documents received by CBS, many “very credible whistleblowers” informed Republican Senator Chuck Grassley about the FBI’s “plan” to brand and destroy unfavorable material about Hunter Biden as “disinformation” before the 2020 election.

Grassley said that his office had received material that raises questions concerning the FBI’s acquisition and use of negative information about Hunter Biden and the FBI’s misrepresentation of collected evidence as misinformation. In a letter dated July 25 addressed to Christopher Wray, the director of the FBI, and Merrick Garland, the attorney general, Grassley stated that the quantity and consistency of these claims “substantiate their credibility and justify this communication.”

According to Grassley, FBI Headquarters “improperly discredited unfavorable Hunter Biden material as misinformation” using a 2020 intelligence assessment about Biden’s criminal financial past.

Grassley, the leading member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said that the claims “appear to imply that there was a system in place among certain FBI employees to discredit defamatory material linked to Hunter Biden by falsely indicating it was misinformation.”

Then, according to Grassley, agent Timothy Thibault ordered the closure of a second Biden probe one month before the 2020 election because of a potential for “disinformation.”

Allegations state that all of the information was either validated or could have been verified using criminal search warrants. Additionally, the letter claimed that ASAC Thibault “directed the inquiry closed without providing a sufficient justification as required by FBI procedures.

By August 8, Grassley demanded that the FBI make essential data about the Biden investigations public. He also said that the FBI and the Justice Department are “totally tainted if the claims are accurate.”

He said that, if the claims were confirmed, the Justice Department and FBI are – and have been – institutionally corrupted to their very core to the point that the United States Congress and the American people will have no trust in the equitable administration of the law.

Following Grassley’s letter to the FBI in May requesting an inquiry into Thibault’s suspected pattern of partisan social media behavior, which included retweets of the anti-Trump Lincoln Project account, the request was made. Grassley claims that Thibault has been heavily involved in the investigation of Trump’s attempts to rig the 2020 election by appointing different slates of electors.

Hunter Biden’s alleged tax offenses and dubious international connections are the subjects of a federal grand jury inquiry nearing completion.

(FreedomWire.org) – Joe Biden has been rapidly depleting the Strategic Petroleum Reserve of oil in order to lower gas prices in the United States or so he says, but 6 million barrels of oil have been sold to Unipec, the trading division of the Chinese state-owned Sinopec. In 2015, BHR, an investment firm partially owned by Hunter Biden bought up a $1.7 billion dollar share of Sinopec, a communist Chinese-controlled company.

The DOE sold four million barrels to Unipec in the fall of 2021, almost six months before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. That oil sold for $63 dollars a barrel or about eight dollars a barrel less than oil was selling on the open market. If only Joe would be that nice to Americans, but alas, no American oil company has put Hunter on its Board of Directors. What would be happening right now if it were Don Jr. rather than Hunter. The NYT and WaPo would be demanding that President Trump be impeached.

Ben Lieberman, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute said, “I think it takes a bad policy and makes it worse. The idea of tapping into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve rather than maxing out on American drilling was foolish from the start, it’s like taking out a loan instead of going out and earning more money.”

“The Strategic Petroleum Reserve never really was a substitute for that and now to hear that this oil is going to China is problematic because it undercuts their rationale even more,” said Lieberman. “Biden’s policy just shows that he’s not putting American consumers and the American economy first or second or even third.”

(FreedomWire.org) – Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) joined Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures to discuss the growing Biden Family Crime Syndicate.

Ron Johnson accused Joe Biden of funneling money to his son Hunter Biden to pay for the Eastern European prostitutes involved in a possible human trafficking ring.

Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland is covering up all of these crimes and ignoring this lawlessness by the First Family.

Senator Johnson said, “Hunter Biden was well aware of the fact that his activities were red flags and certainly could have triggered suspicious activity reports to the Treasury Department… Again this is information off of his own laptop, off of iCloud backup from his iPhone. But he was highly concerned about payments he was making to nonresidents, people who appear to be East European prostitution or human trafficking ring. That those were going to flag, those type of transactions. Of course, we’re seeing that Joe Biden apparently paid $30,000 to $100,000 maybe unwittingly. But he continued to funnel money into Hunter Biden. The fact of the matter is Hunter Biden’s computer is a treasure trove of information…

…We don’t have equal justice, we have a two-tiered justice system. One that will treat with kid gloves or cover-up for Democrats and their powerful friends, the elites – and the rest of Americans. We’re seeing that big time with Hunter Biden… Senator Grassley and I, we have the bank records now. We’ve shown them on the Senate floor. They show highly suspicious activity. That I don’t think the Justice Department is doing enough to potentially prosecute.”

Senator Johnson then unloaded on the Biden’s saying, “This is a huge scandal. The American public deserves the truth because it is putting at risk our national security because we have a compromised president who has lied repeatedly to the American public, saying he never talked to Hunter about his overseas business transactions. We actually have voice mails from off of these computers… We know the FBI had Hunter Biden’s computer in December 2019. What have they been doing with it?… Our FBI, our Justice Department hasn’t really done squat.”

(FreedomWire.org) – New found evidence from a 2018 voicemail from President Biden to Hunter Biden about his business dealings in China raises questions about the federal probe of the first son, legal experts said Tuesday — as Republican lawmakers vowed congressional hearings into the matter.

On December 12, 2018, the elder Biden called Hunter after reading a NEW YORK TIMES article about Hunter’s multi-million-dollar dealings with CCP oil giant CEFC. The NYT story had reported that CEFC Chairman Ye Jianming had been arrested in China and his top officer Patrick Ho had been convicted in the United States over bribing African officials to help Iran evade oil sanctions. The NYT had also reported that when Ho had been arrested, he’d called Joe’s brother Jim, who told the NYT he thought the call had been meant for Hunter.

After seeing the story online in the TIMES, Joe called Hunter and left this message: “Hey, pal. It’s Dad. It’s 8:15 on Wednesday night. If you get a chance, just give me a call. Nothing urgent. I just wanted to talk to you. I thought the article released online, it’s going to be printed tomorrow in the TIMES, was good. I think you’re clear. And, anyway, if you get a chance, give me a call. I love you.”

Former Justice Department prosecutor Jim Trusty called the situation “a huge integrity test” for the FBI and for Attorney General Merrick Garland.

“Will they walk away from powerful evidence? Will they come up with a soft plea — like a tax charge — that does not remotely capture the actual wrongdoing?” he said.

“Or will they treat Hunter Biden like any other white-collar defendant in the federal system?”

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley said the recording “only magnifies the concerns over the failure of Attorney General Merrick Garland to appoint a special counsel with broad investigative authority.”

“The record is now replete with references to President Biden and contradictions of his public denials,” he said.

“The concern is that a plea bargain could effectively foreclose further inquiry or prosecution for possible crimes related to influence peddling.”

Rep. Jody Hice (R-Georgia) tweeted “SMOKING GUN!” after the Daily Mail posted the voicemail message online Monday, saying it came from a backup of an iPhone XS stored on the infamous Hunter Biden laptop.

When “#HunterBiden” began trending ahead of Tuesday’s hearing of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol, Hice added, “Even Big Tech can’t ignore Hunter problem anymore.”

“It’s time for a hearing,” he said.

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) said the voicemail “confirms what most Americans already knew: President Biden has been complicit in Hunter Biden’s shady business dealings.”

“President Biden has repeatedly denied speaking to Hunter about his business dealings, but the evidence now is insurmountable,” he said.

“When Republicans take over the House in January, we will thoroughly investigate Hunter Biden’s business dealings and President Biden’s participation in his son’s activities.”

Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) said, “Every piece of information that has come to light so far suggests President Biden knew exactly what Hunter was up to abroad, but many questions still remain.”

“I look forward to a future Republican House majority focused on exposing the truth and pressing for accountability,” she added.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said, “Throughout my review of our forensic copy of the Hunter Biden laptop, one conclusion is inescapable: Joe Biden has not told anything resembling the full truth and he needs to come clean.”

“His refusal to do so is only making it worse, and the Congress should absolutely conduct a robust and responsible investigation,” he said.

(FreedomWire.org) – It was recently reported that a copy of Hunter Biden’s hard drive obtained by the Washington Examiner is indisputably authentic, and there is no evidence of any hacking or file manipulation, according to an examination conducted by a former Secret Service agent who has testified as a cyberforensics expert in over 100 classified, criminal, and civil matters at the state, federal, and international levels.

The Washington Examiner commissioned Konstantinos “Gus” Dimitrelos to conduct a full forensic examination to determine the drive’s authenticity and whether there were any signs of tampering. Using a technique he developed called “digital sandwiching,” Dimitrelos cross-referenced thousands of emails, documents, business records, text messages, Apple Notes, photos, geolocation data, travel records, and other information on the drive to conclude that Biden is the only person capable of producing the data.

“My analysis revealed there is a 100% certainty that Robert Hunter Biden was the only person responsible for the activity on this hard drive and all of its stored data,” Dimitrelos said, noting that his forensic techniques are reproducible and are the same that he frequently uses as an expert when working on criminal and civil cases.

“Hunter Biden’s MacBook Pro was not hacked, and the data contained on the hard drive is authentic,” Dimitrelos added. “Based on the data I examined, there was no manipulation of any photographs, emails, documents, or other user activities.”

U.S. Attorney David Weiss, the federal prosecutor for Delaware since being appointed by then-President Donald Trump in 2018, is running a federal criminal investigation into the president’s son.

In February 2021, President Joe Biden asked all Senate-confirmed U.S. attorneys appointed by Trump to resign, with Weiss in Delaware as the only exception. John Durham was asked to step down as the U.S. attorney for Connecticut but was kept on as special counsel investigating the false Trump-Russia collusion narrative.

Hunter Biden revealed he was under federal investigation for his taxes shortly after the 2020 election and is reportedly being scrutinized for possible money laundering and foreign lobbying violations under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

Dimitrelos’s new forensic examination goes far beyond prior efforts to authenticate the drive, such as the one commissioned by the Washington Post, which relied mainly on email verification using a technology called DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM.

“DKIM verification is only a portion of authenticating email integrity,” Dimitrelos said. “There were hundreds of unique identifiers showing Robert Hunter Biden is the only user of the laptop. There were also thousands of iPhone photographs and videos taken by RHB including personal ones, RHB identification cards, travel documents, credit cards, business and financial transactions.”

Hunter Biden took dozens of photos of his personal identification cards, including driver’s licenses, credit cards, his birth certificate, social security card, and his Global Entry card, and stored them on his computer. Metadata tied to the photos show they were taken by the same model iPhones that Hunter Biden had linked to his iCloud account, and emails on the drive contain receipts from Apple showing Hunter Biden paid for that same iCloud account on a monthly basis.

(FreedomWire.org) – Former Director of National Intelligence, Ric Grenell, has laid out a major charge against the nation’s highest intelligence agencies as he said that China is “laughing all the way” over what has happened with the Hunter Biden laptop.

Speaking with the Newsmax show “John Bachman Now,” the former ambassador to Germany said that there was “no possible way” that laptop was covered up sans help from officials in the Department of Justice and FBI, Newsmax reported.

“I don’t say it lightly,” he said. “There’s no possible way that someone at DOJ didn’t see what was happening with that laptop three weeks before the 2020 election.”

“Let me be very clear,” he argued. “That is the Beijing line. That’s what China wants you to do. China does not want you looking at that laptop because of all the details about the Chinese businessmen with the Biden family.”

He also said that there was “no possible way” FBI agents did not notice that the Biden team and Democrats were blaming the laptop on a Russian disinformation campaign.

He said when “the Democrats and the DOJ and the FBI allowed the narrative to shift,” the Chinese “love it.”

He also argued that there was no need for a special counsel to investigate the matter.

“Why do we need an outside special counsel?” the national security analyst said. “The only time you need an outside special counsel is if you come to the table and you assume that DOJ can’t do its job and it’s too biased. I’m not there yet.”

And he argued that there needs to be changes made in the FBI.

“I can tell you from being the acting director of national intelligence when I looked at these FBI agents whose names were on the information that said redacted information, and I would say ‘why did you redact this?’ they would say to me ‘I actually didn’t redact it my boss did,’” he said.

This means there are a lot of hard-working FBI agents who are trying to do the right thing, but there needs to be “prosecutions and a total clean-out” at the top of the federal agencies, he added.

Grenell also discussed reports that four Secret Service members, including a person on first lady Jill Biden’s detail, have been suspended for accepting gifts from men charged with impersonating federal officials.

“The Inspector-General needs to get involved,” he argued. “The DOJ needs to get involved. I don’t want to default to outside organizations. They’ve got to clean up themselves.”

And he said that when agents know that other agents, or bosses, are engaged in chicanery, “you need to start outing them, and there needs to be self-policing.”

It was reported this week that Ron Klain, the Chief of Staff for President Joe Biden, apparently reached out to Hunter Biden in September 2012 to ask for help to raise 20,000 for the Vice President’s Residence Foundation (VPRF) and asked him to “keep this low low key” to prevent “bad PR,” emails reviewed by Fox News Digital showed.

Klain was the head of the foundation, a year after leaving his position as the vice president’s chief of staff, and told Hunter that he needed his help “tackle a piece of unpleasant business,” Fox News reported.

“The tax lawyers for the VP Residence Foundation have concluded that since the Cheney folks last raised money in 2007 and not 2008, we actually have to have some incoming funds before the end of this fiscal year (i.e., before 9/30/12 – next week) to remain eligible to be a ‘public charity,’” he said to Hunter in the email.

“It’s not much – we need to raise a total of $20,000 – so I’m hitting up a few very close friends on a very confidential basis to write checks of $2,000 each,” he said to Hunter.

He added in the email: “We need to keep this low low key because raising money for the Residence now is bad PR – but it has to be done, so I’m trying to just collect the 10 checks of $2,000, get it done in a week, and then, we can do an event for the Residence Foundation after the election.”

(FreedomWire.org) – President Biden’s chief of staff Ron Klain said on Sunday that Biden doesn’t believe his son, Hunter Biden, broke any laws after his past business dealings have come under renewed scrutiny.

The Washington Post last week published an investigation into Hunter Biden’s financial ties to China, while former President Trump called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to release dirt on the president’s son.

The Justice Department is reportedly continuing to look into potential illegal lobbying allegations against a consulting firm tied to Ukrainian energy company Burisma, on whose board Hunter Biden once sat.

During an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Klain told moderator George Stephanopoulos that Biden is confident that his son did not break any federal laws, adding that the administration hasn’t reached out to the DOJ on its investigation. 

“Of course the president’s confident that his son didn’t break the law,” Klain told Stephanopoulos. “But, most importantly, as I said, that’s a matter that’s going to be decided by the Justice Department, by the legal process. It’s something that no one at the White House has involvement in.” 

Stephanopoulos noted the Washington Post report highlighting Hunter Biden’s business relationship with a Chinese-based energy company.

“Is the president confident his family didn’t cross any ethical lines?” Stephanopoulos asked Klain.

“George, the president is confident that his family did the right thing. But, again, I want to just be really clear, these are actions by Hunter and his brother. They’re private matters,” Klain said.

“They don’t involve the president. And they certainly are something that no one at the White House is involved in.”

A top legal analyst at CNN earlier this week said that it is possible Hunter Biden could be indicted over his foreign business dealings. 

“This is a very real, very substantial investigation of potentially serious federal crimes,” Elie Honig said Wednesday morning on the network.

(FreedomWire.org) – Hunter Biden’s ex-business partner Tony Bobulinski told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will be “compromised” as president because of his family’s business dealings with China.

“I think Joe Biden and the Biden family are compromised,” Bobulinski said.

“I just don’t see, given the history here in the facts, how Joe can’t be influenced in some manner based on the history that they have,” Bobulinski said. “So as a citizen and an American taxpayer, I’m very, very concerned.”

Bobulinski explained how he met with Joe Biden in Los Angeles on May 2, 2017, at the request of Hunter and his uncle, Jim Biden, to discuss the Biden family dealings at a high level.

“They were sort of wining and dining me and presenting the strength of the Biden family to get me more engaged and want to take on the CEO role” of the joint business venture between the Chinese energy firm CEFC China Energy Co. and Oneida Holdings, a Delaware-based LLC.

Bobulinksi said it was “crystal clear” that Hunter Biden had brought his father up to speed on the status of a joint venture deal with the before he met with the former vice president. 

“They were putting their entire family legacy on the line. They knew exactly what they were doing. They were dealing with a Chinese owned enterprise … that had strong financial support and political support from the Chinese Communist Party. That’s how it was presented to me. That’s not my own words. That’s how they presented it to me and read me in on it,” Bobulinski said.

Bobulinski recalled bringing up his concerns with Jim Biden the following day after his meeting with the former vice president that their business dealings with the Chinese could impact his brother’s 2020 presidential aspirations.

“I know Joe decided not to run in 2016, but what if he ran in the future? Aren’t they taking political risk or headline risk? And I remember looking at Jim Biden and saying, ‘How are you guys getting away with this? Like, aren’t you concerned?’”

“And he certainly looked at me and he laughed a little bit and said, ‘plausible deniability.’” Bobulinski said.

Later that day, Bobulinski described a second meeting he had with Joe Biden in a parking lot in which the former vice president told him to “keep an eye on his son and brother.”

Joe Biden is not named in any corporate documents for Oneida, despite a much-publicized May 13, 2017, email Bobulinski received from Hunter Biden associate James Gilliar saying that 10% of the firm would be “held by H for the big guy.”

Bobulinski said the “big guy” in the email is a reference to Joe Biden.

Jim Biden was granted a 20% stake in Oneida when the deal was finalized on May 22, 2017, up from his proposed 10% stake in Gilliar’s May 13 email, according to documents obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation and other media outlets.

Bobulinski said he did not know why Jim Biden’s ownership in the firm went from 10% as proposed in Gilliar’s email to 20% when the deal was ultimately finalized.

“I’m sure there were discussions within the Biden family. I wasn’t privy to that discussion. But this is Jim Biden, the brother of the potential future president of the United States. It’s not a distant cousin. It’s not an employee. It’s his brother who in  documents defines himself as a political advisor to his brother.”

During negotiations over the structure of Oneida, Hunter Biden texted Bobulinski stating: “both James’ and my Chairman gave an emphatic NO.”

Bobulinski said Hunter Biden was referring to his father when he said, “my Chairman,” in the May 19, 2017, text.

“What Hunter’s referencing there is he spoke with his father and his father is giving an emphatic no to the ask that I had, which was putting proper governance in place around Oneida Holdings,” Bobulinski said.

To the Chinese involved in the deal, Bobulinski said, “it was always the Biden family… who is obviously led and operated by Joe Biden.”

After a failed left-wing cover-up campaign, the mainstream media has conceded that Hunter Biden’s laptop and its content have been “authenticated.”

Fact-checkers wrongfully buried the story, labeling it “false” and “misleading,” just months before the 2020 presidential election.

The laptop not only contains disturbing images and videos of Hunter’s crack cocaine use and sex escapades, but it also implicates his father’s participation and abuse of power by being involved in Hunter’s corrupt overseas business dealings.

Hunter is accused of receiving millions of dollars from various sources in Ukraine, Russia, and China while his father was serving as vice president under Barack Obama.

These incoming wire transfers were flagged by big banks as “potential criminal activity,” which triggered an ongoing U.S. Department of Justice investigation into Hunter’s activities. A federal grand jury is currently considering possible criminal charges against Hunter.

Here are the eight scandals involving Joe Biden via The Federalist:

1. Pay-to-Play in Ukraine

While former Vice President Joe Biden oversaw foreign policy in Ukraine, his son Hunter Biden served on the board of Burisma Holdings, the largest gas company in the country.

Hunter’s laptop contains emails and text messages that show he leveraged his dad’s position while working for Burisma. In exchange, Hunter received $50,000 per month despite having no experience in energy and no connection to Ukraine as a private U.S. citizen.

In a desperate attempt to continue the massive cover-up effort, liberal fact-checkers like USA Today continue to say such allegations are “unproven” and “lack context.”

Joe Biden was caught on video footage openly admitted that he participated in pay-to-play schemes in Ukraine. Biden leveraged $1 billion in aid to persuade Ukraine to remove its top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, in March 2016.

Fact-checkers are quick to point out that Shokin was not investigating Burisma. The important point is that Biden clearly had a massive conflict of interest. He was actively abusing his power and position to make demands on Ukraine. Hunter’s own emails and texts allege that his father was aware and involved in these dealings.

2. China Gets in the Game

In emails and text messages, Hunter repeatedly refers to his father as “the big guy.”

Hunter Biden’s joint global equity firm, the Bohai Harvest Equity Investment Fund, coordinated a purchase by a Chinese mining company of the world’s largest cobalt source in the Congo.

This was a significant deal because it gave China control over a huge chunk of the world’s known cobalt supplies. This ingredient is necessary to make electric car batteries.

Again, Biden has no experience in Chinese mining or cobalt supplies. He also has no connection to the Congo and China as a private U.S. citizen.

Nonetheless, Hunter finds himself involved in a transaction that connects directly to his father. Less than two weeks after Joe Biden traveled to China on Air Force Two along with his son, Hunter Biden’s company Bohai followed through with its corrupt scandal.

Hunter’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski provides further proof that this scandal reaches the top of the Biden family.

3. Moscow, Kazakhstan, and More

While Ukraine and China likely hold the most significant revelations, once those threads are pulled, investigators should move on to Moscow, which according to a Senate report, holds another possible scandal. That report documents that Hunter also received a combined $3.5 million from the wife of the former Moscow mayor, a Kazakhstan investor, and several other individuals. After all, there is no reason to think that a person willing to let his son sell access to the vice president of the United States would close the money train to just a few countries.

4. Ukraine’s Firing of the Prosecutor Investigating Burisma

With the elite media now deigning coverage of Hunter’s laptop appropriate, the public knows the Burisma scandal was real and threatened to be spectacularly devastating to the elder Biden. That makes questions concerning then-Vice President Joe Biden’s demands that Ukraine fire the state prosecutor who was reportedly investigating Burisma ripe to revisit.

That prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, was fired, according to statements Joe Biden made during a 2018 event, after Biden threatened to withhold a billion-dollar loan guarantee if the Ukrainian government refused to ax Shokin. A video of the event captured Biden recounting the event:

I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. I said, you’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said, ‘I’m leaving in six hours.’ If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a b-tch. He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.

5. Obama-Biden Administration Ignoring Conflicts of Interest

Biden also needs to answer questions about his decision to ignore the clear conflicts of interest involved with him negotiating with the same countries Hunter was shaking down. Of course, since “the big guy” was in on the scam, bowing out over conflicts of interest is the lesser of the evils, but it is still worth investigating to assess how Biden handled the concerns raised by the Obama administration’s State Department.

Here, the testimony of the State Department official charged with issues related to Ukraine again proves significant. Kent told lawmakers that after learning Hunter sat on the board of Burisma, he raised concerns with the vice president’s office about the relationship.

“I raised my concerns that I had heard that Hunter Biden was on the board of a company owned by somebody that the U.S. Government had spent money trying to get tens of millions of dollars back and that could create the perception of a conflict of interest,” Kent testified before House members in October of 2019. “The message that I recall hearing back was that the vice president’s son Beau was dying of cancer and that there was no further bandwidth to deal with family-related issues at that time … That was the end of that conversation.”

6. The Intelligence Community’s Briefing of Biden

Another scandal reaching President Biden concerns his interactions with the intelligence community after the FBI, and presumably the CIA and other such agencies, learned in December of 2019, that Hunter Biden believed Russians had stolen Hunter’s laptop, rendering the Bidens susceptible to blackmail.

Here, it is important to understand that there are two separate Hunter Biden laptops at issue. The most-discussed laptop was actually the second laptop. That laptop was the one Hunter had abandoned at the Delaware repair shop. Then, after the repair shop owner discovered concerning material on the MacBook, the store owner handed it to the FBI in December of 2019. The owner of the repair shop, however, had first made a copy of the hard drive, which resulted in The New York Post’s coverage in October 2020.

7. Possible Collusion to Interfere in the 2020 Election

An honest press should also investigate whether now-President Biden or anyone connected to his then-presidential campaign pressured reporters, media outlets, or companies such as Twitter and Facebook to censor the Hunter Biden story. And what about the “fifty former intelligence officials” who publicly declared the laptop resembled a Russian disinformation campaign—something clearly untrue? Did Biden or his campaign coordinate with those individuals, several of whom had endorsed the Democratic candidate, in the release of the letter?

Given that polls show that 17 percent of Joe Biden voters would not have voted for him in 2020, if they had known about the Biden family scandals, the collective burying of the laptop scandal represents the most significant interference in elections ever seen in our country. So, “Did Biden or his campaign have anything to do with the decision to kill the New York Post’s reporting on Hunter’s MacBook?” And “What about the ‘fifty former intelligence officials?’

8. Joe Biden Is a ‘Lying Dog-Faced Pony Soldier’

The final Joe Biden scandal the press should push President Biden to answer concerns his lies to the American public. While there are too many to count, two merit further questioning.

First, the media should demand Biden answer for lying to the country when he seethed, “I have never discussed, with my son or my brother or with anyone else, anything having to do with their businesses. Period.” The evidence overwhelmingly shows that Biden not only knew of the family business deals but was part of them.

(FreedomWire.org) – For those wondering why Joe Biden is soft on China, consider this never-before-reported revelation: The Biden family has done five deals in China totaling some $31 million arranged by individuals with direct ties to Chinese intelligence — some reaching the very top of China’s spy agency.

Indeed, every known deal that the Biden family enjoyed with Beijing was reached courtesy of individuals with spy ties. And Joe Biden personally benefited from his family’s foreign deals.

What are these deals? And who are the individuals who made them happen for the Bidens?

Here, then, are a few key facts about the Biden family’s $5 million-plus deals with individuals in bed with Chinese intelligence.

DEAL #1: BOHAI HARVEST RST
Payout:
 estimated $20 million

In 2018, I was the first to report on Hunter Biden’s involvement with a Chinese investment fund called Bohai Harvest RST (BHR). Hunter even introduced his dad to a company executive in December 2013 when father and son flew to Beijing on Air Force Two.

In October 2019, Hunter Biden’s lawyer George Mesires said Hunter would be resigning from the BHR board, without receiving any return on his investment or shareholder distributions.

What Team Biden failed to address was the fact that Hunter Biden still owned a stake in the investment fund, said to be 10%.

When I first reported on Hunter Biden’s China ties in 2018, Team Biden denied that they existed. Then they absurdly claimed that his stake in the BHR investment fund was only $420,000.

Steven Kaplan, who conducts research on issues in private equity, venture capital, entrepreneurial finance, corporate governance and corporate finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, said a private equity fund with $2 billion under management will typically generate fees over its life of hundreds of millions of dollars.

“It is difficult to imagine, if not incomprehensible, that a 10% stake in those economics is worth only $420K,” Kaplan said via email. “The distinction they appear to be making is they capitalized the management company with $4.2M even if the fund manages $2B. The value of that management company is likely far in excess of $4.2M if they are managing $2B.”

Kaplan pointed to two large publicly traded private equity firms for reference, both of which have a market value of about 10% of the assets under their management. Using that as a rough guide, that would put the value of Hunter Biden’s share closer to $20 million, he said.

Two months ago, Hunter Biden’s lawyer said he sold his equity stake. They have not disclosed how much he made.

But courtesy of the Hunter Biden emails on his abandoned laptop, we now know two of the key individuals who made that deal happen. And at the time, they had close ties to the very top of the Chinese intelligence apparatus.

A Chinese tycoon named Che Feng, a k a “The Super Chairman,” played a key role in getting the deal going by introducing Hunter and his partners to large Chinese state-backed investment funds. Hunter saw a big payday. As he wrote in one email to business partner Devon Archer, “I don’t believe in lottery tickets anymore, but I do believe in the super chairman … I think the sky’s the limit.”

Who exactly is Che Feng?

At one time, he was business partners with the then-vice minister for state security in China, which is China’s KGB.

This man was reportedly the director of the ministry’s No. 8 Bureau, which targeted foreigners with its intelligence apparatus — including reporters, diplomats and businessmen. It was also reported that he oversaw intelligence operations for North America.

Another key figure in putting this investment deal together was Zhao Xuejun (a k a Henry Zhao) of Harvest Fund Management. Zhao is a Communist Party official. (“The mission of our Party is to bring happiness to people, and to revive the nation for people,” he has said.)

But more troubling — Zhao was at that time business partners with Jia Liqing, the daughter of the former minister of state security, Jia Chunwang.

In short, he was in charge of espionage, domestic and overseas intelligence work for China. Jia was famous during his tenure for developing China’s “deep water fish” (Chendi yü) strategy of developing thousands of special agents on foreign soil.

Zhao was also a key figure for Biden prospects in China. His fund participated in BHR, where Hunter Biden received a board seat. The business that he co-founded with Jia Liqing, Harvest Global Investments, also figures in Deal #2.

DEAL #2: BURNHAM ASSET MANAGEMENT
Payout:
 $5 million

Hunter Biden had another company called Burnham Asset Management. According to court documents filed by disgruntled investors, Harvest Global wired Burnham $5 million.

The purpose of this payment is unclear, but it may have been intended as an investment in Hunter’s business.

According to emails obtained from Hunter Biden’s laptop, Zhao may have sent other money, too.

“Henry remains committed to also making something work with myself and Hunter outside of this Burnham matter as mentioned before,” business partner James Bulger wrote. “He has a few interesting ideas.”

Zhao had suggested to Hunter and his business partners that he would structure a deal they estimated would be “putting money directly into our pockets.”

DEAL #3: HUNTER TEAMS UP WITH CHINA’S ‘DRAGON HEAD’
Payout: $188,000+

Hunter Biden had co-founded a firm called Rosemont Realty, and as early as 2011, he was looking for a Chinese buyer.

Rosemont Realty owns commercial buildings around the United States.

He had little luck initially, but then he and his partners received an “unsolicited offer” from a Hong Kong-based firm called Gemini Investments to buy his firm.

What is Gemini? The company is controlled by something then called Sino-Ocean Land, which was also chaired by the head of China Ocean Shipping Corporation (COSCO).

Japanese government agencies report that “Chinese intelligence services are closely linked” to COSCO. Some scholars in the West refer to COSCO as the “fifth arm of the Chinese Navy.”

For his part, President Xi Jinping has called the company “the dragon’s head for China” because of its strategic activities in Europe.

Hunter worked even more closely with COSCO in an attempt to buy the Greek national railway.

How much has Hunter Biden made from the Chinese deal that took over Rosemont Realty? It is impossible to know. But emails reveal at least one payment of approximately $188,000 from Rosemont Realty to Hunter Biden.

He also retained his stake in the company after the Chinese leadership took over.

DEAL #4: CEFC CHINA ENERGY
Payout: $6 million

Ye Jianming, a wealthy Chinese businessman and the head of CEFC China Energy, provided $6 million to the Biden family, according to a Senate investigation into Hunter’s activities.

In early 2017, one month after his father left office as vice president, Hunter Biden worked for Ye as a counselor and adviser, and Joe Biden’s brother James received some of the funds that Ye transferred to Hunter.

Five million came in the form of a forgivable, interest-free loan. Ethically, a loan is worse than a cash gift for a politician’s family, because the loan giver can always demand their money back if the recipient of the funds is not doing as they like.

Who exactly is Ye?

Ye Jianming once served in a leadership position within the China Association for International Friendly Contact (CAIFC), which is funded directly by Chinese military intelligence.

CEFC’s corporate documents confirm its self-perceived role in advancing China’s national energy strategy. Ye Jianming’s close relationship with both the Chinese military intelligence apparatus and the government cannot be overstated.

DEAL #5: CEFC’s PATRICK HO
Payout: $1 million

Hunter Biden received even more money in his relationship with CEFC and Ye Jianming.

In 2017, one of Ye Jianming’s “top lieutenants,” Patrick Ho, was arrested on bribery charges by the FBI for offering money to African officials in exchange for energy deals.

He immediately called James Biden, Joe Biden’s brother, looking for Hunter Biden.

Hunter was soon hired by CEFC to be Patrick Ho’s defense attorney despite his little experience in criminal defense. CEFC paid Hunter a $1 million fee. Hunter referred to Patrick Ho as “the f–ing spy chief of China,” according to leaked audio obtained by RealClearPolitics.

These deals are disturbing enough, and are exacerbated by the fact that every one of them was made possible by an individual with ties that sometimes went to the highest levels of Chinese intelligence.

But there is also the curious fact that in 2014, Hunter Biden took the unusual step of telling the Secret Service that he did not want protection when he traveled overseas. The request happened shortly after he began securing deals in Beijing.

Money that Hunter Biden received from his overseas deals flowed to other members of the Biden family.

Joe Biden’s brother James  received over $1 million originating from the spy-connected Ye, according to a US Senate investigation.

And Joe Biden benefited, too. 

In a text to his daughter, Hunter Biden insinuated that he was giving half his salary to “pop.” This is more than hyperbole. 

Email records back him up to the extent that they show Hunter’s businesses paying some of his father’s bills while he was vice president of the United States. This means that Joe Biden benefited from these financial deals that happened courtesy of executives linked to Chinese spies.

Americans deserve answers as to why the Bidens received some $31 million and what promises or influence it bought. If Washington is to restore what’s left of its credibility, Congress must launch wide-ranging and serious investigations into the Biden family’s China cash haul and the resultant national security implications.