Biden Family’s Links To Chinese Businessman Found

( Members of the Biden family assisted a Chinese businessman suspected of having ties to the Chinese Communist Party in obtaining visas for himself and his family to visit the United States.
According to emails recovered on Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop, the Biden family sought assistance from a former Obama administration immigration officer working in private practice to help Ye Jianming and his family obtain visas. Hunter Biden, his uncle Jim Biden, and his aunt Sara Biden worked for Ye’s energy company, CEFC China Energy, during the time. A CEFC official issued a $99,000 line of credit for Jim and Sara Biden on the same day the Bidens started their visa search, Sept. 12, 2017.
The emails reveal the Bidens’ close ties to China, which the White House has attempted to minimize in light of recent stories in the establishment press about their commercial connections. Although the White House claims Joe Biden was unaware of his son’s international company, a former Hunter Biden business partner claims he met with the father and son combination in 2017 to discuss a CEFC consultancy agreement.
One email recovered on Biden’s laptop mentioned money from a transaction with CEFC for “the big guy,” a reference to Joe Biden, according to a Hunter colleague. In a 2017 email, Hunter Biden referred to his father and Chinese partners as “business partners” and requested keys to an office he shared with CEFC for his entire family.
Because of Ye’s apparent links to the Chinese military, the Biden clan’s association with CEFC has been heavily scrutinized. CEFC was also an important component of China’s ambitious goal to acquire energy firms throughout the world. CEFC aided in the promotion of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, a plan to boost Beijing’s worldwide might.
Hunter Biden wrote to Ye in an email on how his work for CEFC would help both China and the United States. Biden secured an agreement that would provide CEFC access to a liquefied natural gas facility in Louisiana, claiming that it would be “beneficial for both the US and China at the same time.”
Federal authorities are investigating Biden’s links with CEFC. During grand jury sessions, prosecutors questioned witnesses regarding payments from CEFC to Biden. One witness was asked to identify “the big guy” described in emails. Federal prosecutors are looking into Jim Biden’s bank records.
In August 2017, the CEFC paid Hunter Biden’s business $5 million for advisory services. CEFC paid him another $1 million to represent Patrick Ho, a CEFC executive accused of bribing African authorities for oil drilling licenses under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. On the allegation that Ho was working undercover for a foreign power, the Justice Department acquired surveillance warrants against him.
According to emails from the laptop, Sara Biden, the president’s sister-in-law, asked John Sandweg, an acting head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement under the Obama administration, about visas for Ye and his family. Gongwen Dong, a CEFC staffer in charge of the company’s U.S. operations, asked Sara Biden to contact Sandweg. On the emails, Hunter and Jim Biden were copied.
For the immigration matter, Sandweg proposed many solutions. Dong chose an option to grant Ye, his wife, and their children temporary visas through a loophole that allows foreign company leaders to work in the United States.
Chinese officials reportedly detained Ye in early 2018 on accusations of bribery.
Dong granted Sara and Jim Biden a $99,000 line of credit on September 12, 2017, when Sara Biden contacted Sandweg. Dong and Hunter Biden signed the paper approving the transaction. It’s unclear if the credit line had anything to do with the Bidens’ immigration assistance. The Bidens used the cash to pay for plane tickets, meals, and accommodations, according to Senators Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) and Ron Johnson (R., Wisconsin).
According to Republican lawmakers, the financial transactions show Hunter and Biden are “financially tied to the communist dictatorship.”