Joe Biden, “Office Mates” with Hunter’s Chinese Business Partner

"Vicepresedintele Joe Biden in Romania" (CC BY-ND 2.0) by U.S. Embassy Romania

New questions were raised over Joe Biden’s real knowledge about his son’s foreign business dealings. 

A newly discovered email from Hunter Biden’s laptop raises more questions about his father’s role in his foreign business dealings. In the email which was dated September 21, 2017, Hunter Biden wrote to Cecilia Browning, requesting that keys be “made available for new office mates.” 

Browing is said to be the general manager of “House of Sweden,” an office building. Hunter then listed the “new office mates,” namely Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Jim Biden, and Gongwen Dong, CEFC Chairman’s emissary. In addition to this, Hunter Biden also asked for signage to be made for his office, which would be “The Biden Foundation” and “Hudson West (CEFC US)”

CEFC China Energy was a Chinese conglomerate that is among the biggest energy companies before it started going out of business a few years ago. CNN also noted that the company “aligned itself with the Chinese government that it was often hard to distinguish between the two.”

A report from The Daily Caller News Foundation also reported that Hunter Biden’s dealings with CEFC last 2017 is the center of the allegations by Tony Bobulinski, Hunter’s former business partner, who made explosive statements last October about Biden’s business dealings in China.

Bobulinski stated that Joe Biden was “plainly familiar” with his family’s business deals in China. Bobulinski is one of the publicized May 2017 email recipients, which purportedly referenced Joe Biden as the “big guy” who holds 10% in a joint venture deal with Hunter and CEFC.

CEFC wired $5 Million to Hunter Biden’s company

According to a Senate Committee report that was released last September, CEFC wired $5 million to Hunter Biden’s company called Hudson Wess III. The money was wired less than two months before Hunter requested the office keys to be made for his father, other Biden family members, and the CEFC emissary. 

Since that day, CEFC has been wiring funds to Hunter Biden’s company, starting from August 2017 until September 2018. Then Hudson West, in turn, sent a total of $4.79 million to Owasco, Hunter Biden’s law firm, for consulting fees.

Due to the considerable amount, the report said that U.S. regulators even flagged the first wire transfer on August 4, 2017, made to Owasco for “potential criminal financial activity.”

Then between August 2017 and August 2018, Owasco also wired a total of $1.4 million to the Lion Hall Group, James Biden’s consulting firm. Said transactions were also flagged for the same reason. 

This news came after Hunter Biden acknowledged that he is indeed under federal criminal investigation in Delaware, allegedly because of his taxes. However, Hunter Biden’s claims that he is being investigated only because of his taxes do not appear to be accurate. 

Politico reported that in addition to the criminal investigation in Delaware, the securities fraud unit in the Southern District of New York is also examining Hunter Biden’s foreign ties, finances, and probing potential money laundering. 

Meanwhile, the email of Hunter Biden to the Browning, requesting for office keys, raises serious questions about what Joe Biden knows about his son’s foreign business transactions, something that he continuously claimed to not know about. 

While campaigning, Joe Biden claimed, “I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings” he tried to divert the attention to Trump by saying, “I know Trump deserves to be investigated. He is violating every basic norm of a president. You should be asking him why is he on the phone with a foreign leader, trying to intimidate a foreign leader. You should be looking at Trump.”