By R. Cort Kirkwood
We always knew it, but now we have more proof that Tony Bobulinski told the truth about the Biden-China connection.
Fox News has uncovered emails from 2017 in which Hunter Biden begs the Chinese for $10 million. Even better, he extended “best wishes from the entire Biden family,” which would include his father, then former vice president and now the presumptive president-elect.
One letter went to Ye Jianming, the chairman of CEFC, a bankrupt Chinese energy company.
In some sense, the emails are nothing new. But they do confirm Bobulinski’s vivid testimony about the Biden family’s Chinese connection, which should have ended Joe’s candidacy.
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In October, Bobulinski, a former Navy officer, blew the whistle on the Bidens and confirmed Joe Biden’s knowledge of his son’s activities. Now, though, more emails show just what the Bidens nearly collected.
Though the $10 million transfer never went through, Fox reported, Hunter was desperate for it.
On June 18, 2017, Hunter Biden asked CEFC’s Zhao Runlong to “translate my letter to Chairman Ye, please extend my warmest best wishes and that I hope to see the Chairman soon.”
That letter, dated June 17, and attached to the email, included the usual schmoozing.
“I hope my letter finds you well. I regret missing you on your last visit to the United States,” he wrote. “Please accept the best wishes from the entire Biden family as well as my partners.”
Biden went on to update Ye, saying that they have “concluded the establishment of SinoHawk Holdings,” the Biden joint venture with CEFC, and said he looked “forward” to introducing him to his business associate Tony Bobulinski, who he wrote would “act as the CEO.”
“He is a very close friend of James Gilliar and the Biden family and joined our team to focus on the execution of things as a partner,” Biden wrote. “He has invested capital all over the world for some of the world’s wealthiest families.”
Then came the pitch to get the check in the mail: “I would appreciate if you will send that quickly so we can properly fund and operate Sinohawk.”
Ye answered Biden on July 10. “I will continue to pay attention and give my support,” Ye wrote after the usual pleasantries. “I have arranged Director Zang and Gongwen Dong to expedite the charter capital input to SinoHawk.”
Senate Report, $5M Transfers
The Senate Homeland Security and Finance committees explained that Ye and other Chinese officials were tied to the communist government and People’s Liberation Army.”
“Those associations resulted in millions of dollars in questionable transactions/cash flow,” the report said.
Fox also provided more details about Bobulinski’s emails and text messages about the $10 million payment:
According to the messages reviewed by Fox News, which range from June 25, 2017, through mid-July 2017, the $10 million transfer was delayed for weeks. Several text messages suggest the delay was due to visa issues, including one email sent by President-elect Biden’s brother, Jim Biden, who was involved in the joint-venture.
“Just got off the phone with Zaho[sp], Still dealing with Visa issues, they still haven’t filled out proper paperwork submissions, re entry. Still want my personal advise,” Jim Biden appeared to write in an email to Bobulinski on July 10, 2017. …
In another message, dated July 10, 2017, between Bobulinski and “Zhao- Shanghai CEFC,” Zhao stated: “I do not want to throw a damp over such a capable executive like you.”
“This is the dark side of the Chinese business,” Zhao wrote. “But I think you deserve to know it… if I am telling you what you already know just ignore it.”
A source familiar with the documents told Fox News that the Zhao whom Bobulinski had been texting was the same Zhao who spoke with Jim Biden, and whom Hunter Biden sent the initial letter, requesting he translate for Ye. Zhao Runlong has been listed in a LinkedIn profile as the “Chief Interpreter, Corporate Event Coordiantor, Business Liaison of Beijing Branch· CEFC China Energy Company Limited.”
On July 18, 2017, Bobulinski asked that the “$10 MM be sent in 2 $5 MM tranches but @ the same time, $5 MM to savings and $5 MM to checking. That is what we prefer.”
Again, the $10 million transfer never happened, Fox reported. But reprising the Senate report, the network noted that Hudson West III, a firm that Hunter Biden opened with Chinese associates, received $5 million from CEFC on August 8.
The report also said this:
The same day the $5 million was received, and continuing through Sept. 25, 2018, Hudson West III sent frequent payments to Owasco, Hunter Biden’s firm. These payments, which were described as consulting fees, reached $4,790,375.25 in just over a year.
The emails also show that Hunter Biden leased an office, the sign for which would read “The Biden Foundation” and “Hudson West (CEFC US),” yet “the lease will remain under my company’s name Rosemont Seneca,” Biden wrote, the business venture ensnared in the Biden-Burisma influence-peddling scheme.
Bobulinski said he met Joe Biden, and that Biden lied when claiming ignorance of Hunter’s strangely lucrative international business dealings.