President Joe Biden’s brother James admitted to the FBI that the first family tried, unsuccessfully, to help a Chinese company buy key U.S. energy assets while knowing the firm’s leader was tied directly to Communist Chinese President Xi Jinping.
“James B noted (Hunter) portrayed CEFC to him as Chairman Ye was a protégé of President Xi,” FBI agents wrote in a report. Georgia Republican Rep. Austin Scott said:
“It just means it’s even worse than even I thought it was that they would go that far. If you look at some of those ports in Louisiana, and I don’t have a map in front of me, but like Port Fourchon, that area of Louisiana, just a tremendous portion of the energy that we use inside the United States comes through those hubs.
“And the idea that you would help the Chinese acquire assets in that area to give, you know, an adversary the ability to control the energy supply inside the United States, I don’t understand how much more of a traitor you could be than to do such a thing.”
And the GOP discovered that Hunter Biden referred to his father, President Biden, as “my family’s only asset” while discussing overseas business ventures in June 2017, Jason Smith (R-Mo.) revealed.
Smith released a June 6, 2017, text message from Hunter that said:
“It’s plane [sic] f—ing English. Why in gods [sic] name would I give this marginal bully the keys [to] my family’s only asset?”
Smith said: “These documents show a clearer connection between Joe Biden, his public office, and Hunter Biden’s global influence peddling scheme that resulted in over $20 million in payments to the Biden family.
“In addition to then Vice-President Joe Biden attending lunches and speaking on the phone with his son’s business associates, the details released today paint a fuller picture of how Joe Biden’s vice- presidential office was instrumental to the Biden Family’s business schemes.
“The evidence shows a pattern of Hunter Biden creating for-profit entities to shield at least $20 million from foreign sources from taxes and hide the trail of payments that led to members of the Biden family.
“The growing body of evidence further calls into question the Justice Department’s attempted sweetheart plea deal for Hunter Biden, and the reasons for appointing the architect of that plea deal as the special counsel for Hunter Biden’s case, in light of officials’ efforts to protect President Biden and his son.”
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