Here’s that aforementioned NBC News report on the exciting adventures of Hunter Biden.
Biden made $5.8 million, more than half his total earnings from 2013 to 2018, from two deals with Chinese business interests.
There’s little new in the details themselves, but they’re a helpful reminder that the Biden crime family is in hock to the Peeps in a big way.
A review of the personal and corporate emails on Biden’s hard drive yield little information about any business he conducted on behalf of Hudson West III, and his autobiography doesn’t discuss his Chinese business dealings in any detail.
Which is itself revealing.
What are you doing to get paid millions of dollars that you (or more likely your Chinese partners who have more self-control) aren’t putting in writing?
In 2018, Chinese prosecutors accused Ye Jianming of “economic crimes,” including alleged fraud and bribery, and detained him for questioning. He hasn’t been seen in public since.
A spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy in Washington told NBC News, “We are not familiar with the case you mentioned, and I’m afraid we can’t offer information on this.”
According to the Republican Senate report, Hudson West III, CEFC and another firm were involved in certain transactions that were “among those identified as potential efforts to layer funds.”
The U.S. Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network describes the layering of funds as “separating the illegally obtained money from its criminal source by layering it through a series of financial transactions, which makes it difficult to trace the money back to its original source.”
But the report doesn’t say whether or not Hunter Biden was personally involved in any transactions that were suggested to involve “layering.”
Biden also appears to have done work for one of Ye’s business associates. Patrick Ho was convicted in U.S. federal court of bribing top officials in Chad and Uganda in pursuit of oil deals in those countries starting in September 2014. A jury found that Ho, while working for CEFC, bribed or attempted to bribe officials as much as $2 million. He was sentenced to three years in prison in March 2019 and then expelled from the U.S. at the end of his prison term.
The underlying question is what was Hunter Biden and the larger clan doing to make all that money from these guys?
It’s implausible that Hunter Biden, an unstable crackhead with no self-control, was getting paid a fortune for any skill other than his political connections. If Joe Biden had been a retired Senate member, it’s unlikely that Hunter would have gotten this kind of payday.
There’s no scenario in which this was anything except an attempt to use Joe Biden’s crackhead son for his political connections. And those connections all go through Joe.