In the wake of the Zhou message, courtesy of the IRS whistleblower, there is zero ambiguity about the fact that China thought it was doing business with Joe Biden.
For example, we obtained a July 30th, 2017, WhatsApp message from Hunter Biden to Henry Zhao, where Hunter Biden wrote: “I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled. Tell the director that I would like to resolve this now before it gets out of hand, and now means tonight. And, Z, if I get a call or text from anyone involved in this other than you, Zhang, or the chairman, I will make certain that between the man sitting next to me and every person he knows and my ability to forever hold a grudge that you will regret not following my direction. I am sitting here waiting for the call with my father.”
The New York Times’ Ken Vogel noted, what conservatives had already pointed out, that, “within 10 days of Hunter Biden’s WhatsApp message to the Chinese official associated with CEFC, a CEFC subsidiary sent 2 payments totaling $5.1M to accounts linked to Hunter.”
The only fallback position is to argue that while…
1 Hunter Biden claimed that he was working with his father on this deal
2 Chinese companies linked to the regime thought that they were doing business with Joe Biden
… Joe Biden was not actually involved.
It’s a much weaker position than the one that the regime apologists started out with. The only tenable argument here is that Hunter Biden was lying to Zhou. The problem is that Hunter has been placed as being with his father. And that means Hunter wasn’t lying about being together with Joe Biden.
The fallback to the fallback is then that Hunter was telling the truth about everything in the message except his father’s direct interest in the deal.
Either way though, it is impossible to deny that China believed that it was doing business with Joe Biden. The question is then, beyond sending millions to Hunter, what action was taken by our enemies based on the belief that Joe Biden had been compromised?