It remains to be seen whether the fix is in with a Delaware U.S. attorney probe into potentially criminal acts by Hunter Biden which has reportedly decided there is sufficient evidence to indict him on a couple of obvious violations — tax evasion and an illegal gun purchase.
Will prosecutors wind up giving him a slap-on-wrist fine, seal the files, and count on the DOJ, FBI, and compliant progressive media to cover tracks that might link even larger charges to family foreign influence peddling on a colossal scale?
Yes, I'm referring to alleged profiteering connections with his dad that directly compromise America's national security during times when Joe Biden served as vice president and continued throughout his 2020 presidential campaign.
As discussed in my previous Oct. 10 column, legitimate questions arise regarding why Hunter's former business partner, Tony Bobulinski, was never called to testify before the Delaware court or to provide an expansive cache of relevant documentary materials.
Bobulinski had also presented this information, including three cellphones containing encrypted messages between Hunter and Jim Biden and their business partners, emails, and numerous financial documents, to the FBI during a five-hour October 23, 2020, interview detailing the Biden family's influence-peddling in foreign countries.
The agency reportedly did nothing to follow up with Bobulinski, and its lead agent on the matter — Timothy Thibault who was known to have animus against Donald Trump ordered their investigation closed that same month before the election.
The FBI had already been sitting on much of this information contained in Hunter's infamous laptop from hell since 2019 and throughout the 2020 presidential campaigns. A May 13, 2017, email sourced from its hard drive established a 10% cut in the deal to be held for the "Big Guy," who is confirmed by Bobulinski as referring to Joe Biden at the time he was running for America's highest office.
Also in October 2020, Bobulinski publicly revealed Joe Biden's involvement in his son's business, including CEFC, an energy company connected to the Chinese Communist Party headed by an oil tycoon, Ye Jianming.
CEFC was to provide $10 million in working capital to SinoHawk LLC, a U.S. joint venture incorporated by Ye, Hunter Biden, his uncle James Biden, Bobulinski, and two other partners, James Gilliar and Rob Walker.
Hudson West IV, a limited liability corporation controlled by Ye, owned half of SinoHawk, and Oneida Holdings, a Delaware-based LLC owned by Hunter and his partners, were to receive the other $5 million half of CEFC funding as a "non-recourse loan."
A recent Bobulinski interview with Fox News' Tucker Carlson alleges that Hunter and Jim Biden then proceeded to "defraud" him and two other Oneida partners, Walker and Gilliar, of at least $5 million from CEFC as they "took the money for themselves."
Although Joe Biden has repeatedly claimed knowing nothing about his son Hunter's business, these assertions appear to be bogus.
Hunter's 2017 emails show, for example, that keys he requested for office mates, included his father, stepmother Jill, uncle James, and Gongwen Dong, the "emissary" of since disgraced and disappeared former high-flying CEFC chairman and high-level Chinese Communist Party official Ye Jianming.
Also, in addition to more than a dozen photos of Joe with Hunter's foreign business partners, a voicemail recording he left to his son regarding a 2018 New York Times report about the CEFC deal he had claimed not to know about told him, "I think you're in the clear."
Bobulinski told Carlson during a 2020 interview that from personal knowledge, throughout 2015 and 2016 — when his father was America's sitting vice president — Hunter had been doing extensive foreign deal-doing in "places like Oman, Luxembourg, and Romania."
As originally reported by the October 2020 New York Post banner headline story just weeks before the election, we already knew about rampant Biden family foreign name peddling.
Included are a $1.5 billion deal Hunter's company inked with the Communist state-owned Bank of China 10 days following a 2013 Beijing trip with his dad aboard Air Force Two; a $3.5 million wire transfer to a Hunter-connected firm from the widow of a former Moscow mayor; and circumstances surrounding Vice President Biden's public braggadocio about withholding $1 billion from Ukraine unless he fired the prosecutor who was investigating Burisma, a corrupt energy company that was paying son, Hunter, $50,000 monthly as a no-show board member.
Laptop records, financial bank statements, and other information contained in more than 150 suspicious activity reports (SARs) registered with the Treasury Department reveal foreign business and financial connections between Hunter, his uncle Jim, and the children of other well-known families that deserve both legal and national security scrutiny.
The Delaware grand jury has information about all of this, along with supposed evidence that in addition to committing tax fraud, Hunter may also have violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
Nevertheless, whether or not Delaware prosecutors and/or U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland defer from pursuing seemingly glaring evidence of extortion-prone corruption by the family and personage of our nation's highest official, we can fully expect investigations into these and other murky foreign Biden, Inc. transactions to follow if, and when, Democrats lose control of Congress in January.
Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., very likely to chair of the powerful House Oversight Committee, has said that investigating whether President Joe Biden had any links with his son's business dealings — awareness and connections he has previously denied — will definitely be an "out of the gate" priority.
If Republicans take the Senate, and Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., is reelected to chair its Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, he has pledged: "In that position, I will continue to investigate the corruption and potential criminal activity that Chuck Grassley and I exposed in our September 2020 report which included Hunter Biden's financial transactions that were linked to what appeared to be an 'Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring.'"
Hopefully, while they're at it, they will look into why in June — amid an American energy crisis — did the Biden Energy Department sell nearly a million barrels of crude from our Strategic Petroleum Reserves to China, much less to Unipec, the trading arm of the China Petrochemical Corporation — better known as Sinopec, where Hunter's private equity firm, BHR Partners, bought a $1.7 billion stake in Sinopec seven years ago?
Imagine the frenetic media furor if his name was Hunter Trump.
Larry Bell is an endowed professor of space architecture at the University of Houston where he founded the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture and the graduate space architecture program. His latest of 12 books is "Architectures Beyond Boxes and Boundaries: My Life By Design" (2022). Read Larry Bell's Reports — More Here.
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