An Israeli professor turned whistleblower, who worked with Hunter Biden advising a Chinese energy conglomerate, says the Department of Justice (DOJ) is "trying to bury" him to "protect Joe, Jim & Hunter Biden."
The Washington Free Beacon reports that Gal Luft, co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security in Washington, D.C., provided the FBI with incriminating information about the foreign business dealings of Hunter Biden, his father, and his uncle, Jim Biden, in 2019.
Along with Hunter Biden, Luft served as an adviser to CEFC China Energy, a company aligned "so closely with the Chinese government that it was often hard to distinguish between the two," CNN reported.
CEFC China Energy paid Hunter Biden at least $6 million in 2017 to secure energy investment deals in the United States and donated at least $350,000 to Luft's think tank, according to the Free Beacon.
"DOJ is trying to bury me to protect Joe, Jim & Hunter Biden," Luft said in a Feb. 18 tweet. "Shall I name names?"
Luft's threat to expose people comes after his arrest in Cyprus two days earlier on charges that he illegally sold weapons to Libya and China. He claims his arrest and pending extradition is "politically motivated" payback for his revelations about the Biden family.
"It would be funny if it weren't tragic," Luft tweeted. "I've never been an arms dealer."
The whistleblower's claims come as Hunter Biden's former business partner, Eric Schwerin, has started to cooperate with the House Oversight Committee's probe of the Bidens' foreign business dealings. The investigation has reportedly centered on the First Son's work with CEFC China Energy.
Hunter Biden has been under investigation by the Justice Department since 2018 over unpaid taxes and foreign business dealings.
Luft's Israeli attorney Mordechai Tzivin said his client's arrest was politically motivated and an attempt to silence him for providing damning information in a corruption case allegedly involving Hunter Biden.
"The arrest came four years after Luft cooperated with FBI and Department of Justice investigators to help them with information about the case," he said, referring to a 2019 meeting in which the defense and energy expert allegedly provided incriminating information on the president's son.
Luft's American lawyer has indicated that he will provide Congress with information on the professor's case.
"Dr. Luft is a whistleblower," Luft attorney Robert Henoch told the Free Beacon. He says that prosecutors decided against investigating Luft's claims "and are instead targeting him with trumped-up and false charges."
"This unfortunately appears to be part of an attempt to discredit a witness with critical information about an ongoing congressional and DOJ investigation," Henoch said.
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