(Patriot Insider) – According to a new report, Hunter Biden, the youngest son of Joe Biden, knew that he was working with associates that were in positions high up in Chinese intelligence circles.
The Western Journal said that a report that was published on Monday by Yahoo News goes deep into the connections between Hunter and Patrick Ho, concerning Ho’s 2018 conviction for bribery that was connected to arms dealing and bribery that took place in Africa.
“Yahoo’s report is written by Michael Isikoff, its chief investigative correspondent, and Zach Dorfman, its national security correspondent. Both are veteran and respected journalists,” the WJ reported.
“Ho, who was a former Hong Kong government minister, and Ye Jianming, an energy tycoon who had links in his past to China’s People’s Liberation Army, had formed a business partnership with Hunter Biden and James Biden, who is President Joe Biden’s brother,” the report continued.
Back in November 2017, Ho was busted by FBI agents at JFK Airport located in New York as part of what Isikoff and Dorfman called an “audacious plot to dole out millions of dollars in bribes to African leaders in exchange for major energy contracts that appeared to advance Chinese government interests.”
Then, in 2018, Yahoo reported that the first phone call Ho made after he was arrested was to James Biden, Joe Biden’s brother. His request? For Biden to get him an attorney.
“According to the report published Monday, the infamous Hunter Biden laptop contained an audio recording from May 11, 2018, between Hunter Biden and a woman who has not been identified,” the WJ report stated.
Hunter Biden whined about a reporter from the NY Times who was asking a lot of questions about Ho.
Biden states during the conversation that Ho is “literally the f***ing spy chief of China.”
“That same conversation, according to the report, includes Hunter Biden talking about phone calls from his father as the news media was delving into Hunter Biden’s business dealings. President Joe Biden has always denied involvement in the business dealings of Hunter Biden or other family members,” the report added.
During the call that was recorded, Hunter then complained that Ye, whom he referred to as “my partner,” and “the richest man in the world” had gone missing. Ye hasn’t been seen in public since that time. Weird, right? Kind of spooky, actually.
By that time, Hunter Biden was in deep.
“Over 14 months beginning in 2017 and ending in 2018, Isikoff and Dorfman wrote, the Chinese company CEFC China Energy, which Ye founded and whose nonprofit arm was run by Ho, paid out $4.8 million to an investment firm Hunter Biden controlled,” the report said.
Documents that were obtained by GOP Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa reveal that $1.4 million went to James Biden’s consulting firm, the article said.
Other documents that were taken from the laptop, which has now been determined to be authentic by The Washington Post and uncovered by Grassley shows that Hunter Biden received $1 million as a retainer from Ho, though there isn’t an explanation of what work was completed to earn that cash.
The existing documents don’t make it clear what, exactly, Hunter did to help advance Ho’s interests, but Ho’s trial in Manhattan did shed a little bit of light about the guy himself.
“What emerged in his indictment and later trial and conviction in federal court was a revealing portrait of Chinese influence peddling that included allegations that Ho arranged to broker arms deals — including the sale of rocket and grenade launchers — to countries in war zones in Africa and the Middle East,” Yahoo News went on to report.
It’s not clear, as of this writing, if Hunter Biden was aware of any of those activities.
“There’s no question that Chinese intelligence services look for every possible opportunity to get close to family members of high-ranking officials,” Frank Figliuzzi, former chief of the FBI’s counterintelligence division, went on to say according to a report from Yahoo, which made a point of noting that Figliuzzi has been very skeptical of conservative media coverage concerning the Hunter Biden story.
“I believe that the information we’ve learned is something that merits a review by the counterintelligence arm of the FBI,” Figluiuzzi later stated in the article.
According to the report there’s “no doubt Hunter presents CI [counterintelligence] vulnerabilities,” a former senior FBI official, who requested to remain nameless, stated.
The Yahoo report goes on to point out that the emails on the laptop “reveal a high-dollar money trail that flowed from Chinese interests to Hunter and James Biden and which now appears to be at the heart of an ongoing Justice Department criminal investigation.”
“Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas Zolkind, a prosecutor in Ho’s 2018 trial, had no doubt about the former Hong Kong minister’s character,” the WJ report said.
Douglas Zolkind, who served as a prosecutor in Ho’s trial, said that Ho’s “actions were corrupt and they were criminal, and he knew it.”
“That’s why he carried out these schemes from his perch as the head of a nonprofit NGO, where he could gain access to world leaders under the guise of someone interested in humanitarian goals,” he continued.
Ho ended up getting convicted on seven counts of money laundering, conspiracy, and foreign lobbying violations back in December of 2018. He received a sentence of three years in prison.
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