Hunter Biden Paid Millions by Energy Firm Tied to Chinese Army, Admits Washington Post

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As the establishment media finally comes around to the Hunter Biden foreign corruption story, which we have been reporting since late 2020, the Washington Post now confirms many details found on the hard drive of a laptop Hunter Biden abandoned in a Delaware repair shop in 2019.

Earlier this month, The New York Times reported that emails recovered from the laptop had been “authenticated.” The Washington Post report adds even more credibility. Most significantly, the Washington Post has shed new light on Hunter’s dealings with CEFC China Energy, a Chinese state-linked energy firm which has close ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and People’s Liberation Army (PLA), that paid Hunter millions of dollars.

According to the paper, CEFC China Energy paid entities controlled by the then-cash-strapped Hunter Biden or his uncle James Biden, $4.8 million over 14 months beginning in 2017, despite Joe Biden emphatically denying his son ever made money from China.

In his final debate with Donald Trump in October 2020 Joe Biden said: “My son has not made money from China. The only guy who has made money from China was this guy,” he said, directing his comments at Trump.

The Post notes that:

Hunter Biden’s relationship with CEFC took root during a time of financial strain and turmoil for his family, according to court filings and Hunter Biden’s accounts. The Bidens were reeling from the May 2015 death of Hunter’s older brother, Beau, and Hunter was struggling with drug use.

And apparently, Communist China came to The Biden’s rescue. The Washington Post reports that:

accounts linked to Hunter Biden received $3.8 million in payments from CEFC through consulting contracts, according to bank records and joint agreements reviewed by The Post.

Biden received an additional $1 million retainer, issued as part of an agreement to represent Patrick Ho, a CEFC official who would later be charged in the United States in connection with a multimillion-dollar scheme to bribe leaders from Chad and Uganda. That retainer agreement, in a newly uncovered document, contains the signatures of both Hunter Biden and Ho, who was later convicted and sentenced to three years in prison.

After creating a new family enterprise and a new business relationship: “The Biden Foundation and Hudson West (CEFC-US),” Hunter wrote in emails to the property manager of his business office requesting a name change and new keys for his new office associates.

According to the Post these office mates were his father, Joe; his mother, Jill; his uncle James; and the Chinese executive, Gongwen Dong.

The New York Post began publishing stories on the information found on the laptop hard drive in September 2020, but based on a concerted Democrat disinformation campaign, including baseless warnings by 51 former US intelligence officers that the story may be Russian plot, both the establishment media, and social media sites suppressed the story until after the election.

Now, the New York Post is arguing that social media users’ inability to share the Hunter Biden laptop story “helped swing the election to Biden,” as Republicans call for new investigation into Hunter’s laptop. ADN

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank. - paulcrespo.substack.com - PAULCRESPO.COM

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