Although Hunter Biden’s laptop has led millions of Americans to question Joe Biden’s integrity, the president is far from the only politician listed as a potential target for the Bidens’ influence-peddling operation, according to an investigative journalist familiar with the laptop’s contents. Biden’s associates bragged about their close relationship with “senior political figures” in the U.S. and foreign “oligarchs,” including current Vice President Kamala Harris, California Governor Gavin Newsom (D), and many others. Democratic Party royalty on both coasts find their names dropped during the Biden family’s business deals with foreign nations, she says.
And, she charges, when Hunter’s foreign business contacts demanded a list of “deliverables,” then-Vice President Joe Biden sprang into action.
The explosive revelations come from the book Laptop from Hell: Hunter Biden, Big Tech, and the Dirty Secrets the President Tried to Hide, written by New York Post columnist Miranda Devine.
Former Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski tried to hammer out a $10 million deal between the China Energy Fund Committee (CEFC) — which was led by an intimate associate of Chinese President Xi Jinping — and the company he and Hunter formed, SinoHawk.
In return for the Chinese agreeing to put up the Americans’ half of the $10 million investment capital, Bobulinski promised that he and Hunter Biden would produce “strong and easily definable relationship[s] between our key U.S. executive(s) and their relations in the target country with the following persons: a. senior political figures; b. royal family and/or aristocracy if they exist; c. dominant commercial/business figures and/or oligarchs.”
Then, Bobulinski named names. A document related to the CEFC deal, titled “Key domestic contacts for phase one target projects,” includes “Democratic luminaries from around the country, including New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris are listed,” writes Devine. The document describes Newsom, who was then mayor of San Francisco, as “Hunter’s friend.”
Previous foreign business deals show how far Hunter Biden was willing to go to please his investors, Devine writes — especially his relationship with the owner of Burisma, Mykola Zlochevsky, who paid Hunter $83,333 a month during Joe Biden’s tenure as Barack Obama’s vice president. As a Ukrainian investigation into Burisma heated up in 2015, the company ratcheted up pressure on the Bidens.
Burisma demanded Hunter Biden sign off on “a list of deliverables…a concrete course of actions, incl. meetings/communications resulting in high-ranking US officials in Ukraine (US Ambassador) and in US publicly or in private communication/comment expressing their ‘positive opinion’ and support of Nikolay [Zlochevsky]/Burisma to the highest level of decision makers here in Ukraine: President of Ukraine, president Chief of staff, Prosecutor General, etc,” wrote Zlochevsky’s lieutenant, Vadym Pozharskyi, in an email on November 2, 2015.
He insisted the “scope of work should also include organization of a visit of a number of widely recognized and influential current and/or former US policy-makers to Ukraine … with the ultimate purpose to close down any cases/pursuits against [Burisma] in Ukraine.”
Faced with an ultimatum, Hunter delivered. Devine writes:
The following month, [then-Vice President] Joe [Biden] flew to Kyiv and again addressed the Ukrainian parliament on December 8, 2015. He slammed the “cancer of corruption” in the country and declared: “The Office of the General Prosecutor desperately needs reform.”
With such a history, Bobulinski’s pitch implies the Chinese will receive powerful advocacy, but the laptop shows that they already had. Jim Biden wrote to then-New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) to set up a meeting with Hunter and CEFC Executive Director Zang Jianjun. Jim also arranged for Zang’s daughter, Rouqui, to receive prompt admission to New York City’s Horace Mann School, an elite private school. (She opts against attending.)
Aside from domestic Democrats, Hunter Biden also appears willing to milk his connections with foreign political leaders around the world, Devine writes:
Also cited [in the CEFC documents] are “foreign friends” who can be tapped for Belt and Road development projects. They include Colombia’s president, Juan Manuel Santos; Argentina’s president, Mauricio Macri; Ireland’s taoiseach (prime minister), Enda Kenny; and the richest man in India, Mukesh Ambani.
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is listed as “very friendly.”
The document also says that SinoHawk’s partners had already “engaged in-country contacts” in Argentina, Belgium, France, Mexico, and the United Arab Emirates, according to the book.
Zang will ultimately sign the $10 million contract that Bobulinski sends on Biden’s behalf. But CEFC does not fund SinoHawk, as Hunter Biden will step in to offer a side deal that ultimately diverts nearly $6 million into the pockets of himself and his uncle, Jim Biden.
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