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Then-Vice President Joe Biden allegedly used a secret global cell phone paid for by Hunter Biden’s business, according to Government Accountability Institute president Peter Schweizer.
Schweizer, who has documented the Biden family’s alleged multiple financiers directly tied to Chinese Communist Party intelligence officials with Hunter during and after the Obama Administration, told Fox News on Sunday that the non-profit organization discovered the private phone line from Hunter’s infamous laptop.
“And that may be the phone, for example, that the Ukrainian Burisma executive might have used in this allegation that he talked to Joe Biden in recorded conversations,” he said.
According to Schweizer, the global phone was serviced through American multinational telecommunications company AT&T for $300 a month that could “access somebody anywhere around the world.”
Schweizer said he shared the phone number and account information with the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, hoping lawmakers would subpoena internal records on the account.
“I think it will give an indication on how tight the communication was,” he said.
Schweizer’s update on the latest developments in the Hunter Biden investigation comes days after House Ways and Means Committee chairman Jason Smith (R-MO) released a WhatsApp message obtained by IRS investigators looking into Hunter’s overseas business dealings.
Smith released whistleblower testimonies on Thursday from IRS agents who allege that the Justice Department has interfered in the investigation into Hunter and is suppressing evidence of the first son’s misdeeds.
In part of the testimony from IRS Criminal Supervisory Special Agent Gary Shapley, the IRS agent claimed that investigators uncovered a July 30, 2017, WhatsApp message that Hunter sent to Henry Zhao, CEO of Harvest Fund Management.
“I am sitting here with my father, and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled,” Hunter wrote to Zhao, according to Shapley’s testimony. “Tell the director that I would like to resolve this now before it gets out of hand, and now means tonight.”
Smith told Fox News on Friday that between 2014 and 2019, the Biden family allegedly took more than $17 million through Hunter Biden and his associates from foreign nationals. He said that roughly $8.3 million Hunter received came as items and gifts — for example, an $80,000 Diamond and a Porsche worth $142,000 — from countries such as China, Ukraine, and Romania.
“It is absolutely unconscionable,” Smith said.
Hunter’s attorney did not deny the authenticity of the WhatsApp message in a statement to Fox News, though he did suggest that it was misleading or could be fake.
“Biased and politically-motivated, selective leaks have plagued this matter for years. They are not only irresponsible, they are illegal. A close examination of the document released publicly yesterday by a very biased individual raises serious questions over whether it is what he claims it to be. It is dangerously misleading to make any conclusions or inferences based on this document,” said Hunter’s attorney, Chris Clark. “The DOJ investigation covered a period which was a time of turmoil and addiction for my client.”
“Any verifiable words or actions of my client in the midst of a horrible addiction are solely his own and have no connection to anyone in his family,” Clark added.
Tim Pearce contributed to this report.