Concerns about the nefarious international business dealings of First Son Hunter Biden have finally gone mainstream in 2023, as the House GOP continues their investigation into these illicit schemes.
Now it appears as though the FBI has received bombshell reports about Hunter’s affairs in China, where he and his father have long stood accused of peddling their political influence.
An Israeli think tank executive claims he told the FBI in 2019 that members of the Biden family warned a Chinese energy executive about a coming federal investigation, allowing him to flee the country before being placed under arrest.
The situation appeared to be quite a mess…
Gal Luft, the co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, a Washington-based foreign policy think tank, provided the “explosive” details to the FBI and Justice Department in March 2019, according to his lawyer. Sources close to Luft told the Jewish News Service members of the Biden family “tipped…off” their Chinese partner, China Energy Fund Committee chairman Ye Jianming, that he was the target of an FBI probe.
The details emerge as House Republicans have homed in on the Biden family’s dealings with CEFC China, and amid an ongoing Justice Department probe of the troubled first son. Republicans released a report last week that a close friend of the Biden family, Rob Walker, wired millions of dollars from a CEFC-linked company in 2017 to Hunter Biden, his uncle Jim Biden, and his sister-in-law, Hallie Biden.
To be clear, the DOJ twiddled its thumbs under Bill Barr’s leadership after receiving credible information about Hunter Biden.
It also appeared as though the Biden DOJ was looking to silence Luft.
The timing of Luft’s incendiary claims are certain to draw scrutiny. He came forward with allegations about the Bidens last month after the Justice Department sought his extradition from Cyprus on charges of illegal arms trafficking. Luft denies the charges and alleges that the “DOJ is trying to bury me to protect Joe, Jim & Hunter Biden.”
While Luft’s specific allegations have yet to be verified, there is evidence that he has direct insight into CEFC’s affairs. There is also reason to believe that he met with the FBI and Justice Department as he claims. His lawyer, former U.S. assistant attorney Robert Henoch, said in filings to the Justice Department under penalty of perjury that he accompanied Luft during his 2019 meeting with FBI and Justice Department officials. Henoch has called Luft a “whistleblower” and said he planned to submit letters to Congress with details of Luft’s case and his meeting with investigators.
Outside of Fox News, the mainstream media has been reluctant to speak about Hunter Biden’s alleged international influence operations, which has put an much larger onus on the House’s investigations.
I think it’s time for Bill Barr to have a sit down with the House Committee and he be asked about this.