“From 2013 through 2018 Hunter Biden and his company brought in about $11 million via his roles as an attorney and a board member with a Ukrainian firm accused of bribery and his work with a Chinese businessman now accused of fraud, according to an NBC News analysis of a copy of Biden’s hard drive and iCloud account and documents released by Republicans on two Senate committees. The documents … raise questions about national security, business ethics and potential legal exposure,” reports NBC News.
As Hot Air observes, “it turns out that Hunter made a lot of money through Chinese and Ukrainian fraudsters while The Big Guy was VP.”
NBC News reports:
Biden made $5.8 million, more than half his total earnings from 2013 to 2018, from two deals with Chinese business interests [CEFC China Energy].
Expenditures compiled on his hard drive show he spent more than $200,000 per month from October 2017 through February 2018 on luxury hotel rooms, Porsche payments, dental work and cash withdrawals. Biden has admitted to burning through cash to pay for drugs and partying with strangers who routinely stole from him, and he struggled to pay multiple mortgages or keep up with alimony and child support payments to his ex-wife.
The money from the Chinese “business interests” — CEFC China Energy — was effectively from the Chinese government itself. CNN reported in 2018 that “CEFC China Energy, aligned itself so closely with the Chinese government that it was often hard to distinguish between the two.”
Joe Biden effectively helped Hunter peddle influence by bringing him on an official visit by Biden acting on behalf of the U.S. government:
Hunter Biden’s business deals during his father’s time as vice president are drawing new scrutiny – a 2013 trip to China is getting new attention because then-Vice President Biden brought Hunter on the official visit, @halliejackson reports. pic.twitter.com/tDPsWr1hRd
Hunter Biden’s laptop yielded other evidence that Joe Biden was complicit in his son’s influence peddling, as the New York Post had earlier reported.
After Hunter Biden left his laptop containing embarrassing files at a Delaware repair shop and then forgot about it, the media falsely implied in the days before the 2020 election that the laptop was not his, despite Hunter’s later admission that the laptop “certainly” could be his. NPR falsely claimed that Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop was “discredited by U.S. intelligence and independent investigations by news organizations,” before correcting that erroneous claim after the election.
As the Post noted, Burisma was then paying Hunter Biden, who knew little about the energy sector, a massive $83,333 a month to sit on its board. Another email from the laptop reveals that Burisma cut Hunter’s pay in half in March 2017 — right after Joe Biden left office, which shows the payments to Hunter were tied to the office his father held.
As the Post observed, Biden provided value in exchange for the payments to his influence-peddling son: “Face time with a vice president, and the ability to brag about what you talked about over dinner, is worth a lot to global sleazoids. So are smiling photos that imply a relationship and pull at the highest reaches of US government.”