Hunter Biden Offered $30M, $80K Diamond To Make D.C. 'Introductions' For Chinese Energy Firm

Hunter Biden Offered $30M, $80K Diamond To Make D.C. 'Introductions' For Chinese Energy Firm

Mona Salama
Mona Salama
November 29, 2021

Hunter Biden was offered a $10 million a year, three-year agreement, and an $80,000 3-caret diamond in exchange for using his family's name and ties to help a Chinese government-linked energy company cut red tape and make important connections, according to a new book.

In a forthcoming daming book, Laptop from Hell, excerpts from the author, New York Post columnist Miranda Devine details Hunter Biden's business dealings with one of the largest Chinese-linked energy consortiums — China Energy Fund Committee (CEFC). The NY Post, the first to report on the contents of Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop, Devine pieced hundreds of emails and screenshots of WhatsApp messages from how President Biden's son uses his family names to help expand CEFC business around the world.

James Gilliar, a former British Intelligence officer, knew Ye Jianming, the chairman of CEFC, during their time working in the Czech Republic. Ye was tasked with expanding CEFC's influence worldwide to promote President Xi's Belt and Road Initiative and needed a prominent name. CEFC was the capitalist arm of President Xi to spread China's influence and debt traps across the world

Gillar reportedly connected the CEFC chairman to help him make important D.C. connections with Hunter Biden through Rob Walker, a former Clinton administration official. In February 2015, Gillar emailed Walker where he praised Hunter's appearance in Beijing at a board meeting of a private equity firm — BHR, a firm Hunter had founded with John Kerry's son.

A few weeks later, Gillar emailed Hunter, saying: "It has been made clear to me that CEFC wish to engage in further business relations with our group."

Devine writes months later, in the Winter of 2015, Ye and CEFC Executive Director Jianjun Zang flew to Washington D.C. Around the same time, a meeting was scheduled in Hunter Biden's diary for Dec. 7, 2015 — the same time then-Vice President Joe Biden hosted back-to-back Christmas parties at the vice president's residence at the Naval Observatory.

According to a former associate who spoke to Devine, Hunter brought Ye to meet his father at one of those parties in the VP residence. While there is no indication of any such meeting recorded in Hunter's laptop, the younger Biden had a pattern of introducing international business associates to his prominent father when they came to Washington D.C.

Hunter was then introduced by Gillar to Tony Bobulinski, a naval officer-turned-wealthy institutional investor where together they built what they "planned would be a world-class investment firm, called SinoHawk." After meeting with Ye around the same time in late 2015, Gillar told Bobulinski he needed help structuring a Chinese joint venture for "one of the most prominent families in the United States."

The Bidens' Chinese partner is CEFC, which has "more money than God," Gillar wrote to Bobulinski in March 2016. "This is the capital arm of one belt one road."

Bobulinski was introduced to Rob Walker, "a proxy for Hunter Biden, Jim Biden, and the Bidens around the world," after Gillar informed him about CEFC.

Less than a year later, in February 2017, Gilliar tells Bobulinski via WhatsApp message that he wanted to introduce him to his "partner," Hunter Biden. Bobulinksi was skeptical, aware of Hunter's drug habit, and didn't like the fact that he was kicked out of the U.S Navy due to his cocaine use.

Around the same time, Hunter flew to Miami with Gilliar and Walker to meet Ye on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, during the Miami International Boat Show. The trio scheduled lunch with the Chinese for Thursday in a private room set for ten at the Bourbon Steak restaurant in a ritzy JW Marriott Turnberry Resort & Spa.

However, Hunter dipped out of Miami just a day before the scheduled lunch, already having a private one-on-one dinner meeting with Ye where the CEFC chairman made him an offer "offer too good to refuse." The deal was a $10 million a year between CEFC, over a three-year period for "introductions alone" and to seal the "new alliance," an expensive gift of a 3.16-carat diamond worth $80,000. Pictures of the 3-carat diamond were stored on Hunter's laptop, along with a grading report that lists it as a "round brilliant" of Grade F with prime "VS2" clarity and "excellent" cut.

Hunter Biden Diamond
Via Hunter Biden Laptop

A Senate Finance Committee's investigation probe led by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) found Hunter's business partner, Walker LLC received $6 million from China in two separate transactions. $3 million was wired a week and a half after Hunter's private meeting with Ye into "Robinson Walker LLC" from State Energy HK Limited, a Shanghai-based company linked to CEFC. The other $3 million was wired in March 2017. Both transactions were flagged by the Department of Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network as "suspicious activity report," according to the Senate report dubbed as "Confidential Document 16."

The GOP Senators looked into the $6 million transfer and concluded in the report that State Energy HK Limited previously "transferred funds to at least one company associated with Hunter Biden's business associate, Gongwen Dong. However, the report was unclear based on the Senators' limited information before Hunter's laptop was reported on the true purpose behind these wired transactions, and the ultimate beneficiary was.

However, according to Devine, Hunter's laptop revealed that he would receive regular payments from Walker in the aftermath, with one document showing the younger Biden receiving $56,603.74 as "income for Rosemont Seneca Advisors between June and December 2017."

Mona Salama

Mona Salama

Mona Salama is a political reporter for The Floridian covering Congress, the White House and Congressional elections.

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