From the gift that keeps on giving, the Hunter Biden laptop, comes new discoveries that bring new questions about Hunter’s stake in a Russian oil company, but a much bigger question is what did his father, Joe Biden, the current President of the United States, know about the business venture?
The Democrats are masters at projectionism. Whatever they accuse Republicans of doing, you can make a very safe bet that the Democrats are actually the ones doing it. Take, for example, when the Democrats impeached President Donald Trump for threatening to withhold military aid from Ukraine if the Ukrainian president didn’t do what he wanted them to do. That never happened, and Ukrainian President Zelensky said he was never threatened with money being withheld by President Trump. But lo and behold, when Joe Biden was vice president, he did threaten to withhold $1 billion in military aid if then Ukrainian President Poroshenko didn’t fire Viktor Shokin, the prosecutor general who was investigating Hunter Biden’s firm Burisma Holdings for corruption and was about to call in Hunter for questioning.
This new discovery from the laptop highlights the extreme dishonesty of ex-British spy Christopher Steele‘s dossier that was funded by Hillary Clinton‘s 2016 campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The Steele dossier claimed that when a Russian oil company was planning to sell shares, a Donald Trump official set up a secret quid pro quo deal to make policies favorable to Russia in exchange for the shares.
Again, none of that happened, but the truth is that a Chinese firm was paying the Biden crime family to try to buy the shares. That really did happen.
A bid was placed to transfer American liquid natural gas (LNG) to Communist China in 2017, when Hunter Biden and Joe Biden’s brother, James Biden, and their business partners undertook to help build an LNG facility in Louisiana that would be called Monkey Island using Chinese materials, and then sell the gas to China. In May 2017, Hunter Biden met with Ye Jianming, the founder of the corrupt Chinese energy conglomerate CEFC Energy.
An August 2018 text message found on the laptop from Hunter to Elizabeth Secundy, Hunter’s dead brother Beau Biden’s widow, who Hunter started sleeping with after his brother’s death, read, “But amidst all of that and the NYTs calling about the major article they are doing on me and discussing with dad about what I need to get in order before he runs for president I spent an equal amount of time dealing with… your sh–.” In other words, Joe Biden knew his son Hunter was involved in some shady deals and told him he had to clean them up before he announced he was running. This too proves Joe lied when he said he never spoke to his son Hunter about his overseas business deals.
Another text implies that Hunter thought the Times was investigating whether or not he did business deals with Russia.
The whole CEFC business came to light in a New York Times piece in December 2018. Ye Jianming, CEFC’s chairman, was sent to prison in China around that time. Not long after the Times piece ran, Joe Biden left a voicemail for Hunter saying, “I thought the article released online, it’s going to be printed tomorrow in the Times, was good. I think you’re clear.” Who would talk like that other than someone who worried they were going to get caught doing something illegal?
Hunter texted his sister-in-law-turned-girlfriend two days after the Times piece that he was “dealing with the aftermath of the abduction and likely assassination (that’s what NYT’s suspects) of my business partner the richest man in the world, the arrest and conviction of my client the chief of intelligence of the people’s republic of China by the U.S. government, the retaliation of the Chinese in the ouster and arrest of US suspected CIA operatives inside China, my suspected involvement in brokering a deal with Vladimir Putin directly for the largest sale of oil gas assets inside Russia to China… And Dads running for president.”
The laptop revealed Mathew Goldstein, a Times reporter, reached out to Hunter about his story in May. At the time the story came out, it didn’t say that Ye Jianming was assassinated. It said he was “disappeared” into the custody of Chinese authorities, which is normally the same thing. Hunter’s client, Patrick Ho, who was another top CEFC official, who was arrested on corruption charges in New York around the same time.
Hunter’s text message makes you think a Times reporter talked about additional things that were not included in the article, and implies that the Times suspected Biden of doing a deal with Vladimir Putin. The fact that the Times piece ended up reporting that Ye “bought a $9 billion stake in Rosneft, Russia’s state oil giant,” but didn’t suggest Hunter was involved is probably why his father’s voicemail sounded like he was relieved.
The “largest sale” of Russian oil referred to by Hunter Biden likely refers to the fact that in September 2016, Vladimir Putin said state-owned oil company Rosneft hoped to sell a 19.5% stake, valued at some $11 billion, to “strategic” private investors by the end of the year.
The lie in the Steele dossier said that Trump was working with the Russians, claiming Carter page, a Trump campaign official, met with Rosneft President Igor Sechin in July 2016, which never happened, and that Sechin “offered Page/Trump’s associates the brokerage of up to a 19 percent (privatised) stake in Rosneft” if Trump would lift US sanctions on Russia if he won the White House in November. “Page had expressed interest and confirmed that were Trump elected US president, then sanctions on Russia would be lifted,” it read.
Again, none of that really happened.
Now we learn that it was associates of Hunter Biden, not Donald Trump, who made a deal for the Rosneft shares. In 2016, Rosneft sold the 19.5% state to a partnership between Glencore and the Qatar Investment Authority. In September 2017, less than a year later, CEFC made plans to purchase a 14% stake, which was valued at $9 billion from the two.
When Ho was arrested, the deal fell apart, along with a different deal that Hunter was working on for CEFC in the United States.
Though there was no evidence found on the laptop of Hunter brokering a deal with Putin directly, information that was found suggests that Hunter was used by CEFC to make introductions between the top people for deals and that Hunter may have been in a position to play a role for a deal that involved Russian oil and China.
It sounds to me like the Biden crime family was helping China get into a position where they could secure energy companies in the US. What could possibly go wrong?
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