Second batch of smoking gun emails reveal Hunter Biden’s dealings with ‘disappeared’ Chinese energy company.
- Hunter Biden was involved with China’s largest private energy company CEFC
- He was given equity, ownership of a holding company and huge consulting fees
- Hunter was dealing with CEFC chairman Ye Jianming who has since vanished
- In one email, Hunter said a lucrative deal would be ‘interesting for my family’
- A report about the emails did not include response from Biden or others involved
Hunter Biden pursued deals with a major Chinese energy company including one that would be ‘interesting for me and my family’, new secret emails said to be from the presidential candidate’s son claim.
He also struck a deal for $30 million plus bonuses ‘based on introductions alone’ over three years after his father left office, then was offered a ‘much more lasting and lucrative arrangement.’
The son of the Democratic presidential nominee communicated with China’s largest private energy company, CEFC, according to the latest trove of messages unearthed by the New York Post from what is said to be Hunter’s personal laptop.
The trove of emails have set of a series of political shockwaves including:
- The laptop was revealed to include a picture of Hunter with what appears to be a crack pipe, and an 11-minute sex and drug video which is still to be seen;
- Twitter barred the Trump campaign from its account for trying to share the originally story about Hunter’s Ukraine emails amid a mounting row over ‘censorship’ by it and Facebook;
- Donald Trump seized on the release – orchestrated by his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani – to call his rival ‘a corrupt politician’;
- Senate Republicans said they will investigate the first tranche of emails, from Hunter’s Ukrainian business partners, which appear to show the Burisma energy aide being introduced to Joe Biden when he was vice president;
- Democrats accusing Giuliani of peddling ‘misinformation’ and ‘parading around with a Russian agent.’
The latest emails, published again early in the morning, focus on Hunter’s dealings with Ye Jianming, the former chairman of CEFC in 2017, after his father had left office and when it was thought he would not run in 2020.
Ye has not been seen since he was taken into custody by Chinese authorities in 2018 amid rumored links to the Chinese military and intelligence services.
It was previously known that he gave Hunter a diamond
CEFC went bankrupt earlier this year after it was unable to repay its huge debts after warnings over its lack of transparency and dealings with sanctioned Russian firms.
In one email sent to Hunter in May 2017 titled ‘Expectations’, details of ‘remuneration packages’ for six people in a business venture were discussed.
He was identified as the ‘chair/vice chair depending on agreement with CEFC’, an apparent reference to the now bankrupt Shanghai conglomerate China Energy Co.
Hunter’s pay was ‘850’ and the correspondence also noted how he ‘has some office expectations he will elaborate’.
Extracts from one email published Thursday by the New York Post show how Hunter Biden was to be paid $850,000 in part of his arrangement with the Chinese firm
Another email outlines a ‘provisional agreement’ where 80 per cent of the ‘equity’ would be shared equally among four people whose initials appear to relate to Hunter and three other recipients.
The sender of the email, James Gilliar, from consulting firm J2cR, said: ‘I am happy to raise any detail with Zang if there is shortfalls?’
The email divides the equity into ’20 H’ – meaning 20 per cent equity to Hunter; 20 per cent to RW, meaning Rob Walker, also of the jc2r consultancy; 20 per cent to another man called Tony Bubulinski.
The remaining 20 per cent was split with 10 per cent going to ‘Jim’ who is otherwise unnamed, and then ’10 held by H for the big guy?’
The big guy is unnamed.
Zang appears to be a reference to Zang Jian Jun who was the former executive director of CEFC.
In another 2017 email, Hunted reportedly discussed a deal with Ye. According to the leaked emails, Biden wrote that Ye had been influential in improving a three-year consulting contract with CEFC that would pay him $10million annually just for introductions.
He was given half ownership of a holding company to sweeten the deal, with Ye owning the other half.
According to the leaked emails, Biden wrote: ‘Consulting fees is one piece of our income stream but the reason this proposal by the chairman was so much more interesting to me and my family is that we would also be partners inn the equity and profits of the JV’s [joint venture’s] investments.’
His email was sent to Gongwen Dong who has been linked to the purchase of two luxury Manhattan apartments for a total of $83million, which were bought by companies linked to Ye, according to the Wall Street Journal.
A photo from August 2017 appears to show a flowchart of the ownership of Hudson West which is split equally between Hunter Biden and ‘Chairman’.
A report on Biden’s business dealings released last month found Hudson West III opened a line of credit in September 2017.
Credit cards issued against the account were used by Hunter, his uncle James and James’s wife Sara.
They purchased more than $100,000 worth of items including airline tickets, Apple products, hotel and restaurant bookings, according to the report released by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).
Hudson West has since been dissolved and Hunter’s law firm Owaco PC was one of its two owners the report said.
Also seen in the emails was an agreement from one of Ye’s associates to pay Biden a retainer of $1million for counsel on US law.
The offer was made by former Hong Kong government official Chi Ping Patrick Ho, who has been convicted in Manhattan for two schemes to pay $3million in bribes to African government officials for oil rights.
He served a prison sentence of three years and was deported to Hong Kong in June.
Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani has been probing Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine
The revelations come after emails come from Hunter’s laptop appeared to show him making an introduction between his powerful father and a Ukrainian energy firm on Wednesday.
Gas company Burisma’ adviser Vadym Pozharskyi thanked Hunter for ‘an opportunity to meet your father’ in an email sent in 2015, according to the stash of data given to the New York Post by Rudy Giuliani.
Biden dismissed the findings, and his spokesman Andrew Bates said the paper ‘ never asked the Biden campaign about the critical elements of this story…moreover, we have reviewed Joe Biden’s official schedules from the time and no meeting, as alleged by the New York Post, ever took place.’
The emails are among a trove being referenced by Giuliani and his team after the owner of a computer repair shop in Delaware recovered data from a MacBook pro laptop that was dropped off and never retrieved.
The computer was seized by the FBI and its contents shared with the Post by Giuliani.
Giuliani’s lawyer Bob Costello said there are some 40,000 emails on the hard drive including thousands of texts. It also includes images of Hunter ‘in very compromising positions,’ Costello told Fox News.
There has been no comment on the new emails from Biden’s campaign, his lawyer, nor the Chinese businessman.
But Biden’s lawyer has previously dismissed the stories, accusing Giuliani of dishonesty.