Democrat President Joe Biden’s son Hunter received over $5 million in two payments from a Chinese Communist Party-linked energy company just days after he sent a threatening text message demanding payment from an associate in China.
As Slay News reported, the July 30, 2017 text message emerged earlier this week and shows Hunter Biden threatening his Chinese business associate Henry Zhao.
In the WhatsApp message, Hunter specifically identifies Joe Biden and uses his father’s name to turn the screws on Zhao.
However, a Senate report from September 2020 shows that two of Hunter Biden’s firms received $5.1 million from Chinese firm CEFC in early August 2017.
CEFC is controlled by China’s ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Huner’s threatening text message was revealed Thursday as part of a package of IRS whistleblower statements and evidence released by the House Ways and Means Committee.
“I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled,” Hunter Biden wrote to Zhao.
“Tell the director that I would like to resolve this now before it gets out of hand, and now means tonight.
“And, Z, if I get a call or text from anyone involved in this other than you, Zhang, or the chairman, I will make certain that between the man sitting next to me and every person he knows and my ability to forever hold a grudge that you will regret not following my directions.
“I am sitting here waiting for the call with my father.”
A July 30th, 2017, WhatsApp message from Hunter Biden to Henry Zhao: "I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled… pic.twitter.com/yVukTL9emb
— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) June 22, 2023
The images were taken at the Biden family home in Wilmington, Delaware on the same day as the WhatsApp text was sent.
New York Times reporter Ken Vogel noted the timing of the CEFC payments with the WhatsApp text.
“Within 10 days of Hunter Biden’s WhatsApp message to the Chinese official associated with CEFC, a CEFC subsidiary sent 2 payments totaling $5.1M to accounts linked to Hunter, according to records cited in the Senate GOP investigation,” Vogel tweeted.
Within 10 days of Hunter Biden's WhatsApp message to the Chinese official associated with CEFC, a CEFC subsidiary sent 2 payments totaling $5.1M to accounts linked to Hunter, according to records cited in the Senate GOP investigation. https://t.co/myy4Xw8un2 pic.twitter.com/EEkb3sa6Y7
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) June 23, 2023
According to the New York Post, Zhao is a Communist Party official.
He invested in Hunter’s firm Bohai Harvest RST Equity Investment Fund Management Co., also known as BHR Partners.
Hunter co-founded BHR with other Chinese entities in 2013.
The company was formed 12 days after Hunter joined then-Vice President Biden for a trip aboard Air Force Two to Beijing.
Per the Post:
During the trip, Biden met the firm’s CEO, Jonathan Li, in China’s capital.
The 80-year-old president has since written college recommendation letters for Li’s children.
Hunter Biden as recently as 2021 held a 10% stake in BHR Partners, which holds nearly $2.2 billion in assets, but the White House has refused to answer questions about his current holdings.
Business records show Hunter remains invested.
His attorney, Chris Clark, maintains he sold the funds.
Details of the August 2017 payments to Hunter Biden’s firms were details on page 78 of the Senate’s 2020 report.
The report states:
On Aug. 4, 2017, CEFC Infrastructure Investment (US) LLC, a subsidiary of Ye Jianming’s CEFC China Energy Company that listed Gongwen Dong as its director, sent Hunter Biden’s law firm, Owasco, a payment for $100,000.
This transaction was identified for potential criminal financial activity.
One of the investment entities of CEFC Infrastructure Investment is reportedly Shanghai Huaxin Group, a Chinese state-owned enterprise “engaged in petroleum products.”
That company is owned by CEFC Shanghai International Group Ltd., which is controlled by Shanghai Guosheng Group, another state-owned enterprise.
According to reporting, CEFC Shanghai was a CEFC subsidiary linked to the aforementioned corruption allegations involving the head of the China Development Bank.
These examples further illustrate the deep financial connections between Biden, Owasco, and the Chinese government.
On Aug. 8, 2017, CEFC Infrastructure Investment wired $5 million to the bank account for Hudson West III.
These funds may have originated from a loan issued from the account of a company called Northern International Capital Holdings, a Hong Kong-based investment
company identified at one time as a “substantial shareholder” in CEFC International Limited along with Ye.
It is unclear whether Hunter Biden was half-owner of Hudson West III at that time.
However, starting on Aug. 8, the same day the $5 million was received, and continuing through Sept. 25, 2018, Hudson West III sent frequent payments to Owasco, Hunter Biden’s firm.
These payments, which were described as consulting fees, reached $4,790,375.25 in just over a year.