We’ve been following the effort of Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) to shine some light on the concerning issues involving Hunter Biden. On Wednesday, Grassley provided more details about Hunter Biden and James Biden. Grassley spoke with Catherine Herridge, CBS News to explain the new records.
CBS News has learned that +150 transactions involving either Hunter or James Biden’s global business affairs were flagged as concerning by U.S. banks for further review. @ChuckGrassleyOnly spoke @CBS_HerridgeInformation about recently released bank records. pic.twitter.com/N31x5XtbZ5
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) April 6, 2022
The records show that James Biden was paid $65,000 per month by a Chinese company linked to the Chinese government. This amount totalled $780,000 from 2018 to 2018. The records also showed that Hunter received money from the same company — $100,000 a month for the same year, in addition to a $500,000 retainer. This totaled to $1.7million from the firm in 2018. What exactly that was supposed to pay for isn’t clear.
Grassley also explained that over 150 financial transactions from Hunter or James Biden were flagged as “concerning by U.S. banks for further review.” Some of those transactions involved large wire transfers. CBS reports that the results of this review were not conclusive.
Also, the records appear to support the previous stories about the $100,000 Chinese-owned line of credit that Biden family members used as a way to spend on luxury items such as hotels and airline tickets. These records include what looks to be Hunter Biden’s 2017 application for the $99,000 credit line. It also includes the signatures from the Chinese executive.
“We have people with the Biden name, dealing with Chinese business people that have a relationship to the Communist Party,” Grassley said. “I think it’s very concerning.”
We’ve reported on some of this before but now Grassley is backing things up further with the bank records, which are hard to argue away.
Match this also to questions about Joe Biden’s alleged involvement in some of Hunter’s activities, according to the emails and to Tony Bobulinski. The emails referenced the percentage for “the big guy,” who Bobulinski explained was Joe Biden.
Tony Bobulinski: “I have heard Joe Biden say that he has never discussed business with Hunter. That is false… At my approximately hour-long meeting with Joe that night, we discussed… the Biden family’s business plans with the Chinese, with which he was plainly familiar.” pic.twitter.com/JBk0jx0f38
— JERRY DUNLEAVY (@JerryDunleavy) October 22, 2020
The grand jury investigating Hunter Biden right now reportedly asked about “the big guy,” according to a grand jury witness.
Hunter also intended at one point in 2017 to have Joe Biden, Jill Biden and James Biden share offices with Gongwen Dong, the emissary of CEFC, asking for keys from the landlord and naming those four people as “office mates” in offices that Hunter was already renting. He had an argument with the management, and it never happened.
Joe Biden was also asked to write a college recommendation letter for one of Hunter’s Chinese business partners, Jonathan Li, for his son for Brown University, which Joe Biden did. According to new information from the New York Post, Joe Biden also wrote a letter for Li’s daughter for Georgetown. Both children were denied entry. Joe Biden sent a note.
Yet even with all that and more, Joe Biden continues to claim he knew nothing about his son’s business dealings. Biden claimed in 2020 that his son did not receive any money from China, during a debate.
Here’s Joe Biden in 2020 saying his deadbeat son Hunter “has not made money” from China.
According to the Washington Post, Hunter earned $4.8 Million from one deal with China. pic.twitter.com/KsiHO2Xapo
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 30, 2022
The investigation into Hunter Biden seems to be getting heated. Finally, Republicans seem serious. It’s long since time the media did their job and started calling on Joe Biden for real answers.