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House GOP releases Tony Bobulinski transcript calling Biden dirty — as DC reels from bribe accusation twist

WASHINGTON – Hours after the Justice Department indicted an FBI informant on false charges, former Biden family associate Tony Bobulinski revealed in impeachment inquiry testimony released Friday that Joe Biden categorically accused China of being involved in foreign transactions in China. He accused the Bidens of accepting bribes from Ukraine.

“Joe Biden was more than a participant and beneficiary of his family’s business. He was an enabler, albeit buffered by a complex scheme to maintain plausible deniability.” Bobulinski made allegations about the president’s role in a business venture with China’s state-owned CEFC China Energy.

Bobulinski said in closed House testimony Tuesday that Joe Biden is a “brand” being sold to his relatives, who have repeatedly lied about not interacting with their partners.

Tony Bobulinski, a former Biden family official, categorically accused Joe Biden of involvement in his son and brother’s foreign dealings in China in his impeachment inquiry testimony. AFP (via Getty Images)

The former naval officer also indicates that his relationship with CEFC began in 2015, when Joe Biden was still vice president, and culminated in millions of dollars in transfers shortly after he left office in 2017. Text messages were also revealed.

The testimony includes a screenshot of a text message from another colleague, James Gillier, to Bobulinski, believed to be dated Dec. 24, 2015, showing that the CEFC business was closed to Bobulinski at the end of the Obama-Biden administration. This corroborated earlier testimony from Rob Walker, a partner in the Biden family, that the attack began around the same time. .

“It’s going to be a deal between them that I’ve built with one of America’s most famous families. I think this will be a great addition to their portfolio. They have profiles in New York, then Los Angeles, etc. We will give you a base,” read the message, purportedly from Gilliar.

“To me, it’s a given, but they’re culturally different, but they’re smart, so let’s see… any admission ticket is small for them. Since President Trump, it’s been a little bit anti-American. It’s a more easygoing and better demographic than the Arabs.”

Bobulinski also reiterated his previous claim that he briefly discussed the CEFC with Joe Biden twice in May 2017, the same month that Gillier penciled in a 10% cut for the “big guy.” That person was clearly Joe Biden, Bobulinski said.

Walker, who partnered with Gillier, the Biden family and Bobulinski, said in his impeachment testimony on January 26 that his relationship with CEFC began in 2015 and was well underway by February 2016. He said he was there. He “submitted” to the CEFC to carry out “a series of projects consistent with your and your team’s interests.”

“Joe Biden was more than a participant and beneficiary of his family’s business. He was an enabler, albeit buffered by a complex scheme to maintain plausible deniability.” argued Bobulinski.
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Weeks after Biden stepped down as vice president in March 2017, Walker received a $3 million bank transfer from a CEFC member company and later sent the Bidens a “thank you” for his previous work with CEFC. He testified that he sent more than $1 million to

Walker also testified that Joe Biden also met with CEFC Chairman Ye Jianming at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C., just before making the payment. Since then, Ye has gone missing in China amid corruption allegations.

The future president was then called out by his son in July 2017 for sending a threatening text message to a China-based employee, warning him: “I’m sitting here with my father.”

Joe Biden also met with CEFC Chairman Ye Jianming at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C., just before making the payment, Rob Walker, a family partner of Biden’s, testified. chad ruckman

Within 10 days of that message, $5.1 million was transferred to accounts associated with Hunter and James Biden, according to information in a 2020 report by a Republican-led Senate committee.

“The Chinese Communist Party, through its agent China Energy Company Limited (CEFC), a Chinese energy conglomerate affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party, has successfully attempted to infiltrate and compromise Joe Biden and the Chinese government.
Obama-Biden White House,” Bobulinski said Tuesday. Nearly 300 pages of testimony.

“This process began in the fourth quarter of 2015 and continued from the time Joe Biden left office in January 2017 until March 2018, when CEFC Chairman Ye was detained on corruption charges in China and never seen again. It never appeared.”

Bobulinski called on Congress to conduct a “thorough investigation into Joe Biden’s possible violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act.” Anti-Corruption and Public Order Ordinance. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. and the Organizer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, known as RICO. ”

He argued that there is “mountainous evidence that Joe Biden showed up to the meeting, shook hands, and participated in the phone call.”

Some of the ex-partner’s accusations are well-worn, including allegations first raised in October 2020 that he spoke to Joe Biden twice at a Los Angeles meeting in May 2017 after being introduced by Hunter. Some of them were lost.

Hunter Biden reportedly told his father: “Hey, Dad, this is Tony, the guy I told you about, the one I just told you about, and the one who helped us with the business we’re working on. He’s Chinese,” the witness said.

“At that moment, I don’t think he mentioned CEFC, but Joe knew exactly what he was talking about,” Bobulinski said. You educated me because I didn’t know that you shook hands with the chairman. But when Joe Biden came into the meeting with me, he said who the chairman was and the CEFC I knew exactly who he was.”

The next day, Bobulinski spoke again with Joe Biden on his way home, and said that Biden said, “‘Hey, you know, you’re watching over my brother and my son, and thank you for everything you’ve done.’ He said he remembers it “vividly.” That’s the kind of general discussion we’re having. ”

Mr. Bobulinski also fended off Democratic claims that he was a “cheated” partner after Mr. Hunter, now 54, cut him out of a multimillion-dollar business relationship, at one point saying, A business partner who was deceived would be 100% correct.” ”

Within 10 days of that message, $5.1 million was transferred to accounts associated with Hunter and James Biden, according to information in a 2020 report by a Republican-led Senate committee. AP

He also denied falsely telling the FBI that he attended the Miami meeting of CEFC partners. Lying to the FBI or Congress is a crime.

Under questioning from Rep. Dan Goldman (D-N.Y.), Bobulinski said it was a “note-taking error by a junior FBI agent.”

At one point, Mr. Goldman exclaimed, “I think it’s insane to take a voluntary interview and lie.”

Bobulinski also fended off claims that Joe Biden was a “gilded” partner after Hunter, now 54, cut him out of a multimillion-dollar business relationship. AP

Bobulinski retorted: Because I didn’t, Mr. Goldman. I went there voluntarily. And I can’t speak to the mistakes that the two agents took note of. ”

The testimony comes from a paid FBI informant accused of fabricating information that Joe Biden and Hunter Biden each allegedly received $5 million in bribes from Mykola Zlochevsky, the owner of natural gas company Burisma Holdings. The announcement comes a day after the impeachment inquiry took a surprising turn.

Burisma Holdings paid Hunter a salary of up to $1 million a year starting in April 2014, as his father took over leadership of U.S. policy toward Ukraine.

Alexander Smirnov, 43, is accused of making false statements and creating false fictitious records in a June 2020 statement to the FBI referenced on the FD-1023 form that House Republicans challenged last year. He was indicted by a California grand jury on two felonies. For read access.

At the time, the anonymous allegations were met with caution by some Republican lawmakers, who said they could not substantiate the information, but considerable time was spent trying to gain access to documents and disseminate the allegations.

House Republicans were at one point investigating Burisma Inc.’s apparent creation of Hunter Biden’s bank account in Malta around the time of the alleged bribery, and an informant said Joe Biden was referred to as a “big man.” I grasped the fact that it was. The nickname “Euro” was unknown at the time Smirnov allegedly spoke to FBI agents, as it was first reported by the Post about four months later in connection with the CEFC contract.

Hunter Biden reportedly told his father: “Hey, Dad, this is Tony, the guy I told you about, the one I just told you about, and the one who helped us with the business we’re working on. He’s Chinese,” the witness said. AP
Officials said neither Joe nor Hunter Biden were suspected of involvement in the bribery scandal, and the indictment filed Thursday says Smirnov made his own allegations about the Bidens. Getty Images

Another curiosity is that the bribes Smirnov allegedly spoke of were made in exchange for help from Joe Biden in ousting then-Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, and that another publicly disclosed Burisma The details seem similar to those in the corruption case.

Ukrainian officials held a press conferenceOn June 13, 2020, 17 days before the FBI form was created, he flaunted $5 million in cash in Kiev that was allegedly offered as a bribe to end the Zlochevsky investigation.

Officials said neither Joe nor Hunter Biden were suspected of involvement in the bribery scandal, and the indictment filed Thursday says Smirnov made his own allegations about the Bidens.

The criminal case against Mr. Smirnov attracted much attention and was hailed as vindicated by White House officials, who noted that President Biden dismissed Burisma’s bribery claims as “fraudulent” last June. .

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