Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) are sharing with the Delaware US Attorney’s office documents and banking records the senators obtained in the course of their multi-year investigation into the Biden family’s foreign business entanglements. The Delaware office has an ongoing criminal investigation into Hunter Biden.
The production of the documents follows repeated attempts by the senators to ensure that the criminal probe is thorough and free from political interference. It is unclear as to whether investigators with the US Attorney's office or the FBI have pursued certain controversies in the case, which critics say has been covered up at high levels.
Inquiries by the senators have reportedly been ignored by US Attorney David Weiss, and filtered through Department of Justice (DOJ) headquarters.
Today, in light of your and DOJ’s failure to respond to our legitimate congressional oversight requests and as part of our ongoing congressional investigation, we are transmitting to you over two hundred pages of records relating to the Biden family’s connections to the Chinese regime and persons connected to its military and intelligence elements. If you are conducting a full and complete investigation, you should already possess these records. In the case that you are not and do not possess these records, we suggest that you review them in detail.Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin)
The senators' letter was accompanied by 220 pages of bank records and contracts they obtained, more than 100 of which have not been previously released.
The letter also summarizes key elements of the Biden family’s engagements with people linked to the Chinese communist party and Chinese intelligence services, and the financial transactions involved.
The production to the US Attorney’s office includes previously-undisclosed transactions along with copies of executed contracts and credit card agreements that the senators had made public.
Grassley and Johnson’s letter and related documents are available here and below.
October 26, 2022
VIA ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION
The Honorable David Weiss United States Attorney District of Delaware
Dear Mr. Weiss:
Since August 2019, we have been investigating Hunter Biden’s and James Biden’s financial connections to foreign governments and questionable foreign nationals.1 On September 23, 2020, and November 18, 2020, we publicly released our Biden Reports that showed potential criminal financial activity with respect to Hunter and James Biden.2 In addition, our reports showed how their extensive links to foreign governments and questionable foreign nationals posed counterintelligence and extortion concerns. Our work was falsely labeled by the liberal media and some of our Democratic colleagues as advancing Russian disinformation.3 Therefore, to prove them wrong, on March 28, 2022; March 29, 2022 and April 5, 2022, we released financial records during Senate floor speeches that corroborated and further substantiated the foreign financial transactions and connections we described in our previous reports.4 The bank records we are providing you today supplement those floor speeches.
After those Senate floor speeches, on May 9, 2022, we wrote to you and asked whether you possessed financial records relating to the Biden family’s financial connections to the communist Chinese government, including those that we made public in our Senate floor
1 Press Release, S. Comm. on Fin., Grassley Raises Concerns Over Obama Admin Approval of U.S. Tech Company Joint Sale to Chinese Government and Investment Firm Linked to Biden, Kerry Families (Aug. 15, 2019), https://www.finance.senate.gov/chairmans-news/grassley-raises-concerns-over-obama-admin-approval-of-us-tech-company- joint-sale-to-chinese-government-and-investment-firm-linked-to-biden-kerry-families.
2 S. Comm. On Homeland Sec. And Gov’t Affairs & S. Comm. On Fin., Hunter Biden, Burisma, and Corruption: The Impact on U.S. Gov’t Policy and Related Concerns (Sept. 23, 2022), https://www finance.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/HSGAC%20- %20Finance%20Joint%20Report%202020.09.23.pdf [hereinafter Sept. 23 Report]; S. Comm. On Homeland Sec. And Gov’t Affairs & S. Comm. On Fin., Majority Staff Report Supplemental (Nov. 18, 2020), https://www.finance.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/2020-11-18%20HSGAC%20- %20Finance%20Joint%20Report%20Supplemental.pdf [hereinafter Nov. 18 Report].
3 Sept. 23 Report at 55–64.
4 Floor Speech, Charles Grassley, Grassley, Johnson Discuss Investigation into Biden Family Foreign Financial Entanglements—Part 1 (Mar. 28, 2022), https://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/remarks/grassley-johnson-discuss-investigation- into-biden-family-foreign-financial-entanglements -part-1; see also Floor Speech, Charles Grassley, Grassley, Johnson Release Bank Records Tying Biden Family to CCP–Linked Individuals & Companies (Mar. 29, 2022), https://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/remarks/grassley-johnson-release-bank-records-tying-biden-family-to-ccp-linked- individuals-and-companies; Floor Speech, Charles Grassley, The Biden Family Investigation—Part III: James Biden (Apr. 5, 2022), https://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/remarks/the-biden-family-investigation part-iii-james-biden; Floor Speech, Ron Johnson, The Bidens Are Financially Tied to China and Russia. Where is the Public Outcry? (Apr. 5, 2022), https://www.ronjohnson.senate.gov/2022/4/sen-johnson-on-senate-floor-the-bidens-are-financially-tied-to-china-and-russia- where-is-the-public-outcry.
speeches.5 You failed to answer and instead the Department of Justice (DOJ) interceded to respond on your behalf, and it also failed to answer our questions.6
Today, in light of your and DOJ’s failure to respond to our legitimate congressional oversight requests and as part of our ongoing congressional investigation, we are transmitting to you over two hundred pages of records relating to the Biden family’s connections to the Chinese regime and persons connected to its military and intelligence elements. These records include over one hundred pages of unredacted and previously unreleased bank records relating to one of Hunter Biden’s businesses, Hudson West III.7 If you are conducting a full and complete investigation, you should already possess these records. In the case that you are not and do not possess these records, we suggest that you review them in detail.
Some of the central CEFC China Energy (CEFC) players mentioned in the attached records are Hunter Biden’s Chinese business associates, Ye Jianming and Gongwen Dong. Ye Jianming is a Chinese national, the founder of CEFC and a frequent figure in the Biden family’s financial dealings with China. Ye was also chairman of the board for CEFC’s subsidiary, the China Energy Fund Committee.8 Although CEFC reportedly remained a private company until state-owned enterprises assumed control of it in 2018, reporting in 2017 indicated that it received financing from the China Development Bank, “hired a number of former top officials from state- owned energy companies,” and had “layers of Communist Party committees across its subsidiaries — more than at many private Chinese companies.”9 Ye had connections not just to the communist party in China, but also China’s People’s Liberation Army.10 A news report noted that,
Gongwen Dong is a business associate of Ye who executed numerous transactions on Ye’s behalf.12 According to reports, Gongwen formerly served as chief financial officer at Radiance Property Holdings, a firm now “controlled and run by Lam Ting Keung, a businessman with deep connections to ‘united front’ groups linked to Chinese intelligence.”13 Gongwen
5 Letter from Charles E. Grassley, Ranking Member, Sen. Judiciary Comm., & Ron Johnson, Ranking Member, Permanent Subcomm. on Investigations, to David Weiss, U. S. Att’y, Dist. of Del. (May 9, 2022), https://www.grassley.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/grassley johnson to delaware usa - biden investigation.pdf.
6 Letter from Peter S. Hyun, Acting Assistant Att’y Gen., to Charles E. Grassley, Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, & Ron Johnson, Ranking Member, Permanent Subcomm. on Investigations (June 9, 2022), https://www.grassley.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/justice depttograssleyjohnsonbideninvestigation.pdf.
7 We are also releasing a public version of the full set of records that are we providing to you with limited redactions to protect personally identifiable information. See Attachment at 1-221.
8 See J. Michael Cole, Unstoppable: China’s Secret Plan to Subvert Taiwan, THE NAT’L INT. (Mar. 23, 2015), https://nationalinterest.org/feature/unstoppable-chinas-secret-plan-subvert-taiwan-12463.
9 Chen Aizhu & Jan Lopatka, China’s CEFC Has Big Ambitions, But Little Known About Ownership, Funding, REUTERS (Jan. 12, 2017), https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cefc-china/chinas-cefc-has-big-ambitions-but-little-known-about-ownership- funding-idUSKBN14X0B5.
10 See J. Michael Cole, Unstoppable: China’s Secret Plan to Subvert Taiwan, THE NAT’L INT. (Mar. 23, 2015), https://nationalinterest.org/feature/unstoppable-chinas-secret-plan-subvert-taiwan-12463; Int’l Liaison Dep’t [China Ass’n for Int’l Friendly Contacts] Gen. Political Dep’t, FED’N OF AM. SCIENTISTS (Nov. 26, 1997), https://fas.org/irp/world/china/pla/gpd ild htm.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/12/business/cefc-biden-china-washington-ye-jianming.html. 12 Sept. 23 Report at 71–85.
13 Peter Schweizer, Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win (2022).
“[i]t’s been clear for some time that [CEFC] is not just a Chinese commercial
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company, that they had some intelligence ties.”11
Alexandra Stevenson et al., A Chinese Tycoon Sought Power and Influence. Washington Responded., N. Y. TIMES (Dec.
served as a manager/officer of Hudson West III, Hudson West IV, and Hudson West V. These are business entities associated with Hunter Biden, which shows the close business and financial relationship between the two of them.
According to a document prepared by Biden family business associate James Gilliar, CEFC’s corporate mission was, “[t]o expand cooperation in the international energy economy and contribute to the national development.”14 Indeed, that same record states that CEFC is “dedicating itself to serving China’s national energy strategy,” “developing national strategic reserves [for oil],” and “[p]artnering with centrally-administered and state-owned enterprises[.]”15 The record also makes clear that CEFC was an extension of the communist Chinese government:
At the time, China was hungry for crude, but its state-backed companies were having difficulty closing some deals abroad. The optics of China’s state-backed giants marching into a country to buy and extract oil weren’t great for central Asian politicians. This paved the way for private firms like CEFC, which can strike oil deals in Europe and the Middle East where Chinese State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) could bring political liabilities.16
That same document also states that CEFC “is building an energy storage and logistics system in Europe” to connect China, Europe and the Middle East which would then “[serve] China’s ambitions to have overseas storage locations connected with world markets.”17 CEFC was the perfect vehicle to bring financial benefits to the communist regime under the guise of a private sector company.18
2015-2017: Business relationship grows between Hunter Biden and CEFC
CEFC began working to establish ties with the Biden family as early as 2015.19 Before Ye reportedly disappeared in 2018, he and CEFC sought business in the United States and his efforts were in line with the communist Chinese government’s goal to “[prioritize] economic development as the ‘central task’ and the force that drives China’s modernization across all areas, including its armed forces.”20 Hunter Biden’s position of influence and connections to Chinese business interests, which were further strengthened while his father was vice president, most likely appealed to Ye, a man who The New York Times has described as “[wanting] access to the corridors of power in Washington.”21 It has also been reported that
14 James A. Gilliar (EEI Group), Ye Jianming & CEFC China Energy Co. Ltd.: An Introduction, https://www.grassley.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/1.%20Ye%20Jianming%20 %20CEFC%20updated%20profile.pdf at 2 (emphasis added).
15 Id. at 5.
16 Id. at 6.
17 Id. at 7.
18 Andrew C. McCarthy, A Collusion Tale: China and the Bidens, NAT’L REVIEW (Oct. 31, 2020), https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/10/a-collusion-tale-the-bidens-and-china/.
19 Chuck Ross, Mystery Chinese Firm Approached Hunter Biden with an Offer of Charity—And a More Lucrative Pitch, DAILY CALLER (January 4, 2021), https://dailycaller.com/2021/01/04/hunter-biden-cefc-china-jianming/.
20 Dep’t Of Def., Military And Security Dev. Involving The People’s Republic Of China: Annual Report To Congress (2020), https://media.defense.gov/2020/Sep/01/2002488689/-1/-1/1/2020-DOD-CHINA-MILITARY-POWER-REPORT-FINAL.PDF; Alexandra Stevenson et al., A Chinese Tycoon Sought Power and Influence. Washington Responded., N. Y. TIMES (Dec. 12, 2018), https://www nytimes.com/2018/12/12/business/cefc-biden-china-washington-ye-jianming html.
21 Alexandra Stevenson et al., A Chinese Tycoon Sought Power and Influence. Washington Responded., N. Y. TIMES (Dec. 12, 2018), https://www nytimes.com/2018/12/12/business/cefc-biden-china-washington-ye-jianming html.
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CEFC donated as much as $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation, presumably as part of that public influence effort.22
According to reports, “
Records show that Hunter Biden’s business associate, James Gilliar, was actively involved in efforts to develop investment opportunities for CEFC around the world, and
involved Hunter Biden in those efforts. A May 15, 2017, report prepared by Gilliar states that Hunter Biden was involved in efforts to build relations between CEFC and the country of Oman.24 According to the report, “HB was key in relationship set up, messaging the good will around the chairman [Ye Jianming] and the non-conflict status of CEFC entry, ‘a bridge between two great nations’.”25 The report also states that Hunter Biden was responsible for “[w]riting to all parties and organizing meetings to continue CEFC promote [sic], as well approving step-by- step strategic and operational elements.”26
Records obtained by our offices show that Ye became very close with Hunter Biden. For example, in an October 2017 message exchange produced by Anthony (Tony) Bobulinski, Hunter Biden told Bobulinski that although he “stayed out of that Russian mess,” he “discussed the Roseneft [sic] deal”27 with Ye personally and was familiar with the deal, including the fact that Ye was “pissed off...by the execution[.]”28 In the same exchange, Hunter Biden explained to Tony Bobulinski that he spoke to Ye on a “regular basis,” they have a “standing once a week call,” was the “first guest in his new apartment,” “he cooked me lunch himself and we ate in the kitchen together,” and was helping Ye “on a number of his personal issues (staff visas and some more sensitive things).”29
According to reports, Ye met with Hunter Biden on February 14, 2017, in Miami, Florida.30 He also reportedly gave Hunter a 3.16-carat diamond valued at $80,000.31 As we stated in our November 18, 2020, report, just nine days later, on February 23, 2017, a Shanghai- based company called State Energy HK Limited that was affiliated with CEFC China Energy, sent a $3,000,000 wire to Robinson Walker LLC, a company associated with Hunter Biden and James Gilliar’s business associate, Rob Walker.32 State Energy HK Limited sent another $3,000,000 wire to Robinson Walker on March 1, 2017.33 While the purpose of these two
23 Miranda Devine, “More Money Than God”: Chinese Titan Lavished Hunter Biden with 3-Carat Gem, Offer of $30 Million, NEW YORK POST (Nov. 28, 2021), https://nypost.com/2021/11/28/chinese-titan-lavished-hunter-biden-with-3-carat-gem-offer-of- 30-million/.
24 CEFC China Energy Investment Vehicle Phase I Countries Outline (May 15, 2017), see Nov. 18 Report at 48.
27 As noted in the Nov. 18, Report, in Sept. 2017, CEFC announced its intention to purchase a 14.2 percent stake in the Russian state-owned energy company, Rosneft, for approximately U.S. $9 billion. CEFC subsequently agreed to a reported €5 billion loan deal with Russian state-owned VTB Bank to finance the purchase. The 14.2 percent stake would have come from the 19.5 percent stake in Rosneft previously purchased by a consortium of Glencore (a Swiss mining company) and the Qatar Investment Authority (the sovereign wealth fund of the Qatari government). See Nov. 18 Report at 4.
28 Text Message from Hunter Biden to Tony Bobulinski (Oct. 16, 2017) (Nov. 18 Report at 24).
29 Id. Notably, in one exchange, Hunter Biden referred to himself as Ye’s attorney.
30 Miranda Devine, “More Money Than God”: Chinese Titan Lavished Hunter Biden with 3-Carat Gem, Offer of $30 Million, NEW YORK POST (Nov. 28, 2021), https://nypost.com/2021/11/28/chinese-titan-lavished-hunter-biden-with-3-carat-gem-offer-of- 30-million/.
32 Nov. 18 Report at 3.
[i]n the winter of 2015, Chairman Ye and CEFC Executive Director
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Jianjun Zang... flew to Washington, DC. A meeting with Ye was scheduled in Hunter’s diary for
December 7, 2015...”23
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The records we are providing to you also show additional payments after Hunter Biden became a manager from Hudson West III to CEFC Infrastructure Investment totaling $381,033.68; Gongwen Dong totaling $123,319.68;44 Hunter Biden’s Chinese-American assistant JiaQi Bao totaling $29,795.84 and Coldharbour Capital LLC, a company associated with Hunter Biden’s business partner, Mervyn Yan, totaling $318,286.37.45
Hunter, James, and Sara Biden go on a spending spree courtesy of CEFC/Hudson West III
Shortly after Hunter Biden and Gongwen Dong signed paperwork to establish their partnership in Hudson West III, the two also signed paperwork to open a line of credit shared by Hunter Biden and his aunt and uncle, Sara and James Biden. Today, we are providing a credit card authorization form signed by Gongwen Dong and Hunter Biden that was used to finance a global spending spree for Hunter, James, and Sara Biden.46 We are also providing bank records showing that credit cards were collateralized by a $99,000 preauthorized withdrawal from Hudson West III dated September 12, 2017 (see image below).47 As we noted in our September 23, 2020 report, the Bidens used the credit cards to make purchases from airlines, Apple stores, hotels, and restaurants.48 The records that we are providing include an unredacted copy of the credit card authorization agreement, as well as Hudson West III bank statements showing records
44 The total for Gongwen Dong includes two wires sent from Hudson West III to Gongwen Dong in the amounts of $7,279.29 and $9,864.11 on February 26, 2018. The wires were returned the same day. Attachment at 84, 131-133.
45 Attachment at 47-221.
46 Id. at 44.
47 Id. at 42-44, 50
48 Sept. 23 Report at 77.
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of online credit card payments.
49 According to bank records, Hudson West III made online credit card payments totaling $101,098.61.50
On September 12, 2017, the same day that Hudson West III sent $99,000 to First National Bank of Omaha to collateralize the credit cards, the Bidens reportedly began assisting their Chinese business associates with efforts to secure U.S. visas.51 Sara Biden reportedly contacted John Sandweg, who had formerly served as Acting Director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement during the Obama Administration, regarding visas for Ye and his family.52 We previously released an October 2017 text message conversation between Hunter Biden and his business associate, Tony Bobulinski, in which Hunter Biden stated that he was “talking to the Chairman [Ye Jianming] on a regular basis” and “helping him on a number of his personal issues (staff visas and some more sensitive things)...”53 Also, on September 20, 2017,
49 Attachment at 44, 55-59, 80-95.
50 Id. at 55-92.
51 Chuck Ross, Biden Family Helped Shady Chinese Businessman With U.S. Visa Issues, WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
(Apr. 7, 2022), https://freebeacon.com/biden-administration/biden-family-helped-shady-chinese-businessman-with-us-visa- issues.
53 Nov. 18 Report at 24.
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not long after the credit cards were issued, Hunter Biden reportedly requested keys to an office suite at the House of Sweden in Washington be made for his “new office mates: Joe Biden Jill Biden Jim Biden Gongwen Dong (Chairman Ye CEFC emissary).”54
Hunter Biden’s association with Patrick Ho – “the f***ing spy chief of China”
In addition to Ye and Gongwen, Hunter Biden also associated with another potential foreign agent tied to CEFC. Chi Ping Patrick Ho, a business associate of Ye’s and CEFC, was charged and convicted of international bribery and money laundering offenses stemming from his work for the CEFC-backed China Energy Fund Committee.55 Following Ho’s conviction, the U.S. Department of Justice stated, “Patrick Ho paid millions of dollars in bribes to the leaders of two African countries to secure contracts for a Chinese conglomerate.”56 According to reporting, the federal government obtained at least one FISA warrant on Patrick Ho, indicating his potential counterintelligence threat to the United States.57 Indeed, Hunter Biden was well aware of Patrick Ho’s links to the communist Chinese government, specifically its intelligence services. According to publicly released records, Hunter Biden said the following in a recording reportedly dated May 11, 2018,58
I have another New York Times reporter calling about my representation of Patrick Ho – the f***ing spy chief of China who started the company that my partner, who is worth $323 billion, founded and is now missing.59
On March 29, 2022, we publicly released bank and wire records showing a November 2,
2017, payment from CEFC Limited to Hudson West III in the amount of $1,000,000 and a
March 22, 2018, payment of $1,000,000 from Hudson West III to Hunter Biden’s company,
, for “DR PATRICK HO CHI PING REPRESENTATION.”60
Patrick Ho became associated with criminal activity, Hunter Biden didn’t cease his relationship with him, rather he accelerated it and leveraged the relationship to make money. We are including unredacted copies of these records in this production to you.61
54 Adam Shaw & Brooke Singman, Hunter Biden Requested Keys for New ‘Office Mates’ Joe Biden, Chinese ‘Emissary’ to CEFC Chairman, Emails Show, FOX NEWS (Dec. 14, 2020), https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hunter-biden-requested-keys- new-office-mates-joe-biden-chinese-emissary-cefc-chairman.
55 Press Release, Dep’t of Justice, Head of Organization Backed By Chinese Energy Conglomerate And Former Foreign Minister of Senegal, Charged with Bribing High-Level African Officials (Nov. 20, 2017), https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/head- organization-backed-chinese-energy-conglomerate-and-former-foreign-minister; Press Release, Dep’t of Justice, Patrick Ho, Former Head of Org. Backed by Chinese Energy Conglomerate, Convicted of Int’l Bribery, Money Laundering Offenses (Dec. 5, 2018), https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/patrick-ho-former-head-organization-backed-chinese-energy-conglomerate- convicted.
57 Chuck Ross, Feds Obtained FISA Warrant Against Hunter Biden’s Chinese Bus. Associate, Documents Show, DAILY CALLER (Oct. 27, 2020), https://dailycaller.com/2020/10/27/hunter-biden-patrick-ho-cefc-fara/.
58 Andrew Kerr, Joe Biden knew about Hunter’s Chinese business dealings, voicemail reveals, WASHINGTON EXAMINER (June 27, 2022), https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-house/joe-biden-hunter-china-business-deal-voicemail.
59 Chuck Ross, Feds Obtained FISA Warrant Against Hunter Biden’s Chinese Bus. Associate, Documents Show, DAILY CALLER (Oct. 27, 2020), https://dailycaller.com/2020/10/27/hunter-biden-patrick-ho-cefc-fara/.
60 Floor Speech, Charles Grassley, Grassley, Johnson Release Bank Records Tying Biden Family to CCP-Linked Individuals & Companies (Mar. 29, 2022), https://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/remarks/grassley-johnson-release-bank-records-tying-biden- family-to-ccp-linked-individuals-and-companies.
61 Attachment at 56; 69-70; 87; 138-139.
56 Press Release, Dep’t of Justice, Patrick Ho, Former Head of Org. Backed by Chinese Energy Conglomerate, Convicted of Int’l Bribery, Money Laundering Offenses (Dec. 5, 2018), https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/patrick-ho-former-head-organization- backed-chinese-energy-conglomerate-convicted.
Hunter Biden’s association with JiaQi Bao
After Hudson West III was formed, Hunter Biden reportedly hired JiaQi Bao.62 According to reports, Bao earned her degree at Tsinghua, a top Beijing university.63 After that, she reportedly worked for the communist regime’s National Development and Reform Commission before moving to a China-based investment firm that was also connected to the regime.64 When Ye was detained in March 2018, Bao reportedly sent Hunter an email explaining that “Ye’s situation changed” and that Hunter needed to take as much money as he could from Hudson West III because if he failed to do so, the money would become “nobody’s money” which “means they take away whatever you give up to no body [sic] knows where in the system...”65 Bao also questioned why the U.S. government had the authority to prosecute Patrick Ho for bribes that took place outside the U.S. and provided opposition research to Hunter Biden on then-President Trump ahead of the 2020 election, calling Hunter her “coconspirator-in- mischief.”66 As the records we are providing you today show, Hunter Biden’s company, Hudson West III, sent multiple payments to JiaQi Bao totaling $29,795.84.67
We are providing these records because you have failed to answer our legitimate congressional oversight questions with respect to how you are conducting the Hunter Biden criminal case, whether you have been provided all necessary resources and support from the Justice Department and if you’ve acquired these bank records – as well as others – during the course of your review. In light of the Justice Department’s and FBI’s failure to be transparent with Congress and the American people, please answer the following no later than November 9, 2022:
1. Has the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware issued a grand jury subpoena to Wells Fargo, USAA, Bank of America, TD Bank, JPMorgan Chase, PNC, Morgan Stanley, Citibank, Bank of New York Mellon, Bank of China and First National Bank of Omaha for records relating to Hunter Biden, James Biden, Sara Biden, John R. Walker, Eric Schwerin, Devon Archer, Tony Bobulinski and corporate entities linked to them including, but not limited to, Hudson West III and the Lion Hall Group? If not, why not?
62 Josh Boswell, Exclusive: ‘Your Doggy Chain Necklace Is Waiting For You.’ Flirty Messages From Hunter Biden’s Chinese- American Secretary, 29, Who Worked For Him When He Partnered With The ‘Spy Chief Of China’ Are Revealed, DAILY MAIL (May 10, 2021), https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9522591/Hunter-Bidens-close-relationship-Chinese-American- secretary-revealed html.
63 Hunter Biden’s Assistant Was Former Chinese Gov’t Researcher, Book Says, FOX NEWS (Jan. 27, 2022), https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hunter-biden-assistant-former-chinese-government.
65 Josh Boswell, Exclusive: ‘Your Doggy Chain Necklace Is Waiting For You.’ Flirty Messages From Hunter Biden’s Chinese- American Secretary, 29, Who Worked For Him When He Partnered With The ‘Spy Chief Of China’ Are Revealed, DAILY MAIL (May 10, 2021), https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9522591/Hunter-Bidens-close-relationship-Chinese-American- secretary-revealed html; see also Matt Viser et al., Inside Hunter Biden’s Multimillion-Dollar Deals With a Chinese Energy Company, THE WASHINGTON POST (Mar. 30, 2022), https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/03/30/hunter-biden-china- laptop/
66 Josh Boswell, Exclusive: ‘Your Doggy Chain Necklace Is Waiting For You.’ Flirty Messages From Hunter Biden’s Chinese- American Secretary, 29, Who Worked For Him When He Partnered With The ‘Spy Chief Of China’ Are Revealed, DAILY MAIL (May 10, 2021), https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9522591/Hunter-Bidens-close-relationship-Chinese-American- secretary-revealed html. .
67 Attachment at 53-165.
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- Has the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware received sufficient resources and support from the Justice Department to properly conduct the Hunter Biden criminal case?
- Have you discussed the need for a special counsel or independent counsel to properly investigate the Hunter Biden criminal matter?
- The FBI obtained Hunter Biden’s laptop in December 2019.68 Did the FBI provide records connected to Hunter Biden’s laptop to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware? If so, on what date was this material provided to your office?
Thank you for your attention to this matter. Sincerely,
Charles E. Grassley Ranking Member Committee on the Judiciary
cc: The Honorable Richard Durbin Chairman
Committee on the Judiciary
The Honorable Jon Ossoff
Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
The Honorable Michael Horowitz Inspector General
Department of Justice
Ranking Member Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
68 Letter from Ron Johnson, Chairman, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, to Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General, U.S. Dep’t of Justice. Oct. 21, 2020, https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/2020-10- 21%20letter%20from%20RHJ%20to%20DOJ%20OIG%20re%20FBI%20(laptop).pdf.
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