A disturbing new voicemail from 2018 has been discovered – confirming that Joe Biden knew about a Hunter Biden business deal with Chinese energy giant CEFC and may have been much more involved than he has led on.
“Hey pal, it’s Dad. It’s 8:15 on Wednesday night. If you get a chance just give me a call. Nothing urgent. I just wanted to talk to you,” Joe Biden said, according to the Daily Mail.
“I thought the article released online, it’s going to be printed tomorrow in the Times, was good. I think you’re clear. And anyway if you get a chance give me a call, I love you,” the message concluded.
The voicemail was about the family business deal with CEFC’s chairman Ye Jianming, who was arrested in China on bribery charges, according to the New York Times.
The 2018 Times article was titled, “A Chinese Tycoon Sought Power and Influence. Washington Responded,” with the subtitle, “Ye Jianming courted the Biden family and networked with former United States security officials. Today, his empire is crashing down in court.”
The Times article noted Ye met with Hunter in a Miami hotel in 2017 to form “a partnership to invest in American infrastructure and energy deals.”
The 2018 voicemail directly contradicts the now-president’s claim from 2019 that he and his son had not spoken about the family’s shady business endeavors with powerful foreign entities.
In 2019, Biden told reporters on the presidential campaign that he had “never” spoken to Hunter about the family’s business dealings. “I’ve never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.
Here’s what I know — I know Trump deserves to be investigated,” Joe Biden said. “You should be looking at Trump. Trump’s doing this because he knows I’ll beat him like a drum.”
Hunter’s business dealings with CEFC China Energy are well documented. Peter Schweizer’s book, “Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win,” shows CEFC China Energy paid Hunter Biden nearly $6 million dollars in 2017.
The Washington Post also confirmed a separate instance in which Hunter profited $4.8 million in retainer and consulting fees from a Chinese energy company through 2017 and 2018.
In March, Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) revealed a $100,000 direct payment from CEFC to Hunter Biden when Joe Biden was the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 2004.
But perhaps the most important payment was made to Joe Biden himself. Hunter’s laptop revealed the proposed plan with the CEFC included “10 held by H for the big guy?”
Hunter Biden’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski confirmed the “big guy” refers to Joe Biden.
Hunter Biden is currently under investigation by the Justice Department for tax fraud, money laundering, and violation of lobbying laws, the Times reported but it’s likely nothing will come from that given that President Joe Biden himself has a heavy influence on the DOJ.
Hunter is reportedly attempting to settle the case out of court, paying $1 million to the IRS to evade conviction or a long sentence.