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President Joe Biden’s brother told the FBI that the Biden family, including Hunter Biden, made an unsuccessful attempt to assist a Chinese company in acquiring U.S. energy assets, believing that the company’s leader had direct ties to the Communist Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The revelations come from recently disclosed documents, which were made public by the House Ways and Means Committee just before the inaugural congressional impeachment inquiry hearing, Just the News reported.
In an interview conducted last year, James Biden told the FBI about his and Hunter Biden’s endeavors to support the CEFC energy company in China in their attempt to acquire a liquid natural gas facility situated on Monkey Island, located off the coast of Louisiana, the outlet reported.
He also revealed that he had a personal meeting with the company’s chairman, Ye Jianming, according to details released by the committee.
“James B noted (Hunter) portrayed CEFC to him as Chairman Ye was a protégé of President Xi,” FBI agents documented in their report.
During an interview Wednesday on the “John Solomon Reports” podcast, Rep. Austin Scott (R-Ga.) deemed such behavior treasonous.
“It just means it’s even worse than even I thought it was that they would go that far. If you look at some of those ports in Louisiana, and I don’t have a map in front of me, but like Port Fourchon, that area of Louisiana, just a tremendous portion of the energy that we use inside the United States come comes through those hubs,” he said.
“And the idea that you would help the Chinese acquire assets in that area to give, you know, an adversary… the ability to control the energy supply inside the United States… I don’t understand how much more of a traitor you could be than to do such a thing,” Scott added.
Just the News reported further:
The bombshell revelation further contradicts President Biden’s claim dating to the 2020 election that his family made no money from China. It was released as part of a cache of documents turned over to the committee by FBI whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler.
Documents previously released by federal prosecutors as part of Hunter Biden’s now-rejected plea deal show Hunter. Biden was paid millions from China, including from the CEFC deal. But James Biden’s FBI interview filled in crucial details about what the first family knew about CEFC, its leader and what it assisted with in return for payments from China.
Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, held a vote on Wednesday, resulting in the committee’s approval to disclose confidential information gathered from the extensive FBI and IRS investigation into Hunter Biden’s family.
Although James Biden’s FBI interview was a highly sought-after item, the committee also made public several other crucial documents just hours before the House commenced its inaugural hearing in the impeachment inquiry against the 46th president.
One document has substantiated earlier speculations that, at least in the beginning, the FBI and IRS conducted an investigation into Hunter Biden for potential breaches of the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA), which mandates the disclosure of any lobbying efforts on behalf of foreign entities. In August 2020, Delaware Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa Wolfe communicated to agents, instructing them, “Please focus on FARA evidence only.”
In addition, the same email provided smoking gun evidence of how Justice Department prosecutors stopped agents from pursuing certain leads regarding cases involving Hunter Biden, including all mentions of Joe Biden. “There should be nothing about Political Figure 1 in here,” Wolfe noted as well.
Joe Biden has repeatedly denied he had any knowledge of or involvement in his son’s or his family’s business dealings, but Republicans have repeatedly claimed for months they have evidence demonstrating otherwise.