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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A “bombshell new book,” written by Breitbart News senior contributor Peter Schweizer, describes massive financial benefits for the Biden family in return for crafting business deals with persons and entities closely connected to Chinese intelligence.

The book is Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win, which has been released today, January 25, 2021, and it is available in hardcover, kindle, audible, and paperback forms.

According to Breitbart’s summary of Schweizer’s book:

“Multiple financiers with direct ties to Chinese intelligence partnered with Hunter Biden during and after his father’s time as Vice President — including the former head of the Ministry of State Security and the head of foreign intelligence recruitment — and some of those relationships remain intact.”

Schweizer describes how Beijing seized an opportunity to craft relationships with the Bidens “as an opening for ‘elite capture.’” 

Through these relationships, Hunter Biden was able to meet and make deals with “people in the highest levels of Chinese financial institutions and the Chinese Communist Party — and in return they would be able to leverage the Bidens’ power for their interests.”

Investor Che Feng, also known as “The Super Chairman,” was one of those deal-makers.  He is the son of a People’s Liberation Army soldier,  and the son-in-law of the governor of the People’s Bank of China.

His business partner was Ma Jian, the Vice Minister of State Security.  According to Schweizer, Ma oversaw Chinese counterintelligence for Northern American operations.

“The Super Chairman” partnered with Hunter Biden and other Americans to create Bohai Harvest RST (BHR), in order to “fuse Chinese financial might to those with access to the highest levels of power in the Western world.”

Regarding this deal, Schweizer points out in Red Handed:

“The hazard of a Chinese businessman with close ties to the top ranks of Beijing’s spy agency conducting financial transactions with the son of the U.S. vice president cannot be overstated. 

“How this did not set off national security or ethics alarm bells in Washington is a wonder in itself.”

“The Super Chairman” also introduced the Bidens to Zhao Xuejun, who formed a firm called Harvest Fund Management.  Breitbart reports that “Zhao was the chairman and Chinese Communist Party general secretary at the firm.”

Zhao’s other company, Harvest Global Investments, was also closely tied to Chinese intelligence.  Breitbart explains that the company’s co-founder, Jia Liqing, is the daughter of Jia Chunwang, “the former minister of state security, ‘in charge of secret service, espionage, and domestic and overseas intelligence work.’”

Harvest Global Investments wired $5 million to Hunter Biden’s firm, Burnham Financial Group.

Breitbart quoted Schweizer about these dealings:

“There is no one more powerful in the world of Chinese intelligence,” Schweizer writes. 

“The seductive and lucrative deal that Hunter was now putting into place, creating BHR, involved two financiers with ties to the highest levels of Chinese intelligence, a billion-dollar private equity deal that we first exposed in Secret Empires. What we now know are the roles played by the spy-connected ‘Super Chairman’ and Zhao.”

“According to Michael Lin, another Chinese partner, Hunter’s role in the venture was pretty straightforward: ‘Open as many doors as possible in the western world for this very famous Bohai professional team.’ There was also the expectation that Hunter and his partners would ‘join some of the meetings in HK and China they arrange’ when communicating with possible financial partners,’ Schweizer adds.”

Eventually, “The Super Chairman” and Ma Jian were actually arrested for money laundering and bribery, but that did not derail the connections that Hunter Biden had already made through them.

Thus, BHR began buying up or investing in other companies in China and the U.S. “with strategic importance.”

For example, BHR purchased an American company called “Henniges Automotive, which created anti-vibration technologies with military and civilian applications.” 

The deal was helped by collaboration with the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, which Breitbart describes as “one of China’s largest military contractors and a major culprit in the theft of U.S. defense technology.”

Adding together the $5 million wired by Harvest plus additional millions from BHR deals, Hunter Biden reportedly received “some $25 million from Chinese businessmen tied to the highest levels of Chinese intelligence.”

In addition, Hunter Biden developed a “close working relationship” with CEFC China Energy Chairman Ye Jiemaing.

According to Breitbart:

“Hunter served as Ye’s ‘personal counsel,’ and also worked with him to broaden CEFC as a global energy company with holdings in Oman, Romania, Colombia, and Luxembourg.”

Breitbart continues:

“However, Ye also had close Chinese intelligence ties: ‘CEFC was housed in a complex in Shanghai’s French Concession section, an area ‘primarily controlled by China’s military.’ One of Ye’s early business partners was the granddaughter of ‘one of the founders of China’s military,’ Marshal Ye Jianying.”

The company’s logo alone pointed to Chinese interests.  It contained a star, which according to an English website, represented “civil rights.”  However, Schweizer writes:

“on the company’s Chinese-language site, the star signifies that ‘this organization will play a strong and powerful role for the interests of the Chinese state and nation.’”

Also, CEFC’s activities directly benefited the Chinese military, as “the company played a central role in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, and was an oil supplier to the People’s Liberation Army.”

Hunter Biden arranged for two business entities, Hudson West IV and SinoHawk, to be set up with Ye and CEFC “to invest in U.S. infrastructure.”

The Biden family coffers received $6 million from Ye’s companies.

Through Ye, Hunter Biden also cultivated a relationship with Ye’s “emissary” Gongwen Dong.  At one point, Hunter, Joe and Jill Biden had plans to share an office with Dong after Joe Biden’s departure as Vice President.

Breitbart adds:

“But Dong was not only an “emissary” for the Chairman — at the time he was also the chief financial officer for Beijing-based Radiance Property Holdings, controlled by Lam Ting Keung, a businessman with deep connections to ‘united front’ groups linked to Chinese intelligence and a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, a central component of the CCP’s united front efforts, which often serve as covers for Chinese intelligence operations.”

Schweizer goes on to say regarding the Biden business dealings:

“In sum, each deal the Bidens secured in China was via a businessman with deep ties at the highest levels of Chinese intelligence.

“And in each case there appears to be little discernible business or professional service that was rendered in return for the money.”

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Report: GOP senators state that Secret Service is “hiding” information on Hunter Biden

Originally published January 22, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C.- According to media outlets like the New York Post and Fox News, GOP senators have claimed that the Secret Service “hid” information on the travels of Hunter Biden. 

On Tuesday, January 18th, Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) penned a letter to Secret Service Director James Murray alleging that the agency “hid names and other information” contained in “email conversations regarding Hunter Biden without any proper legal justification.”

The GOP senators are demanding answers about Hunter’s overseas travels during President Joe Biden’s first two terms in office.

In the letter, Grassley and Johnson said that they did not receive any documents or communications about Hunter’s travels for the years 2010, 2011, and 2013.

On Friday, January 21st, during an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” Grassley said:

“There’s three years we don’t have any information for. And then in regard to where we did get the information, it was so heavily redacted that it was hard to make sense out of it.”

He told host Todd Piro that because of the oversight powers outlined in the Constitution, the documents did not need to be redacted for members of Congress, adding:

“It’s like pulling teeth to get answers from the executive branch, particularly on this subject.”

Grassley maintains that transparency on these issues will lead to accountability for the president’s son and that his travel information should be made public. He said:

“We know that [Hunter Biden] traveled sometimes in an airplane with his father. I can’t make any accusations against the president of the United States, but I think we have a right to know what the son was doing in those instances.”

In their letter, the senators specifically noted that documents turned over at their request “do not show whether [Secret Service] personnel or Hunter Biden traveled to Kazakhstan in May or June 2014” during a trip to Paris.

In 2021, the Washington Examiner reported that Hunter, whose father was vice president at the time, decided to ditch his Secret Service bodyguards before flying to Kazakhstan to pursue a deal on behalf of the Ukrainian energy company Bursima. 

Hunter reportedly planned to meet with then-Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karim Massimov, who has been arrested on treason charges following his ouster as head of the country’s counterintelligence and anti-terror agency.

Critics have accused Hunter of influence-peddling and a report in 2021 said that the Department of Justice (DOJ) was investigating a consulting firm linked to Hunter over its work for Bursima, which allegedly paid him as much as $1 million a year. 

In 2020, Hunter disclosed that he was under investigation for possible tax fraud involving his business dealings in China and other foreign countries.

In their letter, the senators expressed “serious concerns” over the “extensive Freedom of Information Act redactions, which do not apply to Congress” in the 259 pages they received from the Secret Service. They wrote:

“These inappropriate redactions impede our offices’ ability to understand the full scope of the interactions between Hunter Biden, his associates, and the USSS.”

The senators said they wanted a response “as soon as possible” and set a January 26th deadline. While on “Fox & Friends,” Grassley was asked if he thought the Secret Service was covering for Hunter, to which he responded by saying:

“At this point, you can’t draw any other conclusions.”

He said that the Secret Service would have provided all requested documents if it were not covering for Hunter. Grassley then called on the media to act as a “policemen” in order to keep politicians and government officials honest. He added:

“That’s what the First Amendment, freedom of speech and press, is all about – to make sure that government doesn’t interfere.”

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