Well, yes and no. Will anything about Hunter Biden and how he may have made money by being the son of the VP, Joe Biden? Trump's kids do it all the time or get special perks or deals from just having the Trump name because it might open the door to their dad, who is POTUS. The same was true for Hunter Biden at Burisma in the Ukraine and in China. Yet, one does not see this anywhere on the right wing media outlets and it is there. Ivanka got many Chinese trademarks for her private business apparel, something rather hard to do.
China and Hunter Biden
On July 26, 2017, the Chinese energy company, CEFC, suggested in one email found on the laptop, a $5 million dollar interest free loan simply basing it on the trust of the Biden family. This email was sent to Tony Bobulinski, the CEO of Hunter Biden's business. This was forwarded to Hunter.
On August 4th, 2017, CEFC sent $100K to Hunter's law firm, Owasco, for consulting fees. CEFC and others in its orbit are state operated firms within China. loan originated from a Honk Kong investment firm called, Northern International Capital Holdings. It remains unknown if Hunter Biden was full or part owner of Hunter West III, which is where the $5 million was transferred to. Maybe Hunter West has no connection with Hunter Biden, no one knows.
However, starting on August 8th, 2017, until September 15, 2018, frequent payments were sent from this Hunter West account to Owasco, Hunter Biden's law firm! All payments were listed as consulting fees until the full amount of $5 million had been moved from the Hunter West account to Owasco. This information is from a Senate investigation.
On it's face, it seems like almost free money from China going to Hunter Biden because what did Hunter do in consulting? Were the Chinese trying to buy access to Joe Biden, why? Joe was a private citizen and earned around $400K in 2016 but then made $16 million total the following two years (2017,2018). Seems a bit odd, maybe suspicious. But, the Chinese only sent Hunter $5 million. Of course, another oddity is an interest free loan, which is basically unheard of unless some access or favors are to be expected from the loaner. Was anything given for the loan?
Joe Biden was a private citizen all this time. Maybe the Chinese were saying a "Thank You" to Joe for the past years he was VP. Then again, was this loan really money laundering as Republications suggest? The source of the money was not illegally gotten as in illegal activities and then "washed" via a legitimate bank. That is money laundering. This loan was just, that maybe or maybe not, for consulting fees Hunter did. Now, whether any of this money actually went to Joe Biden, his dad, remains to be seen in anything emails etc. The only suspicion is how did Joe Biden make $400K in 2016 and basically $8 million each year for the next two years.
Again, on its face, the connection Trump wants you to believe is pure conjecture that Joe Biden got money from Chinese. We do know Hunter did. End of story. Was it it wrong? If it is and if Hunter is prosecuted, than so should Trump's kids for getting special deals and money from nations wanting to do business with Trump.
On August 8th, 2017, $5 million was wired from CEFC to a Delaware LLC, Hudson West III.
Leslie McCowen from Cape Cod, USA on October 29, 2020:
Yes, and worse, they make policy that helps trump inc and Kushner......opportunity zones, etc. Grifters and con people.....It’s what they know!
We can’t expect them to change, we must change them out.
perrya (author) on October 29, 2020:
SO, when Trump goes to Mar-a-lago for an official visit or summit, it is not free but the Trump organization charges the US Government for the costs, this is even so when he goes there to just chill and play golf. The Trump organization charges the maximum amount allowed, for instance, over $500 per night for a room. This is just wrong.
Leslie McCowen from Cape Cod, USA on October 25, 2020:
Yup. And Ivanka and Jared make 82 million, and they don’t care.
perrya (author) on October 25, 2020:
This was Trump's October Surprise no doubt that has fallen flat for the most part. Intelligent people can see how the adult kids of the president can be used as pawns for access to him via favors made. It happens with Trump's kids all the time. But Joe was just a private citizen when this payment did happen.
Leslie McCowen from Cape Cod, USA on October 24, 2020:
Lev Parnas says the Hunter Biden stuff has been known since 2015. He says a Ukrainian oligarch was looking for favors from President Trump, and was shopping this stuff around.
Mob activity......who’s surprised?