Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, admitted in a federal court that he received more than $600,000 from a company supported by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). This statement is contradictory to his father’s repeated assertions that no one in their family profited from China. The confession and the subsequent clash with President Biden’s public declarations have sparked a fresh wave of public and political interest in the case.
The younger Biden’s admittance came during a court appearance in Delaware, where he was pleading not guilty to charges brought against him. The original plea deal he was offered was deemed too lenient by some, including Republicans, and was subsequently rejected by Judge Maryellen Noreika. This initial deal, as proposed by prosecutors, stated that Hunter had received $664,000 from an unnamed Chinese infrastructure investment company. When pressed by the court, Hunter confirmed the sum and provided some insights into his business dealings.
“I started a company [in 2017] called Hudson West, your Honor, and my partner was associated with a Chinese energy company called CEFC,” he explained. When questioned about the identity of his partner, Hunter responded, “I don’t know how to spell his name, Yi Jianming is the chairman of that company.”
Hunter’s claims during his court hearing starkly contradict the narrative President Biden has consistently maintained. The President had vehemently denied allegations of his family profiting from China, first during the October 2020 presidential debate. He stated, “My son has not made money in terms of this thing about, what are you talking about, China.” He also pointed the finger at his then-opponent, Donald Trump, alleging he was the only one who made money from China.
President Biden continued to stand by this narrative even after the House Oversight Committee put forth financial records suggesting the contrary. These records allegedly showed members of the Biden family receiving more than $1 million in payments from accounts associated with Rob Walker, Hunter’s business associate, and their Chinese ventures in 2017. Despite these claims, President Biden dismissed them on March 17, saying, “That’s not true.”
The contrast between Hunter’s admission in court and his father’s previous denials raises a myriad of questions about the level of President Biden’s knowledge or involvement in his son’s overseas dealings. The complexities of the situation have only intensified after Hunter’s plea deal fell through. The prosecutors confirmed that Hunter is still under investigation, increasing the public’s curiosity about the case.
Initially, Hunter was set to plead guilty to two misdemeanor counts of willful failure to pay federal income tax. The plea deal was meant to prevent him from serving jail time on a felony gun charge. However, the collapse of the deal has brought the possibility of jail time back into the equation, according to House Republicans.
The ongoing case opens up avenues to examine the financial transactions of influential public figures and their families, providing the public with a more transparent view of their actions. Will Joe Biden make it through his term without having is hand caught in the cookie jar?
But China has been planning this for years, they are willing to go to great lengths to compromise any political official in the hopes of gaining leverage over America. One may ask, what have they done with this leverage over Joe Biden?