The Hunter Biden story just keeps getting more and more disturbing as additional information has emerged after the New York Post obtained a copy of a hard drive from his computer.
Now, Breitbart News is reporting in an exclusive story that in newly obtained emails from one of Biden’s business partners, they lay out how Hunter Biden and his colleagues used his access to the Obama-Biden administration in order to arrange off-the-book meetings for Chinese clients and investors at the White House.
The emails, which have never been previously released, outline a private, off-the-books meeting with then-Vice President Joe Biden and a delegation of Chinese investors aligned with the Chinese Communist Party.
The 2011 email revealed that Hunter Biden’s business associates had also discussed a potential relationship with what one of them referred to as China Inc.,” which was part and parcel of a “new push on soft diplomacy for the Chinese.” Breitbart said this trove of emails is unrelated to the emails found on Hunter Biden’s computer obtained by the Post.
The emails were provided by a former business associate of Hunter Biden and Devon Archer, who was also on the board at Burisma with Biden, Bevan Cooney, who is currently locked up for a fraudulent bond investment scheme in 2016.
Cooney reached out to Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute and senior contributor at Breitbart News in 2019 after he read Schweizer’s 2018 book Secret Empires. Cooney said that he believed he was the so-called “fall guy” for the fraud scheme, and that Biden and Archer had avoided responsibility. He wanted to set the record straight.
Archer was convicted in the case; however, a federal judge vacated his conviction. Later on, an appellate court reinstated the conviction, reversing a lower court judge’s ruling. Archer is currently awaiting sentencing in the scheme.
Cooney reached back out to Schweizer through an intermediary, investigative journalist Matthew Tyrmand. It was from his prison cell that Cooney provided Schweizer with “written authorization, his email account name, and password to his Gmail account” to retrieve the emails.
Further, he gave written authorization to publicize the emails, which Breitbart said was notable since it is the first time that someone inside Hunter Biden’s circle confirmed that he had used his father’s influence for gain.
The emails are instructive in that they show exactly how Hunter Biden peddled his father’s influence during the Obama-Biden Administration. Hunter Biden’s associates used his relationship with and access to his father and the White House in order to generate business.
One such email from November 5, 2011 was from one of Archer’s business contacts, who forwarded an email which suggested an opportunity to gain “potentially outstanding new clients” by arranging meetings at the White House for a group of Chinese executives and government officials.
The group was called the China Entrepreneur Club (CEC) and counted among the delegation were Chinese billionaires, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) loyalists, and at least one “respected diplomat” from Beijing.
The CED seems innocent enough, a bunch of entrepreneurs trying to find out how capitalism works in the west right? Not so much. The CED is basically known as a “second foreign ministry” for the People’s Republic of China.
For people uninformed about world politics, China is a communist government that basically controls most if not all the businesses in that country. The CEC, established in 2006, was conceived by a group of businessmen and Chinese government officials.
The leadership of CEC counts among its members a number of senior members of the Chinese Communist Party, which includes Wang Zhongyu (“vice chairman of the 10th CPPCC National Committee and deputy secretary of the Party group”), Ma Weihua (director of multiple Chinese Communist Party offices), and Jiang Xipei (member of the Chinese Communist Party and representative of the 16th National Congress), among many others.
“I know it is a political season and people are hesitant but a group like this does not come along every day,” wrote Mohamed A Khashoggi, an intermediary writing on behalf of the CEC to an associate of Hunter Biden and Archer.
“A tour of the white house [sic] and a meeting with a member of the chief of staff’s office and John Kerry would be great,” Khashoggi said, then including an obvious red flag:
“Not sure if one has to be registered to do this.”
In other words, Khashoggi was referring to being a “registered lobbyist under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).
Khashoggi intimated that the visit would be “a soft diplomacy play that could be very effective” while giving Hunter Biden and his business partners “good access to [the Chinese] for any deal in the future.”
The email referred to CEC’s wealthy membership:
CEC’s current membership includes 50 preeminent figures such as: Liu Chuanzhi, Chairman of the CEC, Legend Holdings and Lenovo Group; Wu Jinglian, Zhang Weiying, and Zhou Qieren, China’s esteemed economists; Wu Jianmin, respected diplomate; Long Yongtu, representative of China’s globalization; Wang Shi (Vanke); Ma Weihua (China Merchants Bank); Jack Ma (Alibaba Group); Guo Guangchang (Fosun Group); Wang Jianlin, (Wanda Group); Niu Gensheng (LAONIU Foundation); Lli Shufu (Geely); Li Dongsheng (TCL Corporation); Feng Lun (Vantone), and more.
How wealthy? The gross income of the CEC members was estimated at “more than RM 1.5 trillion, together accounting for roughly 4% of China’s GDP.” In their proposition to Hunter Biden’s business associates, they described CEC members as “industrial elites,” “highly influential,” and included “the most important private sector individuals in China today.”
The CEC had been trying to get meetings with Obama administration officials for some time with no success prior to contacting Hunter Biden’s connections. “From the DC side as you will see below, they [CEC] have written letters to several members of the administration and others and have so far not had a strong reaction.”
In the email, Khashoggi wrote, “This is China Inc.” referring to the Chinese oligarchs.
“Biggest priority for the CEC group is to see the White House, and have a senior US politician, or senior member of Obama’s administration, give them a tour…If our friend in DC can help, we would be extremely grateful,” Khashoggi said.
Within ten days, Biden and Archer scored for the Chinese Communist Party.
Khashoggi sent the email to a man named Gary Fears, who was a political fundraiser with a questionable history who got caught up in a riverboat casino in the mid 90’s, who then forwarded it to Archer a few weeks after.
Khashoggi warned in the email that time was of the essence, as the Chinese delegation would be in the nation’s capital on Nov. 14, 2011. Fears urged Archer to “reach out” to Khashoggi about the request to get the Chinese delegation into the Obama White House, while urging Archer to attend and “get guys for the potash deal.”
On that same day that Fears sent the email message to him, Archer sent a business proposal to Khashoggi for a potash mine deal that he had lined up.