2017 email from Hunter Biden to CEFC chairman extends “best wishes from the entire Biden family”

by Jenny Mount · Dec 16th, 2020 4:51 pm

Last Updated Dec 18th, 2020 at 2:42 pm

Newly uncovered correspondence revealed Hunter Biden extended CEFC Chairman Ye Jianming "best wishes from the entire Biden family" in 2017, while urging the chairman to "quickly" send a $10 million wire to "properly fund and operate" the Biden joint venture with the Chinese energy company. The transfer to the joint venture was never completed.

An email was sent from Hunter Biden on June 18, 2017, to Zhao Runlong at CEFC asking them to "translate my letter to Chairman Ye, please extend my warmest best wishes and that I hope to see the Chairman soon."

"I hope my letter finds you well. I regret missing you on your last visit to the United States," Hunter Biden wrote. "Please accept the best wishes from the entire Biden family as well as my partners. We are all hoping to see you here again soon, or in Shanghai."

Hunter Biden updated Ye, saying he had "concluded the establishment of SinoHawk Holdings," which is the Biden joint venture with CEFC. Biden also said he looked "forward" to introducing Ye to his business associate Tony Bobulinski, who Biden said would "act as the CEO."

"He is a very close friend of James Gilliar and the Biden family and joined our team to focus on the execution of things as a partner," said Biden. "He has invested capital all over the world for some of the world's wealthiest families."

Biden noted that Bobulinski had "sent a request to Dong Gongwen [Gongwen Dong] and Director Zang for the funding of the $10 MM USD wire."

"I would appreciate if you will send that quickly so we can properly fund and operate Sinohawk. I am sure you have been well briefed by our dear friend Director Zang on the political and economic connections we have established in countries where you are interested in expanding during the coming months and years," Biden said. "I look forward to our next meeting."

Ye responded to Biden, saying he had arranged for Zang and Dong to "expedite the charter capital input to SinoHawk."

"I am glad to hear from you! Time flies and it has been months since we met in the US. It seems that we were always on a rush when we were together," Ye said, adding that "the consensus we made last time has been materialized in a timely manner."

In Ye's response, he recommended that Biden "arrange your people to coordinate with Director Zang and Gongwen Dong for specific work."

"I will continue to pay attention and give my support," Ye said. "I have arranged Director Zang and Gongwen Dong to expedite the charter capital input to SinoHawk. I look forward to meeting you in the near future and discussing our joint undertaking. If there is anything I could do please do not hesitate to write to me. Please accept my best regards to you and your family."

A report released by the Senate Homeland Security Committee and Senate Finance Committee found that Ye, Dong, and other Chinese nationals that Hunter Biden had business dealings with were linked to the Chinese Communist government and the People's Liberation Army.

The report said the associations "resulted in millions of dollars in questionable transactions/cash flow."

There were more than a dozen text messages between Bobulinski and several Biden business associates, as well as Chinese representatives of CEFC regarding the $10 million transfer, which was delayed for weeks. Many of the messages suggest that the delay was due to visa issues, including one email sent by Jim Biden, Joe Biden's brother, who was also involved in the joint-venture.

The documents have come under review following Hunter Biden being under federal investigation for his "tax affairs."

🔦 Joe Biden has continued to deny being involved with his son's business dealings, and he is not currently a subject of any grand jury investigation.


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