Hunter Biden's former business associate Tony Bobulinski went public this week, saying he met twice in the past with the former vice president Joe Biden. Biden and his campaign have remained silent about Bobulinski's claims, and Biden has maintained his lack of involvement or discussions about his family's overseas business ventures with Bobulinski.
During an interview on Fox News's "Tucker Carlson Tonight" on Tuesday, Bobulinski spoke in detail about his alleged meetings with Biden. According to text messages, one of the meetings took place on May 2, 2017.
"They were sort of wining and dining me and presenting the strength of the Biden family to get me engaged," he said.
Biden has previously denied being involved with family business.
"I have never discussed with my son or my brother or anyone else anything having to do with their businesses. Period," Biden told reporters in 2019.
However, in Tuesday's interview, Bobulinski described how Joe Biden arrived for a Milken conference at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and how he was introduced to the former vice president by Hunter Biden and Joe's brother, Jim Biden.
"I didn't request to meet with Joe Biden," he said. "They requested that I meet with Joe [Biden]. They were putting their entire family legacy on the line. They knew exactly what they were doing," Bobulinski said, adding that Biden's denial of knowledge in Hunter's foreign dealings during the presidential debate was a "blatant lie." "...Why on 10:38 on the night of May 2 would Joe Biden take time out of his schedule to take time with me, behind a column so people could not see us, to have a discussion with his family and my family and business at a very high level?"
Although the allegations have been denied by Joe Biden and his campaign, Bobulinski said he was told by CEFC that the $10 million deal would be split, with $5 million going to the Biden family as a loan and the other $5 million as a contribution to capitalize SinoHawk Holdings.
After Biden's tax documents and returns were released, the Biden campaign said that they do not reflect any involvement with Chinese investments.
"I just don't see given the history here and the facts how Joe can't be influenced in some manner based on the history they have here with CEFC. I think the American people should be demanding that this is investigated," Bobulinski said.