Hunter Biden told sister-in-law and one-time lover Hallie Biden that he was ‘suspected’ of brokering a Chinese oil deal ‘directly’ with Vladimir Putin 

Date: 22/07/2022 Time: 19:00

By Josh Boswell

·  In a December 2018 text obtained by DailyMail.com, Hunter said he felt ‘very alone’ in coping with issues involving his personal finances and business deals 

·  The president’s son said he was ‘dealing with the aftermath’ of the abduction of business partner and Chinese oil giant chairman CEFC Ye Jianming 

·  At the same time, Hunter also had a giant tax bill ‘hanging over’ him and his client, Patrick Ho, Chinese ‘chief of intelligence,’ had been convicted in the US

·  Hunter wrote that he had been suspected of brokering a deal with Putin ‘for the largest sale of oil gas assets inside Russia to China’

·  The deal was a failed purchase of a $9.1billion stake in Russian state oil firm Rosneft by CEFC, a Chinese oil giant Hunter partnered with

·  He told Hallie the house of cards was falling in just as his father Joe was deciding to run for president

Hunter Biden complained to sister-in-law and one-time lover Hallie Biden about feeling ‘alone’ while dealing with the stress of his personal finances, his missing Chinese business partner, and his ‘suspected involvement’ in arranging a multibillion-dollar oil deal with Russia, DailyMail.com can reveal. 

In a December 2018 text sent to his lover and brother’s widow, Hallie Biden, the First Son said he was feeling pressure over his ‘suspected involvement in brokering a deal with Vladimir Putin directly for the largest sale of oil [and] gas assets inside Russia to China‘.

The deal was a failed purchase of a $9.1billion stake in Russian state oil firm Rosneft by CEFC, a Chinese oil giant Hunter partnered with.

And his alleged hand in the China-Russia oil deal was far from his only concern at the time.

Hunter Biden had complained to his brother's late widow and one-time lover Hallie Biden about 'feeling alone' in dealing with the pressure from his business deals as well as his personal finances, text messages show
  • Hunter Biden had complained to his brother’s late widow and one-time lover Hallie Biden about ‘feeling alone’ in dealing with the pressure from his business deals as well as his personal finances, text messages show 
At the time, the president's son said he was dealing with 'the aftermath' of the 'abduction and likely assassination' of his business partner Ye Jianming (pictured), the chairman of Chinese oil giant CEFC
In 2017 CEFC had been in talks with Russia to purchase a $9.1billion stake in Russian state oil firm Rosneft

At the time, the president’s son said he was dealing with ‘the aftermath’ of the ‘abduction and likely assassination’ of his business partner Ye Jianming (left), the chairman of Chinese oil giant CEFC, which was involved in a multibillion-dollar deal with Russian state oil firm Rosneft

A December 2018 text message exchange obtained by DailyMail.com show Hunter whined about finding himself 'very alone' in rebuilding an income to support himself and his family, as well as dealing with the arrest of his client, the abduction of his business partner, and his 'suspected involvement in brokering a deal with Putin', all while his father was running for president

A December 2018 text message exchange obtained by DailyMail.com show Hunter whined about finding himself ‘very alone’ in rebuilding an income to support himself and his family, as well as dealing with the arrest of his client, the abduction of his business partner, and his ‘suspected involvement in brokering a deal with Putin’, all while his father was running for president 

He told Hallie his Chinese oil billionaire business partner had been abducted and possibly assassinated; that the billionaire’s right hand man, Hunter’s client, was the Chinese ‘chief of intelligence’ and had been convicted in the US; and that Hunter had a giant tax bill ‘hanging over’ him. 

This house of cards was falling in just as his father Joe was deciding to run for president, he told Hallie. 

It would make a national security nightmare for the intelligence services who would have to share classified information with the deeply compromised Hunter’s father when he won the 2020 race.

‘I find myself (because I’ve chosen to alienate all my friends and family and employees and you and the kids and my kids etc..) very alone in dealing with rebuilding an income that can support an enormous alimony and my kids costs and myself,’ he wrote to his brother’s widow in the December 14, 2018 text.

Hunter added that he was ‘dealing with the aftermath of the abduction and likely assassination (that’s what NYT’s [the New York Times] suspects) of my business partner the richest man in the world, the arrest and conviction of my client the chief of intelligence of the people’s republic of China by the US government, the retaliation of the Chinese in the ouster and arrest of US suspected CIA operatives inside China, my suspected involvement in brokering a deal with Vladimir Putin directly for the largest sale of oil gas assets inside Russia to China, a tax bill that Eric [Schwerin, Hunter’s colleague] left hanging over my business… and Dads running for president.’

His ‘business partner’ was Ye Jianming, the chairman of CEFC who had disappeared after Chinese media reported in February 2018 his arrest in China over ‘economic crimes’. 

Previously published documents and messages reveal Hunter's potential links to a failed deal between CEFC and Russian state oil firm Rosneft in 2017. The deal fell apart when Ye was arrested in China
  • Previously published documents and messages reveal Hunter’s potential links to a failed deal between CEFC and Russian state oil firm Rosneft in 2017. The deal fell apart when Ye was arrested in China
The Times' 2018 story pointed out CEFC's chairman Ye Jianming had been arrested in China
His lieutenant Patrick Ho had been convicted in the US of bribery

The Times’ 2018 story pointed out CEFC’s chairman Ye Jianming (left) had been arrested in China and his lieutenant Patrick Ho (right) had been convicted in the US of bribery. Ho had previously hired Hunter as his lawyer when he was facing bribery charges in 2017  

The ‘chief of intelligence’ was Ye’s right-hand-man Patrick Ho, who hired Hunter as his lawyer for a $1million retainer in September 2017 when he was arrested over bribery charges. He was convicted the following year. 

Court records reveal there was a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant against Ho showing federal law enforcement suspected he had links to the Chinese intelligence services, though he was not charged with any espionage offenses.

In the frantic text to his lover, Hunter did not admit to taking part in an oil deal with Putin, or say who suspected him of doing so.

But previously published documents and messages reveal Hunter’s potential links to the deal.

In August 2017, Reuters reported that CEFC was in talks to buy a $9.1billion slice of Rosneft from a consortium including the Qatari sovereign wealth fund and Swiss mining company Glencore.

The same month, CEFC wired $5million to Hudson West III, a company linked to Hunter.

And on September 8, the day CEFC officially announced the Rosneft deal, Hunter and his uncle Jim – who was involved in Hunter’s Chinese dealings – went on a $100,000 spree buying airline tickets, Apple products, and hotel rooms using credit cards set up from a joint account with their Chinese business partners.

All the purchases were flagged for potential ‘criminal activity’ in bank reports, according to a Senate investigation.

But the Rosneft deal fell apart when Ye was arrested in China and CEFC reportedly stopped responding to the sellers’ communications.

The same month, reports emerged of the deal’s termination, the credit cards used for the Bidens’ spree were closed, according to the August 2020 Senate Security and Finance Committees’ report.

In a 2017 text exchange with Tony Bobulinski, a partner in Hunter’s CEFC joint venture, the president’s son claimed he wasn’t involved in the Rosneft deal but that he ‘discussed’ it with Ye. 

In a 2017 text exchange with Tony Bobulinski, a partner in Hunter's CEFC joint venture, the president's son claimed he wasn't involved in the Rosneft deal but that he 'discussed' it with Ye

In a 2017 text exchange with Tony Bobulinski, a partner in Hunter’s CEFC joint venture, the president’s son claimed he wasn’t involved in the Rosneft deal but that he ‘discussed’ it with Ye

When Bobulinski said created a mess with the Rosneft deal, Hunter replied: 'Well that's actually good for us. Chinese bailing out feckless Putin'

When Bobulinski said created a mess with the Rosneft deal, Hunter replied: ‘Well that’s actually good for us. Chinese bailing out feckless Putin’

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  • ‘I’ve simply stayed out of that Russian mess,’ he said in the texts Bobulinski shared with the media last year.

‘Zang create[d] a mess w[ith] that rosneft deal. Pics of him [with] Putin all over the place,’ Bobulinski replied in the October 2017 conversation.

‘Well that’s actually good for us. Chinese bailing out feckless Putin,’ Hunter replied. ‘Ze sticking it to him through the pictures along with Xe.’

‘So u 1000% didnt reach out to Chairman Ye or [his CEFC colleague] Director Zang and create parallel noise?’ Bobulinski asked.

‘No I’ve been talking to the Chairman on a regular basis. I was his first guest in his new apartment/he cooked me lunch himself and we ate in the kitchen together. He has me helping him on a number of his personal issues (staff visas and some more sensitive things) but I was told not to engage with Zhang by you James and the Chairman,’ Hunter said.

‘He and I discussed the Roseneft [sic] deal and he is p***ed off but only by the execution which I guess was Zhang’s deal. Anyway, he and I are solid so when and if you or James feel like I’m capable of telling him about your Oman or Luxembourg or The Russian guys deal just let me know. 

‘We have a standing once a week call as I am also his personal counsel (we signed an attorney client engagement letter) in the US.’

Hunter’s spending around the announcement of the ill-fated Rosneft deal was not his only link to the Kremlin.

He got his job at controversial Ukrainian gas firm Burisma through Alex Kotlarsky, a consultant at TriGlobal Strategic Ventures, owned by close Putin ally Ara Abramyan.

Hunter had breakfast with Abramyan at his home in Moscow when he visited in February 2012.

He also met with another Putin ally Sergey Chemezov, head of state firm Rostec, and three other billionaires and oligarchs during his trip, his calendar and emails show.

Hunter’s company also received $3.5million in wire transfers from Elena Baturina, the richest woman in Russia and widow of former Moscow mayor Yury Luzhkov, in 2014 according to the Senate report.

The reason for the transfers, labeled as part of a ‘consultancy agreement’ is still unclear.

WHO’S WHO IN THE HUNTER CHINESE EMAILS

Hunter Biden

Vice president’s son was well-known to be seeking business deals in China. He traveled there in 2013 on Air Force Two and introduced his father to a business partner, Jonathan Li. In 2017, after his father left office, he pursued a relationship with Ye Jianming.

Ye Jianming

Chairman and founder of CEFC China Energy, 43. A wunderkind of the Chinese energy world. Gave Hunter a diamond in 2017 as they pursued a business relationship. But in November 2017 company was accused of bribery in Africa by the DOJ, and in March 2018 he was arrested in China, reportedly on the orders of Xi Jinping. Has not been seen or heard from since but a prosecution in 2018 saw a senior Communist leader accused of taking bribes from him.

Zang Jian Jun 

Senior executive at CEFC and also a senior figure in the China Chamber of International Commerce .

 Tony Bobulinski 

Penn State wrestler and Navy veteran turned-California businessman, 48, who appears to have done other business in China. Unclear how he and Gilliar know each other. Other business ventures include an investment in a Chinese men’s clothing company called VLOV.

Rob Walker

Bill Clinton administration official who is now co-founder of a technology-focused private equity firm, Pilot Growth. His wife Betsy Massey Walker was Jill Biden’s assistant when she was Second Lady.

James Gilliar

British-born 56-year-old businessman based in the Czech Republic. Set up jc2r, the company which is in the emails, in 2015. It is no longer active. Gilliar appears to breed race horses with his wife, Erika and appears to also be an adviser to a holding company run by the leader of Abu Dhabi’s son.

James Biden

Joe Biden’s younger brother and a serial entrepreneur who has long faced claims of profiting from his brother’s political career. He and Hunter were in business together in 2006 when they bought investment firm Paradigm Global Advisors which they unwound in 2010 after connections to a Ponzi fraudster emerged.

The Chairman and The Big Guy

Said to be Joe Biden in many of the text exchanges although Hunter’s messages do not state this directly.

Πηγή: dailymail.co.uk

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