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Democrat President Joe Biden’s BROTHER- James- is now fully being dragged into the Chinese payments scandal which has engulfed other members of the Biden family.
Joe Biden’s brother James has been linked to first son Hunter’s shady dealings after it emerged both men were paid huge retainers by a Chinese firm.
Along with the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop being revealed to the public, we are finding out from Bank Records, obtained by a US Senate Committee- that more than 150 transactions made by James and Hunter were flagged as ‘concerning’ by US banks.
The new bank documents, obtained by Sen. Chuck Grassley show that James’ company received payments from a Chinese-financed consulting group in 2018, adding him to a list of Biden family transactions that need to be evaluated for criminal activity.
James Biden, 72, received $65,000 a month from the Chinese-linked consulting group throughout 2018, totaling $780,000. The cash was given to his Lion Hall Group.
Hunter earned a cool $1.7 million from the firm in 2018.
The documents were obtained by Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, who spent three years digging into James and Hunter’s business dealings, which he called ‘very concerning.’
Grassley his team obtained the records directly from the bank where the consulting firm did business.
‘We have people with the Biden name, dealing with Chinese business people that have a relationship to the Communist Party,’ Grassley told CBS.
Watch Grassley’s comments:
According to a press release from Grassley’s office, Grassley delivered the following comments:
Today, Senator Johnson and I will present our third speech in our Biden Investigation series. And today, we’ll focus on James Biden, the president’s brother.
And, today, we’ll add James Biden’s Lion Hall Group to the list of Biden Family companies connected to the communist regime.
In my and Senator Johnson’s September 2020 report, we showed that Hunter Biden and James Biden-aligned firms received approximately $4.8 million from Hudson West Three from August 2017 to September 2018. During that same time frame, Hunter Biden’s Owasco sent 20 or so wires to James Biden’s Lion Hall Group.
Those 20 wires totaled just about $1.4 million dollars.
The liberal media and our Democratic colleagues originally tried to claim our findings were Russian disinformation.
Last week, the Washington Post reported the following:
“Over the course of 14 months, the Chinese energy conglomerate [CEFC] and its executives paid four point eight million dollars to entities controlled by Hunter Biden and his uncle, according to government records, court documents and newly disclosed bank statements, as well as emails contained on a copy of a laptop hard drive that purportedly once belonged to Hunter Biden.”
The Post also reported:
“During that time period, about one point four million was transferred from Hunter’s account to the Lion Hall Group, the consulting firm that James Biden ran, according to other government records reviewed by the Post.”
Today, Senator Johnson and I will show you financial transfers direct from Hudson West Three to the Lion Hall Group. In other words, in these transfers, Hunter Biden’s Owasco isn’t the middleman.
This is a January 2018 bank statement for Hudson West Three. There’s a lot going on here, so I’ll just mention several items.
That money was for the August 2017 LLC Agreement which by its terms saw James Biden become a manager of Hudson West Three. That agreement sent $100,000 to Hunter Biden and $65,000 to James Biden every month.
Those transactions occurred after the $5 million wire from Northern International Capital to Hudson West Three in August 2017.
Second, this statement shows several examples of wires from Hudson West Three to CEFC.
This new record shows how closely connected Hudson West Three was with CEFC while Hunter Biden and James Biden received money from Hudson West Three.
Third, we’ve got a January 17, 2018, wire to the Lion Hall Group. That’s James Biden’s company.
James Biden received $18,000 from Hudson West Three, the same month that the company sent money to CEFC. This is just one example of many.
Accordingly, this official bank record makes clear the financial connections between and among James Biden and communist Chinese elements.
This is a Hudson West Three bank record from April 2018.
Here, you can see wire transfers to Coldharbour Capital. That company was connected to Mervyn Yan, who was an associate of Ye Jianming and Gongwen Dong. As Senator Johnson and I have established, all of them are connected to the communist regime.
Then, you have a $34,000 wire to James Biden’s Lion Hall Group from Hudson West Three.
Let’s take a look at the third poster. Look at the sixth line from the bottom.
“office expense and reimbursement”
The spending spree included airline tickets, and purchases at Apple stores, hotels, and restaurants.
This bank record next to me shows a $99,000 transaction in September 2017.
This is a credit card authorization form for $99,000. Look at the bottom.
There’s the signature block with Hunter Biden and Gongwen Dong.
To the liberal media and my Democratic colleagues: are these official records of Russian disinformation?
Not only have Senator Johnson and I illustrated through new records that Hunter Biden was financially connected to the communist regime, but these records also show James Biden was, too.
With these new records, there can be no doubt that James Biden was financially connected to corporations and individuals with extensive links to communist China.
And that he and Hunter Biden were in it together, working to help a Chinese government-linked energy company pursue deals and expand its reach in the energy sector.