Democrat Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, is reportedly under federal criminal investigation for his business dealings in communist China.
Federal law enforcement officials paused the investigation into Hunter Biden "in the months before the election" and "now that the election is over, the investigation is entering a new phase," CNN reported . "Federal prosecutors in Delaware, working with the IRS Criminal Investigation agency and the FBI, are taking overt steps such as issuing subpoenas and seeking interviews, the person with knowledge said."
In a statement, Hunter Biden claimed:
I learned yesterday for the first time that the U.S. Attorney's Office in Delaware advised my legal counsel, also yesterday, that they are investigating my tax affairs. I take this matter very seriously but I am confident that a professional and objective review of these matters will demonstrate that I handled my affairs legally and appropriately, including with the benefit of professional tax advisors.
CNN's report said that authorities were investigating "multiple financial issues" including whether Hunter Biden "violated tax and money laundering laws in business dealings in foreign countries, principally China." The criminal investigation into Hunter Biden began before William Barr became Attorney General of the United States.
Sinclair Broadcast Group reported in October that Hunter Biden was under investigation, a story that was largely ignored by the left-wing mainstream media.
Fox News reported in October that the FBI had taken possession of a laptop belonging to Hunter Biden in connection to a money laundering investigation. Again, that story was largely ignored by the left-wing mainstream media.
The federal criminal investigation into Hunter Biden is looking at gifts that Hunter Biden received from China that he may not have reported.
Hunter Biden later briefly acted as a lawyer to represent Patrick Ho, who ran an organization backed by CEFC, and who was convicted in 2018 of paying millions of dollars in bribes to officials in Chad and Uganda to benefit CEFC energy projects in those countries. Ho was sentenced to a three-year federal prison term. He has since been released and is back in Hong Kong, his attorney said.
Hunter Biden had been involved in an earlier Chinese business venture that drew concerns in the Obama White House and Joe Biden's staff, according to the New Yorker. In 2013, Hunter Biden became involved with US and Chinese partners who were creating an investment fund called BHR Partners for deals outside China. Hunter Biden was an unpaid member of the BHR board and took an equity stake after his father left office, the New Yorker reported.
During the campaign, Biden repeatedly refused to call China an opponent. In August, National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien warned that China was "trying to elect Joe Biden" and that China had "the most sophisticated global influence programs and strategies and abilities and capabilities in the world."
National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) Director William Evanina said in an August statement that one of the nation's that posed the biggest threat to last month's elections was China, which he said preferred that last "President Trump – whom Beijing sees as unpredictable – does not win reelection."
A statement from the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) claimed that numerous top government agencies and private sector entities believed that last month's elections were "the most secure in American history."
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