Hunter and Ashley Biden, children of President Joe Biden, attend the 59th Presidential Inauguration ceremony in Washington, Jan. 20, 2021. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took the oath of office on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. (DOD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Carlos M. Vazquez II) [Photo Cred: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from Washington D.C, United States, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons]
“From 2013 through 2018 Hunter Biden and his company brought in about $11 million via his roles as an attorney and a board member with a Ukrainian firm accused of bribery and his work with a Chinese businessman now accused of fraud,” NBC reports, adding, “The documents and the analysis, which don’t show what he did to earn millions from his Chinese partners, raise questions about national security, business ethics and potential legal exposure.”
And while the report sheds some light on the ongoing federal investigation into Hunter Biden, it also reveals more details about the massive payouts he took from China — payouts that President Joe Biden denied ever happened.
In the space of five years (2013-2018), Biden inked two deals with Chinese business interests for a total of $5.8 million — which accounted for more than half of the $11 million he brought in during that time.
“Biden’s most lucrative business relationship was acting as a consultant in a project with a company that belongs to a once-powerful Chinese businessman who is now thought to be detained in his homeland,” NBC reported. “According to business records referred to in the Senate report, Hudson West III, a venture funded by the Chinese oil and natural gas company CEFC and its chairman, Ye Jianming, paid $4,790,375.25 to Owasco P.C. over about one year.”
Biden also did work for Patrick Ho, and associate of Ye Jianming who spend three years in prison for trying to bribe officials.