(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) A benevolent-sounding non-profit with a purported mission to help fight global hunger might have been key in planting the first seeds in a spiraling cascade of corruption that potentially reached into the White House.
World Food Program USA was led in 2015 by Hunter Biden and near the end of his father’s run as Barack Obama’s vice president, the company received a stunning offer from one of China’s richest businessmen wanting to make a large donation to hunger-fighting initiative, reported Just the News.
The overtures for charitable contributions, however, evolved into a burgeoning relationship between Hunter Biden and the Chinese energy giant CEFC, according to memos and emails gathered by the FBI from Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop.
It was an alliance, the collected evidence suggests, that grew to include business deals “that would eventually reap the Biden family millions of dollars,” Just the News reported.
“CEFC China is very interested in exploring humanitarian initiatives of mutual interest to the World Food Program USA and discussing investment opportunities with Burnham,” an email received and then forwarded by Hunter Biden in October 2015 stated, referencing one of the many firms through which Hunter Biden and his partners like Devon Archer received large investments.
The pattern of commingling donations and business deals fits China’s archetypical methods of establishing foreign influence over a targeted operation, said the FBI’s former intelligence chief.
“First, you have to understand that China does not donate to American led charities because they are altruistic,” explained former FBI Assistant Director for Intelligence Kevin Brock.
“Chinese intelligence does what it does in order to steal information and influence American policy makers.”
Brock said it’s uncertain if Hunter Biden provided information useful to China’s regime during his time with World Food Program, or even if he registered as a foreign agent as required by law, but “it looks clearer every day that he was targeted by Chinese intelligence and it’s not illogical to presume they did so because of his access to high-ranking U.S. officials.”
Mixing charitable causes with private business dealings would become a Hunter Biden trademark, documents recovered from his laptop show.
That would include the president’s wayward son connecting his Burisma Holdings colleagues in Ukraine to the food charity, according to Just the News, which noted that Joe Biden, during his time as vice president, keynoted multiple WFP USA event.
The connections Hunter Biden made through his association with the food charity, along with those of his father, were used to enhance his business relationships with Russian, Ukrainian, and Chinese oligarchs, reported Just the News.
Given the previous and present entanglements that have connected Joe Biden, both as vice president and now as president, to Ukraine, it’s interesting to note that Ukrainian partners were some of the first to make inroads into the Biden orbit, largely through Burisma adviser Vadym Pozharskyi.
That time Trump called out the corruption in Ukraine with Zelensky sitting next to him…
The look on his face is priceless.
I can’t wait for this to unravel… pic.twitter.com/DZmGRWHpXZ
— Stephiereine (@stephiereine) March 17, 2022
Then-vice president Biden’s attendance at a posh dinner coordinated by Pozharskyi, which included several of his son’s foreign business associates, directly contradicts the president’s repeated claims that he never met with his son’s business partners, noted Just the News.
While Joe Biden was ensconced in the White House as vice president, Hunter Biden and his business partners — including Devon Archer, who is currently awaiting sentencing for securities fraud — negotiated a deal with CEFC that would have China’s regime-connected energy giant paying Hunter Biden and his associates $10 million per year for “introductions alone,” according to one email sent by Hunter Biden to CEFC associates.
NBC NEWS: While trying to set up a Chinese private equity fund, Hunter Biden traveled to China with his father in 2013 aboard Air Force Two.
During the trip, Hunter introduced Joe to his Chinese business partner.
Ten days later, China issued Hunter’s firm a business license. pic.twitter.com/VJtekwttki
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) April 1, 2022
In 2017, Hunter Biden reached an agreement with CEFC Ye Jianming that would include “A MUCH MORE LASTING AND LUCRATIVE ARRANGEMENT,” as Hunter emphasized in an email.
As a gesture of good faith, Ye, who had myriad connections to the Chinese government’s military, intelligence, and political apparatus, gave Hunter Biden a three-carat diamond valued at $80,000, memos show.
It was only the tip of a very lucrative iceberg, and within a year Hunter Biden had raked in nearly $6 million from CEFC, reported Just the News. One CEFC executive claimed that $5 million was “lent” to the Biden family, and not exclusively to Hunter Biden.
“This $5 million loan to the BD [Biden] family is interest free,” the CEFC executive wrote. “But if the 5M is used up, should CEFC keep lending more to the family?”
Future revenue streams for the Biden clan were part and parcel of Hunter Biden’s deals, according to the New York Post, which reported that emails and texts recovered from the notorious laptop show the son was expected to kickback “as much as 50% of his earnings to his dad.”
“I hope you all can do what I did and pay for everything for this entire family for 30 years,” Hunter Biden groused to daughter Naomi in January 2019, according to the Post.
“It’s really hard. But don’t worry, unlike pop, I won’t make you give me half your salary.” Pop is Joe Biden.
While the laptop doesn’t contain any direct evidence of money transfers, the Post noted, it “does show that Hunter was routinely on the hook for his father’s household expenses while Joe Biden was vice president.”
Yet according to the official Biden line, then and now, everything about the Bidens’ shady dealings was above board and totally fine.
DOOCY: “The President has said that he never spoke to his son about his overseas business dealings. Is that still the case?”
PSAKI: “Yes.” pic.twitter.com/HkoJU3CYKo
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) April 5, 2022