Text messages given to FBI: Chinese wanted Biden family name to help acquire U.S. energy assets

By John Solomon

“They will be the Goldmans of China,” one of Hunter Biden’s business associates boasted about the relationship with CEFC.

Text messages provided to the FBI show that a Chinese energy conglomerate that struck a controversial deal in 2017 with Hunter Biden began its pursuit of a relationship with the future first family back in late 2015 when Joe Biden was still vice president, hoping to seize on the name of one of America’s most famous political dynasties to provide cover for its ambitious plan to buy up energy assets inside the United States.

“There will be a deal between one of the most prominent families from US and them (China) constructed by me,” Hunter Biden’s business partner James Gilliar texted future partner Tony Bobulinski on Christmas Eve 2015, shortly after Hunter Biden had been alerted to CEFC China Energy’s overture and its wealthy leader Ye Jianming.

“I think this will then be a great addition to their portfolios as it will give them a profile base in NYC, then LA, etc,” Gilliar added in the text message obtained by Just the News. “For me it’s a no brainer but culturally they are different, but smart so let’s see. … Any entry ticket is small for them. Easier and better demographic than Arabs who are little anti US after trump,” Gilliar wrote.

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The text messages obtained by Just the News provide fresh evidence that the Biden family name and "influence" were key to foreign clients like CEFC in communist China.

It also corroborates bombshell testimony earlier this week to Congress from another of Hunter Biden’s business partners Devon Archer, who claim Hunter Biden and Joe Biden came as a "brand" package to help foreign clients seeking influence.

The courtship between the Chinese energy firm and Hunter Biden started slowly, according to the text messages and separate emails from a Hunter Biden laptop the FBI seized in December 2019.

Hunter Biden didn’t connect with Ye for a planned dinner in Washington D.C. on Dec. 6, 2015 that was going to be hosted by Serbian businessman named Vuc Jeremic, according to the emails and news reports.

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But the vice presidential son did meet later that month with CEFC Executive Director Jianjun Zang, according to Hunter Biden’s schedules on his now-infamous laptop.

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Congressional investigators are still tracking how much the CEFC relationship meant to the Biden family in total dollars. Congressional investigators have put estimates as high as $7 million from various Chinese accounts.

Federal court documents filed this week in Delaware — where Hunter Biden was charged with tax and gun offenses in a bungled plea deal that fell apart — give a glimpse: prosecutors alleged Hunter Biden was paid $664,000 in 2017 from one Chinese deal, and a $1 million legal retainer fee from Ho in 2018. A separate Chinese deal scored Hunter Biden $2.6 million in 2018 alone, prosecutors told the court.


In the 2020 presidential debate, then-candidate Biden said emphatically that "Nothing was unethical. … My son has not made money in terms of this thing about, what are you talking about, China. I have not had … the only guy who made money from China is this guy [Donald Trump]. He’s the only one. Nobody else has made money from China.”