It notes that he allegedly was involved in a scheme to buy sensitive FBI information for his Chinese business partners.
What Did Hunter Biden Do Now?
Israeli energy expert Gal Luft, who held several conferences with CEFC’s non-profit arm, said that Hunter Biden had an FBI source referred to as “One Eye” who tipped off Biden’s Chinese business partners that they were under investigation.
He claimed that this contact was “extremely well placed, who they paid lots of money to [provide] sealed law enforcement information.”
Some have speculated that “One Eye” is former Clinton FBI Director Louis Freeh, who had a business relationship with Hunter Biden and received a seat on the board of the Beau Biden Foundation after giving a $100,000 donation to Joe Biden’s grandchildren. Freeh only has one eye, but no confirmation of this speculation has emerged.
CEFC Energy’s then chairman, Ye Jianming, likewise had close ties with China’s intelligence apparatus, having served as deputy general secretary of the China Association for International Friendly Contacts (CAIFC).
The U.S.-China Economic Security and Review Commission stated that CAIFC “performs dual roles of intelligence collection and conducting propaganda and perception management campaigns” and that it is a “a platform for deploying undercover intelligence gatherers.”
Ye told Luft that “One Eye” had told him that an indictment was coming. Ye then fled to China, leaving behind his family and nanny in their $50 million New York penthouse. Ye later was arrested by Chinese authorities on corruption charges in February 2018 and has not been seen since.
Emails from Biden’s notorious laptop show he hired a New York criminal defense law firm to represent Patrick Ho, a former Hong Kong official who he identified in an audio as “literally the f****g spy chief of China.”
“…[I]f you’re able to find the names of the FBI agents you spoke with, that would be helpful. Thank you,” attorney Edward Kim of the criminal defense firm Krieger Kim & Lewin asked Hunter in a November 2011 email.
Ho signed a contract with Biden in September 2017 to pay him $1 million in legal fees to represent him. He had been under surveillance for the FBI under a FISA warrant, which gave law enforcement access to “more than 100,000 emails,” including those involving Hunter Biden. At the time of the agreement, Ho served as deputy chairman of CEFC Energy.
The Justice Department indicted and convicted Ho in 2019 of being involved in a CEFC bribery scheme with African officials.
CEFC Energy’s non-profit arm that Luft worked with partnered with a shady Chinese NGO called the Nishan Forum on World Civilizations. The Nishan Forum’s former vice chairman, People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Lt. Gen. Xing Yunming, was director of the Liaison Department of the PLA General Political Department until his ouster in 2015. The GPD acted as an intelligence apparatus of the PLA. Its job, in addition to spreading propaganda, was external liaison work. The Nishan Forum and CEFC’s non-profit arm shared a common staff and mission.
House Oversight and Accountability Chairman Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., called Luft the “straw that broke the camel’s back” in its investigation into the Biden family.
A Bigger Problem
Sam Faddis, a former CIA station chief and intelligence officer with decades of experience recruiting spies, told Newsmax the signs point to Hunter Biden having been recruited by the Chinese as an intelligence asset.
“Where is the ambiguity here? What is the alternative thesis that I think would take 30 seconds in any meeting in the IC again if we simply took the political elements out of it to not state the obvious?” Faddis said. “What was the heart and soul of my job? [It was] to do this to other people. There’s a counterintelligence function and there’s a covert action function.
Faddis continued: “My number one job was to recruit spies and recruit sources, and so I did this to other people for a really long time. So, to me, it’s just going back to it’s obvious. Because why else all of the sudden are all of these individuals with all of the connections given all of this money and spending all of this time with Hunter? I never understood the alternate thesis.”
He suggested that the House Intelligence Committee should investigate Hunter Biden’s dealings with the Chinese as a counterintelligence matter.
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John Rossomando was a senior analyst for Defense Policy and served as Senior Analyst for Counterterrorism at The Investigative Project on Terrorism for eight years. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as The American Thinker, Daily Wire, Red Alert Politics, CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com, and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia, and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award in 2008 for his reporting.