In an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, former President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., said that Chinese “investment in Hunter Biden” will affect President Joe Biden’s policies towards China.
“China, tells us what we’re going to be doing,” Trump Jr. said. “You know, that billion dollars to Hunter, that didn’t come for free. That was a great return on investment for the Chinese because they know they can get away with it, and our political class will say nothing because they’ve been on the take in the same way for decades.”
In the months before the November presidential election, Trump and his campaign alleged that Hunter Biden had used his father’s previous role as Obama’s Vice President to assist his business deals in China and Ukraine.
Hunter Biden is facing an investigation by federal prosecutors in Delaware lead by state U.S. Attorney David Weiss. Weiss is working with the IRS Criminal Investigation agency and the FBI to issue subpoenas and seek interviews in pursuit of possible wrongdoing, CNN reports.
One issue under investigation is the donation of a 2,8-carat diamond to Hunter Biden by Ye Jianming, the founder and former president of CEFC China Energy, when they met to discuss potential business deals. Ye were arrested in China in 2018 on charges of corruption and bribery.
Hunter also briefly served as a lawyer for Patrick Ho, who led a CEFC-backed organization and was convicted in 2018 of paying millions of dollars in bribes to officials in Chad and Uganda to facilitate CEFC energy deals.
Democrats worry that the Hunter Biden investigation may serve primarily to discredit the Biden’s administration.
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