Tony Bobulinski, Hunter Biden’s business partner on Wednesday, Oct. 21, confirmed one of the emails published by the New York Post that exposed a culture of corruption surrounding the former vice president’s family.
President Trump has invited Hunter Biden’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski as his guest to the final presidential debate.
The 48-year-old retired US Navy lieutenant has alleged that Joe Biden was part of a million-dollar family scheme involving Chinese officials. But who is the man once did business with Biden’s son?
Who is Tony Bobulinski?
Tony Bobulinski is a Navy veteran and CEO of Sinohawk Holdings, which he described as “a partnership between the Chinese operating through CEFC/Chairman Ye and the Biden family.”
He was the recipient of a May 2017 email published by the Post last week that appear to show Joe Biden’s involvement with his son Hunter’s foreign business dealings.
Bobulinski is the CEO of Sinohawk Holdings
After leaving the military, Bobulinski became an institutional investor who invested “extensively around the world and on every continent,” he told the New York Post. He added that he traveled to more than 50 countries across the globe.
The veteran says he is now the CEO of Sinohawk Holdings, “which was a partnership between the Chinese … and the Biden family.”
“I was brought into the company to be the CEO by James Gilliar and Hunter Biden,” he disclosed to the newspaper.
Records from the State of Delaware show Sinohawk Holdings LLC was incorporated there on May 15, 2017.
How is Bobulinski connected to Hunter and Joe Biden?
Bobulinski released a statement on Thursday describing his business ties to the Bidens.
The former serviceman said that he was brought into their company as CEO by James Gilliar, an employee of the international consulting firm J2cR, and Hunter Biden.
The 2017 email, which was reportedly from a business associate of Hunter Biden, outlined “renumeration [sic] packages” for a Chinese venture.
It also laid out how equity would be distributed under a provisional agreement, representing “10” going to Hunter “for the big guy.”
Bobulinski said in a statement to the New York Post on Wednesday night that the “big guy” was a reference to Democratic presidential nominee Biden.”
“I’ve seen Vice President Biden saying he never talked to Hunter about business,” he told the newspaper. “I’ve seen first-hand that that’s not true, because it wasn’t just Hunter’s business, they said they were putting the Biden family name and its legacy on the line.”
Hours before Thursday’s debate, Newsweek reported that the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs reached out to Bobulinksi regarding his business affiliation with the Bidens.
Tony Bobulinski: ‘That email is genuine’
In a press statement released on Wednesday evening, Bobulinski confirmed the email’s authenticity and contradicted Democrats’ claims that the disclosure of those emails is part of a Russian disinformation campaign.
“My name is Tony Bobulinski. The facts set forth below are true and accurate; they are not any form of domestic or foreign disinformation. Any suggestion to the contrary is false and offensive. I am the recipient of the email published seven days ago by the New York Post, which showed a copy to Hunter Biden and Rob Walker. That email is genuine,” Bobulinski said, reported Breitbart News.
“What I am outlining is fact,” Bobulinski continued. “I know it is fact because I lived it. I am the CEO of Sinohawk Holdings, a partnership between the Chinese operating through CEFC/Chairman Ye and the Biden family. I was brought into the company to be the CEO by James Gilliar and Hunter Biden. The reference to ‘the Big Guy’ in the much-publicized May 13, 2017 email is, in fact, a reference to Joe Biden. The other ‘JB’ referenced in that email is Jim Biden, Joe’s brother.”
Bobulinski disputes Joe Biden’s claims that he never talks to his son about business dealings.
“I’ve seen firsthand that that’s not true because it wasn’t just Hunter’s business. They said they were putting the Biden family name and its legacy on the line,” Bobulinski said.
In his statement, Bobulinski said he comes from a military family with a tradition of serving in the U.S. Navy. He said he has no “political ax to grind” and has supported Democrat politicians over the years.
Bobulinski also railed against the mainstream media and big tech companies for suppressing the revelations about the Biden family. The Post is still locked out of its Twitter account since they published the story.
“If the media and big tech companies had done their jobs over the past several weeks, I would be irrelevant in this story,” he wrote.
“Given my long-standing service and devotion to this great country, I could no longer allow my family’s name to be associated or tied to Russian disinformation or implied lies and false narrative dominating the media right now.”
Bobulinski added that he is cooperating with an investigation into the issue led by U.S. Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI). Johnson last month released a report on conflict-of-interest concerns raised about the Biden family.
“The Johnson Report connected some dots in a way that shocked me—it made me realize the Bidens had gone behind my back and gotten paid millions of dollars by the Chinese, even though they told me they hadn’t and wouldn’t do that to their partners,” he said.