The Washington Examiner reported that the FBI has obtained substantial evidence of potential criminal conduct by Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden. According to the report, the agency is investigating his business dealings in Ukraine and China.
Senator Chuck Grassley, who previously accused the FBI of mishandling evidence related to Hunter Biden, revealed in a letter that the agency labeled information about the son as "disinformation." He sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Garland, as well as David Weiss, the US Attorney for Delaware, who is overseeing the investigation into Hunter Biden.
It was noted that the FBI was aware of the Biden family's interest in doing business in China. In October 2020, Tony Bobulinski, a former Navy man who was Hunter Biden's business associate, went to the agency to provide details about the family's activities in the country.
Alledgedly the information included details about the family's activities in China, was enough to establish a pay-to-play investigation. However, it is not clear if the FBI conducted the investigation.
Hunter and James Biden had been trying to work out deals with the founder of a Chinese company known as CEFC, who has since disappeared in China. Ye Jianming is a business tycoon who Hunter and James had tried to work with multiple times.
Hunter and James Biden's relationship with the Chinese businessman was under scrutiny by Republicans. In 2019, Patrick Ho, his top lieutenant, was sentenced to three years in jail after he was found guilty of violating a foreign corruption law. The case against Ho was partly based on evidence obtained through a secret surveillance program.
After Ho's arrest, Hunter Biden secured a $1 million legal settlement from him. In a recording released on May 11, 2018, the son of the US president referred to Ho as China's "f***ing spy chief."
For the situation in Ukraine, Grassley revealed that he was provided with evidence of criminal activity related to Hunter Biden's work for a company called Burisma. According to reports, Hunter was paid $50,000 a month to serve on the company's board.
Mykola Zlochevsky, the owner of Burisma, is regarded as a corrupt businessman in Ukraine. In the time between Hunter and Devon Archer's hiring, British authorities had frozen his assets worth over $23 million.