Senators Johnson and Grassley Share Hunter Biden’s China-Linked Bank Records with U.S. Attorney Leading Criminal Probe

Republican Senators Ron Johnson and Chuck Grassley gave a little nudge to the federal prosecutor probing Hunter Biden, sending over 200 bank record pages showing millions of dollars in transactions between Communist Chinese-tied entities and the first son’s companies.

The documents, which were recently made public, are part of the materials for investigation the senators sent the lead criminal investigator into Hunter Biden’s business dealings, Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss, to make sure the investigator’s probe “is thorough.”

“If you are conducting a full and complete investigation, you should already possess these records. In the case that you are not and do not possess these records, we suggest that you review them in detail,” wrote the Wisconsin and Iowa senators in their letter to Weiss. 

Several of the transactions detailed in records and the letter between the Chinese energy company CEFC and firms with ties to the Biden family have been reported by the media. 

The analysis of the banking records by the senators finds that between August 2017 and October 2018, $6 million was transferred to a company called Hudson West III, allegedly set up by Hunter Biden; $5 million came from a CEFC affiliate, Northern International Capital, and transferred 41 million from CEFC directly.

From the cash pool, Hudson West III transferred $4.8 million to other Biden companies, including Owasco LLC and Owasco P.C., and Lion Hall Group, a company associated with James Biden, the president’s brother. 

Bank records also indicate that Hunter Biden, along with his uncle and aunt, James and Sara Biden, went on a “spending spree,” in the words of the senators, after Hudson West III received millions in payments through a credit line that was opened from CEFC. 

“We are also providing bank records showing that credit cards were collateralized by a $99,000 preauthorized withdrawal from Hudson West III,” Johnson and Grassley wrote, noting the money was spent at Apple stores, restaurants, hotels, and airfare, as detailed in 2020. 

Additionally, Johnson and Grassley also mentioned two $3 million wire transfers made to Robinson Walker LLC, an additional company associated with Hunter Biden, and another CEFC affiliate, State Energy H.K. Limited, saying it “is unclear” what the purpose of those transfers is. 

Senators: The FBI has “voluminous evidence” related to criminal activity by Bidens

In another letter written in October to Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and U.S. Attorney David Weiss, Grassley wrote, “Based on recent protected disclosures to my office, the FBI has within its possession significant, impactful, and voluminous evidence with respect to potential criminal conduct by Hunter Biden and James Biden.”

Controversially, Hunter Biden held a lucrative position on the board of Burisma, the Ukrainian energy giant, while Joe Biden was vice president. The younger Biden also pursued business deals in China and other countries during and after the elder Biden’s tenure, making millions because of the associations. 

According to allegations by whistleblowers emerging this summer, Brian Auten, FBI supervisory intelligence analyst, opened an assessment in August 2020 that the FBI used to mislabel information about Hunter Biden as disinformation, although the information was accurate, according to Grassley.

Whistleblowers contend, Timothy Thibault, the now-former FBI assistant special agent in charge of the Washington Field Office, halted the line of inquiry into Hunter Biden in October 2020. However, some details were already known to be true.

When asked about the whistleblower allegations, Wray said he found them “deeply troubling” when asked about them in early August.