Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson are asking the Biden administration to hand over intelligence documents concerning Hunter Biden’s foreign business deals and his associates at a Chinese energy company who are suspected of ties to the communist regime.
“It’s imperative that Congress better understand the relationship Ye Jianming, Gongwen Dong, and Patrick Ho had between and among themselves, with the communist Chinese government, CEFC China Energy, and their activities in the United States, including those relating to the Biden family,” the letter concludes, asking for the documents by April 14.
Hunter’s “close association” with these men, the senators argue in the letter, is cause for concern. Not only was Ho charged and convicted of international bribery and money laundering in 2018 after working for Ye’s China Energy Fund Committee, but the suspected counterintelligence threat also reportedly relied on James Biden, President Joe Biden’s brother, and Hunter for paid legal guidance and support.
“Indeed, Hunter Biden was well aware of Patrick Ho’s links to the communist Chinese government, specifically its intelligence services,” the letter notes, citing information discovered on Hunter’s laptop in 2020 naming Ho, “the f-cking spy chief of China.” Emails on the laptop also suggested that the Biden shared “office space with Chinese nationals and entities linked to the communist regime and its military demands.”
The request comes just months after the senators released a report detailing Hunter and the Biden family’s shady overseas financial ties, “including with the wife of the former mayor of Moscow and individuals with ties to the Chinese Communist Party.”
In this report, Grassley and Johnson documented how CEFC China Energy paid Hunter Biden consulting and legal fees between 2017 and 2018. A supplemental report from the GOP members suggested that these foreign ties with Russia and China ran deeper than previously thought.