Newly released text messages obtained by Fox News between Hunter Biden’s former business associates show an effort “to get Joe involved” in their anticipated joint venture with Chinese Energy company CEFC because that would create the impression this was “a truly family business” to the Chinese.
James Gilliar, one of Hunter Biden’s former business partners, sent a message to Tony Bobulinski, another former associate and the CEO of Sinohawk Holdings, on May 11, 2017, according to the report Thursday.
Gilliar wrote: “Man U are right let’s get the company set up, then tell H and family the high stakes and get Joe involved.”
Bobulinski, you will recall, sat for a comprehensive interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson in October during which he detailed a two-hour meeting with former Vice President Joe Biden on May 2, 2017, at the Beverly Hilton bar in Los Angeles.
He said Hunter Biden both arranged and attended the meeting, which also included Joe Biden’s brother, James.
According to Fox News, in an exchange dated April 30, 2017, Bobulinski wrote to Gilliar: “What is the deal w Jim Biden as he wasn’t part of the discussion but now seems a focal point.”
Gilliar responded: “With H demons, could be good to have a back up, he strengthens our USP to Chinese as it looks like a truly family business, and I like the dude.”
The Fox report explained that “USP” generally stands for either “unique selling proposition” or “unique selling point,” although a source told the outlet it could also be a reference to “U.S. persons.”
Joe Biden, the presumptive president-elect, has repeatedly denied having any knowledge of his son’s business affairs, let alone being involved in them or receiving any financial benefit from them. His claims appear unlikely in light of the explosive emails found on Hunter Biden’s laptop, which were revealed by the New York Post in October, and the steady stream of new information reported since then.
As I see it, the reported text in which Gilliar presented the idea of “getting Joe involved” as a viable option rather than as an inconceivable notion speaks volumes about Biden’s knowledge of his son’s foreign business dealings.
In another exchange obtained by Fox News, the two discussed an upcoming meeting scheduled for May 7, 2017, with the CEO of CEFC and several top executives. Gilliar asked Bobulinski to “come up with an A lister to meet chairman Sunday.”