托尼·波布林斯基, 曾是Hunter Biden的商业伙伴, claimed in an interview Tuesday that the Biden family shrugged off concerns that 乔·拜登的 alleged ties to his son’s business deals could put a future presidential campaign at risk.
博布林斯基, in an interview with Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” said he raised concerns in 2017 致前副总统的兄弟吉姆·拜登（Jim Biden）, 关于乔·拜登（Joe Biden）与一家中国能源公司可能合资的关系.
博布林斯基, 在美国退休的中尉. 海军, 曾是SinoHawk Holdings的首席执行官, 他说，这是华信主席叶建明和拜登的两个家庭成员之间的伙伴关系。.
“‘令人难以置信的可否认性,’ 他在半岛酒店的小屋里直接对我说,“ 他说.
In the interview, he outlines how an alleged meeting with Joe Biden took place on May 2, 2017. Fox News first reported text messages that indicated such a meeting. Bobulinski said that it was the Bidens, not him, who had pushed the meeting.
“They were sort of wining and dining me and presenting the strength of the Biden family to get me engaged and to take on the CEO role to develop SinoHawk in the U.S. and around the world in partnership with CEFC,“ 他说.
He went at length into how Joe Biden arrived for a Milken conference, partly held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, and how he was introduced by Jim and Hunter Biden to the former vice president.
“I didn’t request to meet with Joe” 拜登, 他说. “They requested that I meet with Joe [拜登]. They were putting their entire family legacy on the line. They knew exactly what they were doing.”
He asked why the former vice president would want to meet him.
“Why on 10:38 on the night of May 2 would Joe Biden take time out of his schedule to take time with me, behind a column so people could not see us, to have a discussion with his family and my family and business at a very high level?” 他说.
The meeting on May 2, 2017, would have taken place 11 days before a May 13, 2017, email obtained by Fox News, which included a discussion of “remuneration packages” for six people in a business deal with a Chinese energy firm. 该电子邮件似乎将Hunter Biden标识为“主席 / 副主席取决于与CEFC的协议,显然是指已破产的华信中国能源有限公司.
The email includes a note that “Hunter [拜登] has some office expectations he will elaborate.” A proposed equity split references “20” for “H” and “10 held by H for the big guy?”，没有更多详细信息. Bobulinski has repeatedly said “the big guy” was Joe.
Biden has repeatedly denied being involved with his son’s business dealings.
Bobulinski said he was told by CEFC that it was a $ 10 million deal that would see a $ 5 million loan to the Biden family and $ 5 million was their contribution to capitalize SinoHawk Holdings.
The allegations have been denied by Joe Biden and his campaign.
“我一生中从未从任何外国来源获得过一分钱,” Joe Biden said at a presidential debate last week. “We learned this president … has a secret bank account with China, does business in China, and in fact is talking about me taking money? I have not taken a single penny from any country whatsoever, ever, ever.”
Separately the Biden campaign has said that it released the former vice president’s tax documents and returns, 没有反映出中国投资的参与.
“Joe Biden has never even considered being involved in business with his family, 也不从事任何海外业务,” Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates told Fox News. “He has never held stock in any such business arrangements nor has any family member or any other person ever held stock for him.”
Bobulinski also said that Hunter Biden and Jim Biden were looking to complete deals in places like Oman and Luxembourg, France and Romania — although they had no qualifications with which to do so.
“The only qualification they had was the Biden name,“ 他说.
与此同时, he praised one of the business partners James Gilliar as “sharp” 和 “as legitimate as they come.” But GIlliar had previously told the Wall Street Journal that he was “unaware of any involvement at anytime of the former Vice President.”
Bobulinski also said he wouldn’t have gone public about it if comments by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff that his claims were part of a “Russian disinformation” campaign were retracted. He has then decided to go public to the FBI, 司法部, Congress and the media to tell his story.
“This isn’t a political decision, people were accusing my family of treason after I defended my country,“ 他说.
As for what the deals could mean in a potential Biden administration, Bobulinski said that he believes Joe Biden and his family are “compromised.”
“I just don’t see given the history here and the facts how Joe can’t be influenced in some manner based on the history they have here with CEFC,“ 他说.
“I think the American people should be demanding that this is investigated,“ 他说.
He also said he had received death threats and had spoken to the FBI about the danger to him and his family, but hoped he would become irrelevant as the facts came out.
“Hopefully I will go stage left and hopefully our government and appropriate people in the Biden family will go on record and provide facts to the American people,” 他说.