Hunter Biden, according to newly released testimony from two Internal Revenue Service whistleblowers, once threatened a Chinese business associate for payment by invoking his father.
During a press conference addressing allegations that the Biden administration interfered with U.S. Attorney David Weiss’s investigation into the president’s son, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Jason Smith (R-Missouri) made the revelation following an earlier hearing.
An IRS agent told Smith’s committee that agency investigators discovered messages from an iCloud search warrant in August 2020, but prosecutors “denied investigators’ requests to develop a strategy to investigate the messages and denied investigators’ suggestion to obtain location information to determine where the texts were sent from.”
On July 30, 2017, Hunter Biden sent Henry Zhao a message through WhatsApp, which investigators were able to obtain.
Smith’s committee provided a transcript of the exchange in which Hunter Biden appears to have mentioned his father, Joe Biden:
My father and I are seated here and would like to know why the commitment made has not been met. Tell the director that I would like to resolve this issue tonight, before it goes out of hand. And, Z, if I receive a call or text from anyone else involved in this besides you, Zhang, or the chairman, I will ensure that you will regret not following my instructions, between the man seated next to me and everyone he knows and my ability to hold a grudge forever. I am currently awaiting a phone contact with my father.
According to author Peter Schweizer, Henry Zhao is a member of the Chinese Communist Party and a former business associate of the daughter of China’s former minister of state security.
“Zhao was also a key figure for Biden prospects in China,” Schweizer noted. “His fund participated in BHR, where Hunter Biden received a board seat.”
During testimony on Monday, the deputy director of the FBI essentially acknowledged under oath that a document allegedly containing evidence that former Vice President Joe Biden accepted millions of dollars in bribe money from a Ukrainian national existed.
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