JOE Biden has reportedly been identified as “the big guy” in for a 10 per cent cut in a business deal with a Chinese energy firm discussed in his son Hunter’s leaked emails, according to a source involved in the talks.
One of the people on an email thread dated May 13, 2017 and obtained by Fox News told the network about the “remuneration packages” for six people in a business deal with now-bankrupt CEFC China Energy Company.
The email identifies Hunter as “Chair / Vice Chair depending on agreement with CEFC” and includes a note saying “Hunter has some office expectations he will elaborate.”
In the email, a proposed equity split details “20” for “H” and “10 held by H for the big guy?”
One of the people copied on the email spoke with Fox News and confirmed its validity, with the source identifying “the big guy” as Joe Biden.
The emails point to a larger look into the Bidens’ relationship with Ukraine, which came under the public eye last year while Congress voted to impeach Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress after Trump solicited foreign interference.
Trump made a phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25 to investigate Biden, who was among many U.S. experts who wanted Ukrainian prosecutor general Viktor Shokin fired as they believed he wasn’t prosecuting corruption.
In another email from May 2014, Burisma board adviser Vadym Pozharskyi asks Hunter, who worked at Burisma, how to stop “politically motivated actions.”
“We urgently need your advice on how you could use your influence to convey a message / signal, etc. to stop what we consider to be politically motivated actions,” read Pozharskyi’s email to Hunter.
Another email from Pozharskyi sent less than a year later shows him thanking Hunter for an invitation to meet his father.
Joe Biden’s campaign has denied wrongdoing and said Biden’s schedule shows no meeting taking place, but didn’t completely rule out Biden may have had an informal interaction with Pozharskyi.
The campaign also released Biden’s tax documents, which the president has yet to do, showing no involvement with Chinese investments.
Andrew Bates, a spokesperson for the Biden campaign, said, “investigations by the press, during impeachment, and even by two Republican-led Senate committees whose work was decried as ‘not legitimate’ and political by a GOP colleague have all reached the same conclusion: that Joe Biden carried out official U.S. policy toward Ukraine and engaged in no wrongdoing.”
“Trump administration officials have attested to these facts under oath,” he concluded.