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WSJ: Tony Bobulinski and the Biden Family Business Hunter’s former partner tells Congress how Joe & Co. sold influence.

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Tony Bobulinski and the Biden Family Business

Hunter’s former partner tells Congress how Joe & Co. sold influence.

The Wall Street Journal stands up for Tony Bobulinski.  The WSJ writes:

“Remember Tony Bobulinski? He’s the former Hunter Biden business partner who exposed details about the Biden family business in 2020 but was ignored by the press. Last week he testified before the House Oversight and Judiciary committees, and he confirmed how the Bidens sold political influence and the family ‘brand.’ 

A businessman with international experience, Mr. Bobulinski was recruited to work with Hunter Biden, Rob Walker and James Gilliar on a business venture with CEFC, a China-based energy firm with ties to the Chinese Communist Party. Hunter later eased out Mr. Bobulinski, but not before Mr. Bobulinski saw how the Biden family business worked. He has provided dozens of emails, text messages and business and financial documents to back up his testimony.


Mr. Gilliar recruited Mr. Bobulinski in 2017 to meet Mr. Gilliar’s partner and be part of what Mr. Bobulinski was told would be a ‘massive’ deal with CEFC. The partner was Hunter. Mr. Bobulinski says it was made clear to him that Hunter’s contribution was ‘providing his name and the power of his family and what they’ve developed over the prior 50 years.’ 

He says Joe Biden was also central to the deal. Mr. Bobulinski says he met the then former Vice President in early May 2017 in Los Angeles in the context of the CEFC deal. Hunter arranged a meeting with his father, though Mr. Bobulinski says he was ‘coached’ by his partners that ‘this is going to be a high-level meeting. We’re not going to go into a lot of detail’ about CEFC.

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This was prelude to an email chain in mid-May that discussed shares in the new business venture, including ’10 held by H for the big guy.’ Mr. Bobulinski says ‘the big guy—100 percent—is Joe Biden.’ He told the committees that ‘not once did anybody else that was on that email chain’ question this phrase because everyone knew ‘who they were talking about.’

Mr. Bobulinksi provided the committee with texts and emails in which Hunter and Mr. Gilliar refer to Joe’s involvement in the deal. Mr. Gilliar warned Mr. Bobulinski in late May in a text: ‘Don’t mention Joe being involved, it’s only when u are face to face, I know u know that but they are paranoid.’

Mr. Bobulinski says another dispute concerned a sudden demand that James Biden, Joe’s brother, get a stake. Mr. Gilliar explained in a text message that this was necessary because ‘H could be unreliable, so I pushed another family member.’

Mr. Bobulinski says he once asked James Biden about the potential political implications of the deal: ‘Aren’t you guys concerned that if Joe does run for President of the United States in the future that you guys are doing business directly with the Chinese?’ He says James Biden laughed and responded: ‘Plausible deniability.’

Mr. Bobulinski had tough words for Mr. Walker’s recent testimony claiming to be unaware of Joe’s involvement. ‘For every one of these guys to now have amnesia or, like, you know, claim that, ‘Oh, Hunter wasn’t really talking about his father’ is just absurd,’ he told the committees.

He points to ‘stacks of evidence that Joe Biden showed up at meetings, shook hands, participated in phone calls,’ including claims he was on at least 20 Hunter business calls.

Joe Biden ‘was calling to demonstrate the Biden brand to whoever was in that meeting, whether it was the Ukrainians, the Romanians, the Russians, Colombians, Chinese, whoever it was. That’s all he had to do.’ Mr. Bobulinski says. ‘Just him being on the phone is evidence of involvement and enabling the transaction.’

Mr. Bobulinski first tried to tell his story in the days before the 2020 election, but the press closed ranks around the Bidens. He told the House last week that he gave a voluntary interview to the FBI in October 2020, but the FBI never followed up. He was also never contacted by U.S. Attorney David Weiss, who is investigating Hunter. He says he was warned by Mr. Walker in October 2020 to stop talking because his claims were ‘going to bury us.’ 


Voters can decide if this matters to their choice for President, but it is a long way from Joe Biden’s 2020 claims that he had nothing to do with Hunter’s business. As Mr. Bobulinski put it to the committee: ‘The only reason any of these international business transactions took place, with tens of millions of dollars flowing directly to the Biden family, was because Joe Biden was in high office. The Biden family business was Joe Biden, period.’

The Oversight Committee says it has found that more than $20 million in payments from foreign sources flowed to Biden family members and business associates. The political reality is that Mr. Trump will use all of this to offset voter concern about his various trials. It’s one more reason for Democrats to reconsider the risks of Mr. Biden as their nominee.”

That all of this happened is not in doubt. The question now is what will Congress do. Stay tuned.