CNN’s Simon Prokupecz reported Wednesday that an investigation into Hunter Biden’s taxes includes a gift given to him in 2017 by Ye Jianming, the founder of the CEFC China Energy Co.
Emails reported by the New York Post from Hunter Biden’s laptop in October — which CNN deliberately ignored — suggested that Hunter Biden was involved in a joint venture with CEFC to create a new company in which former Vice President Joe Biden may have been assigned a 10% ownership stake.
Hunter Biden’s former business partner, Tony Bobulinski, corroborated the story — and told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson that he became alarmed when Hunter Biden began acting as the personal attorney for Jianming. CEFC later went bankrupt.
Hunter Biden and the Biden-Harris transition team acknowledged Thursday that Hunter was under investigation by the U.S. Attorney in Delaware over his taxes:
Fox News said the investigation was separate from a money laundering investigation it reported in October. But CNN’s Prokupecz — ironically — linked the new investigation to the laptop story, albeit perhaps inadvertently:
The Post originally reported that the Biden family deal with Jianming’s company was discussed in 2017, Joe Biden’s first year out of office.