(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – A lawyer for Hunter Biden has admitted a 2017 WhatsApp text demanding money from a Chinese executive and Communist Party operative was sent by his client.
The WhatsApp text message dated July 30, 2017, is part of the US Justice Department’s five-year-long investigation into Hunter Biden.
It has been exposed by whistleblower Gary Shapley, a criminal investigator with the IRS who spoke in closed-door testimony to Congress last month.
The House Ways and Means Committee released a transcript of his testimony last week.
“I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled,” Hunter Biden wrote to Henry Zhao, CEO of Harvest Fund Management and Communist Party official.
A day after the transcript’s publication, Hunter Biden’s lawyer Chris Clark issued a statement confirming the text’s authenticity while seeking to “distance President Joe Biden from the scandal by framing [the first son] as a victim,” Breitbart News reports.
“The DOJ investigation covered a period which was a time of turmoil and addiction for my client. Any verifiable words or actions of my client in the midst of a horrible addiction are solely his own and have no connection to anyone in his family,” Clark wrote.
His statement came the day when Breitbart revealed the Biden family business got $5.1 million from China within ten days of Hunter’s text, according to a 2020 US Senate report on the Biden family.
“On Aug. 4, 2017, CEFC Infrastructure Investment (US) LLC, a subsidiary of Ye Jianming’s CEFC China Energy Company that listed Gongwen Dong as its director, sent Hunter Biden’s law firm, Owasco, a payment for $100,000. This transaction was identified for potential criminal financial activity,” the Senate report says.
“On Aug. 8, 2017, CEFC Infrastructure Investment wired $5 million to the bank account for Hudson West III… It is unclear whether Hunter Biden was half-owner of Hudson West III at that time. However, starting on Aug. 8, the same day the $5 million was received, and continuing through Sept. 25, 2018, Hudson West III sent frequent payments to Owasco, Hunter Biden’s firm. These payments, which were described as consulting fees, reached $4,790,375.25 in just over a year,” the document discloses.
Chris Clark, Hunter Biden’s attorney, admitted the 2017 WhatsApp text demanding money from a CCP-linked businessman while “sitting” next to his dad was indeed Hunter’s message. https://t.co/bvR0eaYuej
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