On Thursday night, Tony Bobulinski, a retired U.S. Navy veteran and former business partner of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, said Joe Biden knew about the business venture.
In a press conference held in Nashville, Tenn. before the final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Biden, Bobulinski said he would turn over electronic devices and records of business dealings with Hunter Biden to the FBI, and those business records will show Joe Biden’s involvement in business deals involving China. Bobulinsky also said he would meet with Senators about the former business relationship.
Bobulinski described working with members of the Biden family, including Joe Biden, in a Chinese business venture known as Sinohawk Holdings.
During his press conference, Bobulinski held up three cell phones which he said contained the documentary evidence of his business partnership with members of the Biden family, spanning from 2015 to 2018. Bobulinski said he personally met Joe Biden on May 2, 2017. Bobulinski said he and Joe Biden met for an hour and discussed “the Bidens’ family business plans with the Chinese, with which he was plainly familiar at least at a high level.”
“Well here are the facts I know and everything I’m saying is corroborated by emails, WhatsApp chats, agreements, documents and other evidence,” Bobulinski said. “And the American people can judge for themselves.”
He said an email describing the proposed equity ownership split between members of his business venture, including “10 percent held by H for the Big Guy.” Bobulinski said “H” refers to Hunter Biden and the “Big Guy” refers to Joe Biden.
Bobulinski also said Joe Biden’s involvement in the business venture was not to be mentioned in writing but only in face to face conversations.
Bobulinski’s account comes amid reporting on a set of emails on a laptop reportedly belonging to Hunter Biden, which was abandoned at a Delaware computer repair shop. The emails, first reported by the New York Post have reportedly described Hunter Biden’s foreign business deals and Joe Biden’s knowledge of those deals, despite the presidential candidate’s repeated public denials of having any knowledge of his son’s business dealings.
“I have heard Joe Biden say that he’s never discussed business with Hunter,” Bobulinski said. “That is false. I have firsthand knowledge about this because I directly dealt with the Biden family, including Joe Biden.”
Bobulinski also said $5 million China’s CEFC bank contributed to the business venture were meant to go to Sinohawk Holdings, but that Hunter Biden retained the funds and had them wired to a separate business entity set up for him and his family. Bobulinksi said he found out about the placement of the $5 million in funds from a September Senate report prepared by Sen. Ron Johnson, who suggested the Biden family sought to profit from their name.
“Tomorrow, I will be meeting with Senate committee members concerning this matter, and I will be providing to the FBI the devices, which contain the evidence corroborating what I have said,” Bobulinski said.
Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates criticized reporting about the Biden family’s alleged business activities, in a statement prior to Bobulinski’s press conference.
“As Chris Wallace said on the air about this very smear, ‘Vice President Biden has actually released his tax returns — unlike President Trump — and there is no indication he ever got any money from anybody in these business deals,'” Bates said. “Joe Biden has never even considered being involved in business with his family, nor in any overseas business whatsoever.”