New documents released Wednesday by the House Ways and Means Committee show James Biden, President Joe Biden’s brother, told the FBI that Hunter Biden and the Biden family attempted to help a Chinese company purchase U.S. energy assets while believing the Chinese company’s leader was directly tied to Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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The FBI interview report released by the House Ways and Means Committee is from an interview that took place last year and explains that James Biden told the FBI about attempts by him and Hunter Biden to help the Chinese CEFC energy firm purchase a facility for liquid natural gas on Monkey Island, which is located off the coast of Louisiana.
The report also indicates that James Biden met with Ye Jianming, the Chinese CEFC energy firm’s chairman. The report released by the committee states, “James B noted (Hunter) portrayed CEFC to him as Chairman Ye was a protégé of President Xi.”
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith held a vote Wednesday, allowing the committee to approve the release of previously confidential information pertaining to the FBI and IRS probe of Hunter Biden and his family. Along with James Biden’s FBI interview report, the committee released multiple other documents just prior to the House’s first scheduled impeachment inquiry hearing against the president.
The James Biden FBI interview report was presented to the House Ways and Means Committee by Joseph Ziegler and Gary Shapley, both FBI whistleblowers. According to Just the News, Wednesday’s report that was released to the public appears to contradict Joe Biden’s claim during the 2020 election that his family did not make any money from China.
Just the News reported that previous documents released by federal prosecutors show that Hunter Biden received millions of dollars from China, including the Chinese CEFC energy firm that was highlighted in the James Biden FBI interview report.