The House Oversight Committee released new WhatsApp messages Tuesday that were allegedly written by Hunter Biden while he was working on a business deal with a Chinese company.
According to information shared by the committee via Twitter, the messages were exchanged in August 2017 between President Joe Biden's son and Gongwen Dong, an associate at the energy company CEFC China Energy, linked to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
In the conversation, Hunter Biden spoke about the importance of investing $10 million annually in the joint venture with CEFC. Likewise, the president's son showed dissatisfaction with the possibility of earning $5 million and emphasized that "the Bidens" were the right people to do what "the president of that society" was looking for.
"I can make $5 million in salary from any law firm in America. If you think it's about money, it's not. The Biden's (sic) are the best at doing exactly what the Chairman wants from this [partnership]," read messages posted by Republicans.
In the series of publications made by the committee, it clarifies that the Chairman allegedly referred to in the messages is Ye Jianming, "a Chinese billionaire tied to a CCP-intelligence gathering agency" of the Chinese Communist Party that sought to expand China's influence around the world with souvenirs from abroad.
According to the committee, the day after that exchange of messages, OWASCO PC, one of Hunter Biden's companies, received $10,000 from CEFC.
THE NEXT DAY:
One of Hunter's shell companies, OWASCO PC, received $100,000 from CEFC. pic.twitter.com/2lNX5mfTux
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) June 27, 2023
"As more facts come to light, it becomes even more evident that the Bidens put China and their interests first and America last," Republicans on the committee said.
Another Whatsapp conversation
Last week another conversation was also published in which Hunter allegedly used his father's influence to pressure a Chinese business partner for reneging on a commitment.
"I am sitting here with my father, and we would like to understand why the commitment made was not fulfilled," reads the message reportedly sent by Hunter on July 30, 2017, to Henry Zhao, a CCP official.