Hunter Biden Asked to 'Get Joe Involved' in Shady China Deal, Text Messages Show
New bombshell texts emerge, show plan to set up 'truly family business' with Chinese firm
Bombshell text messages have newly emerged that show conversations between Hunter Biden's business partners where they discuss getting "Joe involved" with a shady Chinese Communist Party-linked deal.
The texts were obtained by Fox News from former Biden family business partner-turned-whistleblower Tony Bobulinski.
In the messages, Hunter's former associates ask him to bring his father into a venture with a company in China to create a "truly family business."
Screenshots of a text message exchange from 2017 between Bobulinski, James Gilliar, and Joe Biden's son Hunter were revealed in a Thursday night report.
One of the screenshots shows a text from Gilliar to Bobulinski that reads:
"Man U are right let's get the company set up, then tell H and family the high stakes and get Joe involved."
The joint-venture called Sinohawk Holdings sought a business relationship with CEFC, a Chinese energy company that is linked to the ruling Communist Party, according to The Blaze.
In another text from Bobulinski to Gilliar from April 2017, he questioned why James Biden was becoming so prominent in their dealings.
"[W]hat is the deal w Jim Biden as he wasn't part of the discussion but now seems a focal point," asked Bobulinski.
"With H demons, could be good to have a back up, he strengthens our USP to Chinese as it looks like a truly family business, and I like the dude," responded Gilliar.
It's unclear what Gilliar was referring to when he used the acronym "USP," but it often means "unique selling point."
In another exchange from May 2017, Gilliar appears to refer to the direct involvement of Joe Biden in the business venture to Bobulinski.
"Don't mention Joe being involved, it's only when u are face to face, I know u know that but they are paranoid," texted Gilliar.
"OK they should be paranoid about things," Bobulinski replies.
Sinohawk Holdings never solidified the business relationship they sought with CEFC.
Gilliar later denied Joe Biden's involvement in a statement to the Wall Street Journal.
"I am unaware of any involvement at any time of the former vice president," said Gilliar.
The development complicates denials from Joe Biden that he was involved in any misconduct related to his son's business dealings during his time as vice president to former President Barack Obama.