Hunter Biden 'requested key for "office mate" Joe at space he planned to share with Chinese emissary’, email shows
HUNTER Biden requested a key to be made for his father, whom he described as his "office mate", at a work space he planned to share with a Chinese emissary, emails show.
A series of emails sent in 2017 between Hunter Biden and the general manager of a Washington, D.C. building of multiple office suites and embassies, raises questions about the extent of Joe Biden's knowledge of his family’s Chinese business dealings.
In an email obtained by Daily Caller and dated September 21, 2017, Biden asks House of Sweden property manager Cecilia Browning if he could "please have keys made available for new office mates."
Those listed include father Joe Biden, step mother Jill Biden, uncle Jim Biden and Gongweng Dong – a man whom Hunter Biden identifies as the “emissary” for Ye Jianming, the chairman of the now-bankrupt Chinese energy conglomerate CEFC.
"[P]lease have keys made available for new office mates: Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Jim Biden, Gongwen Dong (Chairman Ye CEFC emissary)," the email reads.
In the same email, Hunter Biden also requested that a sign be made for his office door reading 'The Biden Foundation' and 'Hudson West (CEFC US).'
Hunter also provided the personal cell phone numbers for his father and uncle, and suggested that Browning’s associate call them “if she insists.”
It is not known whether Joe Biden ever visited his son’s D.C. office.
Hunter Biden also refers to Ye as "my partner", unaware that just five months the chairman would be detained in China in March of 2018 and accused of bribery.
Ye's company was declared bankrupt earlier this year amid accusations that it used a complex web of shell companies to facilitate fake transactions.
At the time of the email, Hunter Biden's company Rosemont Seneca was leasing office space from House of Sweden.
House of Sweden confirmed that Hunter Biden's company had rented space in the building at the time of the 2017 email, but declined to offer further details.
"House of Sweden is owned and managed by National Property Board Sweden," general manager Cecilia Browning said in a statement to Fox News.
"We have tenants who rent office space, and it is correct that Rosemont Seneca LLC rented an office at House of Sweden between February 2017 – February 2018."
Browning added: "However, please note that we do not share information about current and previous tenants."
The leaked emails come as Federal prosecutors are said to be investigating Hunter Biden's “tax affairs” as rumors circulate the probe is also focused on Biden’s foreign business activities, including with CEFC.
Earlier this month, it emerged that feds in Delaware and Washington were looking into money laundering claims and Hunter Biden's foreign dealings, a source told Politico.
The probe is also said to involve a laptop owned by Hunter which contains documents detailing his dealings in China and Ukraine, according to the New York Post.
The FBI is also looking into transactions with foreigners who posed counterintelligence concerns, CNN reports.
This comes a year after federal agents seized a laptop from a Delaware computer repair shop whose owner claims it was left there by Hunter.
In October, Fox News reported that the FBI subpoenaed the laptop and hard drive because it is linked to a money laundering investigation in late 2019.
It is unclear whether the money-laundering investigation is directly related to Hunter.
Federal authorities in Pennsylvania have also launched a criminal probe into a hospital business in which Joe Biden's brother James was involved, another source told Politico.
In September, Republicans alleged Joe Biden's relatives "were involved in a vast financial network" connected to "foreign governments."
The latest reports concerning the president-elect's family comes just over a month before he is set to enter the White House.
Joe Biden has repeatedly denied any involvement in his son's foreign business dealings with China.
Reacting to the news of the federal probe, the Biden-Harris transition team said that Joe was "deeply proud of his son."
It added that Hunter had "fought through difficult challenges, including the vicious personal attacks of recent months, only to emerge stronger."
The last part of this statement would appear to be a reference to the "Ukraine, crack, and sex" allegations previously published by the New York Post and reports about his business dealings in China.
According to a September report on Biden's overseas business dealings released by Republican senators, a company called Hudson West III opened a line of credit in September 2017.
Credit cards issued against the account were used by Hunter, his uncle James Biden and James' wife, Sara Biden, to purchase more than $100,000 "worth of extravagant items, including airline tickets and multiple items at Apple Inc. stores, pharmacies, hotels and restaurants," the report said.
The company has since been dissolved. Hunter Biden's law firm, Owasco PC, was one of two owners, according to the report. Leaked documents suggest that Ye controlled the other half of Hudson West III.
Sun Online has contacted the Biden Campaign for comment.
What was the Hunter Biden laptop scandal?
The laptop and emails in question were first obtained by the New York Post in October.
The Post revealed that Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani provided them with emails allegedly belonging to Hunter.
The emails, which were retrieved from a laptop hard drive, related to Hunter's work with Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings, as well as his work with a Chinese energy firm.
The Post published a "smoking-gun" email that allegedly revealed how Hunter introduced his father to a Ukrainian businessman, Vadym Pozharskyi, when Joe Biden was vice president under Barack Obama.
The Sun cannot independently confirm the authenticity of these documents.
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