Democratic New York Rep. Dan Goldman appeared to suggest Wednesday that the Chinese company for whom a recently-indicted whistleblower allegedly operated on behalf – and which also paid Hunter Biden and businesses linked to him over $5 million – is linked to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Goldman condemned the House Oversight Committee for requesting testimony from Hunter Biden whistleblower Dr. Gal Luft, an Israeli professor who made accusations that the Biden family had ties to Chinese military intelligence, and was indicted for acting as an unregistered agent of China. However, the same company that allegedly paid Luft for advancing CCP interests, CEFC China Energy, also paid businesses linked to Hunter Biden roughly $5 million, much of which was then transferred to Hunter Biden’s personal corporation, according to a Senate committee report.
Goldman did not mention Hunter Biden’s involvement with CEFC during his interview with MSNBC on Wednesday.
So Rep. Goldman acknowledges that CEFC China, which paid Hunter Biden $6 million and met with Joe Biden, is CCP? Interesting. https://t.co/8Kapvk1u1g
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) July 13, 2023
“[Luft] is certainly not a legitimate whistleblower, he is an alleged conman – as we said in the letter – who brokered a weapons-for-oil deal between China and Iran multiple times, who was an unregistered agent advancing the interests of the CCP in the United States, and who very importantly is indicted on making false statements to the FBI,” Goldman said.
Goldman was referencing a Department of Justice indictment against Luft that alleges his think tank company, the Institute for the Analysis for Global Security, accepted at least $700,000 from the Chinese firm CEFC starting in 2015, partially in exchange for recruiting a former CIA director to promote pro-Beijing policies. CEFC sent roughly $5 million to businesses linked to Hunter Biden in August 2017, after Biden sent a text warning a CEFC associate about his “ability to forever hold a grudge” if certain deals weren’t conducted, invoking his father Joe Biden.
A CEFC subsidiary sent $5 million to Hudson West III, a business linked to Biden, which then transferred the money to Hunter Biden’s personal corporation, Owasco P.C.
Rep. Goldman’s office did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
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