Hunter Biden was receiving a $10 million annual fee from a Chinese billionaire who has been accused of corruption and with whom he sought to increase the cash flow with a joint business ownership, an August 2017 email from Mr. Biden shows.
The money was for “introductions alone,” said Mr. Biden, son of Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden. Another email to Hunter Biden from a consultant says that a 10% stake in an unnamed company will go to “the big guy?” The “big guy” was not identified.
Hunter Biden hooked up with the billionaire, Ye Jianming, chairman of the CEFC China Energy Co. conglomerate, during his father’s vice presidency.
The emails were first reported by The New York Post on Thursday.
The newspaper obtained a cache of messages, documents and photos from a MacBrook Pro laptop purportedly owned by Hunter Biden, via President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudolph W. Giuliani.
Democratic candidate Mr. Biden has denied any wrongdoing.
His campaign said investigations into Mr. Biden and Hunter have “reached the same conclusion: that Joe Biden carried out official U.S. policy toward Ukraine and engaged in no wrongdoing.”
The New York Post stories have helped keep the allegations alive less than three weeks from Election Day.
Mr. Biden told donors Thursday that Mr. Trump is ratcheting up a “misinformation” campaign.
“We have 19 days left, and you know, he’s going to throw everything but the kitchen sink at me,” Mr. Biden said.
“I Hope you all cal do what I did and pay for everything for this entire family Fro 30 years,” the text reads. “It’s really hard. But don’t worry unlike Pop I won’t make you give me half your salary.”
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