Guest post by Jason Grossman
A top US House Republican investigator is demanding answers from the FBI about the possible security implications posed by a former close business associate of Hunter Biden.
Rep. James Comer (R-KY), the ranking member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, sent a letter Wednesday to FBI Director Christopher Wray.
The letter was sent to the FBI as a warning that Hunter Biden’s history with his Chinese business associate might be a “national security threat” that the FBI must investigate.
Why has the FBI ignored this obvious threat?
Bao gave Hunter Biden insight into purchasing U.S. gas reserves to sell to China & urged Hunter to encourage his father to run for president.👇 pic.twitter.com/UF5vlFPFpD
— Rep. James Comer (@RepJamesComer) October 26, 2022
Rep. Comer argued that Hunter Biden’s business associate or secretary, JiaQi “Jackie” Bao, provided President Joe Biden’s son “insight into purchasing (liquefied) natural gas reserves in the United States to sell to China, had access to the Biden’s family’s financial information, and liaised with CCP-affiliated agents on the Biden’s behalf.”
Rep. Comer’s newest letter and the letter he sent in September provided to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, mentioned specific details about Hunter Biden’s efforts to work out deals with China’s CEFC Energy, and the Washington Examiner can confirm his laptop hard drive is full of evidence about these efforts.
Rep. Comer wrote that Bao “seemed determined to remain close to the Biden political orbit even after the initial relationship dissolved, a hallmark of foreign intelligence activity.” James Comer pointed to a particular email from March 20, 2018 from Bao to Hunter Biden as reported by the New York Post.
“I don’t think you should worry about any of the recent news at all (my personal opinion), because Chinese companies always deal very diplomatically with foreign business partners,” Bao wrote. “Even if the worst case with Ye, those in the U.S. would not be impacted at all and in fact it will present a great opportunity to gain, both in terms of doing something substantial tangible gains without gains make any noise, if done right.”
Rep. Comer said Bao’s “efforts to remain close to the Biden family following the CEFC venture collapse raises serious concerns about Bao’s motives and plans with the Biden family” he also said – “an alarming national security threat” if Bao was continuing to push the energy deals on China’s behalf.
Bao was awarded a Chinese government scholarship and received a degree at Tsinghua University, which is the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.
Rep. Comer also mentioned that Bao went on to work for China National Development Reform Commission.
Rep. Comer wrote that Bao worked for the China National Reform Commission which “ implements the Communist Party of China ’s Central Committee’s policies and decisions on development and reform.”
The NY Times wrote an article in December of 2018 about Hunter Biden’s dealings with CEFC and Joe Biden left his son a voicemail saying, “I thought the article released online, it’s going to be printed tomorrow the Times – was good. I think you’re clear.”
“After infiltrating the Biden family, Bao urged Hunter to encourage Joe Biden to run for president months before he announced and then supplied the Biden family campaign advice related to China”. Comer wrote, saying this was her effort to “ingratiate herself” with the Biden family.
Hunter Biden was told by Band CEFC associates in an October -24-2017, email that “my job is to make sure our interest is protected.”
“Bao appeared to be effectively running the joint venture under Hunter Biden’s name. She produced yearly reports and business plans for Hudson West III, the joint venture Hunter Biden created with the Chinese firm”, the top House Republican investigator