The Senate committee tasked with verifying materials submitted to Congress by former Hunter Biden business associate Tony Bobulinski has found all of the material reviewed so far to be legitimate.
Bobulinski submitted materials to the FBI and to Congress last week that he said proved the Biden family — including Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden — leveraged their family name to broker a partnership with CEFC China Energy Co. in 2017. Bobulinski was a member of the business consortium that dealt with the Chinese firm before things went south.
A spokesperson for Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who chairs the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, told the Daily Caller on Wednesday that all of the electronic devices and records of business dealings reviewed to date have been verified. The spokesperson also reportedly said that committee has not come across any “signs” or evidence to suggest the content is false.
The news appears to be a stunning rebuke of Democratic lawmakers and former intelligence officials, who have maintained that the Hunter Biden scandal stemming from the New York Post’s reporting and Bobulinski’s claims is part of a Russian disinformation campaign aimed at swaying the election.
The same laws that prohibit individuals from lying or submitting false information to Congress through verbal or written testimony also apply to the material Bobulinski submitted last week. As such, Johnson also told the Daily Caller that the lengthy review process will prevent the committee from calling Bobulinski to testify ahead of next week’s election.
Bobulinski was supposed to appear before the committee last week but that was postponed after the FBI requested an interview with him over his allegations. In a statement, Johnson said he was happy that the FBI was taking the matter seriously.
“I appreciate that the FBI has a job to do, and I am glad they are finally taking an interest in these concerning financial matters that our Committees have been investigating for months,” Johnson said. “I expect that Mr. Bobulinski will speak with our committee as soon as possible and fully share his insights into the Biden family’s business dealings.”
In September, Johnson and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) published a lengthy conflicts-of interests report about the Biden family which they said “revealed millions of dollars in questionable financial transactions between Hunter Biden and his associates and foreign individuals.”
Among many findings, the report discovered that “on Aug. 8, 2017, CEFC Infrastructure Investment wired $5 million to the bank account for Hudson West III,” most of which would later be rerouted to the Hunter Biden-owned Owasco firm.
.@JoeBiden lied — again.
Last night he said that Hunter did not make money from China. My and @ChuckGrassley rep… https://t.co/Z9JuqgyZxT
— Senator Ron Johnson (@Senator Ron Johnson)1603486856.0