Hunter Biden contradicted his father, President Joe Biden, with revelations that he made more than half a million dollars from a deal with a Chinese company, Fox News reported. The elder Biden previously claimed his family "made no money from China."
This information came out during a hearing Wednesday in front of a federal judge in a Delaware courtroom. During the proceedings, Hunter Biden's previously arranged sweetheart plea deal fell apart under the scrutiny of Judge Maryellen Noreika.
The younger Biden had two arrangements that granted him leniency on both a gun crime and tax charges, the Associated Press reported. The two deals overlapped and were ultimately considered untenable in the judge's opinion.
"It seems to me like you are saying, 'Just rubber stamp the agreement, Your Honor,'" the judge told prosecutors. "This seems to me to be form over substance," she later concluded.
However, Hunter Biden may have gotten himself deeper in trouble by admitting he profited from a deal with a company backed by the Chinese Communist Party. Despite his father's claims that nobody in the family profited from the Chinese, Hunter Biden was paid some $664,000.
The money was from a Chinese infrastructure investment paid to Hunter Biden through a company he founded in 2017. "I started a company called Hudson West, your Honor, and my partner was associated with a Chinese energy company called CEFC," Hunter Biden admitted to Noreika.
The court asked who the associate was that helped him set up the company. "I don't know how to spell his name; Yi Jianming is the chairman of that company," Hunter Biden said, referring to the head of CEFC China Energy.
"$664,000 from a Chinese infrastructure investment company — is that one of the companies we've already talked about?" Judge Maryellen Noreika asked him to clarify. The younger Biden answered in the affirmative.
"I believe so, yes, your Honor," he replied. "I believe CEFC."
It's a damning piece of information that is sure to compound Hunter Biden's mounting troubles. However, it's also an issue for the president.
During a debate in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden accused his opponent, then-President Donald Trump, of being the one to profit off of the CCP. "The only guy who made money from China is this guy," Biden said in reference to Trump.
"He’s the only one. Nobody else has made money from China," Joe Biden doubled down.
He denied it again as recently as March 17 when asked about the $1 million paid from his son's joint venture with Rob Walker and the CCP in 2017 that was uncovered in a subpoena from the House Oversight Committee. "That’s not true," the president once again claimed before his son Hunter Biden spilled the beans.
The Bidens clearly have had their hands in several shady schemes. They've gotten away with it for years, but now it seems to be crashing down on them all at once, thanks to Hunter Biden.