In documents from the infamous Hunter Biden laptop, it was revealed that Biden was working to land a deal in 2017 to transfer liquid natural gas from the US to a Chinese energy company.
On Tuesday, Breitbart revealed previously unreported on documents from he laptop that showed how Biden was shown using his family to leverage a deal with Chinese energy company CEFC.
"In an email from October 23, 2017, an intermediary by the name of JiaQi Bao, between Hunter Biden and his Chinese business associates, sent an email thanking Hunter and Joe Biden's brother, Jim, for arranging a meeting with Greg Michaels, the president of a natural gas liquefaction facility in Louisiana called Monkey Island LNG, and detailing plans for what will be discussed," wrote Breitbart.
"We have a 10:30 meeting tomorrow @ 3CC with Greg Michaels, the president of Monkey Island LNG Terminal project in Louisiana. Thank you for Jim and Hunter for bringing the owner to talk to us directly," Bao wrote in an email.
That email was received by Hunter, Jim, and Gongwen Dong, a Chinese investor involved in multiple deals linked to the Bidens.
In another email on October 29, 2017, Bao writes to discuss plans for the business venture, noting that Biden is the best person to help "friend," CEFC chairman Ye Jianming. Bao noted this because Biden has "access to decision makers" required to approve the transfer of essential natural resources to foreign entities.
"Through you and Uncle Jim’s connection, with Monkey Island/Magnolia/Project ABC as a starting point / talking point, we can check out a lot of all other interesting Louisana/Taxes/Gulf of Mexico U. S. projects [sic]," Bao's email begins.
"You are the best person to help your friend Ye to do that, because you know a lot of folks in the area and you have the access to decision- makers / helpful local folks with insight about the region," she continues.
According to Breitbart, Ye Jianming was previously connected to the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army, and was detained in China in 2018. C EFC is now defunct.
A third email from Bao, sent in December of 2017, included the subject line reading, "updates from your good trooper." It reportedly contained an attachment with extensive research on the energy industry in Louisiana.
This industry overview, reportedly put together by Bao, "compiles details on the U.S. liquid natural gas industry from how local climate effects output, to how natural gas is distributed throughout the United States and from where, to pipeline networks and existing infrastructure, to local tax policy and incentives, costs of shipping, and supply chain details," wrote Breitbart.
Bao noted at the bottom of the report that: "Without passing FERC review, will not receive non-FTA approval," and "Without non-FTA approval, won’t be able to sell LNG to China."
FERC is the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and "non-FTA" refers to non Free Trade Agreement countries, which includes China.
In a FARA compliance report compiled by Senator Chick Grassley in November of 2020, he states that the Biden's were being used Ye Jianming to "build influence" in securing U.S. business. The CEFC natural gas deal fell through in 2018.
"As part of Hunter Biden's efforts to assist Ye, he reportedly began working on a deal for Ye that involved a $40 million investment in a natural gas project on Monkey Island in Louisiana that reportedly fell through in 2018," Grassley’s report says.
"In order for Ye to succeed with future business in the United States, he had to, as The New York Times stated, 'build influence.' Based on the recently released records, that is exactly what Hunter Biden and James Biden were supposed to do for CEFC," the report continued. "Accordingly, it appears that Hunter and James Biden, based on their family name and political influence, were agents of CEFC, as both had planned roles with CEFC's investment vehicles and engaged in efforts to seal financial deals for Ye and CEFC, which would ultimately benefit the communist Chinese government."
Although the deal fell through, Bao continued to email Biden, writing him an email in March of 2020 urging him to "help Uncle Joe run for President."
"You should not be distracted by random media articles. You need to help Uncle Joe run for President. Your father really should run for 2020 for this country," she wrote on March 14, just one month before Biden announced his candidacy for president.
That email also reportedly contained details as to who Bao thought Biden would make a better leader than "ignorant +arrogant" President Trump.