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Hunter Biden Laptop Emails Reveal President's Son Backed $120 Million Global Oil Plot: Report

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A report published on Tuesday describes a shady international business dealing involving Hunter Biden, a corrupt official accused of treason and a corrupt Chinese company.

The son of President Joe Biden has found himself ensconced in controversy ever since the New York Post obtained and published the contents of his personal laptop in late 2020.

Several illicit pictures and communications were among the released materials, including emails revealing how Hunter Biden set up a meeting between his father — then the vice president of the United States — and a Ukrainian businessman.

This took place roughly a year after Hunter Biden had joined the board of Burisma — a Ukrainian gas company — at a salary of $83,333 a month, according to the Post.

A report by the Daily Mail on Tuesday details how, in 2014 and 2015, Hunter Biden had also tried to broker a $120 million oil deal between a Chinese energy firm now facing U.S. sanctions and a  former prime minister of Kazakhstan who has been accused of treason.

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The outlet cited emails it obtained from Biden’s laptop.

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The former prime minister involved in the deal, Karim Massimov, was fired from his post as head of the Kazakh National Security Committee “amid an overhaul of top government officials following protests in Kazakhstan in January” and subsequently charged with treason, the Daily Mail reported.

The other party involved was the state-run China National Offshore Oil Corp.

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According to the Daily Mail, CNOOC was sanctioned in both 2020 and 2021 for allegedly participating in “coercive behavior in the South China Sea.”

“Despite protests from the United States and other countries, China has been rapidly building the artificial islands since 2013, enabling the Communist Chinese Party’s militarization of disputed outposts in the South China Sea to undermine the sovereign rights of U.S. partners in the region,” the U.S. Department of Commerce said in a statement in January 2021.

“CNOOC has repeatedly harassed and threatened offshore oil and gas exploration and extraction in the South China Sea, with the goal of driving up the political risk for interested foreign partners, including Vietnam,” it said.

“The Chinese government fuels its military development, in part, through aggressive policies that allow it to access and replicate sensitive technologies for its militarization efforts.”

Hunter Biden’s involvement in the effort could be interpreted as a conflict of interest for the president, who enforced a ban on U.S. investments in CNOOC and numerous other Chinese companies in a June executive order.

The Daily Mail reported he tried to broker the $120 million deal after years of negotiations between China and Kazakhstan over the possibility of implementing a pipeline between the two countries.

The report said it was unclear from the emails whether the deal was finalized.

CORRECTION, Apr. 29, 2022: This article has been corrected to reflect the fact that Hunter Biden was paid $83,333 monthly from 2014 through 2016 to sit on the board of Burisma Holdings Ltd., not $50,000 as we wrote. His pay was later reduced to about $55,417 monthly in 2017 and then $41,500 in 2018. Biden resigned from the board in 2019.

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Michael Austin joined The Western Journal as a staff reporter in 2020. Since then, he has authored hundreds of stories, including numerous original reports. He also co-hosts the outlet's video podcast, "WJ Live."
Michael Austin graduated from Iowa State University in 2019. During his time in college, Michael volunteered as a social media influencer for both PragerU and Live Action. After graduation, he went on to work as a freelance journalist for various entertainment news sites before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter.

Since then, Michael has been promoted to the role of supervising staff reporter. His responsibilities now include directing the reporting team.
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