Banks across the United States flagged dozens and dozens of financial transactions involving first son Hunter Biden and James Biden, the latter being President Joe Biden’s brother, according to CBS News.
The report noted that U.S. banks marked more than 150 such transactions as “suspicious,” noting further that many of them were quite large sums of money.
CBS: “More than 150 transactions involving either Hunter or James Biden's global business affairs were flagged as concerning by U.S. banks for further review.”
Meanwhile, the Biden White House has their heads in the sand: “We don't comment on the laptop.”
— Steve Guest
Breitbart News adds:
For years, wire transfers have been the tool of choice for money launderers. To mitigate the risks to the financial institutions, suspicious wire transfers over $10,000 are flagged for review. Wire transactions involving more than $10,000 are also to be reported to the Internal Revenue Service.
Moreover, international wire payments, such as those to James and Hunter, are monitored by the Office of Foreign Assets Control to ensure the money is not a part of corrupt business schemes.
A grand jury is currently investigating the Biden family for tax fraud, money laundering, and the violation of lobbying laws in relation to corrupt business deals undertaken while President Joe Biden was in top positions in the U.S. government.
According to Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), who has been investigating these links for a couple of years along with Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), said they have obtained a document indicating that James and Hunter Biden were to be paid a retainer totaling $165,000 a month from a Chinese firm linked to the country’s Communist Party.
So far, there has been no direct evidence linking the Bidens to any illegal activity, but there have been suggestions that Joe Biden himself could be linked to some of the business deals on the back end.
To that point, a witness in an ongoing federal probe of Hunter Biden was asked to identify “the big guy” was in testimony before a grand jury, according to a Tuesday report by the New York Post.
The paper, which was the first to publish contents that were taken from a laptop belonging to the first son just a few weeks before the 2020 election, that the witness was being questioned over a deal Hunter Biden and others were attempting to make with a now-defunct Chinese energy company.
According to an email linked to the deal, “the big guy” was believed to be Hunter’s father, now president, Joe Biden.
The Post added:
The question arose after the witness was shown a piece of evidence while appearing in secret before the panel in Wilmington, Del., a source familiar with the proceedings told The Post.
A bombshell email exclusively by The Post in October 2020 showed that one of Hunter Biden’s business partners, James Gilliar, the proposed percentage distribution of equity in a company created for a joint venture with CEFC China Energy Co.
The March 13, 2017, plan included “10 held by H for the big guy?”
A few weeks before the 2020 election, another former Hunter Biden business partner, U.S. Navy veteran Tony Bobulinski, that “the big guy” was indeed Joe Biden, then the Democratic nominee for the presidency.
He said at the time in an interview with Fox News: “I have heard Joe Biden say he has never discussed his dealings with Hunter. That is false.”