According to subpoenaed financial records obtained by the House Oversight Committee, members of the Biden family received over $1 million in payments in 2017 from accounts related to Hunter Biden’s business associate Rob Walker and their Chinese business ventures. The records reveal that the payments were made less than two months after then-Vice President Joe Biden left office.
Walker worked with Hunter Biden, President Biden’s brother Jim, their business associate James Gilliar, and Tony Bobulinksi in a joint-venture called Sinohawk Holdings. The partnership was meant to be with Chinese energy firm CEFC. After the account received $3 million from State Energy HK Limited, payments were made to Biden family members and their companies over a period of approximately three months.
The records reveal that on March 1, 2017, State Energy HK Limited, a separate Chinese company, wired $3 million to Robinson Walker, LLC, an account belonging to Rob Walker. The next day, Robinson Walker, LLC wired $1,065,000 to European Energy and Infrastructure Group in Abu Dhabi, a company associated with James Gilliar, a business partner of Hunter Biden involved in his foreign business ventures. The recipients of the money included Hallie Biden, companies associated with Hunter Biden and James Biden, and an unknown bank account identified as ‘Biden.’
President Biden’s daughter-in-law, Hallie Biden, the widow of President Biden’s son Beau who later was romantically involved with Hunter, received two separate payments from Walker’s account in March 2017 totaling $25,000.
A spokesperson for Hunter Biden’s legal team confirmed the payments but stressed that the accounts “belonged Hunter, his uncle, and Hallie – nobody else.”
Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., obtained the records after subpoenaing Bank of America, which revealed that “at least three family members” received lucrative payments from a bank account belonging to Walker. That account is labeled as “Robinson Walker, LLC.”
The payments raise concerns about potential conflicts of interest involving the Biden family and their foreign business dealings. Critics argue that the payments could compromise the integrity of the Biden administration’s foreign policy decisions, particularly regarding China.