USA Updates Robber Whitey Bulger’s nephew played a role in Hunter Biden’s Chinese business ventures: Email
According to an email reviewed by The Post, the nephew of bloodthirsty Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger worked closely with Hunter Biden in his Chinese business ventures.
Jim Bulger, president and cofounder of the financial advisory firm of the Boston-based Thornton Group, forwarded an email in January 2014 proposing a meeting between colleague Mike Leonard to Hunter Biden—whose father, Joe Biden, was then vice president of the United States. were. –Bulger, and Rosemont Seneca cofounder Devon Archer.
The email sent on January 27, 2014 – with the subject line reading “Meeting with the Chinese Ambassador” – suggested a meeting of the group in Washington, DC to “talk about funds” according to the message.
“Very interesting that anyone at the Embassy in Beijing would be interested in the domestic Bohai PE Fund,” wrote Jim Bulger. “Thought you guys should look into this. I still believe that if possible a meeting with the ambassador early next week would be the best, hope it doesn’t cause [sic] it hurts a lot.”
Archer, Biden’s business partner at Rosemont Seneca, replied hours later that he was “providing notes to the embassy” for the purpose of the meeting and to confirm whether the timing was “possible,” according to the message.
However, it is not clear whether the meeting ever took place. A message seeking comment from BHR Partners in Beijing was not immediately returned early Thursday.
“BHR, with its unique blended ownership, combines the resources and platforms of China’s largest financial institutions … and our US-based investment fund and advisory firm shareholders’ network and information,” its the website states,
Rosemont had been working with the Seneca Thornton group after Jim Bulger’s father and Whitey’s younger brother, William “Billy” Bulger, served as Democratic Speaker of the Massachusetts State Senate from 1978 to 1996.
During the time that Billy Bulger politicized Massachusetts, his brother Whitey ran an Irish mob in Boston, guarded by rogue FBI agents whom he briefed against largely Italian-run Mafia employees. He spent 16 years as a fugitive before being busted in California in 2011, when he was told he was about to be arrested – and even named Osama bin Laden as the country’s “most wanted” outlaw. changed into
In 2013, he was convicted of dozens of felony counts, including participating in 11 murders, and sentenced to two life sentences and five years in prison by a judge who told him that “the scope, indifference and depravity of your crimes are almost It’s immeasurable.” Five years later, he was killed in prison.
Meanwhile, Billy Bulger also worked with Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, whose stepson, Christopher Heinz, founded the Washington-based Rosemont Seneca Investment Fund in the name of Heinz’s family estate near Pittsburgh.
In 2013, the Thornton Group teamed up with Rosemont Seneca to launch a joint venture with Chinese investment firm Bohai Capital to form BHR Partners, which is controlled by Bank of China Limited.
Months after the previous email, Jim Bulger contacted Hunter Biden and Archer in May 2014 indicating progress in the ongoing partnership.
“Gentlemen, during the weekly BHR call last night, Lindsay informed the entire China team except Jonathan about the message you both expressed during the morning call with Lindsay,” Bulger wrote. “She was very clear to everyone over the phone that signing an investment contract with Gouxin or BOC or PICC is task number 1.”
Bulger’s reference to BOC is probably Bank of China, while PICC appears to be the People’s Insurance Company of China. According to an email message obtained by The Post, the chairman of Thornton Group LLC outlined “the need for a contractual Chinese anchor investor”.
“The message couldn’t be clearer anymore,” Bulger told Archer and Biden. “I know this has been an avoidance with Jonathan from the start, this is now fully evident and reinforced with the entire BHR China team.”
Bulger’s mention of “Jonathan” refers to the Chinese financier Jonathan Li, who ran the private-equity fund Bohai Capital.
According to an email sent on May 23, 2014, Bulger advised Archer and Biden to “keep this very simple in the beginning so that we can execute a contract ASAP.”
“Mike Leonard will broadcast his high-level research on the KAZ/China energy business on Monday so you can both review before your visit,” Bulger’s message concluded. “Thanks, Jimmy.”
Meanwhile, Archer seemed excited by the news.
“Great update Jimmy,” Archer replied. “Thank you! Have a nice weekend and see you at the office Tuesday.”
Archer, Biden’s former business partner, was sentenced in February to a year in prison for his role in a plan to defraud a Native American tribe into a $60 million bond.
Prior to his 2016 arrest, Archer also served with Biden on the board of Burma Holdings, a Ukraine-based energy company. Biden had nothing to do with the fraud scheme in which prosecutors said Archer and his codefendant bought more than $60 million worth of bonds from the Oglala Sioux and created a “mega-company of financial services” instead of using them for annuities. .
A lawyer for Archer said in February that he wanted to appeal the sentence.
In 2010, Hunter Biden visited China as a representative of the Rosemont Seneca during his father’s second year as Vice President. He was joined on the tour by Jim Bulger.
Two years later, as Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama sought a second term in the White House, Hunter Biden and Archer first made contact with Lee.
Biden, Archer and Li became partners in the new operation to invest Chinese cash in out-of-country ventures. About 80% of the resulting firm, Bohai Harvest, was controlled by Chinese state-owned interests, The Post reported in late 2020.
Hunter Biden’s laptop – first obtained by The Post – is under renewed scrutiny after mainstream news outlets such as the Washington Post and New York Times misreported for the first time nearly 22,000 emails sent from 2009 to 2019 After being rejected, it was considered authentic. , as a possible “propaganda campaign” by Russia.
Bulger emails surfaced as a group of GOP House members want the Justice Department to provide an update into the ongoing investigation into Hunter Biden’s foreign trade deals in Ukraine and China.
TOU reported Wednesday that Rep. Bob Good of Virginia and 14 other lawmakers claimed in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland that Biden’s behavior in countries involved potential civil or criminal violations by President Biden and members of his administration. .
Delaware US Attorney David Weiss is investigating whether Hunter Biden committed tax fraud by failing to fully account for up to $50,000 in compensation per month when he sat on Burisma’s board.
But “little details” of Weiss’ investigation have been made public and Congress has a “constitutional obligation” to oversee the executive branch, as well as a moral duty to see if any senior officials in his administration have The president was “morally compromised with the wounded,” Good wrote.
Republican lawmakers also want more information about Hunter Biden’s ties with foreign nationals in Serbia and Kazakhstan, as well as “potentially compromising material” on his infamous laptop, according to his letter.
In a series of exclusives in October 2020, The Post first reported on an email from Hunter Biden’s laptop after the first son dropped it off at a Delaware computer repair shop a year earlier. Reports raised concerns about the lucrative payments she would receive and whether her father helped groom and facilitated those relationships.
Meanwhile, the White House has said President Biden has not spoken to Hunter about his foreign trade ties and vowed not to engage in the investigation.
“The president has never spoken to the Justice Department about the investigation of any member of his family,” Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters last week.
In December 2020, a month after his father defeated President Donald Trump to win the White House, Hunter Biden confirmed an investigation into his taxes.
Hunter Biden said in a statement, “I take this matter very seriously, but I am confident that a professional and objective review of these matters will demonstrate that I have conducted my cases in a legal and fair manner, including to the benefit of professional tax advisors.” handled it.” Biden-Harris transition team.
President-elect Biden also said at the time that he was “convinced” that his son had done no wrong – despite The Post’s report that Hunter had pressured the elder Biden less than a year before the then Introduced a top executive in Burma to the Vice President. Ukrainian government officials shot a prosecutor investigating the company.