At 6:16 pm CDT, former Hunter Biden business associate Tony Bobulinski came into the pool hold to read a prepared statement. He was here a little over 7 minutes, answered a couple of questions briefly after saying he would take no questions.
Mr. Bobulinski's statement reviewed the story of business dealings with members of the Biden family that have already been in the media.
Here's the full statement of Tony Bobulinski:
"Good evening. My name is Tony Bobunlinski. I served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy with high-security clearance. My father and grandfather, both served for decades in our country's armed forces. Since leaving the Navy. I've been involved in various successful businesses, both in this country and abroad. I'm making the statement to set the record straight about the involvement of the Biden family, Vice President Biden, his brother Jim Biden, and his son Hunter Biden. In dealings with the Chinese.
Tony Bobunlinski: I've heard Joe Biden say that he's never discussed this with Hunter. That is false.
I have first-hand knowledge about this because I directly dealt with the Biden family, including Joe Biden. I have also heard Vice President Biden said on Tuesday, that Senator Ron Johnson the chair of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, should be ashamed for suggesting the Biden family sought to profit from their name. Well here are the facts, I know. And everything I'm saying is corroborated by emails WhatsApp chats agreements documents and other evidence and American people can judge for themselves.
I brought, I guess, for the record three phones that spanned the years 2015 to 2018 these phones have never been held by anybody else besides myself. I was told this past Sunday by somebody who was also involved in this matter that if I went public this information would be it would vary all of us, man. The binds included.
I have no wish to bury anyone. I've never been political. The few contributions I've made have been the Democrats. But what I am is a patriot, and a veteran, to protect my family name, and my business reputation. I need to ensure that the true facts are out there.
In late 2015. I was approached by James Gilliar, whom I had known for many years, about joining him in a deal which he said would involve the Chinese state-owned enterprise CFC China, energy, and what he called one of the most prominent families in the United States. I was informed first by Gilliar, and then by Hunter Biden, and by Rob Walker, who was working with the Biden's that the Biden's wanted to form a new entity with CFC, which was to invest in infrastructure, real estate, and technology in the US and around the world. And the entity would initially be capitalized with $10 million, and then grow to billions of dollars of investment capital.
After months of discussion, I agreed to ... hunter Biden's request to become CEO of the entity to be called Sinohawk, Sino representing the Chinese side, Hawk, representing hunter Biden's brother Beau's favorite animal, and between February and May 2017.
We exchanged numerous emails documents and WhatsApp messages concerning Hawk, and its potential business. OnMay, 2 2017, the night before Joe Biden was to appear at the Milken conference. I was introduced to Joe Biden by Jim Biden and Hunter Biden. At approximately, and at my approximate hour-long meeting with Joe. That night, we discussed Biden's history. The Biden's family business plans with the Chinese, with which he was plainly familiar, at least at a high level, after that meeting I had numerous communications with hunter Walker guiltier and Jim Biden. Regarding the allocation of the equity ownership of sign off on May 13, 2017.
I received an email concerning the allocation of equity, which says 10% held by h for the big guy in that email there's no question that h stands for a Hunter, big guy for his father, Joe Biden, and Jim for Jim Biden.
In fact, Hunter often referred to as fathers the big guy were my Chairman on numerous occasions, it was made clear to me that Joe Biden's involvement was not to be mentioned in writing, but only face to face. In fact, I was advised by Gillean Walker, then Hunter in June by more paranoid about keeping Joe Biden's involvement secret. I also had a disagreement with hunter about the funds CFC was contributing to Sinohawk. Hunter one in 5 million of those funds to go to himself and his family.
So he wanted the funds wired directly to an entity affiliated with him. I objected because that was contrary to our written agreements, concerning sign OHA. He said referring to the chairman. His father, that CFC was really investing in the Biden family that he held a trump card and that he was the one putting his family legacy on the line. He also said to me on May 17 2017 that CFC wanted to be my partner to be partnered with the Vikings.
During these negotiations, I repeated to hunter and others that Sinohawk could not be Hunter's personal piggy bank.
And I demanded the proper corporate governance procedures be implemented for capital distributions. hunter became very upset with me CFC through two through July 2017 was assuring me. The funds would be transferred to Sinohawk, but they were never sent to our company. Instead, I found out from Senator Johnson's September report that the $5 million was sent in August 2017 to entities affiliated with Hunter.
Tomorrow, I will be meeting with the senate committee members concerning this matter. And I will be providing to the FBI the devices which contain the evidence corroborating what I've said, so I will not be taking any questions at this time."
Bobulinski answered a couple of questions briefly.
Can you say more about the evidence you will provide the FBI?
Bobulinski: "The evidence sits on these three phones. [which he brought with him, and placed in front of him on a chair]. I don't want to go into anything further. This will be discussed with Senator Johnson and his committee and the American people can decide what's fact."
Who paid for you to be here?
Bobulinski: "I paid for myself"
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