House Republicans to depose Hunter Biden business associate about China dealings

By Jen Krausz on
 January 25, 2024

Mervyn Yan, who worked with Hunter Biden on business deals with Chinese-owned energy company CEFC, is scheduled to appear for a closed-door deposition in front of the House Oversight and Judiciary committees on Thursday.

The committees appear to want to probe connections between Yan and President Joe Biden, whom they suspect may have gotten payouts via his son or brother James Biden.

"President Biden has received money originating from China via James and Hunter Biden, individuals with whom your client has previously engaged in business," committee chairs James Comer and Jim Jordan wrote to Yan's attorney in November when he was subpoenaed. "James Biden maintained a business relationship with Hunter Biden, and the two engaged in several business deals, including a deal with Chinese energy company CEFC China Energy (CEFC), which is closely tied to the Chinese Communist Party through its founder, Chairman Ye Jianming."

Another associate at CEFC received a 2017 WhatsApp message from Hunter Biden with a demand for $10 million in which he said his father was sitting next to him and would make sure he would "regret" not paying the money.

Hunter said he wanted the money for his Sinohawk venture, and Joe Biden later met with Tony Bobulinksi, who was also involved in that enterprise.

This is all despite Joe Biden's insistence that he was never involved in his son's business dealings, a claim which has been shown multiple times now to be a lie.