Paul E Vallely Nov 15
Republicans on the House Oversight Committee sent a letter to FBI Director Chris Way alerting him of documents they received that allegedly revealed Jackie Bao, Hunter Biden’s business partner and close personal associate, was linked to and employed by the Communist Party of China (CCP) before he began working for the Biden family. Their letter also expressed unease about Bao’s ties to Tsinghua University, a “recruiting hub for China’s intelligence service.”
“Committee Republicans are concerned Hunter Biden may have been compromised by the People’s Republic of China and foreign intelligence services,” the Republicans wrote in their letter to Wray. “Due to the interconnected nature of the Biden family’s finances and business dealings, this type of access would jeopardize U.S. national security.” They asked the FBI to provide more information about the potential threats her connection to the Biden family may pose to national security.
Some partisans have labeled this letter shameless Republican political maneuvering, but it is far from that. Without question, China’s espionage is a leading national security concern and deserves Congress’ attention.