China successfully attempted to “infiltrate and compromise” the Biden family and the Obama White House, a former business associate of Hunter Biden testified Tuesday before a House committee looking into allegations of influence peddling.

Tony Bobulinski, who worked with Hunter Biden before blowing the whistle on what he has alleged to be a massive influence-peddling scheme involving President Joe Biden, made the remarks during his opening statement to the House Oversight and Accountability Committee.


Bobulinski alleged that the elder Biden “enabled” a lucrative business arrangement involving his son Hunter and a major energy company tied to the Chinese Communist Party.

He also testified that “Joe Biden’s immediate family members were enriched to the tune of tens of millions of dollars” made from conducting business with shady counterparts, including some based in adversarial nations, during and after Biden’s eight years as vice president.

“The Chinese Communist Party through its surrogate, China Energy Company Limited, or ‘CEFC’—a CCP-linked Chinese energy conglomerate—successfully sought to infiltrate and compromise Joe Biden and the Obama-Biden White House,” Bobulinski told House investigators, according to a transcription of his opening statement.

“I want to be crystal clear: from my direct personal experience and what I have subsequently come to learn, it is clear to me that Joe Biden was ‘the Brand’ being sold by the Biden family,” he said, adding: “Joe Biden was more than a participant in and beneficiary of his family’s business; he was an enabler, despite being buffered by a complex scheme to maintain plausible deniability.”

After Hunter Biden sent a threatening WhatsApp message in which he invoked his father’s power to a CEFC China Energy associate in July 2017, another company connected to CEFC—which since has ceased to exist—wired $5 million to an enterprise linked to the younger Biden in August 2017, according to the House Oversight committee.

Biden has asserted that his father wasn’t “financially involved” in his business dealings.

The Biden family’s involvement with CEFC China Energy began as early as 2015, when Joe Biden was still serving the Obama administration as vice president, Rob Walker—another former business partner of Hunter Biden’s—said in Jan. 26 testimony to the House Oversight and Accountability Committee.

Walker testified that Joe Biden stopped by a luncheon at a Washington hotel attended by his son, Walker, and numerous CEFC businessmen sometime in early 2017, shortly before a Shanghai-based company connected to CEFC paid Walker’s LLC approximately $3 million.

Walker described Biden’s appearance at the luncheon as innocuous and the fact that a company linked to CEFC China Energy made the payment afterward as a coincidence.

“Joe Biden was aware of the CEFC transaction, enabled it, and had a constitutional responsibility and obligation to the American people to shut it down before it began,” Bobulinski said in his opening statement Tuesday.

Walker testified Jan. 26 that his LLC subsequently paid about $1 million of the $3 million payment received from the CEFC-related energy company to Hunter Biden, his uncle James Biden, and Hallie Biden, the widow of the president’s other son, Beau, who died in 2015.

This assertion called into question the senior Biden’s claims on the presidential campaign trail in 2020 that he never discussed his son’s business dealings with him.

The White House did not respond immediately to a request for comment.

This report originally was published by the Daily Caller News Foundation

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