Former Hunter Biden associate Tony Bobulinski to testify behind closed doors as part of impeachment inquiry
Tony Bobulinski, a former business associate of Hunter Biden, is expected to testify behind closed doors on Capitol Hill next week as part of the House impeachment inquiry against President Biden, Fox News Digital has learned.
A source familiar with the planning told Fox News Digital that Bobulinski will appear on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. for his transcribed interview before both the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees.
The source said his interview is expected to last eight hours.
Bobulinski, who worked with Hunter Biden to create the joint-venture SinoHawk Holdings with Chinese energy company CEFC, said he met with Joe Biden in 2017.
Bobulinski, in December, demanded Biden ‘stop lying’ about that meeting and called on him to ‘correct the record.’
‘Why is Joe Biden blatantly lying to the American people and the world by claiming that he did not meet with me face to face?’ Bobulinski told Fox News Digital in a statement. ‘He should call his son Hunter and brother Jim as they can remind him of the facts. The American people deserve the truth!’
He added: ‘I call on Mr. Biden to stop lying and correct the record.’
Bobulinski said he is a ‘former decorated Naval Officer who was willing to die for this great country and held the highest security clearance issued by the Department of Energy.’
Bobulinski worked with Hunter Biden to create the joint venture SinoHawk Holdings with Chinese energy company CEFC.
Despite Biden’s recent denials of involvement with his son’s business dealings, text messages dating back to May 2017 reveal that Biden met with Bobulinski months after he left the vice president’s office. Fox News Digital first reported on the text messages and that meeting in October 2020.
‘Mrng plse let me knw if we will do early dinner w your Uncle & dad and where, also for document translation do you want it simple Chinese or traditional?’ Bobulinski texted Hunter Biden on May 2, 2017.
‘Not sure on dinner yet and whatever is the most common for a Chinese legal DOC,’ Hunter Biden replied.
‘Chinese legal docs can be both, i’ll make it traditional,’ Bobulinski said.
Hunter replied: ‘Dad not in now until 11- let’s me I and Jim meet at 10 at Beverly Hilton where he’s staying.’
Later, Bobulinski sent a text to Jim Biden, Joe Biden’s brother, on the same day, May 2, 2017, saying: ‘Great to meet u and spend some time together, please thank Joe for his time, was great to talk thx Tony b.’
The following day, May 3, 2017, Bobulinski sent another text to Jim Biden, saying: ‘Morning, please let me know all set for things this mrng. I don’t have credentials to get into Milken so just want to make sure not an issue to get me in, where should we meet this mrng?’
‘Milken’ was in reference to the 2017 Global Conference, which, in part, was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, according to the program directory.
Joe Biden, on May 3, 2017, spoke at the conference, hosting ‘A Conversation with the 47th Vice President of the United States Joe Biden.’
The meeting on May 2, 2017, would have taken place just 11 days before the now-infamous May 13, 2017, email, which included a discussion of ‘remuneration packages’ for six people in a business deal with a Chinese energy firm. The email appeared to identify Biden as ‘Chair / Vice Chair depending on agreement with CEFC,’ in a reference to now-bankrupt CEFC China Energy Co.
The email includes a note that ‘Hunter has some office expectations he will elaborate.’ A proposed equity split references ’20’ for ‘H’ and ’10 held by H for the big guy?’ with no further details.
Bobulinski has repeatedly said ‘the big guy’ was Joe Biden. IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler, who claimed that politics had influenced the yearslong federal investigation into Hunter Biden, also said ‘the big guy’ was known to be Joe Biden.
The president, in December, was asked whether he had communicated with his son’s business partners. The question came after Fox News Digital first reported that IRS whistleblowers turned over metadata to the House Ways & Means Committee revealing that he had used an email alias to communicate hundreds of times with Hunter Biden and his business associate Eric Schwerin during his time as vice president.
‘I did not, they’re lies. It’s a bunch of lies,’ Biden said Wednesday at the White House.
Meanwhile, Bobulinski last year suggested that he and President Biden, Hunter Biden and James Biden ‘appear together’ before Congress for a public hearing.
His suggestion came after Hunter Biden’s attorney Abbe Lowell sent a letter to U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Matthew Graves, claiming that Bobulinski lied to the FBI during an interview Oct. 23, 2020, about his business dealings with the president’s son.
James Biden is set to appear for his deposition on Capitol Hill on Feb. 21. Hunter Biden is set to appear on Feb. 28. Both Bidens were subpoenaed and will testify behind closed doors.