House Oversight Cmte. Posts Transcript, Highlights of Interview with Biden Family Cohort Rob Walker

Craig Bannister | February 13, 2024
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The House Oversight Committee has posted the transcript its interview of Rob Walker, a business partner of President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, who was involved with foreign companies around the time the elder Biden was vice president.

“Today, we are releasing the transcript of our transcribed interview with Rob Walker, a Biden family associate linked to the Bidens’ dealings with Chinese and Romanian entities,” @GOPoversight announced in a social media post.

The post also provides what it deems to be “key excerpts” from the interview/transcript, particularly regarding payments to Hunter Biden from CEFC, a Chinese energy company with ties to its country’s communist regime.

The excerpts highlight what Republicans fear might be signs of lucrative influence-peddling by Hunter Biden:

“Around the time Hunter Biden and his associates received a $3 million payment from a CEFC entity, Joe Biden attended a CEFC meeting at the Four Seasons in Washington, D.C.

“CEFC Chairman Ye Jianming and other CEFC officials were in attendance.”

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“Hunter Biden and his associates’ work with CEFC, a Chinese government linked energy company, began in February 2016 when Joe Biden was Vice President of the United States. However, Hunter Biden and his associates were not paid until after Joe Biden left office.”

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“Rob Walker admitted Hunter Biden’s last name would ‘probably get people in the door’ and had a letter he drafted to CEFC Director Zang placed on Hunter Biden’s letterhead because he was the son of the Vice President at the time.”

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“Rob Walker’s account, Robinson Walker LLC, received the $3 million payment from the CEFC entity on March 1, 2017.

“The next day he wired $1,065,000 to James Gilliar, a Biden family associate, and then over the course of several months wired incremental payments to the Bidens totaling around $1,065,000.

“Rob Walker told investigators Hunter asked him to send incremental payments to various Biden accounts, including Hallie Biden and James Biden, who were not affiliated with the CEFC deal.”

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“During the Obama-Biden Administration, Hunter Biden, Rob Walker, and James Gilliar had a lucrative contract with Romanian businessman Gabriel Popoviciu, who was under investigation.

“Walker was unable to articulate what services the partners provided for $180,000 monthly from Popoviciu. The payments abruptly ended shortly after Joe Biden left the vice presidency.”

“The House Oversight Committee told Fox News Digital that it can ‘now confirm Joe Biden met with nearly every foreign national who funneled money to his son, including Russian oligarch Yelena Baturina, Romanian oligarch Kenes Rakishev, Burisma’s corporate secretary Vadym Pozharsky, Jonathan Li of BHR, and CEFC Chairman Ye Jianming,’” according to a Fox News article published Tuesday:

“Biden attended dinners at Washington D.C. restaurant Cafe Milano in Georgtown with Baturina, Rakishev and Pozharsky in 2014 and 2015. Biden also met with Li of BHR in China in 2013. Biden met with Ye at the meeting in 2017, according to testimony from Hunter Biden's ex-business partners Rob Walker and Devon Archer.”

Read the full transcript of Rob Walker’s January 26, 2024 testimony to a joint session of the House Oversight Committee and the House Judiciary Committee posted on the Oversight Committee’s website here.

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