Tony Bobulinski is the former business partner of Hunter Biden who says Joe Biden was involved in business dealings with China.
Bobulinski, 48, said on Wednesday, October 21, that the former vice president “was a willing and eager participant in a family scheme to make millions of dollars by partnering with a shady Chinese Communist firm,” according to the New York Post’s Michael Goodwin.
The Navy veteran said he was the CEO of a holding company partnership between the Chinese firm and the Bidens, including Hunter, Joe and Joe’s brother, Jim, the outlet reported. The firm wasn’t in it for the money but for the “political or influence investment,” Bobulinski said in a statement to the New York Post.
“I’ve seen Vice President Biden saying he never talked to Hunter about business,” Bobulinski said. “I’ve seen first-hand that that’s not true, because it wasn’t just Hunter’s business, they said they were putting the Biden family name and its legacy on the line.”
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) October 22, 2020
Bobulinski assured he has significant evidence to back up his claims, including documents and emails, the New York Post reported. His statement indicated that he provided this information to two Senate committees that requested it.
“I don’t have a political ax to grind; I just saw behind the Biden curtain and I grew concerned with what I saw,” Bobulinski told the Post. “The Biden family aggressively leveraged the Biden family name to make millions of dollars from foreign entities even though some were from communist controlled China.”
Trump brought Bobulinski to the second and final presidential debate on October 22 as a guest, and Bobulinski held a press conference with reporters that can be watched below:
Newsweek reported on October 22 that the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs “is working to validate information being revealed by multiple sources” and has reached out to Bobulinski. He has said he will turn over materials to the Senate for its investigation.
The news comes on the heels of the New York Post’s previous story claiming emails show Hunter Biden leveraged Obama-Biden administration connections to pursue “lucrative deals involving China’s largest private energy company — including one that he said would be ‘interesting for me and my family.’”
Here’s what you need to know about Tony Bobulinski:
1. The Grandson of an Army Intelligence Officer, Bobulinski Served in the Navy for 4 Years & Says He Isn’t a ‘Political Person’ His Only Campaign Contributions Have Been to Democrats
Bobulinski, the “grandson of a 37 year Army Intelligence officer, the son of a 20+ year career Naval Officer and the brother of a 28 year career Naval Flight Officer,” said he served in the U.S. Navy for four years, according to the New York Post.
“I myself served our country for 4 years and left the Navy as LT Bobulinski. I held a high level security clearance and was an instructor and then CTO for Naval Nuclear Power Training Command,” he said in his statement to the outlet.
“I take great pride in the time my family and I served this country. I am also not a political person. What few campaign contributions I have made in my life were to Democrats.”
According to the Federal Election Commission, Bobulinski, a Los Angeles resident, made political contributions to federal candidates in 2013, 2014 and 2015. In 2015, he twice gave $2,700 to Democratic Congressman Ro Khanna, who represents the state’s 17th district. In 2013, he also made two contributions, both for $2,600, to Khanna’s campaign. In 2014, Bobulinski contributed $1,500 to New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez’s re-election campaign. Menendez is also a Democrat.
2. Bobulinski Became an ‘Institutional Investor’ After Leaving the Military & Is the CEO of Sinohawk Holdings
After leaving the military, Bobulinski became an institutional investor who invested “extensively around the world and on every continent,” he told the New York Post. He added that he traveled to more than 50 countries across the globe.
The veteran says he is now the CEO of Sinohawk Holdings, “which was a partnership between the Chinese … and the Biden family.”
“I was brought into the company to be the CEO by James Gilliar and Hunter Biden,” he disclosed to the newspaper.
Records from the State of Delaware show Sinohawk Holdings LLC was incorporated there on May 15, 2017.
3. Bobulinski Says He Was a Recipient of the May 2017 Email Published by the New York Post in October 2020
May 20, 2017 text exchange obtained by #FoxNews – Tony Bobulinski is warned by business partner James Gilliar "Don't mention Joe being involved, it's only when u are face to face, I know u know that but they are paranoid", which I'm told is a reference to Joe Biden. pic.twitter.com/TB0UlEfOg0
— Mike Emanuel 🇺🇸 (@MikeEmanuelFox) October 22, 2020
Bobulinski said he was a recipient of the May 13, 2017, email published by the New York Post on October 15, 2020, according to the outlet. The email, sent from one of the group partners, disclosed cash and equity positions, as well as a 10% cut for someone called “the big guy,” the New York Post reported.
In his announcement, Bobulinski outed “the big guy” as Joe Biden. He also told the New York Post that the initials “JB” used in the email represent Joe Biden’s brother, Jim Biden.
“Hunter Biden called his dad ‘the Big Guy’ or ‘my Chairman,’ and frequently referenced asking him for his sign-off or advice on various potential deals that we were discussing,” Bobulinski stated to the outlet.
4. Bobulinski Is Involved in Legal Battles With a Company He Worked With, China Branding Group Limited, & the Company’s Former CEO
Bobulinski is involved in two legal battles with a company he worked with in the past, China Branding Group Limited. The company sued Bobulinski in the Central District of California federal court in July 2020 in an effort to force Bobulinski to pay them $634,393.52 they say he owes as a result of a court judgement in the Cayman Islands.
According to a 2016 press release, China Branding Company is “China’s leading Western-entertainment digital content company.” The press release announced the company had been bought by digital media technology company Remark Media. CBG included a subsidiary, FansTang. CrunchBase describes FansTang as:
A cross-platform branded media and entertainment business firm with staff located in Hollywood, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Chengdu. FansTang provides the most direct link between Chinese fans and advertisers with Hollywood and sports related celebrities and celebrity content. These areas include television/online video programming, social media content creation and management, live events, data analysis, celebrity commercial activities and film marketing. FansTang achieves tens of millions of social media impressions per day and reaches over 5mm viewers each day through its TV programming. FansTang’s integrated branded Hollywood media provides synergistic and comprehensive cross platform media, allowing for comprehensive brand recognition and following from Chinese fans within FansTang’s targeted demographic.
According to court documents, CBG went through liquidation and Bobulinski claimed he was owed $1,765,000 as a secured creditor. His claim was rejected, but he was allowed an unsecured claim of $650,000, according to court documents. Bobulinski appealed, but in 2019 a court in the Cayman Islands issued judgements against him in the amount of $56,431.82 and $57,208.58 for court costs. The documents say Bobulinski paid some of that money, but still owed more than $72,000. Later in 2019, a third judgement was ordered against Bobulinski for court costs in the Cayman Islands for $562,170.94. In the federal lawsuit filed in California, the company is seeking a judgement from U.S. authorities to force him to pay the judgements made in the Cayman Islands.
In April 2019, also in the Central District of California, Bobulinski sued China Branding Group Limited’s former CEO, Adam Roseman, accusing Roseman, who founded CBG, of fraudulently inducing him to invest $650,000 in the company, according to court documents. Roseman has denied any wrongdoing in legal filings. Bobulinski and Roseman, and their attorneys, could not be immediately reached for comment about the lawsuits. Both cases are still ongoing.
5. Bobulinski Is a Former Pennsylvania State University Wrestler
According to an interview on the Pennsylvania State University Wrestling Club’s website, Bobulinski wrestled at the university from 1990 to 1995.
“He came to Penn State without a wrestling scholarship and worked extremely hard, eventually winning a starting position and a wrestling scholarship for his junior and senior years and being chosen as a team captain,” according to the story.
Bobulinski said the experience “forged me into the individual I am today,” adding:
I came to Penn State without a scholarship and worked my guts out to eventually become a scholarship athlete my junior and senior years as well as a team captain. That journey forced me to develop the discipline, heart, passion and perseverance that will allow me to be successful at whatever I do in life. The skills I developed (and I am not talking about wrestling techniques) as a Penn State wrestler are priceless.
Pennsylvania State University’s Wrestling Club described Bobulinski as “no slouch in the classroom, adding that he was named to the Dean’s List for nine of his 10 semesters at the university.
“During his career he was inducted into Spiritus Lionus (an athletic & academic fraternity developed by student athletes) and the Golden Key National Honor society and invited to become a member of Tau Beta Pi,” the Club’s website says.
Bobulinski won a scholarship in 1995 from the Merrill Lynch Heisman Scholarship Program, according to the Club, and was named the Big Ten Male Academic Athlete of the Year.