(PresidentialWire.com)- New York Post reporter Miranda Devine’s book “Laptop from Hell: Hunter Biden, Big Tech, and the Dirty Secrets the President Tried to Hide” hit bookstores this week. And to promote the book, the New York Post has been publishing excerpts from it.
On Monday, the Post published its first excerpt “‘More money than God’: Chinese titan lavished Hunter Biden with 3-carat gem, offer of $30 million.”
In this excerpt, Devine chronicles the genesis of one deal hatched between Hunter and his associates with the Chinese energy company CEFC in 2015.
This deal features some people made famous by Hunter’s abandoned laptop, including CEFC chairman Ye Jianming, CEFC executive director Jianjun Zang, as well as Hunter’s associates James Gilliar, Rob Walker, and Tony Bobulinski.
It was James Gilliar who had the idea to bring the Biden family in on a deal with CEFC. Gilliar also got Bobulinski involved as well.
Central to Gilliar’s plan was to structure a Chinese joint investment firm between the Biden family and CEFC.
By 2017, all the pieces were in place. Hunter Biden flew to Miami with Gilliar and Walker for a meeting with Ye Jianming. They stayed at a swanky beachfront hotel and scheduled a lunch with the Chinese for later in the week at the equally swanky resort Ye was staying with his entourage.
Only Hunter didn’t attend the lunch. He flew home the day before because he already met with Ye over a private dinner. And at this dinner, the CEFC chairman gave Hunter “an offer too good to refuse.” For “introductions alone,” Ye offered Hunter $10 million a year for a minimum of three years. On top of that juicy sum, Ye handed Hunter a 3.16-carat diamond worth $80,000.
As Devine puts it in “Laptop from Hell,” this lucrative gift couldn’t have come at a better time for Joe’s wayward son. He was in the middle of a messy divorce and he owed a tax bill from the District of Columbia for $47,226.78.
Now, Hunter later told the New Yorker’s Adam Entous his Miami meeting with Ye was about getting a donation to the World Food Program USA, on which Hunter had a seat on the board. This, according to Devine, was a cover Hunter used often when he traveled the world making his shady deals.
Hunter claimed it was just dumb luck that this charitable meeting “turned to business opportunities.” He claimed to be shocked that Ye offered him an $80,000 diamond. Of course, Hunter didn’t tell Adam Entous that his business partners were also in Miami securing a multi-million dollar deal with Ye’s CEFC.