A new report coming in from Fox News claims that the source on the Hunter Biden email chain has verified the message about the Chinese investment firm.
The source allegedly corroberated the payout to former Vicer President Joe Biden from a Chinese energy firm.
Republicans are calling this story a “bombshell,” while Democrats and most media outlets are silent.
One of the people on an explosive email thread allegedly involving Hunter Biden has corroborated the veracity of the messages, which appear to outline a payout for former Vice President Joe Biden as part of a deal with a Chinese energy firm.
One email, dated May 13, 2017, and obtained by Fox News, includes a discussion of “remuneration packages” for six people in a business deal with a Chinese energy firm. The email appeared to identify Hunter Biden as “Chair / Vice Chair depending on agreement with CEFC,” in an apparent 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. Fox News spoke to one of the people who was copied on the email, who confirmed its authenticity.
Sources told Fox News that "the big guy" is a reference to the former vice president. The New York Post initially published the emails and other controversial messages that Fox News has also obtained.
The Bidens' relationship with Ukraine came under special attention last year as House Democrats pursued an impeachment inquiry surrounding President Trump's now-infamous July 25 call with Ukraine's president. In it, Trump asked President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the former vice president, who was suspected of abusing his authority to pressure the government into firing its top prosecutor.
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New details on emails allegedly sent between Hunter Biden and a major Chinese energy company appear to reveal that Joe Biden was to receive payment in a deal.
According to Fox News, a May 13, 2017 email between Hunter and Chinese energy executives at CEFC detailed payments to six people, who were identified by their initials or by a nickname.
Sources told Fox that one payee, known only as 'the Big Guy', was Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. The network claimed that one of the people on the email chain also confirmed its authenticity.
The email notes that Biden would receive 10 percent of the equity from the deal, which would be held for him by payee 'H'.
'H' is his son Hunter, sources told Fox, who would receive 20 percent.
The emails were sent when Biden was no longer Vice President and Trump was in office.
The email had already been published by the New York Post on Thursday but the identity of 'the Big Guy' was not known.
Titled 'Expectations', it details 'remuneration packages' for six people in a business venture.
Hunter was identified as the 'chair/vice chair depending on agreement with CEFC', an apparent reference to the now bankrupt Shanghai conglomerate China Energy Co.
His pay was '850' and the correspondence also noted how he 'has some office expectations he will elaborate'.
The email also outlines a 'provisional agreement' where 80 per cent of the 'equity' would be shared equally among four people whose initials appear to relate to Hunter and three other recipients.
The sender of the email, James Gilliar, from consulting firm J2cR, said: 'I am happy to raise any detail with Zang if there is shortfalls?'
The email divides the equity into '20 H' - meaning 20 per cent equity to Hunter; 20 per cent to RW, meaning Rob Walker, also of the jc2r consultancy; 20 per cent to another man called Tony Bubulinski.
The remaining 20 per cent was split with 10 per cent going to 'Jim' who is otherwise unnamed, and then '10 held by H for the big guy?'
The big guy was previously unnamed until Fox claimed Friday that it was in reference to Joe Biden.
Zang appears to be a reference to Zang Jian Jun who was the former executive director of CEFC.
According to the alleged emails published by the Post about huis Chinese dealings, Hunter also struck a deal for $30 million plus bonuses 'based on introductions alone' over three years after his father left office, then was offered a 'much more lasting and lucrative arrangement.'
The trove of emails have set of a series of political shockwaves including:
The laptop was revealed to include a picture of Hunter with what appears to be a crack pipe, and an 11-minute sex and drug video which is still to be seen;
Donald Trump seized on the release - orchestrated by his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani - to call his rival 'a corrupt politician';
Senate Republicans said they will investigate the first tranche of emails, from Hunter's Ukrainian business partners, which appear to show the Burisma energy aide being introduced to Joe Biden when he was vice president;
Democrats accusing Giuliani of peddling 'misinformation' and 'parading around with a Russian agent'.