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EXCLUSIVE: Joe's missing millions! Financial records reveal Biden had $5.2million in unexplained income - as emails show he paid Hunter's legal bills for one megabucks Chinese deal and was tapped as 'big guy' to get a 10% cut in another

Emails from Hunter's laptop reveal Joe Biden agreed to pay his son's legal fees for his deal with a Chinese government-controlled company
Joe was able to pay the bills after earning millions of dollars through his and his wife's companies after he left office as vice president
But an analysis by DailyMail.com of the president's financial records shows $5.2million is unexplained
The 'missing millions' and emails on Hunter's abandoned laptop suggest Joe would have a 10% share in Hunter's blockbuster deal with the Chinese
The revelation ties the president even closer to Hunter's overseas business dealings, despite the White House's denials

By Josh Boswell For Dailymail.com

Joe Biden agreed to pay son Hunter's legal fees for his deal with a Chinese government-controlled company, emails reveal.

The revelation ties the president even closer to Hunter's overseas business dealings – and makes his previous claims that he never discussed them with his son, even less plausible.

Joe was able to pay the bills after earning millions of dollars through his and his wife's companies after he left office as vice president.

Some of the wave of cash came from their book deals and speaking engagements.

But the president's financial filings reveal that he declared almost $7million more income on his tax returns than he did on his government transparency reports, an analysis by DailyMail.com of the president's financial records shows.

Some of that difference can be accounted for with salaries earned by First Lady Jill Biden and other sums not required on his reports – but still leaves $5.2million earned by Joe's company and not listed on his transparency reports.

The 'missing millions' – combined with emails on Hunter's abandoned laptop suggesting Joe would have a 10% share in Hunter's blockbuster deal with the Chinese – raise a troubling question: did Joe Biden receive money from the foreign venture?

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Emails reveal Joe Biden agreed to pay Hunter's legal fees for a deal with a Chinese government-controlled company

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Emails reveal Joe Biden agreed to pay Hunter's legal fees for a deal with a Chinese government-controlled company

In January 2019, Hunter's assistant Katie Dodge wrote an email to book-keeper Linda Shapero and Biden aide Richard Ruffner, saying Joe had agreed to pay his hundreds of thousands of dollars of bills
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One of the last items on a spreadsheet of Hunter's bills was $28,000 in legal fees for the 'restructuring' of Hunter's joint venture with the Chinese government-controlled Bank of China. The spreadsheet listed the bill as 'Faegre Baker Daniels: BHR Restructuring' costing $28,382 and due 'ASAP'.

The math behind Joe's missing $5.2million

The president's financial filings show that he declared almost $7million more income on his tax returns than he did on his government transparency reports, raising the question: where did the extra cash come from?

Joe Biden's Office of Government Ethics (OGE) filings:

2017 - May 2019 filing:

Jill and Joe Biden income of $8,699,787
Income attributable to Joe Biden’s company CelticCapri Corp: $7,451,727

May 2019 – 2020 filing:

Income of $907,160
CelticCapri Corp income: $613,737

Total: $9,606,947, including $8,065,464 from CelticCapri

Joe Biden’s federal tax returns:

2017 Income of $11,031,309

CelticCapri Corp income: $9,636,690

2018 Income of $4,580,437

CelticCapri Corp income: $3,030,667

2019 Income of $985,233

CelticCapri Corp income: $578,178

Total: $16,596,979, including $13,245,535 from CelticCapri

Tax return versus OGE difference: $6,990,032

Unaccounted-for difference from CelticCapri: $5,180,071


'I spoke with Hunter today regarding his bills. It is my understanding that Hunt's dad will cover these bills in the short-term as Hunter transitions in his career,' Dodge said.

The assistant attached a spreadsheet of bills with the email, totaling $737,130.61.

One of the last items was $28,000 in legal fees for the 'restructuring' of Hunter's joint venture with the government-controlled Bank of China.

The spreadsheet listed the bill as 'Faegre Baker Daniels: BHR Restructuring' costing $28,382 and due 'ASAP'.

BHR ('Bohai Harvest RST') is a private equity firm and one of Hunter's two major Chinese business ventures. The joint venture was co-owned by the state-controlled Bank of China.

Hunter's personal attorney, George Mesires, is a partner at Faegre Baker Daniels, now called Faegre Drinker.

A separate October 2018 invoice from the law firm shows Hunter spent a total $68,933.41 on the 'restructuring' beginning in September 2016.

The same year Joe took on these bills from Hunter, he promised that 'No one in my family will have an office in the White House, will sit in on meetings as if they are a cabinet member, will, in fact, have any business relationship with anyone that relates to a foreign corporation or a foreign country.'

Yet not only did Hunter hold on to his 10% share of BHR through 2021, confirmed by White House press secretary Jen Psaki last February, the emails also indicate Joe knew about it, and even agreed to pay Hunter's legal fees for the firm.

The bills also include $412,309.23 in unpaid taxes dating back to 2015.

The New York Times reported earlier this month that Hunter had taken out a million-dollar loan to pay his delinquent tax bill in an apparent effort to stave off an alleged tax fraud prosecution.

Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron Johnson, who along with Senator Chuck Grassley is investigating Hunter's foreign business deals, said Joe Biden's unaccounted-for millions are 'another disturbing piece of information that raises questions that deserve answers.'

'When will the corporate media start doing their job and ask President Biden these questions?' he said. 'And when will President Biden start being honest with the public? The American people deserve the truth.'

Iowa Republican Grassley told DailyMail.com: 'Evidence of the president's financial and business connections to Hunter continues to grow. It's imperative for the first family to show the American people the transparency that they deserve.'

Hunter's personal attorney, George Mesires, is a partner at Faegre Baker Daniels, now called Faegre Drinker. A separate October 2018 invoice from the law firm shows Hunter spent a total $68,933.41 on the 'restructuring' beginning in September 2016

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Hunter's personal attorney, George Mesires, is a partner at Faegre Baker Daniels, now called Faegre Drinker. A separate October 2018 invoice from the law firm shows Hunter spent a total $68,933.41 on the 'restructuring' beginning in September 2016
Hunter's bill for over $68,000 on the 'restructuring' is seen in a statement of his account

Hunter's bill for over $68,000 on the 'restructuring' is seen in a statement of his account

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Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron Johnson
Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley

Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron Johnson (left), who along with Senator Chuck Grassley (right) is investigating Hunter's foreign business deals, said Joe Biden's unaccounted-for millions are 'another disturbing piece of information that raises questions that deserve answers'
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DailyMail.com obtained a copy of the abandoned laptop's hard drive and commissioned the founder of the FBI's cyber forensics unit to analyze it. Their report found the contents were genuine and there was no evidence of tampering – by Russians or anyone else

The president's son is under federal investigation for tax offenses, money laundering and illegal lobbying for foreign clients.

Joe's financial transparency disclosures show that he had more than enough money to foot Hunter's burgeoning bills.

While in office Joe had a relatively modest income, but he enjoyed a flood of millions of dollars soon after he left office, much of which came from his memoir book deal and eye-watering speaking fees.

Between 2017 and 2019 he and First Lady Jill Biden reported $16.5million in gross income on their federal tax returns, released by the Biden campaign.

The vast majority came from their two companies, CelticCapri Corp and Giacoppa Corp, which they use for speaking and writing engagements.

But in Office of Government Ethics (OGE) fillings for the same period, Joe only reported $9.6million in income for himself and his wife.
Joe Biden's 2019 disclosure to the Office of Government Ethics shows he received millions through his company, CelticCapri Corp – but fails to account for all of the $16.5million shown in his tax filings

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The White House released President Joe Biden's tax returns last Friday, revealing that the first couple made more than $600,000 last year

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The White House released President Joe Biden's tax returns last Friday, revealing that the first couple made more than $600,000 last year

Joe's 2017 federal tax return shows $11million of adjusted gross income, almost $4.6million in 2018, and $985,233 in 2019. That's a total of about $16.5million
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Between 2017 and 2019 he and First Lady Jill Biden reported $16.5million in gross income on their federal tax returns, released by the Biden campaign. In Joe Biden's 2018 Amended Federal tax return document it showed a total of $4,580,437

Between 2017 and 2019 he and First Lady Jill Biden reported $16.5million in gross income on their federal tax returns, released by the Biden campaign. In Joe Biden's 2018 Amended Federal tax return document it showed a total of $4,580,437

Some of the remaining roughly $7million came from wages earned by the First Lady from her Northern Virginia Community College teaching job and a salary she paid herself from Giacoppa, which the couple were not required to report to the OGE.
Hunter’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski claimed he met with Joe Biden to discuss a business deal with the Chinese

Hunter’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski claimed he met with Joe Biden to discuss a business deal with the Chinese

But a comparison of the income reported by Joe from his CelticCapri company on OGE reports versus what he told the IRS, shows a difference of almost $5.2million which remains unaccounted for.

No conclusive evidence has yet emerged that Joe profited from any of Hunter’s business deals.

But the potential discrepancy in the president’s financial filings, and his alleged links to Hunter’s Chinese ventures, raise troubling questions over where the unexplained $5,180,071 came from.

Joe's OGE filing submitted in July 2019 shows around $8,699,787 of income for him and Jill from 2017 through May 2019. This includes $7,451,727 which he said came from CelticCapri Corp.

His OGE form submitted in May 2020 added another $907,160 that wasn't paid until after their 2019 report, bringing the total for the period to $9,606,947, and the total for CelticCapri to $8,065,464.

Joe's 2017 federal tax return shows $11million of adjusted gross income, almost $4.6million in 2018, and $985,233 in 2019. That's a total of about $16.5million – some $6,990,032 more than what was listed on his OGE forms.

Joe’s tax returns detail income from CelticCapri of $9,636,690 in 2017, $3,030,667 in 2018 and $578,178 in 2019, making a total of $13,245,535.

This is $5,180,071 more than the CelticCapri earnings he reported on his OGE forms.

The OGE forms do not give precise figures for many of the couple's assets, only rough value ranges.

But according to Joe's form for 2015 while he was vice president, he and Jill reported assets worth between $317,028 and $1,080,000. By July 2019, the couple had assets worth between $2,237,033 and $7,955,000.

The figures show an increase in assets of at least $1,157,033 – and could be as much as $7,637,972.
Amid all the shocking messages involving Joe Biden, possibly the most important email of the 154,000 on Hunter's abandoned laptop is the infamous 'big guy' email, suggesting that the president was secretly involved in, and set to profit from, an alleged Chinese influence operation

Amid all the shocking messages involving Joe Biden, possibly the most important email of the 154,000 on Hunter's abandoned laptop is the infamous 'big guy' email, suggesting that the president was secretly involved in, and set to profit from, an alleged Chinese influence operation

It is clear from the president's tax returns that his income largely came through his firm, CelticCapri Corp. Some of it is itemized on his OGE forms as being earned from speaking engagements and a book deal for his memoir, Promise Me, Dad. But where the remaining $5.2million money came from remains a mystery.

In a now-infamous email sent by Hunter's business partner James Gilliar in May 2017, it was suggested 10% of the equity in their joint venture with Chinese oil giant CEFC would be 'held by H for the big guy'.

Another partner in the deal, Tony Bobulinski, has claimed that the message meant Hunter would secretly hold the shares for his father, who was involved in the deal.

Several other emails on Hunter's laptop refer to Joe as 'the big guy'.

A report by Grassley and Johnson in September 2020 uncovered $5million in wire transfers from Hunter's Chinese partners to a company controlled by the president's son.

One of the CEFC executives, Patrick Ho, also paid Hunter a $1million retainer to represent him over a Department of Justice bribery prosecution.

In an audio-recorded conversation stored on Hunter's laptop, the president's son referred to Ho as the 'f***ing spy chief of China'.

Ho did indeed appear to have ties to Chinese intelligence agencies, as he was the subject of a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant aimed at investigating potential foreign spies.

But Hunter’s claim that Ho was the ‘spy chief of China’ - or a senior Chinese intelligence officer - has not been proven.


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Hi ajax,

Since Markk won't put real skin in the game, but would rather float around wistfully in conjecture and IFs, would you be willing to make a bet regarding getting your nipple pierced if the above fails to pan out? I'll take the other side of the bet and if Joe gets convicted for laundering foreign money its me with the new jewelry. What do you say?

To be fair, I'll point a few things out so you don't let your present enthusiasm push you into a bet you won't pay up on as Markk tends to do. You'll note the claim Joe declared $5.2 million more income than was reported on "transparency" documents supposes Joe Biden declared money he received from foreign agents rather than hiding that money in an offshore account under so many layers like people do who actually engage in those kinds of activities. I know, ya'all think Joe just may be that stupid, but are you willing to bet a nipple piercing on it? You may think the claim Joe offered to pay Hunter's bills means that $5m went to that so the bet is still safe because Joe had to spend the money in traceable venues and couldn't risk a tax fraud investigation. But then you should read the email quoted where it appears Joe is supposedly taking care of monthly payments on Hunter's bills as a temporary measure while Hunter was out of a job. Hmmm. Still, you really do want Joe to go to jail and my having to get a nipple piercing would just be icing on the cake, wouldn't it?
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LOL gotta love it…you are imploding
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Markk wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 4:50 am
LOL gotta love it…you are imploding
If you say so, I guess. Personally I find it funny conservative media is running with a story from a tabloid that has obvious issues they don't mention or address...behaving like tabloids themselves.

But hey, you can get in on this bet, too, if you think there's more than smoke here.
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ajax18 wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 1:59 am
DailyMail.com obtained a copy of the abandoned laptop's hard drive and commissioned the founder of the FBI's cyber forensics unit to analyze it. Their report found the contents were genuine and there was no evidence of tampering – by Russians or anyone else
This is a flat out lie which speaks to the credibility of your sources.

Hunter Biden’s Laptop Was Tampered With And Had Files Added To It

“The experts found the data had been repeatedly accessed and copied by people other than Hunter Biden over nearly three years,” our report explained, with those we spoke with being unable to “reach definitive conclusions about the contents as a whole, including whether all of it originated from a single computer or could have been assembled from files from multiple computers and put on the portable drive.”

What Mac Isaac said next, though, is what was most noteworthy. When he did his “deep dive,” he said, he “saw a lot of photos” — but “did not see a lot of photos that are being reported to [have been] seen.”

“I do know that there have been multiple attempts over the past year-and-a-half to insert questionable material into the laptop as in, not physically, but passing off this misinformation or disinformation as coming from the laptop,” he said. “And that is a major concern of mine because I have fought tooth and nail to protect the integrity of this drive and to jeopardize that is going to mean that everything that I sacrificed will be for nothing.”

The fact that the laptop was tampered with and there are new warnings from the PC repair shop owner about the possibility that disinformation was inserted on it casts doubt on the authenticity of anything that Republicans are going to attempt to use to impeach President Biden and make him a one-term president.

The Washington Post story also reports that someone tried to add files to the laptop one week after the initial New York Post story was published. The laptop has been corrupted.

At the time that the laptop surfaced, Rudy Guiliani had been working for years to get Russian disinformation into the media about Biden.

Fast forward two years and House Republicans are trying to use the corrupted laptop as evidence to impeach President Biden.

If the laptop contains Russian disinformation, Republicans are working hand in hand with the Kremlin in an effort to launder it into US media.
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Since Markk won't put real skin in the game, but would rather float around wistfully in conjecture and IFs, would you be willing to make a bet regarding getting your nipple pierced if the above fails to pan out? I'll take the other side of the bet and if Joe gets convicted for laundering foreign money its me with the new jewelry. What do you say?
Joe will never get convicted regardless of what he does. We have a two tiered justice system based on political party in this country. But it will be more difficult to censor and hide the truth now than progressives have lost grip on Twitter.
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ajax18 wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 11:56 am
Since Markk won't put real skin in the game, but would rather float around wistfully in conjecture and IFs, would you be willing to make a bet regarding getting your nipple pierced if the above fails to pan out? I'll take the other side of the bet and if Joe gets convicted for laundering foreign money its me with the new jewelry. What do you say?
Joe will never get convicted regardless of what he does. We have a two tiered justice system based on political party in this country. But it will be more difficult to censor and hide the truth now than progressives have lost grip on Twitter.
You mean "truth" such as the lie you just pushed about the laptop not having been tampered with?

The Republican rat pack has had the Laptop for how many years now? All we've seen is manufactured smoke from them, nothing of substance.
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Markk wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 4:50 am
LOL gotta love it…you are imploding
:lol: :lol: :lol: no, that would be you. But it’s invigorating to see a cornered rat go down swinging. What an interesting thread this still is.
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honorentheos wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 11:18 am
Markk wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 4:50 am
LOL gotta love it…you are imploding
If you say so, I guess. Personally I find it funny conservative media is running with a story from a tabloid that has obvious issues they don't mention or address...behaving like tabloids themselves.

But hey, you can get in on this bet, too, if you think there's more than smoke here.
You mean more than…. “more circumstantial evidence?” Apparently your must have looked at the story, is it all fabricated…? The exhibits appear to be real, so lets see if the ‘responsible media will comment. My guess is most won’t, we will see. I agree though that news sources , including tabloid ( I called it a rag) would mention their problems and bias’. But we have the WWW to cross check and double check all stories, which is a great advantage.

It is a long read, I will look at it in-depth this weekend before I comment whether I think it adds up.

If, and I say if, his is true…that would show us what? A interesting question.
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K Graham wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 11:33 am
ajax18 wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 1:59 am
DailyMail.com obtained a copy of the abandoned laptop's hard drive and commissioned the founder of the FBI's cyber forensics unit to analyze it. Their report found the contents were genuine and there was no evidence of tampering – by Russians or anyone else
This is a flat out lie which speaks to the credibility of your sources.

Hunter Biden’s Laptop Was Tampered With And Had Files Added To It

“The experts found the data had been repeatedly accessed and copied by people other than Hunter Biden over nearly three years,” our report explained, with those we spoke with being unable to “reach definitive conclusions about the contents as a whole, including whether all of it originated from a single computer or could have been assembled from files from multiple computers and put on the portable drive.”

What Mac Isaac said next, though, is what was most noteworthy. When he did his “deep dive,” he said, he “saw a lot of photos” — but “did not see a lot of photos that are being reported to [have been] seen.”

“I do know that there have been multiple attempts over the past year-and-a-half to insert questionable material into the laptop as in, not physically, but passing off this misinformation or disinformation as coming from the laptop,” he said. “And that is a major concern of mine because I have fought tooth and nail to protect the integrity of this drive and to jeopardize that is going to mean that everything that I sacrificed will be for nothing.”

The fact that the laptop was tampered with and there are new warnings from the PC repair shop owner about the possibility that disinformation was inserted on it casts doubt on the authenticity of anything that Republicans are going to attempt to use to impeach President Biden and make him a one-term president.

The Washington Post story also reports that someone tried to add files to the laptop one week after the initial New York Post story was published. The laptop has been corrupted.

At the time that the laptop surfaced, Rudy Guiliani had been working for years to get Russian disinformation into the media about Biden.

Fast forward two years and House Republicans are trying to use the corrupted laptop as evidence to impeach President Biden.

If the laptop contains Russian disinformation, Republicans are working hand in hand with the Kremlin in an effort to launder it into US media.
Kevin…who are these experts, and where are the quotes from the owner of the shop in full context? One thing that is good, is that the FBI has the lap top data…at least I thing that is good.

This is coming from the WP, and it is pretty easy to read where this is going. If the GOP get back the house, and if and when the impeachment trial begins, the lefts defense will be this story…

If it was tampered with, that too will come out, maybe it was tampered with by the Biden’s trying to aerate or change damaging evidence?

Why are you assuming the all these alleged people that allegedly tampered are enemies of Biden? It seems to me that once the left found out that Hunter was stupid enough to take a laptop to a repair shop with possible damaging info, they would have a real “desire” to erase, confuse, or dampen any incriminating evidences…LOL…maybe the FBI did for Biden?


What will be more interesting that the actual info, is to see how the left, and rags like the WP spins this.
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