“He Will Help You With What You Need”: New Messages to Hunter Deepen Concerns Over Chinese Influence

After the initiation of the Biden impeachment inquiry, new messages are deepening concerns over the influence of Chinese figures on the Biden family. Messages from longtime Biden associate Fran Person show the Chinese stepping in to support Hunter’s lavish lifestyle as funds dried up during his divorce. Person wrote Hunter that Chinese businessman Bo Zhang “will help you with what you need.”

Fran Person was not just a close aide to Joe Biden for years, but someone that the First Lady Jill Biden described as a member of the family: “Fran has been like a son to Joe and me. For eight years, we traveled the country, shared holidays together … Fran may be leaving the office, but he will always be a part of our family.”

Fran left the staff of Joe Biden and went to work with Chinese figures . . . and Hunter.

In a July 2017 WhatsApp message, Person told Hunter that Zhang was aware that he was in financial distress during his divorce and would cover his costs. Hunter sounds desperate for the Chinese support as he gushes money to fund his lavish lifestyle: “100K at least gets me until next month.”

Person assures him that Zhang has his back: “He will help you with what you need.”

Fox News Digital reported on Person’s messages. They include this assurance:

“I talked to Bo previously about the 37K – he didn’t flinch. I will talk to him about 56K and possibly 100K. It really depends on his liquid assets in the US…I will ask. His only problem is getting large sums out of China (especially right now).”

Hunter appears in distress and presses Person if he knew whether anything was wired or if they were in a “holding pattern.”

Person responds “No holding pattern…he was on his way to the bank this morning. He will be in touch when it’s confirmed.”

“He will help you with what you need. He also mentioned that you should take a trip to China some time this month to just get away for a week or so…just decompress.”

Hunter later schedules the trip.

The concern is that Hunter was receiving money from figures closely associated with foreign governments and foreign intelligence agencies, including the CCP.  These operatives often look for people who are in desperate situations to exercise influence over them. Hunter Biden’s massive spending and addictions would have been a draw for intelligence services.  He offered an obvious entry into potential influence or access with regard to Joe Biden.

At one point, Hunter offers in July 2017 to have Zhang at his father’s McLean home after Joe Biden left the vice presidency.

Zhang met repeatedly with Hunter Biden, Person, and Eric Schwerin.

Person’s message shows him showering Hunter with praise and promises of Chinese funds. In one message, Person told Hunter that he

“selfishly want[s] to work” with him “because I know what the hell your capable of, AND I want to learn from you. I’m putting myself out there right now, and I’m learning quickly. But I’d love to be there with you doing some of this stuff. I mention the 500K on 10M raise be I’m about to get started on that, and I could really use your help. We could knock it out together. I’d think that’d help take some bite out, and you wouldn’t feel like your ‘resorting’ to anything…I’ve got one loyalty brother. That’s to my family. Your family.” 

Person is obviously going to be busy during this impeachment inquiry. Despite President Biden’s repeated denials that anyone in his family received any money from China, The Washington Post and other media outlets have found those denials to be false.

Indeed, at least two transfers of funds to Hunter Biden in 2019 from a Chinese source listed the President’s home in Delaware where Hunter sometimes lived and conducted business.

The latest messages reveal how Hunter Biden’s personal and financial distress may have been viewed as an opportunity for foreign interests. Hunter suggests that he was existing month to month on such payments. The question is what he did in return for such foreign generosity in what is clearly an influencing peddling operation.

192 thoughts on ““He Will Help You With What You Need”: New Messages to Hunter Deepen Concerns Over Chinese Influence”

  1. Hunter appears in distress and presses Person if he knew whether anything was wired or if they were in a “holding pattern.”

    Hunter received a legal education at one of the most prestigious schools in America, Yale, JD Degree, 1996, and belongs to one of the most famous families as well. That he “appears in distress” over and over and over again into his 50s is the tell.

    Hunter is mentally ill. Addicts that successfully become sober usually do so by following the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, the most successful program for addicts of any substance. Addicts who become sober have become CEOs, millionaires, spouses, parents, and/or regular working stiffs. All of them have the same characteristic traits: humility, moral inventory, admitting they are not the center of the universe, a desire to help others by telling their story to give hope. Theirs is a hard road but many make it. 

    Hunter continues to show addict behavior regardless of whether he is or is not actively using.  Addicts always have enablers: parents, siblings, paramours, spouses, relatives and others with the best intentions. Joe and Jill Biden are his enablers. Hunter is the personal demise of those near him. Frankly it is sad to see any public figure, including Joe Biden, to deteriorate. However, Joe has caused many others grave harm. Plus, like his son, Joe shows no remorse or accountability for the aforementioned. So it is almost impossible to feel sorry for any of the Bidens considering they leave a trail of tears from other innocents. Almost. Mercy becomes all of us.

    1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol — that our lives had become unmanageable.
    2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
    3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
    4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
    5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
    6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
    7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
    8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
    9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
    10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
    11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
    12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

    NB: I did not comment or post on the forum yesterday. This is my first today.  Our public square reflects the deterioration of our society and alas the increase in mental illness, i.e. personality disorders. 

  2. Fraud and Accounting “Crimes”

    “Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny has been sentenced to nine years in a maximum-security jail, according to Russian state-owned news agency Tass.

    “A prominent Kremlin critic, Navalny was convicted on *fraud* charges by Moscow’s Lefortovo court over allegations that he stole from his Anti-Corruption Foundation.” (CNN, emphasis added)

    New York Attorney General Letitia James uses New York Executive Law § 63(12) to prosecute Trump for “fraud.”

    What is the connection between those two (corrupt) cases?

    Power-lusters, tyrants, those criminalizing political opposition — they all love non-objective law. “Law” that is open-ended, capricious, overly broad gives them the power to impose their arbitrary desires on the innocent. Their targets cannot know in advance what actions are illegal, because there are no delimited, objectively defined terms. And their targets have no defense, because those terms can be interpreted to mean anything. Such “law” gives the dictatorial a phony cover of persecution under the name of “justice.” (And the unthinking just nod in approval.)

    NY 63(12) “gives the attorney general authority to pursue any kind of conduct that she or he considers to be fraudulent,’ Jerry H. Goldfeder, a lawyer at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP.” (“the New Yorker”)

    In the sense of what the law ought to be, 63(12) is not a law. It is an open invitation for an “ambitious” prosecutor to destroy the property, freedom, life of anyone he just doesn’t like. And it is eminently clear, from public statements, that both the prosecutor and judge hate Trump.

    (The irony here is that the Biden State Department denounced the prosecution of Navalny as “politically motivated.” But in Trump’s case, it’s see no evil.)

  3. This is exactlly the kind of BS that makes this one of the worst trash dumps on the web. Turley has made himself King of a no-rules Clown site.

  4. Upvote. The problem, however, is that this website has NO RULES — or if it does, it doesn’t enforce them — and that’s what apparently attracts many of the people who comment here, half the time ignoring the content of the articles and just getting into inane back-and-forth nonsense.

    The bulk of the nonsense comes from “Anonymous” just-say-anything commenters, but Dennis happens to be one of the worst by way of spinning his long, pointless, OFF-TOPIC democrat narratives that begin with “Jonathan,” as if he thinks he’s having a private conversation with Turley.

    For the liongest time I’ve just skipped over his BS — not being remotely interested in his private conversations with Turley in public — until suddenly while skipping over one of his comments the other day I noticed my own screen name repeated by this clown, same as one of the other clowns repeatedly does. So apparently Dennis is doing personal attacts naming other commenters in order to FORCE them to read his crap just to find out what he might be saying about them.

    While ignoring the complaints of other reasonable commenters, this place has become like a preschool on LSD. A few SIMPLE, reasonable rules could put an end to most of this nonsense — such as no naming or attacking other commenters, and no commenting unless it’s about the article or at least something in the NEWS — but clearly the website wants this to be a jungle of deliquent BS. It seems like a going-out-of-business action to me.

  5. Peter Schweizer wrote an excellent, well documented book, “Red Handed:How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win. The corruption is widespread and so thick you can cut it with a knife. We The People have been sold a bill of goods. 

    What is most shocking is how the media, who were once the guard dogs are bought and paid for by “the man.” Individual reporters are told to stand down if they plan on keeping their jobs. So the once great media institutions have hemorrhaged viewers and readers (thankfully).

    A third grader could make this call if given a chance.  This and the results of this incompetent and radical administration will impact all of us both now and many years to come. 

  6. Dramatic Day On Blog

    For those of you just joining us, this has been an extraordinary day on Johnathan Turley’s blog. The commenter first known as Estovir has been revealed as the puppet master behind most the names on these threads.

    It was more than 3 years ago when Estovir created such long-established puppets as Thinkthrough, James, Upstate Farmer and Hullbobby. Over time he has expanded that roster to include Shakid, Guy Ventner, Feldman, Ralph Chappell, Mistress Adam’s, Margot Ballhere, UpscaleSuburbanWoman, Tom, Ralph DeMimus, Richard Head McGiilcutty and many, many more.

    Efforts to expose these puppets were repeatedly foiled when revelations were deleted. But that didn’t happen today. Today, for the first time in over 3 years, the revelations remained. Estovir is now melting-down and threatening to leave the blog.

    Should Estovir be serious about actually staying away, real discussions might return to the blog. Debates haven’t been possible these past 3 years because Estovir and his puppets wouldn’t allow them. But observers are now hopeful that free speech might actually come to this blog now that the puppet show is possibly over.

  7. So now are leftist posters are excusing the judge and his staff for a Trump gag order saying that he is not allowed to question the integrity of the judge or his staff.  It’s to bad that they didn’t have such grave concerns when Schumer attacked Alito and Kavanaugh.  Cry me a river.

    1. Liar.

      Engoron said “Consider this statement an order forbidding all parties from posting, emailing or speaking publicly about any members of my staff,” so Trump remains free to criticize the judge, and the gag order was placed on all parties, not just Trump.

      1. The FACT that the Clerk of Court is hanging with Chuck Schmumer while Trump is on trial is RELEVANT in a country where justice is supposed to be blind. It’s not surprising that this clown judge doesn’t want the public to know about that.

          1. What can I tell you, Garbage Boy. Courts are SUPPOSED to be impartial — it’s in the Code of Judicial Conduct — and anyone working for a judge SHOULD know that AND that it’s a bad look that undermines confidence in the judiciary for a judge’s clerk to act like a Schmumer groupie in public. It’s not a difficult concept to understand.

              1. I’m not familiar with all of the pertinent details of what you’re referring to, but as I’ve said many times before, I am an Independent pragmatist — meaning that I have equal contempt for the democrat and republican parties and I’m opposed to ideology in general. So sell your nonsense to someone else, Garbage Boy. The Code of Judicial Conduct speaks for itself, as does the silly conduct of this moron judge and his moronic staff.

        1. Correction: “Clerk of Court” should be the judge’s “law clerk” — which is even worse.

    2. American Bar Association Code of Judicial Conduct Rule 2.11 Disqalification [:] Rule 2.11: “(A) A judge shall disqualify himself or herself in any proceeding in which the judge’s impartiality* might reasonably be questioned …”

      And by extension, the same rules apply to a judge’s staff.

      Disregarding the Code of Judicial Conduct and allowing his staff to hang with Chuck Schmumer raises reasonable questions about the judge’s impariality. It shouldn’t be that difficult for a judge to instruct his staff to project an appearance of impariality. This was a really bad look under any circumstances, but particularly in relation to Schmumer’s own attacks on SCOTUS and this judge’s own mugging for MSNBC cameras in the courtroom.

      This judge and the democrat party (pardon the redundacy) are responsible for this becoming a clown show. And what Trump pointed out is information that the public has a RIGHT to know.

      Meanwhile, it’s not at all surprising that Turley is AWOL on this issue.

      1. “Trump is a bad guy and she should go after him.”

        —Judge Er-gonad

        They are letting the pedophile basically hang himself and the appeal will be a slam dunk.

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