This is kind of where I am on Hunter Biden's "laptop from hell," now augmented by corroborating and amplifying evidence offered by business associates of Hunter Biden's, including Bevan Cooney and Mike Bobulinski, who have even at this late hour brought forward their own communications with other Biden insiders: The Biden Family story of corruption is only a symptom of the systemic corruption and subversion of the powerful agencies that are entrusted and empowered to protect the American people from all enemies, foreign and domestic. These agencies have become anti-American rogue operations.
The FBI possessed the laptop and did nothing. If the CIA was not onto the Biden Family China gambit into the world of Chinese espionage, as laid out here at Zero Hedge, its negligence is criminal; it is extremely hard to believe the agency was unconscious of what has been going on for years.
But it's even worse than all of that. The time-frame of particular interest overlaps the Obama-Biden administration and early Trump administration, which also overlaps the origins and early phases of the anti-Trump conspiracy and rolling coup d'etat against the Trump presidency. In other words, while the FBI and CIA turned blind eyes to the Bidens and their corruption by and with America's enemies & rivals, the FBI and CIA were simultaneously staging, fabricating and investigating the Trump family and political team in order to drive the president from office and overturn an election.
It is a special corruption that veers into treason.
Consider Point 1 from the research published at Zero Hedge.
Joe Biden’s compromising partnership with the Communist Party of China runs via Yang Jiechi (CPC’s Central Foreign Affairs Commission).
Yang is also described as "the CCP Director of Foreign Affairs leading strategist for America, Politburo member one of the most powerful men in China, and Xi confidant."
YANG met frequently with BIDEN during his tenure at the Chinese embassy in Washington.
If this checks out, these Yang/Biden meetings occurred between 2001 and 2005, when Sen. Joe Biden was Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committtee.
As for Yang:
Later he was Minister of Foreign Affairs when the investment partnership [including Hunter Biden] was made official in 2013. Importantly, the Taiwanese national listed MOFA institutions as the key clients in helping to arrange everything. Yang would clearly have known the importance of Hunter Biden and undoubtedly would have been informed of any dealings. Given that he is now the point person in China for dealing with the US this raises major concerns about a Biden administration dealing impartially with an individual in this capacity. These are documented facts from Chinese corporate records like IPO prospectuses and media. They raise very valid concerns about Biden linkages to China.
The report Zero Hedge published includes the following:
"Dating back to Biden’s time in the Senate meeting with Yang, this was never from the Chinese perspective anything less than an official influence operation. Everything surrounding HUNTER took place with official Chinese organizations known to engage in and tasked with influence operations."
Knowing how communists dictatorships work makes this plausible if not obvious. Again, where was the FBI and CIA during these extended, high-level Chinese influence operations?
Meanwhile, who else in Washington has Yang "met frequently with"? How far back does Yang go in Beijing-Washington relations? White House involvement with dangerous Chinese assets is nothing new; we have only to recall the Bill Clinton White House and its 1990s sell-out of US technology to Red China for Clinton campaign contributions, sometimes pouring into the White House in paper bags.
Yang arrived in DC as Beijing's ambassador in 2001 just as the US as George W. Bush entered the White House, but Yang's Washingon connections go much farther back. According to a December 2000 story by LA Times China correspondent Jim Mann, "China envoy well known to Bush," Yang was a "personal friend of the Bush family for nearly a quarter-century."
Known in diplomatic circles as the "smart and polished" vice foreign minister, Mann writes, "to the Bushes and to family assciates such as former Secretary of State James A Baker III, he is better known as `Tiger' Yang -- a nickname derived when, as a young man fresh from the London School of Economics, he served as host for the senior George Bush and his friends of a ground-breaking, private journey to Tibet in 1977."
Did it have to be "Tiger"? Bandar Bush, anyone? This is what I meant by that sick glimmer of recognition. Another dart of despotism slicing into the bosom of Bushdom, greased by a preppy nickname.
Yang was with us the whole time, James Lilley, who was on that trip [to Tibet], and later served as Bush's ambassador to Beijing, recalled in a 1996 interview. "We hit it off with him right away."
At several sensitive junctures over the past two decades, including the aftermath of China's Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989, the man they call Tiger has emerged as a hidden liaison between the Bushes and the Chinese leadership....
Echoes of Robert Kennedy's Soviet "backchannel," Georgi Bolshakov, Strobe Talbott's Russian contact, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Georgi Mamedov, and doubtless other liaisons still hidden, some probably large number of them formed by Americans so ignorant of the communist playbook as to believe that what they thought of as man-to-man friendships that would bring their nations closer together were communist-state-to-man influence operations designed to help destroy Uncle Sam.
What was a glimmer is now a highbeam, shearing through the murky past. How can we not be looking back on the start, or resumption, or exploration of a Chicom "long march" through the institution known as the Bush family? Did Yang Jiechi retrace his steps with the Bidens? What other such relationships would we find if we looked?
Here's how Beijing did it, and how Bush the elder did it, too.
In 1977, after Jimmy Carter was elected president, the senior George Bush lost his job as CIA director. He had previously served in 1974-1975 as the head of the US liaison office in Beijing [and who knows what good buddies in the CCP he made then].
The Chinese government invited Bush to visit China with a large delegation, including Baker, Lilley, and Chase Unterneyer, who first began working for the elder Bush when he ran for Congress in 1966.
Bush had already quietly informed the Chinese that he planned to run for president in 1980.
What? This, if true, is a nasty morsel.
In Beijing, the delegation met with China's emergency new leader Deng Xiaoping. Bush also brought a Penzoil executive with him, and the Americans talked with Deng about prospects for developing China's offshore oil industry.
The Penzoil executive is not named; however, Penzoil co-founder William C. Liedtke Jr. was a former business partner of the elder Bush. In fact, Bush's oil company, Zapata, merged with Penzoil in the early 1960s.
Consider, then: Here we have former CIA director and (if the account is accurate) prepositioning presidential candidate Bush, discussing oil development with the Chicom government, accompanied by an executive from a company Bush was closedly associated with. It all begins to sound rather Biden-esque.
I haven't been able to find out whether Penzoil enaged in oil development in China, but it wasn't for lack of trying. Here's an article from 1978.
From all of this we may infer that the Biden business plan is nothing new in the Swamp.
Enter "Tiger" Yang.
The Chinese granted the Bush delegation what was then a rare privilege: a tour of Tibet, which had been closed to Americans since the end of China's civil war in 1949.
Officially, Yang was the interpreter on that 16-day journey. But he was more than that: He was the one Chinese official who befriended the Bush entourage.
No doubt out of the goodness of his heart.
"Everybody liked him," Lilley recalled.
In another sphere, such impossible guilelessness might elicit no more than clucking, but these men held high offices in our nation. Could they have been so blind to the possibility that Yang was a Chinese Communist agent of influence on a mission to befriend the Bush entourage, many of whom could be expected to serve in a future Bush administration? Yang, by the way, served in the PRC's embassy in Washington in the Reagan-Bush 1980s. Who believes his relationship with Team Bush didn't figure into his posting?
Writing after the death of George Bush the elder, Mann wrote that Yang had "parlayed his Bush family relationship to the commanding heights of the Politburo." Perhaps, though, it was the success of Yang's mission to form that Bush family relationship that vaulted him to those heights. Perhaps it was that same success that helped Yang play a similar role in forming a Biden family relationship -- and who knows how many others.