Impeachment Witness Implodes Hunter Biden Defense With Testimony

 February 8, 2024

Recent revelations cast a new light on Hunter Biden's business dealings with CEFC China Energy, unraveling complex financial dealings.

A transcript released by the House Oversight Committee unveils Hunter Biden's unsuccessful ventures with the Chinese energy giant despite receiving sizable payments.

In his testimony, Mervyn Yan, who served as an “independent contractor” for CEFC, detailed his involvement in financial transactions with Hunter and James Biden. This included the establishment of Hudson West III, a joint venture that received over $5 million. Yet, the company failed to secure infrastructure projects, raising questions about Biden's contributions and benefits.

CEFC, under the leadership of Ye Jianming, with ties to the Chinese Communist Party, made headlines when Jianming disappeared under mysterious circumstances in China. The disappearance occurred amidst growing scrutiny of the company's operations and its relationship with notable figures abroad, including the Bidens.

Details on the Bidens' Roles and Benefits

Despite the absence of successful deals, Hunter and James Biden regularly received salaries from Hudson West III. Their compensation structure and exact roles within the venture have become central to congressional investigations aiming to uncover the extent of their involvement and possible misconduct.

Mervyn Yan's testimony raised eyebrows with his admission regarding the ambiguous value Hunter and James brought to their partnership with CEFC. This revelation was compounded by the fact that the Bidens had no significant experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors, heightening scrutiny over their lucrative arrangement with the Chinese firm.

Attempts by the joint venture to engage in major energy deals, including the failed Monkey Island LNG terminal project in Louisiana, failed. Despite these unsuccessful endeavors, substantial payments continued to flow to the Bidens, leading to further investigation into the nature of their relationship with CEFC.

Reaction and Defense Amidst Ongoing Investigations

Democratic Ranking Member Jamie Raskin defended the Bidens, emphasizing the lack of evidence implicating President Biden in the dealings with CEFC. Raskin's statement highlighted the distinction between Hunter Biden's business activities and his father's political career, aiming to separate the two amidst growing public and political scrutiny.

Mervyn Yan testified to the Committee today that he has no evidence of wrongdoing by President Biden and that, to his knowledge, President Biden was not involved in, did not profit from, and took no official actions to his family’s business dealings.

The Oversight Committee, led by Chairman Comer, continues its investigation, scheduling further interviews with associates of the Biden family. The aim is to shed light on the nature of the financial transactions and partnerships that have raised ethical and potentially legal questions surrounding Hunter Biden's business endeavors.


The story of Hunter Biden's involvement with CEFC China Energy is a tangled web of financial transactions, failed projects, and potentially problematic connections. As the House Oversight Committee delves deeper, the true nature of these dealings and their implications for American politics remain to be fully understood.

Mervyn Yan's revelations have broadened the scope of inquiry, exposing layers of complexity in Hunter Biden's business ventures that have yet to be unraveled. The coming weeks and months will likely bring further developments as investigators continue to piece together the intricate puzzle of Hunter Biden's financial entanglements with CEFC China Energy.

About Victor Winston

Victor is a freelance writer and researcher who focuses on national politics, geopolitics, and economics.

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