FBI Asks Hunter Biden’s Ex-Business Partner Tony Bobulinski for Interview: Senate Committee


October 23, 2020 Updated: October 23, 2020

The FBI on Friday requested an interview with Hunter Biden’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee said in a statement.

Bobulinski’s lawyers told the committee that besides asking for a sit-down interview, they requested copies of his phones.

Senate Homeland Security Chairman, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) told The Epoch Times in a statement that he is pleased investigators are taking an active interest in the case, which centers on claims that Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, and his associates were pursuing a potentially lucrative deal with a Chinese tycoon and that the former vice president was allegedly in the loop.

“I appreciate that the FBI has a job to do, and I am glad they are finally taking an interest in these concerning financial matters that our committees have been investigating for months,” Johnson said in the statement.

“I expect that Mr. Bobulinski will speak with our committee as soon as possible and fully share his insights into the Biden family’s business dealings,” Johnson added, with the committee statement indicating Bobulinski has committed to sitting for an interview with the panel.

Tony Bobulinski, who claims to have been an associate of Hunter Biden, speaks to reporters at a hotel in Nashville, Tenn., on Oct. 22, 2020. (Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)

Bobulinski said at a Thursday press conference that he met Joe Biden in May 2017 and spent one hour discussing a range of issues, including a deal with a Chinese energy conglomerate. This challenges the narrative that Biden has never discussed his son’s business dealings.

“I have heard Joe Biden say that he has never discussed business with Hunter. That is false. I have firsthand knowledge about this because I directly dealt with the Biden family, including Joe Biden,” Bobulinski said at the press conference. “On May 2, 2017, the night before Joe Biden was to appear at the Milken conference, I was introduced to Joe Biden by Jim Biden and Hunter Biden. At my approximately hourlong meeting with Joe that night, we discussed the Bidens’ history and the Biden family’s business plans with the Chinese, with which he was plainly familiar, at least a high level.”

“On numerous occasions, it was made clear to me that Joe Biden’s involvement was not to be mentioned in writing but only face to face. In fact, I was advised by Gilliar and [Rob] Walker that Hunter and Jim Biden were paranoid about keeping Joe Biden’s involvement secret,” Bobulinski said.

According to Bobulinski, Hunter Biden and his associates brought him into the deal in 2017 to serve as the CEO of SinoHawk LLC, a business entity created to formalize an investment partnership with Chinese energy conglomerate CEFC China Energy.

Bobulinski said that the 20 percent stake assigned to an “H” in an email that was part of a trove of documents found on a laptop hard drive and reported by the New York Post, was meant for Hunter Biden. Bobulinski added that the mention in the email of a 10 pe