A top lawmaker responded to the latest series of negative news reports surrounding Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden by calling for a criminal investigation into the Biden family.
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) wrote on Twitter: “The DOJ/FBI needs to open a criminal investigation into the Biden Family’s global pay to play operation.”
Zeldin’s call for a criminal investigation into the Biden family comes after Fox News reported late on Friday evening that a person who was on an email thread with Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, confirmed to the network that the emails were accurate.
Fox News’ report focused on just a small portion of the emails that have been released, which appeared “to outline a payout for former Vice President Joe Biden as part of a deal with a Chinese energy firm.”
“One email, dated May 13, 2017, and obtained by Fox News, includes a discussion of ‘remuneration packages’ for six people in a business deal with a Chinese energy firm. The email appeared to identify Biden as ‘Chair / Vice Chair depending on agreement with CEFC,’ in an apparent reference to now-bankrupt CEFC China Energy Co,” Fox News reported. “The email includes a note that ‘Hunter has some office expectations he will elaborate.’ A proposed equity split references ’20’ for ‘H’ and ’10 held by H for the big guy?’ with no further details. Fox News spoke to one of the people who was copied on the email, who confirmed its authenticity.”