New documents surfaced, suggesting that federal investigators obtained a FISA warrant against Hunter Biden’s Chinese business partner Patrick Ho.
The documents, found by the Daily Caller News Foundation, found the warrant was filed in February 2018.
The news outlet reported it in an article, stating that the FISA warrant indicates federal investigators alleged Ho was “working covertly as an agent of a foreign government.”
Ho served as an executive at the notorious CEFC China Energy, a foreign company that paid the young Biden about $5 million. Biden represented Ho in his criminal case.
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant against Chi Ping Patrick Ho, Hunter Biden’s business associate, was obtained by federal investigators.
Prosecutors revealed more than one FISA warranty against the Chinese national in a court filing on February 8, 2018.
On Dec. 18, 2017, Patrick Ho was charged with conspiracy in money laundering and violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in the Uganda and Chad contracts of the Chinese energy company, CEFC, where he was an executive.
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, was again dragged into the mess. He was a part of a business consortium seeking partnership with the energy company in May 2017.
A Senate report against the young Biden previously released shows that an affiliate of the controversial CEFC transferred $5 million to Hunter Biden’s law firm, Owasco, from August 2017 to 2018. Hunter Biden not only partnered with CEFC but also represented Ho in a legal battle.
The New Yorker reported last year that Ye Jianming, CEFC Chairman, told Hunter about Ho’s impending investigation in which he, later on, agreed to take the case.
The New York Times even reported in December 2018 that the Chinese executive first called Joe Biden’s brother, Jim, a year prior to his arrest.
Apart from the $5 million, the Senate report also revealed a $1 million transfer from Hudson West III, a company affiliated with CEFC, to Hunter’s law firm on March 22, 2018, for “Dr Patrick Ho Chi Ping Representation.”
Court filings suggest there were counterintelligence concerns about Patrick Ho.
The Chinese executive’s lawyers attempted to block the evidence obtained in the FISA process, yet prosecutors in New York South District defended and won the case. HO was convicted and sentenced to three years in prison in March 2019.
On Tuesday, another bombshell was released in pubic when the National Pulse published an audio recording from Hunter Biden’s MacBook laptop. Biden was heard referring to Ho as a “spy chief.”
“I have another New York Times reporter calling about my representation of Patrick Ho – the fucking spy chief of China who started the company that my partner, who is worth $323 billion, founded and is now missing,” Biden said.
Hunter earlier suspected he might be required to register with the Justice Department under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) due to his work in CEFC. He sent a message to his then business partner turned whistleblower, Tony Bobulinski, about his concerns.
On May 1, 2017, Hunter told Bobulinski to form a US-based partnership to avoid FARA scrutiny.
“We don’t want to have to register as foreign agents under the FCPA, which is much more expansive than people who should know choose not to know,” Hunter Biden wrote.