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Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) underscored on Sunday that President Joe Biden has been "highly compromised" by China. As a result, Biden may have been leveraged and ineffective going into his Nov. 14 meeting in Indonesia with Chinese communist dictator Xi Jinping.
On Nov. 13, Fox News' Maria Bartiromo asked Johnson, "How is Joe Biden going to protect America meeting Xi Jinping tomorrow when we know he's taken in all that money from Chinese officials tied to the CCP?"
Bartiromo's suggestion that Biden took money from Chinese officials is partly a reference to allegations that Chinese elites paid an estimated $31 million to Hunter Biden and members of the Biden family.
Johnson replied, "It's obvious that President Biden is highly compromised because of Hunter Biden's influence peddling. ... The FBI's known about this probably going back to 2014, 2015, when you had prosecutions or investigations of Devon Archer, Hunter Biden‘s business partner. This corruption has been going back quite a few years. It needs to be fully exposed.”
TheBlaze previously reported on claims that the president's son and brother had a "lucrative" business deal with the foreign energy company CEFC China Energy, which is connected to the Chinese Communist Party — a deal Hunter Biden said was "interesting for me and my family."
Joe Biden may have kept many of these dealings at arm's length, but his hand was allegedly always open.
The New York Post reported in October that the Biden family allegedly received a $5 million interest-free loan from the Chinese energy conglomerate in 2017.
The Post previously suggested that Hunter may have been receiving a $10 million per year fee from a Chinese billionaire for "introductions alone."
As of Oct. 26, White House spokesman John Kirby still cannot confirm whether Hunter Biden still co-owns an investment firm with the Chinese regime.
Johnson told Bartiromo, "My feeling is that Joe Biden is highly compromised. Why else would we cancel the China Initiative, the DOD program designed to investigate China's theft of our intellectual property from colleges and universities. It made no sense whatsoever."
In February, the Department of Justice announced that it was ending the "China Initiative" program.
The purpose of the program, launched under the Trump administration, was to bolster national security, identify and prosecute "those engaged in trade secret theft, hacking and economic espionage," and to protect critical American infrastructure "against external threats through foreign direct investment and supply chain compromises."
There is only one explanation for the initiative's cancellation, said Johnson: "Joe Biden is compromised."
The Washington Times indicated that Johnson, ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, will have an opportunity this week to grill FBI Director Christopher Wray about the Justice Department's lackluster investigation into Hunter Biden.
Ron Johnson: 'My feeling' is Joe Biden is 'highly compromised' by Chinayoutu.be
According to the White House, Biden and Xi spoke candidly about:
- the need to "maintain open lines of communication";
- the alleged need to "work together to address transnational challenges — such as climate change, global macroeconomic stability including debt relief, health security, and global food security";
- "peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait";
- encouraging North Korea to exercise some modicum of responsibility;
- "China's non-market economic practices"; and
- the need to avoid the use of nuclear weapons.
If the White House's account of the conversation is accurate, then Biden did not raise the matter of the communist Chinese police stations performing covert illegal operations in the U.S.; proofs that the CCP has — through the use of Chinese spies and state-sponsored agents — been "trying to disrupt our justice system"; possible CCP attempts to hack American elections; or the Chinese origins of COVID-19.
On Tuesday, retired Gen. Jack Keane told Bartiromo that Biden's meeting with Xi amounted to a "squandered opportunity."
Keaned suggested that China wants "to see political division and social dislocation as a result of their actions, and they should be called on this action. And it's shameful that the president has not taken that action to deal directly face-to-face with President Xi over these issues."
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Joseph MacKinnon is a staff writer for Blaze News.