- Lawyer’s letter says Tony Bobulinski was not present at key 2017 meeting
- And he later raised the idea of a cut for the ‘big guy’ with another associate
- Lawyer says they have evidence that Bobulinski lied to the FBI to smear Bidens
His lawyers wrote to the U.S. attorney for the district saying Bobulinski had deliberately mischaracterized his ties to the Biden family in order to malign ‘the character and reputation of [Hunter] Biden and his family, and to boost his own sense of self-worth.’
The revelations threaten to undermine Republican impeachment efforts just as they were hoping to step up their attacks on the Bidens.
In particular, Hunter’s lawyers reveal that they have new information.
And they say it proves Bobulinski, a retired Naval officer, lied about attending a February 2017 meeting in Miami with Hunter, the president’s brother James, and other business associates, when he said they worked out the details of a joint venture with a Chinese firm.
Lawyers for Hunter Biden wrote to the U.S. Attorney for Washington, D,C, saying Tony Bobulinski (pictured) had deliberately mischaracterized his ties to the Biden family
Coming a day after the president’s son wrote an op-ed piece for USA Today about how his addictions had been ‘weaponized’ against his father, it suggests the Biden family is ready to hit back after years of slurs and innuendo
According to FBI interview notes released by the House Ways and Means Committee, two months later Bobulinski sent an email in which he infamously described a ten percent cut for the ‘the big guy’ — an apparent reference to Joe Biden‘s take on the deal.
But now Abbe Lowell, Hunter’s attorney, says Bobulinski was not at the meeting. He cited WhatsApp messages in which the self-described global businessman, expressed frustration that he was not invited.
Instead the idea of a cut was raised by Bobulinski himself in a conversation with another business party.
‘This was all done to advance a debunked conspiracy theory that somehow Joseph Biden was involved in [Hunter] Biden’s business venture with [the Chinese firm], including as vice president,’ Lowell wrote in the letter obtained by ABC News and other media outlets.
Coming a day after the president’s son wrote an op-ed piece for USA Today about how his addictions had been ‘weaponized’ against his father, it suggests the Biden family is ready to hit back after years of slurs and innuendo.
This week Republicans began talking again about their plans to impeach the president over his family finances.
And it comes amid reports that Bobulinski may soon be called to testify as a witness before the House Oversight Committee as part of its impeachment inquiry.
Republicans are ramping up their efforts to impeach President Joe Biden
In his letter, Lowell says his office recently received evidence demonstrating that Bobulinski lied in an FBI interview held days before the 2020 presidential election.
‘The materials reveal the extraordinary lengths Mr. Bobulinski and other individuals were willing to go to implicate Mr. Biden or members of his family in some false and meritless allegations of wrongdoing,’ Lowell wrote.
‘Even in an era in which people peddle knowing lies with the goal of their falsehoods being repeated and disseminated for their political advantage, these statements by Mr. Bobulinski cannot and must not go unchecked.’
His letter asks U.S. Attorney Matthew Graves to investigate Bobulinski and his claims.
Representatives for Bobulinski did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The president has always denied being involved in his son’s business dealings.