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Press Release Published: Jul 12, 2023

Comer Seeks FBI Record Containing Information About Bidens’ CEFC Deal

WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) today is requesting FBI Director Christopher Wray provide an unredacted copy of the FBI’s report that was created after Dr. Gal Luft met with Department of Justice and FBI officials in Brussels in March 2019. During the meeting, Dr. Luft allegedly provided information about the Bidens’ financial transactions with CEFC, a CCP-linked energy company.

“The Committee on Oversight and Accountability is investigating President Biden’s involvement in his family’s business practices to inform potential legislative solutions related to financial disclosures and national security issues. The Committee is considering legislation aimed at deficiencies in the current legal framework regarding disclosure of financial interests related to Vice Presidents and Presidents (and the family members thereof). Recently, Gal Luft, who alleges to have worked with certain Biden family associates, has publicized an account that raises significant concerns. Last year, the Department of Justice (DOJ) charged Luft with various federal crimes. To be clear, the Committee takes no position regarding the federal charges against Luft. Instead, the Committee requests narrowly tailored information he allegedly provided the DOJ and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in March 2019 regarding his interactions with the Chinese company, CEFC,” wrote Chairman Comer. 

On July 5, 2023, the New York Post released a 14-minute recording featuring Dr. Luft, who claims to have direct knowledge of the Biden family’s international business practices, including with certain Chinese nationals with connections to the CCP. In the recording, Dr. Luft alluded to having details regarding Biden family associates’ ties to the Chinese company, CEFC. The founder and chairman of CEFC, Ye Jianming, used the company to bribe and corruptly influence foreign officials. In March 2019, Dr. Luft has alleged that the Justice Department sent six DOJ/FBI employees to meet with him in Brussels, Belgium for an interview where he shared specific details regarding the Biden family’s financial transactions with CEFC.

“It is alarming and dishonest that Committee Democrats and certain media outlets have willfully ignored that the federal charges against Luft are directly related to CEFC. Indeed, neither Democrats nor the New York Times include any reference to CEFC in their recent criticisms of the Committee’s interest in speaking with Luft. In fact, the New York Times references ‘Chinese companies”—omitting CEFC’s role in the scheme—and acknowledges that Luft was charged with “acting as an unregistered agent for China.’ This is the same Chinese company that paid the Biden family and their business associates significant amounts of money, as disclosed in detail in bank records memoranda released by the Committee.  Additionally, the Bidens formed a partnership with CEFC, and an email indicates Joe Biden and Hunter Biden intended to share office space with CEFC in the United States. Any criticism of Luft reflects the type of people who partnered with CEFC and accepted money from the corrupt Chinese company—this includes the Biden family. It would be negligent for the Committee not to attempt to speak with a cooperator directly involved with CEFC,” continued Chairman Comer.

Read the letter to Director Wray here.