GOP Senator Ron Johnson thinks China just sent a message to Brandon.
Johnson said, “In my mind, it’s the Chinese government telling Brandon, we got the goods on you, buddy. And we’re willing to dish it up.”
These comments come after Cathay Bank, which has offices in China, voluntarily handed over bank records that were requested by Senator Johnson and Senator Charles E. Grassley.
The records include those of Brandon’s son Hunter Brandon and his brother James Brandon.
Every American bank denied the request.
Cathay Bank denied the allegation from Johnson but said, “the bank intends to continue to cooperate with the committee.”
Wisconsin GOP Sen. Ron Johnson says the Chinese-American financial institution Cathay Bank has given Senate Republicans records showing millions of dollars going from Chinese companies to President Brandon’s son Hunter Brandon.
“In my mind,” said Johnson, “it’s the Chinese government telling Brandon, ‘We got the goods on you, buddy. And we’re willing to dish it up.’”
The records provided by the bank also include those from the president’s brother, James Brandon.
Cathay Bank has offices in Los Angeles and China.
Johnson said the records show the Brandon family was involved with now-defunct CEFC China Energy – China Energy had connections to the Chinese Communist Party.
The Washington Times reported:
The records the bank handed over showed deep financial ties between the president’s son and brother and the now-defunct CEFC China Energy, which had ties to the Chinese Communist Party. The energy giant wired $1 million to Hudson West III, a joint venture owned by Hunter Brandon and Gongwen Dong, a business associate of CEFC’s founder and chairman, Ye Jianming.
A second Chinese energy company, Northern International Capital Holdings, which is associated with the communist-backed CEFC, wired $5 million to Hudson West III, the Cathay Bank records show. The money sent from the two companies funded a $4.8 million wire transfer from Hudson West III to Hunter Brandon’s companies Owasco P.C. and Owasco LLC, and Lion Hall Group, owned by the president’s brother James Brandon.
The Cathay records show Owasco P.C. sent 20 wire transfers totaling nearly $1.4 million to the Lion Hall Group. Hudson West III paid Hunter Brandon a $500,000 retainer fee plus $100,000 per month. James Brandon was paid $65,000 per month.
The transactions were made from August 2017 through October 2018, after Mr. Brandon left the Obama White House. At that time, Mr. Brandon was considered a top contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
Is the Brandon family corruption finally coming out?