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With confirmation on Hunter’s influence-peddling, Joe Biden has explaining to do

Now that a former Hunter Biden business partner has confirmed key facts in The Post’s reporting of Biden’s efforts to monetize his family connections, Joe Biden has some explaining to do. But will anyone push him to answer some simple questions?

Democrats and their media allies have tried to dismiss The Post’s work as “Russian disinformation,” and the ludicrous tag led Tony Bobulinski to send us a nearly 700-word statement on Wednesday.

“The facts set forth below are true and accurate; they are not any form of domestic or foreign disinformation. Any suggestion to the contrary is false and offensive,” Bobulinski begins, adding later: “I could no longer allow my family’s name to be associated or tied to Russian disinformation or implied lies and false narratives dominating the media right now.”

He reveals, “I am the recipient of the email published seven days ago by the New York Post which showed a copy to Hunter Biden and Rob Walker. That email is genuine.”

Another partner sent that May 13, 2017, e-mail (subject line: “Expectations”) to detail “remuneration packages” for six people involved in a venture with Shanghai-based conglomerate CEFC China Energy Co.: 10 percent would be “held by H for the big guy” — and Bobulinski confirms the “big guy” was Joe Biden. “The other ‘JB’ referenced in that email is Jim Biden, Joe’s brother,” says Bobulinski, who was the CEO of the company being formed.

“Hunter Biden called his dad ‘the Big Guy’ or ‘my Chairman,’ and frequently referenced asking him for his sign-off or advice on various potential deals that we were discussing. I’ve seen Vice President Biden saying he never talked to Hunter about his business. I’ve seen firsthand that that’s not true, because it wasn’t just Hunter’s business, they said they were putting the Biden family name and its legacy on the line,” Bobulinski continues.

Bobulinski, who served in the Navy before pursuing an investment career and notes he’s made “few campaign contributions,” all to Democrats, concludes: “I don’t have a political ax to grind; I just saw behind the Biden curtain and I grew concerned with what I saw. The Biden family aggressively leveraged the Biden family name to make millions of dollars from foreign entities even though some were from communist controlled China.”

The Post’s reporting, which social-media giants Twitter and Facebook have worked to suppress, provides details of some of those deals. E-mails on a laptop left at a Delaware computer-repair shop show Hunter expected a Chinese mogul to pay $10 million a year “for introductions alone.” In a text message to his daughter Naomi in 2019, Hunter said, “don’t worry unlike Pop I won’t make you give me half your salary.”

Joe Biden needs to come clean before Americans go to the polls: Does he know Tony Bobulinski? Is the man lying? Why was the former veep meeting with Hunter Biden’s business partners when he’s angrily denied ever discussing his son’s overseas deals?

And did Hunter fork over big money to Joe?

Bobulinski says the Chinese weren’t looking to make a “healthy” return on investment: “They were looking at this as a political or influence investment.”

With less than two weeks until Election Day, Americans deserve answers.

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