ANALYSIS – Gal Luft, the ‘missing’ whistleblower responsible for exposing Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden’s China-related corruption, has been charged by the Biden Department of Justice (DoJ) for acting as an “unregistered agent of China.”
Luft is now hiding overseas. You really can’t make this stuff up.
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer called Luft “very credible” as a whistleblower against the Bidens, but earlier alluded to him being ‘missing’ and not able to testify before his committee.
Federal prosecutors in New York also claimed Luft, a US-Israeli citizen who headed the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, a U.S. think tank, was involved in arms trafficking and violated sanctions by brokering sales of Chinese-made weapons and Iranian oil to China.
The very same background that makes Luft credible is what Biden’s DoJ is using to prosecute him.
According to a DOJ press release:
[Gal Luft] engaged in multiple, serious criminal schemes. He subverted foreign agent registration laws in the United States to seek to promote Chinese policies by acting through a former high-ranking U.S. government official; he acted as a broker in deals for dangerous weapons and Iranian oil; and he told multiple lies about his crimes to law enforcement.
Perhaps this is all true. Perhaps it’s not. But it sounds exactly like the kind of guy who would have real evidence of bribery and foreign influence peddling against the Bidens.
The bigger question is why indict him now?
The indictment was handed down by a grand jury in 2022 and yet only unsealed on Monday.
Well, last week, the New York Post published a 14 minute video of Luft stating that in 2019 he provided evidence to the DoJ and FBI on Hunter Biden’s shady international deals which made him a target of the Bidens. In the video, made in an undisclosed location, Luft said:
I, who volunteered to inform the US government about a potential security breach and about compromising information about a man vying to be the next president [Joe Biden], am now being hunted by the very same people who I informed [on] — and may have to live on the run for the rest of my life.
Luft claimed that both Hunter and Jim Biden, the president’s brother, received tens of thousands of dollars a month each from the state-controlled energy company China Energy Fund Committee (CEFC) to access the Biden’s FBI connections and use the family name to promote China’s global Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
And now just days later, he is being prosecuted by the Biden’s for allegedly being in bed with China.
In last week’s video, Luft claimed to have provided this information to the FBI and DoJ during a March 2019 meeting in Brussels, but rather than pursue his claims, DoJ covered it up.
Then, he says, they went after him.
Luft was arrested in Cyprus in February this year but managed to flee after being released on bail. His arrest came after Interpol issued a warrant against him on suspicion of arms trafficking to Libya and China. In a tweet shortly afterwards, Luft claimed his arrest by Cypriot police was part of a ‘politically motivated extradition request’ by the United States.
He added that: “DOJ is trying to bury me to protect Joe, Jim & Hunter Biden.”
In his video Luft also claimed he was arrested in Cyprus to stop him from testifying before the House Oversight Committee that close Biden family members had been bribed by a source with ties to the Chinese military.
“He’s got a wealth of information. But they never followed up on that meeting. Instead, they arrested him in Cyprus to silence him,” Republican Senator Ron Johnson told Fox News, accusing the government of cover-up.
As Douglas Andrews writes in the Patriot Post:
[when] a low-level CIA analyst and holdover from the Obama administration begins plotting to have Donald Trump removed from office just two weeks into his term, Democrats are quick to protect his identity, laud him for his “patriotism” and his status as an “apolitical civil servant,” and promote his hearsay claims as the substance for impeaching a sitting president.
But if, on the other hand, as the New York Post reports, a credible firsthand witness to corruption is poised to testify to the Republican-controlled House Oversight Committee that the Biden Crime Family “received payments from individuals with ties to Chinese military intelligence and that the Bidens had an FBI mole who shared classified information with their [Chinese] benefactors,” well, then the deep-state Democrats move to indict him.
If Donald Trump’s DoJ had criminally prosecuted whistleblowers against him, there would be outrage in every media outlet. But it is Biden, so they take his DoJ’s indictment at face value and allow Team Biden to discredit and silence the whistleblower.
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