Why is Dr. Gal Luft, a respected former Israeli military officer, leader of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security think tank, and national security analyst, being pursued across the globe by the FBI and who knows what other alphabet agencies?
The short answer is because he has the goods and can connect the dots on how, and for how much, the Communist Chinese compromised the Bidens.
In a video statement sent first to The New York Post, the fugitive former Israeli army officer claims he was arrested in Cyprus to stop him from testifying to the House Oversight Committee that the Biden family received payments from individuals with ties to Chinese military intelligence, and that they had an FBI mole who shared classified information with their benefactors from the China-controlled energy company CEFC.
Luft said he provided the incriminating evidence to six officials from the FBI and the Department of Justice in a secret meeting in Brussels in March 2019 — but alleges that it was covered up.
“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, am now being hunted by the very same people who I informed — and may have to live on the run for the rest of my life on the run…”
Calling himself “patient zero of the Biden family investigation,” Luft, 57, says he is innocent of charges of conspiring to sell Chinese weapons to Kenya, Libya and the UAE, of violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), and of making a false statement.
Luft says he told the DOJ and the FBI in Brussels that Joe Biden, soon after his vice-presidential term ended, had attended a meeting at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC, with son Hunter and officials from CEFC.
Luft’s account of the former VP’s presence at that meeting was corroborated 21 months later when the FBI interviewed another attendee, Biden family associate Rob Walker, according to testimony recently before Congress.
Regular readers of CHQ have met Rob Walker before: In our articles, “The New York Times Says Nothing To See Here” and “Biden Family Received Over $1 Million From Red Chinese Energy Company” and “459 Biden Crimes: The 'Report on the Biden Laptop' Part 3 of 3” we detailed just some of the evidence that Walker acted as a “smurf” or money laundering accomplice in the Biden family’s influence peddling operation.
Luft disclosed during the Brussels interview that CEFC was paying $100,000 a month to Hunter and $65,000 to his uncle Jim Biden, in exchange for their FBI connections and use of the Biden name to promote China’s Belt and Road Initiative around the world — and that the money was being funneled through Walker.
The Oversight Committee has written to Walker demanding he submit to questioning about his role in distributing more than $1 million from China to at least three of President Biden’s relatives.
The DOJ sent a delegation of six people to meet Luft in Brussels, he alleges; four FBI agents and two prosecutors from the Southern District of New York, Daniel Richenthal and Catherine Ghosh.
Among the FBI contingent was Special Agent Joshua Wilson from the Baltimore field office, who would go on to sign a subpoena later that year to seize Hunter’s abandoned laptop from a Delaware repair shop.
“Why did the government dispatch to Europe so many people?” asks Luft.
“They knew very well I’m a credible witness and I have insider knowledge about the group and individuals that enriched the Biden family.
“Over an intensive two-day meeting, I shared my information about the Biden family financial transactions with CEFC, including specific dollar figures. I also provided the name of Rob Walker, who later became known as Hunter Biden’s bagman.”
He also told the DOJ and the FBI in Brussels that Hunter had an FBI mole named “One Eye” who had tipped off his CEFC associates, Dr. Patrick Ho and Chairman Ye Jianming, that they were under investigation.
According to Dr. Luft, Patrick Ho was arrested in 2017 in New York on bribery charges, the first person he tried to call was Hunter Biden, whom he had paid $1 million as a “legal retainer.”
But at his trial, Ho was blocked by prosecutors from mentioning the Bidens, according to Luft.
Ho “paid Hunter Biden a million dollars for God-knows-what [but] was not allowed to mention the word Biden before the jury,” says Luft.
Among the allegations Dr. Luft faces is the claim of acting as an unregistered foreign agent of CEFC, in violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).
“The DOJ says I caused a payment of $6,000 a month to former CIA Director James Woolsey in order to put his name on an article I had ghostwritten for the China Daily newspaper . . . Woolsey had been an adviser to my think tank since 2002 and nothing in the article represented Chinese interests.”
“Why am I being indicted . . . for ghostwriting an innocuous article for which I received no payment, let alone from a foreign government, when the mother of all FARA cases, the Bidens’ systemic influence peddling on behalf of foreign governments, for which they raked [in] millions, goes unpunished?”
Why indeed, and now you know why Dr. Luft is on the run and the Biden Department of Justice is so anxious to prevent him from testifying before Chairman James Comer’s House Oversight Committee.
Chinese Communist Party (CCP)
Chinese Communist Party
Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement
Chinese Students and Scholars Association
One child policy
China space program
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC)
de minimis trade
Shein clothing manufacturer
Dr. Gal Luft
Special Agent Joshua Wilson
Chairman James Comer’s House Oversight Committee