Tony Bobulinski, a former business associate of Hunter Biden, has urged President Joe Biden to set the record straight and "stop lying" regarding their 2017 meeting.
The businessman has said that he is a "former decorated Naval Officer who was willing to die for this great country and held the highest security clearance issued by the Department of Energy."
The Witnesses' Comments
"Why is Joe Biden blatantly lying to the American people and the world by claiming that he did not meet with me face to face?" Bobulinski told Fox News Digital in a statement.
"He should call his son Hunter and brother Jim as they can remind him of the facts. The American people deserve the truth!" He added, "I call on Mr. Biden to stop lying and correct the record."
Text messages from May 2017 indicate that Joe Biden met with Bobulinski several months after the former vice president left office, notwithstanding his recent denials of involvement in his son's business dealings.
"Mrng plse let me knw if we will do early dinner w your Uncle & dad and where, also for document translation do you want it simple Chinese or traditional?" Bobulinski texted Hunter Biden on May 2, 2017.
"Not sure on dinner yet and whatever is the most common for a Chinese legal DOC," Hunter Biden replied.
"Chinese legal docs can be both, i’ll make it traditional," Bobulinski said.
Hunter replied: "Dad not in now until 11-- let’s me I and Jim meet at 10 at Beverly Hilton where he’s staying."
Other Members of the Family
Subsequently, on May 2, 2017, Bobulinski allegedly texted Joe Biden's brother Jim Biden the following message: "Great to meet u and spend some time together, please thank Joe for his time, was great to talk thx Tony b."
The communication reportedly went on, and the next day, May 3, 2017, Bobulinski sent another text to Jim Biden, saying: "Morning, please let me know all set for things this mrng. I don't have credentials to get into Milken so just want to make sure not an issue to get me in, where should we meet this mrng?"
The phrase "Milken" pertained to the 2017 Global Conference, a portion of which, as stated in the program directory, took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.