Back in September of last year, the Washington Examiner’s Tom Rogan penned a great story documenting the Biden administration’s tolerance for corruption in Albania’s socialist government under current prime minister Edi Rama.
He detailed connections between Rama, the Albanian mafia, and Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel (perhaps best known for formerly being headed by drug lord “El Chapo”), which Dan Bongino also explained during a bombshell episode of his podcast last week. Dan also covered the recent indictment of Charles McGonigal, the ex-FBI official in charge of the FBI’s Counterintel Division in New York who was charged with violating sanctions against Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.
According to the indictment, it was from an unnamed former Albanian intelligence official that’s a naturalized U.S. citizen and lives in New Jersey that McGonigal received the $225,000 from that he was indicted over. While not named in the indictment, in the Albanian media there’s no question that the identity of the Albanian man who gave $225k to McGonigal is Agron Neza - who does match the description of being a former Albanian intel official and a naturalized U.S. citizen that lives in New Jersey. McGonigal also is a partner in the Albanian firm Lawoffice & Investigation, whose corporate filing shows four partners, including McGonigal and Neza.
But as Rogan noted in concluding his article last year, one glaring question remained unanswered: why? What exactly does Biden gain by being friendly with Rama’s corrupt regime?
That’s where another unnamed Albanian listed in the indictment comes into play. This particular unnamed Albanian official mentioned in the indictment is described as being employed by a “Chinese energy conglomerate and operated as an informal adviser to the Prime Minister of Albania, retaining an official Albanian government email account and passport.”
This description matches that of Dorian Ducka, who is Edi Rama’s Adviser of Investments, a position he’s held since 2016. Ducka was formerly Deputy Minister of Energy and Industry of Albania (2013-2015). Internal court documents obtained by Business Insider last year when McGonigal was first coming under scrutiny revealed that he was asked to preserve all materials and comunications with a number of people that included Neza and Ducka.
Ducka worked for CEFC, the Chinese energy conglomerate which Hunter Biden had what the Washington Post describes as “one of the most lucrative, if short-lived ventures Hunter Biden is known to have pursued” – at the same time as Hunter. It’s Hunter’s work related to CEFC that the infamous “10% for the big guy” email allegedly referencing President Biden is in connection to. Ducka still works there today.
Ducka was photographed with the chairman of CEFC in May 2017, as was reported by China state news “China Daily” at the time.
One of Hunter Biden’s emails reveals that Dorian Ducka once sent him a follow request on Twitter in January 2019.
Adding further proof that Ducka and Hunter worked together, one of Hunter's own emails has the header "Dorian," where he and another business associate discuss "taking care" or him, because he was a "real help."
Also of note, McGonigal and Hunter Biden’s children (that he admits to having) went to school together.
While this is heading into more speculative territory, one email between Ed Kim and Hunter Biden may further shine light on the relationship he has with McGonigal and Ducka. Ed Kim was the lawyer who represented Patrick Ho, who was convicted in U.S. federal court of bribing top officials in Chad and Uganda in pursuit of oil deals on behalf of CEFC.
When Ho was arrested, his first call was to Joe Biden’s brother James.
In one email exchange from November 2017, Kim asks Hunter for “the name of the FBI agents you spoke with.” Hunter had signed a contract with CEFC just months prior in August of that same year.
(Credit to Stephen McIntyre for tracking these emails down)
If one of the agents mentioned is McGonigal, then it’s a strong possibility that CEFC’s connection to Hunter Biden is owed to Ducka, who was connected to Hunter through McGonigal. And if so, it certainly wouldn’t be the craziest revelation as of late.
Evi Kokalari is an Albanian-American, engaged in conservative political activism, leveraging her professional and personal background for policy advising on local and national political races. She has appeared on Fox News, CBS, CNBC Arabia, Newsmax, PBS, and Pix11. Find her on Twitter @KokalariEvi
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