Missing Israeli Whistleblower Living as Fugitive in Undisclosed Location

Dr. Gal Luff, the Israeli whistleblower who went missing in Cyprus after claiming the Biden administration was out to “bury” him, “is alive and living as a fugitive in an undisclosed location,” according to the New York Post’s Miranda Devine.

Luft is a former Israeli Defense Force colonel, an expert on energy policy and the founder and executive director of the Washington-based Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS).

He was preparing to reveal damning information about the Biden family’s international business exploits to Congress in February when the Biden Department of Justice had him arrested in Cyprus on multiple charges, including international weapon trafficking charges.

In 2019, Luft reportedly told the FBI about the Biden family’s shady business arrangement with the Chinese state-controlled energy company CEFC, but never heard back from the FBI or prosecutors again until he was arrested in Cyprus.

The whistleblower vanished in April while on bail awaiting extradition to the US on seven charges, which include “five charges relating to the Arms Export Control Act of conspiring to sell Chinese products to the United Arab Emirates, Kenya and Libya, as well as a violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, and of making a false statement,” the Post reported. His abandoned car was reportedly found by police near the airport.

Luft told Devine that he was forced to skip bail because he is a victim of political persecution by Biden’s Department of Justice to protect the Biden family.

“The chances of me getting a fair trial in Washington are virtually zero,” he said in a call from an undisclosed foreign country. “I had to do what I had to do.”

He declined to explain how he escaped Cyprus because he didn’t “want to get people in trouble.”

“I was charged for a thought crime,” he said in reference to the gun-running allegations, which date from email correspondence five years ago. “I was asked by a bona fide arms dealer, an Israeli friend, to inquire with a company I knew if they had an item and what would be the price of an item. This is where the conspiracy ended. No follow-up, no money, no brokering activity.”

Luft said the date of the extradition order, Nov. 1, 2022—seven days before the midterm elections—was suspicious because Republicans were expected to win control of the House and start investigations into of Biden family’s foreign influence peddling operations.

“When it was clear the Republicans are going to win the House or the Senate, all of a sudden comes [GOP Rep. James] Comer and [GOP Rep. Jim] Jordan and the game is changing. There will be questions and subpoenas and investigations [so] they [the administration] have to discredit me. I never thought of coming forward. Through 2020 I sat quiet like a fish,” he said. “I didn’t want to get caught up in this game, but when they arrested me, I had no choice but to blow it up.”

On Feb. 18, after he was detained at the Cyprus airport, Luft tweeted:  “I’ve been arrested in Cyprus on a politically motivated extradition request by the U.S. … claiming I’m an arms dealer. It would be funny if it weren’t tragic. I’ve never been an arms dealer. DOJ is trying to bury me to protect Joe, Jim & Hunter Biden.” The 56-year-old also threatened to “name names.”

As an international energy and security expert, Luft had reportedly worked with CEFC-USA—the nonprofit arm of the Chinese energy conglomerate CEFC China—between 2015 and 2018, the same period CEFC-China began its influence operations with the Biden family.

He reportedly organized conferences in the United States, Hong Kong and China and developed close personal ties with several CEFC-USA senior officials, including the chairman of CEFC, Ye Jianming and his deputy Patrick Ho. Jianming and Ho reportedly began their outreach to the Bidens in 2015, while Joe Biden was serving as vice president.

In March 2019, Luft met with four FBI officials and two DOJ prosecutors at the US Embassy in Brussels to provide information that Chinese state-controlled energy company CEFC had paid $100,000 a month to Hunter Biden and $65,000 to his uncle Jim, in exchange for their FBI connections and use of the Biden name to promote China’s Belt and Road Initiative around the world.

Luft, who had a business relationship with a nonprofit think tank associated with CEFC, also told the FBI that Hunter had an FBI mole named “One Eye” who had tipped off his CEFC business partners Patrick Ho and Ye Jianming that they were under investigation; he said CEFC officials and one other person had been named in a sealed indictment.

Ye believed “the FBI were following him when he took walks in Central Park,” says Luft.

Luft was worried he was on the indictment because Ho told him it named a “Jew.”

Soon after the tip-off from One Eye, Ye offered Hunter $1 million to be his “private counsel” and flew to China, leaving his wife, daughter, son, mother and nanny in his $50 million Central Park West penthouse.

He was detained in Shanghai three months later and disappeared.

Ho told Luft that Hunter and Jim Biden flew to Hong Kong in the fall of 2017 to meet him.

“They were behaving very suspiciously and changing phones,” says Luft. “Ye said send a million dollars and those guys will take care of you.”

On Nov. 18, 2017, Ho was arrested in the US on bribery and money-laundering charges. He was convicted and sentenced March 25, 2019, to three years in prison, and then deported.

After Ho’s conviction, Luft contacted the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York from Israel to offer a voluntary interview or “proffer” meeting and the parties settled on Brussels as neutral territory for the meeting.

Luft showed the Post a letter arranging the Brussels “proffer” meeting, signed March 25, 2019, by Geoffrey Berman, then the US attorney for the Southern District of New York.

“We are writing to advise you that the US Attorney’s Office for the SDNY will not arrest or cause to be arrested your client, Gal Luft, during the time that he is in Belgium between approximately Tuesday, March 26, 2019 and Monday, April 1, 2019, in connection with his attendance at meetings with this office on March 28 and 29, 2019,” writes Berman to Luft lawyer Robert Henoch.

Luft says the two assistant US attorneys who interviewed him over 18 hours in Brussels were part of the team that had prosecuted Ho: Richenthal and Catherine Ghosh, whose names also appeared on his Cypress extradition order.

Also present in Brussels, he says, were four FBI agents, at least two from the National Security Branch at FBI headquarters and one from the Baltimore field office, which has been involved in the Hunter Biden investigation run by Delaware US Attorney David Weiss since 2018.

Luft told them about CEFC payments to Hunter and Jim Biden, and that Biden family associate Rob Walker was involved in distributing payments, a fact later corroborated by subpoenaed bank records released by the House Oversight Committee showing Walker funneling more than $1 million from China to at least three of President Biden’s relatives.

Luft claims everything he told US officials was “corroborated” nine months later, when the FBI subpoenaed Hunter’s laptop from a Delaware computer repair shop where he had abandoned it.

“They were sitting on all the information. No new information as needed after they had the laptop plus my proffer yet they wasted another year and did nothing so … now there is a guy who can shed light on the cover-up and they arrest him.”

Devine noted that the allegations against Luft are concerning, but so are the allegations of another Biden regime coverup.

A Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee expressed concern on Fox News’ “Mornings with Maria” that a whistleblower had to go into hiding to escape political persecution from the Biden DOJ.

“These whistleblowers are very important, and the information that they have is very important,” Rep. Ben Cline (R-Va.) told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo Friday.

“I’m glad to hear [Luft] is at an undisclosed location but they shouldn’t be in an undisclosed location to avoid intimidation by or own federal agencies,” he added.

“As we continue to investigate the Biden family’s shady business dealings, we must ensure that those who come forward & the information they provide are protected,” Cline tweeted.

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About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.