President Biden and the White House have repeatedly denied that he and Hunter Biden ever discussed the first son in a controversial manner foreign trades — yet there are at least a dozen times Joe Biden needed to know what his son was doing.
1. Joe “Recommends”
The latest example surfaced on Wednesday when it was revealed that Hunter Biden got his father to write a letter of recommendation to Brown University for the son of a powerful Chinese company Partners, Jonathan Li.
“Jonathan, Hunter has asked me to send you a copy of the letter of recommendation he asked his father to write for Brown University on Christopher’s behalf,” Hunter Biden’s then-business partner, Eric Schwerin, wrote on February 18, 2017 to Li, in an email first revealed by Fox News.
Schwerin told Li that the “original” would be FedEx to University President Christina Paxson “directly at Brown.”
Li is the CEO of Chinese investment firm BHR Partners, and in 2013 founded a subsidiary — Bohai Harvest RST (Shanghai) Equity Investment Fund Management Co., known as BHR — in which Hunter Biden was a founding member of the board and held a 10% stake through a company called Skaneateles LLC.
Eventually, after the White House refused to say whether the first son remained a shareholder after stepping down from the board in 2019, Hunter Biden’s attorney told the New York Times that Hunter “has no direct or indirect interest in BHR or Skaneateles holds.”
2. The other child too
Hunter Biden also arranged for his father to write one Letter to Georgetown University – Hunter’s alma mater – on behalf of Li’s daughter, but none of the children got into the elite institutions, The Post understands.
During Wednesday’s White House briefing, Press Secretary Jen Psaki said, “I have no endorsement for a letter of recommendation that the President wrote — by the way, he was a private individual and not in public office.”
3. Joe’s “Hopes”
Hunter Biden acknowledged in a 2019 New York magazine article that he and his father once discussed Hunter’s job on the Ukrainian’s board Energy company Burisma Holdings, which made him as much as $83,333 a month when Joe Biden was vice president under President Barack Obama.
“Dad said, ‘I hope you know what you’re doing,’ and I said, ‘I know,'” he recalled.
4. Air Force 2 trip
In December 2013, Hunter and his daughter Finnegan Biden traveled to China on Air Force Two during an official meeting with then-Vice President Joe Biden. six day trip to Asia. Joe Biden met with Chinese President Xi Jinping and other officials – and was also introduced to Li by his son in the lobby of the hotel where the American delegation was staying.
Afterward, Hunter Biden sat with Li for a mutually claimed social gathering, with Hunter Biden telling the New Yorker, “How can I go to Beijing, halfway around the world, and not see her for a cup of coffee?”
5. Half his salary?
In a text message from 2019 onwards his daughter Naomi, Hunter Biden wrote bitterly, “I hope you all can do what I’ve done and pay for everything for this whole family for 30 years.” He added, “It’s really hard. But don’t worry, unlike Pop [Joe]I will not force you to give me half your salary.”
Meanwhile, White House Chief of Staff was Ron Klain unveiled this week Asking Hunter Biden for help to raise $20,000 for the foundation that maintains the Vice President’s official residence.
6. Meet the partners
As vice president, Joe Biden met deals with Hunter Biden Partners Devon Archer in April 2014, around the same time Archer joined the Burisma board and just before Hunter Biden did, according to Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.).
A photo that surfaced more than five years later allegedly shows Joe Biden, Hunter Biden and Archer posing with golf clubs on a course in the Hamptons in August 2014.
In February, Archer was sentenced to a year and a day in prison unrelated bond fraud scheme aimed at the impoverished Oglala Sioux tribe of American Indians.
7. Meet the Ukrainians
Vadym Pozharskyi, a Burisma manager and adviser to the board, sent Hunter Biden on April 17th 2015, email which read: “Dear Hunter, Thank you for inviting me to DC and giving me the opportunity to meet and spend time with your father [sic] some time together. It’s reality [sic] an honor and a pleasure.”
8. Meet the Kazakhs
A day earlier, Joe Biden attended a dinner in Washington DC’s Cafe Milano with some of his son’s business partners from Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan.
An unconfirmed photo appears to show the Bidens posing between two of the guests in attendance that evening, the Kazakh banking oligarch Kenes “Kenges” Rakishev and Karim Massimov, a former Prime Minister of Kazakhstan.
In January, Massimov was arrested in a plot to overthrow the former Soviet republic’s government after he was ousted as head of the counterintelligence and anti-terrorist agency.
9. Meet Bobulinski
Former business partner of Hunter Biden Tony Bobulinski revealed in October 2020 that he spoke to Joe Biden in May 2017 after being introduced by Hunter, who allegedly described Bobulinski as “the one who helps us with the deals we do with the Chinese.”
According to Bobulinski – who identified Joe Biden as “the Great” with a 10 percent stake in a proposed deal with CEFC China Energy – the former vice president told him, “Keep an eye on my son and brother and watch out for my family.”
Bobulinksi also said he later asked Joe’s brother James Biden about the possibility of Joe running for president in 2020. “He looks at me and giggles and says, ‘Plausible denial,'” Bobulinski said.
10. Get an office
Emails show that in September 2017, Hunter Biden asked for a new sign and additional keys for an office he rented in the House of Sweden office building in Washington DC, where the Embassy of Sweden is located.
The sign read “The Biden Foundation and Hudson West (CEFC-US)” and the keys were for his father, stepmother Jill Biden, uncle James Biden and a Chinese executive named Gongwen Dong.
The facility manager wrote back, “We are delighted and honored to welcome your new colleagues!” A spokeswoman for the Swedish agency that oversees the property told the Washington Post that the sign was never changed and the keys were not collected .
11. Meet the Mexicans
In 2015, then-Vice President Joe Biden received a group of his son’s Mexican business associates at the Vice President’s official residence and posed for a photo with Hunter Biden and a group of potential business associates. including Mexican billionaires Carlos Slim and Miguel Aleman Velasco.
12. Quid but no Quo?
In 2016, emails indicated that Hunter Biden wrote Velasco’s son from Air Force Two, on an official visit to Mexico. Hunter complained to the younger Velasco that he had received no mutual business favors after “I’ve taken every single person you’ve ever asked me to come to the F’ing White House and the Vice President’s house and the inauguration.”
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