WASHINGTON — This is part of the Biden family business that the president will be happy to air at the White House.
The daughter of first son Hunter Biden, Naomi Biden, will hold her wedding reception at her grandfather’s current address later this year, First Lady Jill Biden’s office said Monday.
President Biden and the first lady “will host the wedding reception for their granddaughter Naomi Biden and her fiance Peter Neal at the White House on November 19, 2022,” Elizabeth Alexander, Jill Biden’s director of communications, said in a statement.
“The First Family, the couple and their parents are still in the planning stages of all wedding celebrations and look forward to announcing further details in the coming months.”
It’s unclear if Naomi Biden, 28, will marry Neal, 24, before the White House reception or elsewhere.
The first granddaughter works as a lawyer in DC and lives near the White House. Neal is from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and is a senior in law at the University of Pennsylvania.
According to the White House, the couple met four years ago in New York City on a date arranged by a mutual friend. Neal proposed during a trip to chic Jackson Hole.
Wedding reception expenses are traditionally borne by the bride’s parents – although other first-time families took advantage of the exclusive venue. President George W. Bush’s daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, for example, had a 600-guest party at the White House after her wedding in Texas in 2008.
The bride’s father, Hunter Biden, who is under investigation for tax fraud and other crimes, recently paid more than $1 million in taxes to avoid prosecution.
Hunter Biden lives primarily in Malibu, California, where he rents a mansion for $20,000 a month. The Secret Service is renting a mansion nearby for $30,000, ABC News reported Monday.
The first son was hit with a barrage of bad news last month when the Washington Post and New York Times belatedly confirmed the authenticity of emails related to his overseas dealings, which The Post first reported on in October 2020.
These emails show Hunter Biden reaping millions from countries where his father ruled as Vice President.
The Washington Post reported that the first son and his uncle Jim Biden received $4.8 million from CEFC China Energy. Hunter Biden’s former business partner, Tony Bobulinski, claims he met with Joe Biden on May 2, 2017 to discuss the CEFC venture.
A May 13, 2017 email, recovered from a laptop formerly owned by Hunter, suggested the “big guy” — identified by Bobulinski as Joe Biden — had a 10 percent stake in a company formed with CEFC entity would receive.
Hunter Biden reportedly paid some of his father’s bills and the extent of his father’s involvement in his overseas deals is unclear.
Hunter Biden held a stake in investment firm BHR Partners until at least November, which was registered 12 days after Hunter joined then-Vice President Biden aboard Air Force Two for a 2013 trip to Beijing.
The company played a role in facilitating the sale of a Congolese cobalt by a US company to China Molybdenum in 2016 for US$3.8 billion. Cobalt is a key component in electric car batteries.
Hunter Biden’s attorney, Chris Clark, said in November — less than a week after President Biden’s three-and-a-half-hour virtual summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping — that his client had finally divested his 10 percent stake in BHR Partners, but did no further information.
Joe Bidens 2019 claimed that he “never spoke to his son about ‘his foreign affairs’,” but that statement was contradicted when The Post reported in October 2020 that Burisma manager Vadym Pozharskyi Hunter emailed him in 2015 to thank him for the opportunity to thank to meet his father.
Photos and emails, later reported by The Post, show Joe Biden attending a dinner at DC Cafe Milano in 2015 with a group of his son’s associates – including Pozharskyi, a trio of Kazakhs and Russian billionaire Yelena Baturina and her husband, the ex-mayor of Moscow Yury Luzhkov. Baturina is Russia’s richest woman and a 2020 Senate report claims she paid $3.5 million to a Hunter Biden-affiliated firm in 2014.
The troubled first son is currently working as an artist — an endeavor that has seen him seek up to $500,000 for his beginner work. The White House has ensured that the sales are anonymous, ostensibly to prevent possible interference, despite fears from ethics experts that a lack of transparency actually increases concerns about corruption.
In October, Hunter Biden made $375,000 from the unknown buyers of five prints of his art before a Hollywood show. It’s unclear if he made any additional sales.
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