Hunter Biden used his family’s high-profile connections to promote friends and associates to the federal agency while his father was vice president, emails from his hard drive show.
In the spring of 2010, Hunter Biden exchanged a series of emails with John M. Mott, an associate judge in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia who was seeking a federal nomination.
“I appreciate your help,” Mott Hunter Biden said in a March 9, 2010 email after the two spoke over the phone. Mott asked Hunter to take his case to Vice President Biden’s then-Chief of Staff, Ron Klain.
“I know it’s a lot to ask Ron to put in a good word for me when he doesn’t know me and hears from me out of the blue, but I hope he appreciates my background and support and chooses to.” help,” Mott wrote.
“I have made my feelings clear and if I learn something I will pass it on,” Hunter wrote back on May 20, 2010, noting that Klain was “not very forthcoming.”
Mott never got the appointment. In a statement to The Post, Mott said he couldn’t remember the emails.
“After being recommended (along with two or three others) for a district court position in 2010, I spoke to Hunter Biden at a neighborhood social event,” Mott told the Post.
“I’m not sure what, if any, effort he ever made for me, but I know I was not appealed to the circuit court. I served on the DC Superior Court until 2019 and remain a senior officer on the Superior Court. I haven’t had any contact with Hunter Biden since that time about 12 years ago,” he added.
Hunter also campaigned directly with his father for preferred candidates.
“Before you fill the position, please talk to me — [John] McGrail would very much like to serve as a detail for [sic] Treasury, Hunter emailed his father on June 23, 2014.
“Re Johnny, call me right now dad,” Joe Biden replied less than an hour later.
McGrail was a longtime pal of Hunter’s. At the time, McGrail was serving as Senior Counsel to the US Treasury Department. Just weeks after Hunter’s email, he became Vice President Biden’s assistant attorney. He later rose to become a lawyer.
When Biden left office in 2016, McGrail went back to the Treasury Department, where he remains to this day, according to LinkedIn.
McGrail did not respond to a request for comment from The Post.
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