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A close, longtime business partner of Hunter Biden apparently made several trips to the White House during President Barack Obama’s tenure and while then-Vice President Joe Biden was in office, a new report notes.
Eric Schwerin, the president of Rosemont Seneca, an investment fund company, met with VP Biden in 2010, according to Obama White House visitor logs.
The Blaze notes further:
Rosemont Seneca was founded in 2009 by Hunter Biden, Christopher Heinz – stepson of former Secretary of State John Kerry, and Devon Archer – an American businessman who was classmates with Heinz at Yale University. Rosemont Seneca has conducted extensive business in China.
The New York Post reported: “Eric Schwerin met with Vice President Biden on November 17, 2010, in the West Wing, when he was the president of the since-dissolved investment fund Rosemont Seneca Partners.”
The report added, “The logs also reveal that Schwerin met with various close aides of both Joe and Jill Biden at key moments in Hunter’s life when he was striking multi-million dollar deals in foreign countries, including China.”
“Emails from Hunter Biden’s discarded laptop show a series of exchanges between Hunter and his associates in Rosemont Seneca’s joint venture with Chinese investment firms Bohai Capital and BHR,” Fox News further reported. “In February 2017, Schwerin emailed the CEO of BHR, Jonathan Li. Previously, Li sent Hunter his son’s resume with a list of colleges he planned to apply to,” adding, “It is unclear if Li’s son was admitted to Brown University or, if so, whether he attended.”
The Post also said that Schwerin “made at least 19 visits to the White House and other official locations between 2009 and 2015.”
The Blaze adds that Hunter’s business partner was also rewarded by the 44th president:
According to Obama White House archives, a press release from March 10, 2015, stated that Obama appointed Eric D. Schwerin as a member of the Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad. The U.S. Commission for the Preservation of American Heritage names Schwerin as a past member, who was sworn in on Feb. 1, 2017.
The Obama administration noted that Eric D. Schwerin is “Founding Partner and Managing Director at Rosemont Seneca Partners, LLC, positions he has held since 2008.”
Records also show that Rosemont Seneca founders Archer and Heinz visited the White House in 2009 and 2011 for a “holiday reception” and “group tour” respectively.
Joe Biden has frequently denied having anything to do with or knowing anything about his son’s business deals and dealings.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who, along with Iowa Republican colleague Sen. Chuck Grassley, has been tracking and investigating potential Biden family corruption, noted:
“Not everyone gets to meet the vice president of the United States in the White House. The press should be asking why Hunter Biden’s business associates — like Eric Schwerin — had that privilege and were given access to the Obama White House. This is additional evidence that Joe Biden lied when he said he never discussed Hunter’s foreign business dealings. It’s well past time for the corporate media to demand the truth from Joe Biden. The corruption of Biden Inc. must be exposed.”
The new information comes amid additional recent reporting by outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and CNN — outlets that ignored early NY Post reporting of potential Hunter Biden corruption — exposing new details about the first son’s shady business deals while confirming previously reported items.
Most recently, reports noted that federal prosecutors looking into potential tax fraud and allegations the first son may have skirted foreign lobbyist regulations have also subpoenaed Hunter Biden’s paternity and tax records.
“They wanted every record relating to Hunter Biden we had,” said Clint Lancaster, an attorney involved in the matter, told CBS News last week.
Lancaster represented Lunden Roberts, the woman who filed a lawsuit against Hunter Biden in 2019 claiming that he is the father of her child.
“All federal, state, local and foreign tax documentation related to Biden including but not limited to, IRS Forms 1099, income and payroll tax returns, state tax returns, and amended tax returns,” says the subpoena, according to CBS News.
The first son’s business and personal activities have been under scrutiny by federal investigators since before the 2020 presidential election cycle, though Republicans used the investigation in political attacks on his father,.