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Prior to his election as president and since Joe Biden has claimed that he was not at all familiar with his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings.
That claim has since been repeated several times by members of his administration.
“I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings,” Biden said in 2019.
But newly uncovered White House visitor logs and emails from when Biden was serving as vice president under then-President Barack Obama appear to discount and refute those denials.
According to Fox News:
…[T]he president met with at least 14 of Hunter’s business associates from the U.S., Mexico, Ukraine, China and Kazakhstan over the course of his vice presidency, a Fox News Digital review found.
Two of Hunter’s Mexican business associates, Miguel Aleman Velasco and Miguel Aleman Magnani visited the West Wing on Feb. 26, 2014, according to the Obama White House visitor logs, and Joe was later photographed with Hunter giving Velasco and Magnani a tour of the White House Brady Press Briefing room.
“Do you have pictures from the lunch I had in dad’s office (I think on 2/26) with Miguel Alleman [sic] Sr. And Jr. And Jeff Cooper? If so let me know and I can send someone to pick them up. Thanks. How was Kiev?” Hunter Biden noted in an April 2014 email to David Lienemann, his father’s official photographer during his 8 years as vice president.
Fox News added: “Emails, which were reviewed by Fox News Digital, from more than a year later showed that Hunter arranged a video conference with his father and Carlos Slim, a Mexican billionaire with whom Hunter was seeking to do business with at the time, on Oct. 30, 2015.”
Less than a month later, Slim, Valasco, and Magnani all met with Joe, Hunter, and Jeff Cooper, Hunter’s business partner and family friend, at the vice presidential residence at Number One Observatory Circle in Washington, D.C. The meeting is documented in photos dated Nov. 19, 2015, that were published by the UK’s Daily Mail.
Then in February 2016, Joe Biden flew Hunter and Cooper with him on Air Force 2 to Mexico City, with Hunter informing Magnani as much. Joe Biden was flying in for a meeting with then-Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.
“We are arriving late tonight on Air Force 2 to MX City. We will be there for Thursday – I’m attending meeting w/ President N w/ Dad. Jeff [Cooper] is with me on lane [sic] and we will be with us all day,” Hunter wrote to Magnani on Feb. 24, 2016.
Hunter also invited Magnani to greet his father upon landing but then chastised him for going silent on their business partnership.
“I have brought every single person you have ever asked me to bring to the F’ing White House and the Vice President’s house and the inauguration and then you go completely silent,” Hunter wrote in the email.
“I don’t know what it is that I did but I’d like to know why I’ve delivered on every single thing you’ve ever asked – and you make me feel like I’ve done something to offend you.” he added.
Fox News notes further:
Joe also met with former Colombia President Andrés Pastrana Arango and Eric Schwerin, the former president of Hunter’s since-dissolved investment fund Rosemont Seneca Partners, at Joe’s Naval Observatory residence on March 2, 2012, according to an entry in Hunter’s personal calendar obtained by the Post.
Joe also attended a dinner with Hunter’s business associates from Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Russia at the same Café Milano in Washington, D.C., on April 16, 2015, records on Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop show.
The dinner’s guest list, according to an email from Hunter to his business partner Devon Archer, included Vadym Pozharskyi, an executive at Ukrainian oil and gas company Burisma Holdings, where Hunter served as a board member. The guest list also included the late Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov and his wife, Russian billionaire Yelena Baturina, who was in business with Hunter’s Rosemont firm, though it is not clear whether they actually attended the dinner.
Joe Biden also brought Hunter with him on Air Force Two during a trip to China; “he admitted to the New Yorker that he introduced his father to his Chinese business partner, Jonathan Li, who ran the Chinese private-equity fund, Bohai Capital.”
Former business associate of the Biden’s, Tony Bobulinksi, told Fox News in 2020 prior to the election: “I’ve seen Vice President Biden saying he never talked to Hunter about his business.
“I’ve seen firsthand that that’s not true, because it wasn’t just Hunter’s business, they said they were putting the Biden family name and its legacy on the line,” he said.