Newly discovered emails cast doubt on Joe Biden’s repeated denials that he wasn’t aware of his son’s overseas business dealings.
In 2010, Eric Schwerin, a former business associate of Hunter Biden’s, contacted the vice president’s top aides to invite a mutual acquaintance to a State Department-hosted lunch with senior Chinese Communist Party leaders. According to further emails, Hunter Biden may have obtained classified information from the vice president’s office on a state visit to Africa in 2010.
As Republican lawmakers look into the various overseas commercial interests affiliated with the Biden family, the emails have surfaced. The Biden family received $1 million from a corrupt Romanian politician, and Hunter Biden, when his father was vice president, exerted pressure on the State Department on his behalf.
Earlier this month, FBI Director Christopher Wray was served with a subpoena demanding documents allegedly outlining “a bribery scheme involving a foreign national and Joe Biden when he was vice president.”
While the National Archives did give some correspondence to America First Legal, the emails were heavily redacted out of respect for executive privilege.
The Biden family has a history of shady financial operations in Africa, including acquiring an oil property in Ghana and selling a Congolese mine to a Chinese enterprise in 2016. These emails show the extent to which the commercial interests of the Biden family were entangled with those of the United States government.
After sending his father’s then-deputy chief of staff, Alan Hoffman, an SMS series on June 3, 2010, Hunter Biden requested a phone call to “talk about Africa.” Toward the end of the day, Hunter Biden contacted Jill Biden’s adviser Anthony Bernal and Joe Biden’s executive assistant Nancy Orloff with messages labeled “Nairobi ideas” and “Summary Africa.”
Communications from the same day on Hunter Biden’s lost laptop suggest that Joe Biden’s staff discussed the vice president’s schedule for his travel to Nairobi, Kenya, from June 7 to June 10. The National Archives blacked out important material from both communications.
These emails show the extent to which the commercial interests of the Biden family were entangled with those of the United States government.