Hunter And Joe: Emails Show How The Big Guy Helped

Hunter And Joe: Emails Show How The Big Guy Helped

Hunter And Joe: Emails Show How The Big Guy Helped

Now that the media has admitted that Hunter Biden’s laptop and the emails it contained are real, the stories those emails contain are finally being examined.

The Washington Post even had the nerve to publish an op-ed that did a little navel gazing – how did we miss this story? Oh, that’s right: Russia Russia Russia Orange Man Bad, duh – that may or may not indicate that future revelations from the emails will be given a little more exposure. After all, Hunter Biden could still be indicted over the tax probe in Delaware – and if that happens, the media and Democrats (but I repeat myself) will want to have their CYA firmly in place. We knew something sketchy was up with Hunter! We talked about his emails just as soon as we knew they were real!

Which means that this story should get some coverage, right? Because despite Joe Biden’s protestations about how he NEVER helped out Hunter when it came to business – a provable lie, even if you don’t consider how Hunter traded on simply being Joe’s son – this particular set of emails shows just how The Big Guy earned his ten percent.

Fox News Digital obtained emails between Hunter Biden and his business associates involved in his firm Rosemont Seneca’s joint venture with Chinese investment firms Bohai Capital and BHR.”

Hunter held a 10% stake in BHR as recently as last year, the White House previously acknowledged. Hunter’s attorney told the New York Times in November that he had since divested.”

In an email dated Jan. 3, 2017, and sent to Hunter Biden and his business associates Devon Archer and Jim Bolger, CEO of BHR Jonathan Li writes:

“Gentlmen[sic], please find the attached resume of my son, Chris Li. He is applying the following colleges for this year,” Li writes, listing Brown University, Cornell University, and New York University.”

Li goes on to attach an “updated version” of his son’s “CV” in a subsequent email.”

Hunter’s associate, James Bulger, cc’ing Hunter and Archer, replies saying they have “received the updated version of the CV.”

“Lets [sic] see how we can be helpful here to Chris,” Bulger writes.”

We know that Jonathan Li met Joe Biden through Hunter in 2013, according to The New Yorker profile on Hunter that was published in 2019 (before Joe was the last Democrat standing against Bernie Sanders and the party leadership cashed their chips in on Grandpa Big Guy):

In 2012, Archer and Hunter talked to Jonathan Li, who ran a Chinese private-equity fund, Bohai Capital, about becoming partners in a new company that would invest Chinese capital—and, potentially, capital from other countries—in companies outside China. In June, 2013, Li, Archer, and other business partners signed a memorandum of understanding to create the fund, which they named BHR Partners, and, in November, they signed contracts related to the deal. Hunter became an unpaid member of BHR’s board but did not take an equity stake in BHR Partners until after his father left the White House.”

In December, 2013, Vice-President Biden flew to Beijing to meet with President Xi Jinping. Biden often asked one of his grandchildren to accompany him on his international trips, and he invited Finnegan to come on this one. Hunter told his father that he wanted to join them. According to a Beijing-based BHR representative, Hunter, shortly after arriving in Beijing, on December 4th, helped arrange for Li to shake hands with his father in the lobby of the American delegation’s hotel. Afterward, Hunter and Li had what both parties described as a social meeting. Hunter told me that he didn’t understand why anyone would have been concerned about this. “How do I go to Beijing, halfway around the world, and not see them for a cup of coffee?” he said.”

How convenient that Jonathan Li would just decide to send Hunter Biden and his business partners his son’s Curriculum Vitae, and that Hunter and company, out of the very goodness of their hearts, got Joe Biden to write a college recommendation letter for their Chinese business partner’s son. Yes, that happened.

Several weeks later, on Feb. 18, 2017, Eric Schwerin, who served as president of Rosemont Seneca, replied to Li.”

“Jonathan, Hunter asked me to send you a copy of the recommendation letter that he asked his father to write on behalf of Christopher for Brown University,” Schwerin wrote.”

“The original is being FedExed to Dr. Paxson directly at Brown,” Schwerin wrote. “It should be there by Tuesday at the latest (given Monday is a holiday here in the U.S.). Let us know if you have any questions. Best, Eric.”

Dr. Christina Paxson is the president of Brown University.”

Li replied: “Hi Eric, Just see the email. It is just great! Thank you very much!”

“And Hunter, thank you very much too,” Li continued. “All the best to you all.”

So, Hunter asked Daddy Joe to do him a solid and write a college recommendation letter for a kid he’d never met, as a favor to his Chinese business partner. But nooooo, Joe NEVER would have helped Hunter out with his business interests!

Yes, politicians write recommendation letters all the time for kids they’ve never met. And yes, this is a blatant trading of favors – and a trading in on Joe Biden’s status at that time as the former vice-president of the United States. Was this how the Big Guy earned his cut? After all, without the Biden name, Hunter has admitted that he’s pretty useless.

Neither the Biden administration or Brown University will comment on this story, but it does make one wonder – just how many other favors did Hunter ask Joe for in the course of his business dealings? And did Joe ever tell Hunter “no, I can’t do that”?

No money changed hands in this case, but what was being given – the Biden name and influence – was worth quite a lot. Otherwise, Jonathan Li would have never asked for the “help,” and Hunter and company would never have offered a letter from Joe. Influence peddling is a great gig, if you can benefit from it. Just ask Hunter Biden.

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Featured image: Joe Biden and Hunter Biden, 2009 presidential inaugural parade in Washington DC, photo by Ben Stanfield, cropped, CC BY-SA 2.0

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