The heat is rising on President Biden and his increasingly incredulous claims that he knew nothing of his son Hunter’s shady foreign business deals when he was VP and well beyond.
In addition to new evidence that Joe and Hunter shared bank accounts and commingled funds, and that Hunter’s business partner at Rosemont Seneca Partners, their investment firm with close links to Communist China visited the White House numerous times while Joe Biden was vice president, now we find that Joe paid over $800,000 of Hunter’s legal bills tied to his Chinese-linked company; as recently as 2019.
Hunter’s partner Devon Archer and two co-defendants were convicted of fraud in 2018.
This new evidence appears in an email with an attached spreadsheet first reported by the Daily Mail, stored on a now-infamous laptop that was abandoned at a repair shop in the Biden family’s hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, in 2019.
The New York Post reported the bombshell of the laptop’s existence after receiving a copy of the hard drive in October 2020. Despite a torrent of Democrat disinformation in the weeks before the 2020 election smearing the laptop as Russian disinformation, key emails on it were recently authenticated by The New York Times and The Washington Post.
According to the New York Post, that email was sent on January 17, 2019, just ahead of the 2020 election, by Hunter’s former personal assistant, Katie Dodge, and sent to an accountant named Linda Shapero, founder of Global DEEZ in Virginia.
In the email, Dodge wrote, “I spoke with Hunter today regarding his bills. It is my understanding that Hunt’s [Hunter’s] dad will cover these bills in the short-term as Hunter transitions in his career.”
The Post added:
Dodge’s email — which included the greeting, “Hello VP team” — was cc’d to Hunter Biden and Richard Ruffner, who was a personal aide to Joe Biden while he was vice president, after he left office and during his winning White House bid.
The spreadsheet shows Hunter Biden’s debts included more than $130,000 in legal fees due “ASAP” to the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels, with $28,382 owed for “BHR Restructuring.”
That appears to be a reference to the Chinese company Bohai Harvest RST (Shanghai) Equity Investment Fund Management, in which Hunter Biden held a 10 percent stake through a company called Skaneateles LLC.
BHR is primarily owned by Communist Chinese investors, including the state-controlled Bank of China.
The White House didn’t immediately say if Joe Biden agreed to pay his son’s bills without reviewing them or asking his son what they were for.
It has also thus far refused to say whether the president’s son had divested himself of his foreign, especially Communist Chinese, entanglements in line with his dad’s campaign promise that his family members “will not be engaged in any foreign business.”
As I wrote earlier, The Washington Post has recently also shed new light on Hunter’s dealings with CEFC China Energy, a Chinese state-linked energy firm which has close ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and People’s Liberation Army (PLA), that paid Hunter millions of dollars.
According to the paper, CEFC China Energy paid entities controlled by the then-cash-strapped Hunter Biden or his uncle James Biden, $4.8 million over 14 months beginning in 2017, despite Joe Biden emphatically denying his son ever made money from China.