(Politico) Joe Biden’s younger brother told potential business partners that the former vice president would help their firm land business with court systems and would incorporate their health care model into his 2020 presidential campaign, according to new allegations made in a court filing in Tennessee.
The allegations are consistent with others made over the years that relatives of Biden have sought to enrich themselves off of his public service. But they go further, representing the first explicit claims that James Biden offered to have the former vice president use his clout to further private business interests.
Elder Patriot-While the sworn declarations of the executives of the companies suing the former vice president’s brother, James Biden, make no allegations that Joe had any knowledge of his brother’s promises, they are consistent with a pattern of corruption that Joe Biden has been accused of in the past.
Then-Vice President Biden leveraged his influence with the Ukraine to first enrich his son, Hunter, and then later to obstruct the investigation into his corrupt influence.
Listen to Biden describe in his own words how he used the threat of withholding a billion-dollar loan guarantee if the Ukrainian prosecutor investigation his son Hunter’s involvement with Burisma Holdings wasn’t fired:
“I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion.’ I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.’”
“Well, son of a bitch, he got fired.
Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin had been investigating why Hunter Biden was being paid to sit on a board of a natural gas firm that Hunter is said to have had no qualifications for.
U.S. banking records show Hunter Biden’s American-based firm, Rosemont Seneca Partners LLC, received regular transfers into one of its accounts — usually more than $166,000 a month — from Burisma from spring 2014 through fall 2015, during a period when Vice President Biden was the main U.S. official dealing with Ukraine and its tense relations with Russia.
That deal with Burisma was chump change when compared to what Hunter’s visit to China, while accompanied by his father.
Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute, and author of Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends explained:
“In December of 2013, Hunter Biden flies on Air Force 2 to Beijing, China, with his father. His father meets with Chinese officials, he’s very soft on Beijing.
“The most important thing that happens happens 10 days after they return. And that’s when Hunter Biden’s small, private equity firm called Rosemont Seneca Partners gets a $1 billion private equity deal with the Chinese government, not with the Chinese corporation, with the government.
And what people need to realize is Hunter Biden has no background in China, he has no background in private equity, the deal he got in the Shanghai free-trade zone, nobody else had. Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Blackstone, nobody had this deal.”
“[I]t’s very, very clear and that’s the first of a series of deals that Hunter Biden strikes with the Chinese government, so there’s no question, when you chart what Joe Biden is doing with China, the meetings he’s having, and the deals that his sign is procuring at the same time, that they are buying off Biden through his son. I think it’s crystal clear.”
China was “buying off” Joe Biden who had been dispatched by then President Obama, ostensibly, to warn China about further military adventurism in the South China Sea.
Hunter got rich while China continued its military buildup in one of the world’s most important shipping lanes.
Wait, there’s more:
“The stepson of John Kerry, the son of Joseph Biden, when they were cabinet members of the Obama administration, create a new investment fund… then inked a billion-dollar deal with the Chinese government — the Bank of China.
“Then, together they proceeded… to buy a U.S. manufacturing company called Henniges, making very sensitive equipment — crucial to our American military here at home.
“This, look, I am very rarely at a loss for words Stuart, but this is potentially one of the biggest pay-for-play scandals we have ever seen outside of Uranium One.”
Apologists for Joe Biden will tell us that the sins of the son do not attach to the father. That’s nonsense. More importantly, what does their support for Biden say about the party elders who are backing him?