FILE – This Dec. 4, 2013, file photo shows U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, arriving on Air Force Two in Beijing, China, with his son Hunter Biden, right, and his granddaughter Finnegan Biden. As the Vice President travels to Ukraine Saturday, June 7, 2014, his youngest son, Hunter, 44, has been hired by a private Ukrainian company that promotes energy independence from Russia, but is commercially active in the breakaway Russian-backed state of Crimea and owned by a former government minister with ties to Ukraine’s ousted pro-Russian president. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Pool)
There was a lot of attention to the connection of the Bidens to Ukraine during the impeachment hearings.
But they have just as much of a connection, if not far more, to China and given the situation we are in now, with everything that China has done, it’s more important than ever that we have a president who is not compromised in any way by connections to China.
Back in October when a lot of the Biden issues were blowing up and Joe Biden was vociferously claiming that Hunter hadn’t done anything wrong, Hunter announced that he would be resigning from the board of the Chinese private equity firm he was on, BHR Partners, by the end of the month.
But guess what? It’s now into the middle of April, and according to the Daily Caller, there doesn’t appear to be any evidence that he’s actually done so.
From Daily Caller:
Hunter Biden’s lawyer, George Mesires, told the Daily Caller News Foundation in early November that his client had resigned from BHR’s board, but he did not provide any evidence of his departure from the Chinese private equity firm at the time.
Chinese business records the DCNF accessed Tuesday still name Hunter Biden as a director of BHR. He also retains a 10% equity stake in BHR through his company, Skaneateles LLC, business records for the Chinese private equity firm show.
BHR manages the equivalent of $2.1 billion in assets, according to its website. Hunter Biden has served as an unpaid member of BHR’s board since its founding in 2013, and in October 2017 he obtained his equity stake in the firm with a $420,000 investment, according to Mesires.
When he claimed that he would quit the board in October, Joe Biden said that that represented “the kind of man of integrity he is.” Biden said in December that none of his family would be involved in foreign businesses if he were elected president.
According to the Daily Caller when they checked with China’s National Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System (NECIPS), he was still listed as a director. Was it because of a delay in records keeping catching up? No, because, as the DC found out, because it had a change made to the company as of March 24 included in the records – the resignation of Hunter Biden’s business partner, Eric Schwerin, as the firm’s supervisor.
They also found that Hunter Biden’s company, Skaneatles, still had its equity share in BHR.
Hunter Biden is the sole listed beneficial owner of Skaneateles, Washington, D.C. business records show.
Skaneateles’s listed address is also the listed address for the $3.8 million designer home in Los Angeles that Hunter Biden is reportedly renting out for $12,000 a month, according to Skaneateles’s business records in Washington, D.C.
The D.C. inquired of the Biden campaign but they did not reply to requests for reply.
Hunter Biden had been involved in a child support case with the mother of his child, Lauren Roberts, until the suit was settled recently. But during those proceedings, he claimed that he was unemployed, despite living in the $12,000/month home in Los Angeles.
In December 2013, as the picture above shows, then Vice President Joe Biden took Hunter with him on Air Force Two on a flight to China, where Hunter had reportedly arranged for the Vice President to shake hands with the CEO of BHR. According to the New Yorker, some in the White House were concerned with the appearance of a conflict of interest because of those actions.
The Senate Homeland Security Committee has been conducting a probe of “potential conflicts of interest” surrounding Hunter Biden.
So what’s the deal, Joe? Is he or isn’t he on the board? Who’s paying for Hunter’s home and where is the money coming from? Why did Hunter do everything he could to delay providing the financial information the court requested until he settled with his former paramour?