Top Biden Aide's Husband Came to Hunter Biden's 'Rapid Response' Rescue When Burisma Controversy Hit

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Joe Biden has always tried verbally to distance himself when peppered with questions about his son’s business dealings, saying he never talked to his son about them.


But as we’ve seen, he was more involved than he wanted to acknowledge, as evidence like the alleged bribery form (FD-1023) would indicate. It wasn’t just Hunter’s “dealings”; they included other members of the family, including Joe. Not only did Joe meet with many of Hunter’s associates elsewhere, but some of those associates also had contact with him at the White House. One of Hunter’s closest associates, Eric Schwerin, was not only involved in taking care of some of Joe’s finances, but he also had many visits to the White House when Biden was Vice President and had a close relationship with staff. Rob Walker — who funneled over a million dollars to Biden family members after receiving $3 million from a Chinese company connected to the CCP-backed CEFC — visited the White House 16 times when Joe was VP.

Now, there’s even more information that raises questions about connections.

Elizabeth Alexander has worked as a communications director for Jill Biden. But she went on leave to lead the messaging on Joe Biden’s campaign. She was Biden’s spokesperson when he was in the Senate and VP, and she was a senior adviser on the 2020 campaign. So she’s had a long relationship with Biden. She’s married to David Wade, who was chief of staff to John Kerry when he was a senator and State Department Chief of Staff.

After he left the State Department in June 2015, he reached out in September to Eric Schwerin, then the president of Hunter Biden’s firm, Rosemont Seneca Partners, about helping with “rapid response” regarding the Burisma controversy. In one email, which appears to refer to Burisma based on emails that follow, Wade stated:


Eric: not sure if you’ve done any more thinking on your end, but I wanted to come back to you on what we talked about the other day. My sense is that the initial project would take me probably 30 hours or so to do the meetings/conference calls with you and Hunter and anyone else you thought could be helpful in the orbit to do the research and map all the potential issues that might come up and then I’d draft talking points and back-up documents and quotes – all the collateral documents – to have on hand as a playbook for rapid response – all the collateral documents we’d want – so that the team would be ready.

Wade asked for $10,000 to start.

On October 14, 2015, Schwerin sent an email that included Hunter, Wade, and Devon Archer about dealing with questions from the Wall Street Journal.

“Hunter/Devon/David,” Schwerin wrote. “Sending simultaneously to all for comments. Just wanted to do some if asked talking points that I would provide on background to the WSJ.”

“Thanks Eric. Great stuff, as always,” Wade responded. “My gut would be to tweak these slightly – and obviously if these don’t make sense for various reasons, I have zero pride of authorship.”

The partners discussed how to explain that Hunter was in the process of transitioning off the Burisma Holdings board after joining the Burisma Geothermal board earlier that year.

They also discussed how to deal with the big question about conflict of interest at that time between Hunter being on the Burisma Board and Joe Biden being the point man on Ukraine policy.


Two days later, Schwerin sent an email to Hunter and Wade discussing how they should respond to questions about “whether there is a conflict of interest with Hunter’s role on the Board vis a vis the VP’s policy.”

Part of their drafted statement read, “Hunter welcomes the scrutiny towards Burisma and its shareholders and is confident that they have operated in accordance with Ukrainian law.”

Further emails indicated that Wade continued to work on the Burisma issue. “I think he’ll continue to work on that project as part of this invoice if it is required. Let me know what entity you think will pay for that,” Schwerin said in an email to Hunter, Archer, Sebastian Momtazi, and Joan Mayer.

In December 2015, Wade was copied on an email about an inquiry from the New York Times in emails between Vadim Pozharskyi, a top Burisma executive, and another consultant talking about “draft answers” to the inquiry.

Fast forwarding to the Biden administration, Fox News Digital reviewed White House visitor logs and learned that he has visited at least five times over the last couple years. Three of the events appear to be larger events, including the annual July 4th celebration. Two of the visits, June 4, 2022, and Dec. 19, 2021, show the point of contact for the visits was an aide to first lady Jill Biden. It is unclear who Wade was actually meeting during the visits.

The co-chair of Biden’s national campaign, Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), has also had contact with Hunter Biden, as we reported. Hunter served as an “outside adviser” and helped raise money for one of his senate bids.


There was more conflation of Hunter’s and Joe’s worlds when Hunter and some of his business associates from Burisma and Rosemont Seneca Partners were invited to holiday parties in Dec. 2015. This was also a few days after Joe Biden’s trip to Ukraine, where he threatened to withhold $1 billion if they didn’t fire the prosecutor, Viktor Shokin.

After Biden returned to Washington from his short trip to Ukraine, he hosted a holiday party at the vice president’s Naval Observatory residence on Dec. 12, 2015, where Hunter and several of his business partners from his now-dissolved investment firm Rosemont Seneca Partners were also in attendance, records show.

According to White House visitor logs, Hunter visited the White House on Dec. 12, 2015, with Rosemont Seneca co-founder Devon Archer, Rosemont Seneca President Eric Schwerin, and Sebastian Momtazi, an associate who worked in Rosemont Seneca’s New York City office with Archer. Archer, who was also on the Burisma board with Hunter, and Momtazi both had email addresses, according to emails reviewed by Fox News Digital.

A couple of months later, Hunter wrote an email to a Burisma executive telling him to thank Burisma head Mykola Zlochevsky for birthday gifts that were “far too extravagant.”

“V- Thanks so much,” Hunter wrote, referring to top Burisma executive Vadym Pozharskyi. “Let Nikolay know how much I appreciate his friendship and loyalty. I truly believe in what we are doing and I’m proud to say I am a part of this organization. And I am so glad you and I are on the same team.”

“Finally- thank NZ for the beautiful birthday gifts it was far too extravagant but much appreciated,” he added, referring to Burisma’s founder and its former president, Mykola Zlochevsky. “Let’s talk tomorrow or Saturday about the editorial- I have a few ideas I’d like to share.”


Zlochevsky was allegedly the guy behind the bribes noted on the FD-1023 form from a confidential human source — the $5 million to Hunter and $5 million to Joe. Zlochevsky has also been identified as an SVR asset by a national security source, as RedState’s exclusive reporting details. Zlochevsky allegedly possesses 17 recordings, 15 with Hunter and two with Joe Biden, according to the confidential human source. According to a new report, those payments were coerced.


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