At some point, Biden’s White House will have to confront the evidence of the president’s involvement in his son Hunter’s shady business dealings overseas.
Joe Biden insists he never heard of Hunter’s lucrative deals in countries where he wielded influence as vice president.
But evidence abounds on Hunter’s abandoned laptop computer of Joe’s involvement.
For example, Joe invited Hunter’s foreign associates to breakfasts at his vice-presidential residence and office in the White House, the laptop says. He took his son on Air Force Two to countries where Hunter did business, and on at least one occasion included one of Hunter’s business partners on the trip.
Among the more than 100 events scheduled in Hunter’s journal at the Vice President’s residence at the Naval Observatory in Washington, DC, there are meetings that appear to overlap with Hunter’s business interests.
“Breakfast with Dad – NavObs” is one such meeting recorded at 8:30 am on November 19, 2015. Five photographs dated that day and taken at 10:03 am and 10:04 am appear on the laptop, showing Joe posing with four of the business associates de Hunter, including Mexican billionaires Carlos Slim and Miguel Alemán Velasco.
A photo also shows Velasco’s son Miguel Aleman Magnani, founder of budget airline Interjet, in the Acapulco mansion where Hunter and his wife Kathleen stayed in March. Jeff Cooper, a longtime Biden family benefactor who ran one of the nation’s largest asbestos litigation firms, Illinois-based SimmonsCooper, also appears with Hunter.
Photos were taken in the living room of the Vice President’s Residence, which was painted at the time in a daffodil yellow chosen by Jill Biden and featured signature paintings by Vermont artist Wolf Kahn on loan from Addison / Ripley Fine Art in Georgetown, which can be seen on the wall behind the men. Two flowery chairs and a pink silk rug in the photos match the living room decor at the time. In the background of a photo, a piano and family photos are visible in front of a picture window.
Slim was in town that day, as Politico noted the next day: “SPOTTED: Carlos Slim in lobby yesterday morning at the Georgetown Four Seasons.”
Cooper and Hunter had worked on energy deals in Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America. A 2013 email from Cooper demonstrates their high expectations of association with the Aleman dynasty.
“Miguel wants us to go to Mexico City,” he wrote to Hunter on February 26. “It prepares to become a gigantic brother.”
At the time, President Enrique Pena Nieto was reforming the Mexican energy market to allow private capital investment in the public oil and gas monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex).
Cooper’s association with the Bidens began in 2005 when he began filing multi-million dollar lawsuits in Delaware in association with the Bifferato, Gentilotti & Biden company of Joe’s late son Beau Biden. He would make a lot of money from the $ 30 billion asbestos compensation business, helped by Joe, as head of the powerful judicial committee, blocking asbestos litigation reform when a bill has reached the Senate, as reported by Paul Sperry of Real Clear Investigations.
When Joe became vice president, Cooper appointed Hunter to the board of directors of his venture capital firm Eudora Global and gave him a stake in the company, which grossed Hunter around $ 80,000 a year. documents on the issuance of laptops. In 2015, Hunter also received a “one-time payment” of $ 300,000 from Eudora.
SimmonsCooper also invested $ 1 million in private equity for Hunter and his uncle Jim Biden’s failed attempt to run a hedge fund in 2009. When the business ended, the Bidens returned the money.
Cooper joined the vice president’s entourage on Air Force Two in Mexico in 2016, as he and Hunter attempted to negotiate an ill-fated oil deal with Aleman Magnani.
At 6:00 p.m. on February 24, 2016, about an hour after he had “boarded” from Joint Base Andrews on the five-hour flight to Mexico City, Hunter wrote a plaintive email to Aleman Magnani using the secure high-speed system. of Air Force Two. satellite communication channel. He blindly copied Cooper.
“We arrive late tonight on Air Force 2 in Mx City. I am attending a meeting with President N [Peña Nieto] and dad. I would love to see you but you never answer. I’m really pissed off about it. . . “I want you on the plane when the VP lands with your mom and dad and you ignore me completely.
“I watched what your family did and I want to follow this tradition. . . We have been talking about business transactions for 7 years. And I really appreciate that you let me stay in your resort villa. . . but I brought all the people you ever asked me to bring to the F’ing White House and the Vice President’s house and the inauguration, and then you go completely silent. . . “You make me feel like I’ve done something to offend you.” Hunter had been useful to Aleman Magnani, apart from three tickets to the Obama-Biden inauguration ball in 2013 and meetings with his father.
Especially for a Mexican airline owner wishing to spread his wings, Hunter also arranged two meetings for Aleman Magnani with Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, on March 17, 2014 and January 23, 2015, and a separate meeting with the administrator of the federal aviation. Authority, emails on the laptop.
When Cooper asked if he would go to the first Foxx meeting, Hunter replied, “No, but I’m calling Sec. Foxx to let him know we’re buddies.
Prior to the second meeting, Hunter emailed Foxx’s Director of Planning and Advance, Laura De Castro: “Miguel Aleman (President of Interjet) is a close family friend, but I don’t know. have nothing to do with the business. “
Burisma, the corrupt Ukrainian energy company that paid Hunter $ 83,333 to sit on its board of directors, also got involved in its Mexican businesses.
In a 2014 email, Cooper wrote to Hunter: “I met Miguel [Aleman Magnani] last night. He arranged meetings with the Secty of Energy and the CEO of Pemex for January 12. Is there any chance someone from Burisma could attend? “
Hunter then asked Aleman Magnani to intervene with the Mexican government to “settle” a visa problem for Burisma owner Nikolai Zlochevskyi. Aleman Magnani does not seem to have attended.
As a result, Zlochevskyi was unable to travel to Mexico to finalize a deal Cooper had negotiated with Pemex, putting one of Hunter’s most profitable side businesses at risk.
“I’m going to have to do some serious backpedaling with Burisma,” Hunter sent Cooper on Feb. 16, 2015. “He’s very likely jeopardizing my position on the board.”
“I’m shocked Miguel didn’t come at the critical moment,” Cooper replied. “.. they clearly value the relationship with your family AND they know they could take serious damage here by making enemies with you … maybe a call from you or your dad to his dad? -Be that it makes things happen. What do you think?
No answer can be found on the laptop, but Hunter knows his arrival with his father on Air Force Two the following year will demonstrate his influence with potential Mexican business partners.
Nothing “shakes up the loose ends” overseas as cost-effectively as pouncing on the White House bird.
Miranda Devine’s book, “Laptop from Hell: Hunter Biden, Big Tech, and the Dirty Secrets the President Tryed to Hide”, will be released in September.