Joe Biden keeps insisting that he never discussed his son’s business with him. Yet we’ve noted in the past that Joe met with at least 14 of his son Hunter’s business associates.
Now, there’s a new report from the Daily Mail that adds yet another meeting and this one is raising even more eyebrows. Joe Biden met with two executives for the Chinese energy company Wanxiang in the West Wing of the White House in July 2014.
A client of Hunter’s company Seneca Global Advisors partnered with Wanxiang in 2012 on a $1.25billion natural gas plant in China.
The ceremony for the signing of the deal between Hunter’s client GreatPoint Energy and Wanxiang was attended by then Chinese vice president Xi Jinping.
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Wanxiang is a major Chinese company, and also partnered with the North Korean state for a giant copper mine.
Through his firm Rosemont Seneca Partners, Hunter also invested in a car company, Fisker, that was later bought by Wanxiang. After the company went bankrupt in 2013, Hunter was listed as a creditor on its filings.
He bought one of its electric sports cars for $142,300.
According to the White House visitor logs, Wanxiang America president Pin Ni met with Joe on July 25, 2014.
Included in the meeting was Wanxiang Resources Co. president Youhong Han. The meeting was only scheduled the day before.
After Joe Biden met with the Wanxiang people at the White House, Ni later offered help to Hunter to get his Fisker fixed. Wanxiang owned Fisker.
‘Last Friday when we visited DC, I heard that your Fisker is out of order and could not get serviced. Sorry,’ Ni wrote.
‘It would be our honor to get your Fisker fixed… I would like to give you a call to see what we could do as next step.
‘It would be our great honor to welcome you to visit Fisker or Wanxiang at any time.’
A Fisker car wasn’t the only kind of a car Hunter got connected to his business dealings.
He also paid for a Porsche Panamera in 2014 with $142,300 with money sent to his company by Kazakhstani oligarch Kenes Rakishev. Rakishev also met with Joe Biden at a dinner at the Cafe Milano in D.C. that had other Hunter business associates at it. They even got their picture taken with Joe.
Rakishev’s payment is one of the things being looked at in the FBI investigation of Hunter Biden, according to one report that said witnesses were questioned by the grand jury about it. That’s one of the reasons that people believe the grand jury has been looking into the foreign connections.
But that wasn’t all. Josh Boswell who just reported on that story for the Daily Mail contacted Hunter Biden’s attorney to ask for comment. The response the lawyer sent back according to Boswell just may be the funniest response letters I’ve ever seen. It sounds more like it might have been written by Hunter, not a lawyer from one of the most well-known firms in the country.
I don’t know what was going on when the lawyer sent that, but I am very glad that the reporters’ parents “wouldn’t mount him” — whatever that means.