According to emails examined and verified by Fox News Digital, Hunter Biden and his longtime business partner Eric Schwerin were actively working behind the scenes in 2016.
The pair worked in concert to raise money for a prominent former Biden adviser’s congressional campaign while also negotiating Chinese business deals with the adviser’s business partner, according to Fox News.
Person made numerous trips to the White House during that time, including joining Bo Zhang, the Chinese executive who founded the Harves Group and has connections to officials at some of the highest levels of the Communist Party of China, at a White House holiday reception in December 2015.
Person frequently corresponded via email with Hunter and Schwerin of the now-defunct Rosemont Seneca Partners about business dealings connected to the Harves Group in 2015 and 2016.
Person previously told Fox News Digital that his visits to the White House were “personal in nature.” Person’s sister had previously worked for Hunter and Schwerin before joining Vice President Biden’s office as a personal assistant in 2014.
President Biden allegedly left instructions for his son Hunter Biden regarding his international business dealings, insisting that any information obtained from his son’s now-notorious laptop would not be discussed. (Getty Images/Andrew Harnik-Pool)
Person declared on February 29, 2016, that he would run for the Democratic nomination to challenge Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C. One day after the announcement, Hunter introduced George Duko, a DuPont executive, to Zhang in an email, discussing a potential business partnership between DuPont and Harves. Person and Zhang’s aunt were Bcc’d on the email.
“Their reputation is impeccable, and they have strong local, provincial, and national level government relationships – specifically in Shenzhen – which is essential in getting any major project done,” Hunter said, hyping up Harves Century Group’s connections to the Chinese government.
In a March 2016 email, Hunter Biden boasted about the Chinese parent company‘s “national level government relationships” and introduced him to Bo Zhang, the chairman of Harves Investment Group.
Less than three weeks later, on April 17, 2016, Schwerin sent an email with an attachment titled “NBA China event concept DRAFT updated” to Tara Greco, who was working as the National Basketball Players Association’s director of communications, Hunter, Zhang, and Person.
“You’ll notice on slide 4, it mentions a ‘Proposed Sports Facility’ concept. This is something new we haven’t discussed with you, but Tara [Greco] has learned that AEG has a deal with the NBA to build NBA branded stadiums around China,” Schwerin wrote in the email.
“Only two have been built to date and the project seems to have stalled but we want to research this further because if Liaoning can get one of these stadiums that would be a big help in your efforts to get more NBA related content in Liaoning.”