Hunter Biden was in touch with top-ranking U.S. officials tasked with working on China policy during his father’s vice presidency, according to e-mails from his notorious “laptop from hell.”
The findings, reported by the New York Post, are the latest evidence of the Biden family’s corrupt “pay-to-play” politics in foreign nations.
China officials in contacts
The contact list included former Secretary of State John Kerry, whose stepson was one of Hunter’s partners, U.S. ambassador to China Max Baucus, and Bruce Quinn, who worked at the US Trade Representative office of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
Other names are Thomas Parker, a special advisor to the vice president for national security affairs, Sarah E. Kemp, commercial counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, and Patrick Mulloy, former commissioner of the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
“Once again, this raises questions about the extent to which Hunter Biden used his father’s name for personal gain. Why does Hunter have these contacts? Did he ever meet or contact these individuals in their official capacity? And if so, how did those contacts benefit Hunter, his father, and Biden Inc.?” Republican Senator Ron Johnson (Wi.) told the Post.
Hunter made millions of dollars from ventures in China and Ukraine that often blurred lines with his then-vice president father’s government work.
Joe Biden wrote college recommendation letters for the children of Jonathan Li, the CEO of a joint venture between Hunter’s Rosemont Seneca firm and the Bank of China called BHR Partners. The venture was formed days after Hunter introduced his father to Li during a notorious trip to Beijing in 2013.
“Riding daddy’s coattails”
There has long been speculation that Joe Biden is the “big guy” mentioned in an e-mail relating to another venture between Hunter and the Chinese company CEFC China Energy.
The contents of Hunter’s laptop were first publicized by the New York Post in October 2020, but they were not acknowledged to be authentic by mainstream liberal newspapers until earlier this year. The Washington Post reported in March that Hunter received $4.8 million from CEFC.
Hunter also had Google executives in his contact list and met with them to seek venture capital for his Chinese ventures, the New York Post reported. A former Google executive, Kenneth Davies, said that it was clear to him that Hunter had no expertise and was just “riding daddy’s coattails.”
“He certainly did not know what he was talking about as it relates to energy. It was very much ‘I am Hunter Biden — look at the last name. Rosemont Seneca. We are brokering deals.’ He certainly did not have subject matter expertise about what he was trying to pitch.”
Hunter is under federal investigation for tax fraud and money laundering, but the status of the probe is unclear.