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President Joe Biden has repeatedly claimed to have “no knowledge” of his son Hunter’s corrupt overseas business dealings.
This talking point has become completely unsustainable as Americans learn that more than a dozen of Hunter’s business partners visited the Obama White House more than 90 times while Joe was vice president.
In 2019, Biden said, “I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.”
Jabbing his finger in the face of Fox News reporter Peter Doocy, Biden shot back, “You should be looking at Trump. Trump’s doing this because he knows I’ll beat him like a drum.”
“Everybody’s looked at it and said there’s nothing there. Ask the right question,” Biden said angrily.
Biden lied again in October 2019 by saying, “I don’t discuss business with my son.”
We have evidence of multiple meetings of Joe Biden w Hunter’s business partners – at least 10 in photographs. Yet Joe said: "I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings."pic.twitter.com/X6RreEsi1Y And the @washingtonpost, the paper of Watergate, lies for him. https://t.co/JeIV3ciws9
— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) June 8, 2021
According to Hunter’s own authenticated text messages, he complained about having to hand over “half” of his salary to his father.
Beginning in 2014, Hunter was paid $1 million per year sitting on the board of Ukrainian firm Burisma Holdings Ltd, which is accused of bribery and fraud.
Eric Schwerin, the former president of Hunter’s Rosemont Seneca Partners, “managed almost every aspect” of the financial life of the Bidens, according to Hunter’s ex-wife, and he visited the White House when Biden was vice president at least 27 times.
Biden met with Schwerin and former Colombia President Andrés Pastrana Arango, another Hunter business associate, at Biden’s vice presidential residence on March 2, 2012, according to an entry in Hunter’s personal calendar first reported by the New York Post.
Schwerin met with Anne Marie Person, a former Hunter Biden assistant, at least three times at the White House between February and June 2016, a Fox News Digital review found. Steve Ricchetti, who currently serves as Biden’s White House counselor, also met with Schwerin at least twice in 2016.
Fox News Digital previously reported on Schwerin’s cozy relationship with Biden’s office as vice president and how Biden’s office tried to quash a Bloomberg News story about Hunter at Schwerin’s request.
Former Hunter business partner Joan Mayer made at least 17 visits to the White House during her time at Rosemont Seneca, according to visitor logs reviewed by Fox News Digital. Mayer says on LinkedIn that she was the vice president of Hunter’s Rosemont Seneca Advisors, which was part of the Rosemont Seneca Partners family of companies, from 2008 to 2017.