Joe Biden Is Not Being Honest: White House visitor logs from the Obama years appear to throw water on Joe Biden’s claims to have had no involvement with his son’s business dealings.
They instead show that Hunter Biden’s business partners had a red carpet at the White House while Joe Biden was vice president.
“I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings,” Biden told Fox News reporter Peter Doocy on the campaign trail in Iowa in 2019. “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.”
What We Know
Former Rosemont Seneca President Eric Schwerin visited the White House at least 27 times. Hunter Biden’s ex-wife stated that Schwerin “managed almost every aspect” of the Bidens’ finances.
An entry in Hunter Biden’s personal calendar from Mar. 2, 2012, showed that Schwerin met Joe Biden and former Colombia President Andrés Pastrana Arango at the vice presidential residence together with another Biden business associate.
Schwerin met Steve Richetti, who currently serves as Joe Biden’s White House counselor, at least twice in 2016. Biden’s vice presidential office tried quashing negative press coverage about Hunter Biden at Schwerin’s request at least on two separate occasions.
He also had a close relationship with David Lane, who served as President Obama’s assistant and counselor to his chief of staff. And Schwerin was not the only one Hunter Biden’s business partners with Lane’s ear.
John “Rob” Robinson Walker, who later served as a conduit for financial transactions between the Chinese intelligence-linked CEFC Energy and the Biden family, including Joe Biden, met Lane at the White House on May 13, 2011. Two days earlier, Hunter Biden invited him to his home. A 2016 email written by Hunter Biden notes that Lane and Joe Biden were “very tight.”
Walker visited the White House twice in 2009, five times in 2011, four times in 2012, twice in 2013, and in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
“My son has not made money in terms of this thing about, what are you talking about, China,” Biden said during the October 2020 debate with Trump. “The only guy who made money from China is this guy. He’s the only one. Nobody else has made money from China.”
The president denied it again last month after Republicans on the House Oversight Committee published bank transactions that proved Biden’s family received money from China via Walker’s company.
“President Biden’s statement was misleading and dishonest,” said House Oversight Committee Chairman.
Devon Archer, a close Hunter Biden associate, met with the vice president on April 16, 2014, two days before Jake Sullivan told reporters that the U.S. would be helping Ukraine with “unconventional” means of extracting gas, the Marco Polo report shows, based on Hunter Biden’s laptop. It also was the same week that Hunter Biden joined the Burisma board.
Archer visited Joe Biden previously in December 2009 for a private holiday reception at the vice presidential residence. Archer also played golf with the vice president and Hunter Biden in the Hamptons in August.
Rosemont Seneca partner, Chris Heinz, stepson of then Sen. John Kerry, met Joe Biden in the West Wing on Apr. 11, 2011.
Ex-Hunter Biden business partner, Joan Mayer, visited the White House 17 times during her time with Rosemont Seneca from 2008 until 2017.
They were just a few of the numerous American, Kazakh, Russian, Mexican, and Chinese business associates of Hunter’s who Joe Biden met with during his vice presidency.
John Rossomando was a senior analyst for Defense Policy and served as Senior Analyst for Counterterrorism at The Investigative Project on Terrorism for eight years. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as The American Thinker, Daily Wire, Red Alert Politics, CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com, and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia, and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award in 2008 for his reporting.