Newly revealed emails revealed exactly why Hunter Biden’s business associates felt it so necessary to make him a part of their ventures – especially foreign ventures.
The emails exposed that Hunter’s foreign business associates felt they could take advantage of him and the “direct…pipeline” to the Obama-Biden Administration, claiming that his last name was essentially a form of currency.
In one email, Hunter Biden’s associates celebrated Hunter’s access to the White House and contrasted his willingness to “take on risk” with that of Chris Heinz — then-Secretary of State John Kerry’s stepson and a close friend of Biden and Archer — who was uncomfortable with some of their potential partnerships.
In October 2013, Hunter Biden’s associates discussed which one of their corporate vehicles would be appropriate for a new deal they were working on, prioritizing one that could “bring Hunter into the mix,” in order to “leverage [him] more.”
According to another email, from one business associate Bevan Cooney to Archer, they also felt it “would be good to put some honey in Hunter’s pocket.” Archer responded: “Agreed. I also have more autonomy with that company as I own it with Hunter and he’s willing to take on risk… Hunter will work if we need him too [sic] as well.”
After Biden and Archer joined the board of Ukrainian Energy company Burisma, a concerned Heinz made moves to sever his formal business ties with Archer and Biden.
Just hours after Burisma’s announcement that Biden and Archer had joined the board, Heinz emailed top aides for his step-father and then-Secretary of State John Kerry, alerting them to the potentially compromising arrangement.
“Apparently Devon and Hunter both joined the board of Burisma and a press release went out today,” Heinz said. “I can’t speak why they decided to, but there was no investment by our firm in their company.”
Despite the obvious concerns that Heinz felt – Biden and his other associates were apparently not deterred, deciding to continue moving forward with the decision to leverage the Biden name to profit off of questionable business arrangements.
In an email on November 4, 2014, another one of Biden’s business associates Jason Galanis discussed a draft pitch that he was preparing for possible investors. Galanis explained that the presentation would cover boilerplate issues like investor protections. But Galanis also sought to emphasize their connections to the White House, specifically Vice President Joe Biden: “I wanted to focus on the ‘other currency’ we are bringing to the table…direct administration pipeline.”
Galanis also mentioned dropping Joe Biden’s connections in their pitch when dealing with union pension funds. Galanis wrote, “maybe we should also remind of HB’s dad’s union relationships to justify the ask??”
In a March 2015 draft investor pitch, Biden’s associates wrote about the need to “leverage Hunter Biden Taft Hartley network.” Taft Hartley is the law governing union pension funds, and Joe Biden has a long-established history of close relationships with union bosses, which Hunter Biden and Joe’s brother James Biden have reportedly sought to capitalize on in the past.
The presentation noted that the team “led by Archer and Biden” would create “unprecedented opportunity for a firm at our scale,” and referenced tapping finances from Chinese officials.
In December 2013, as has been widely reported, Biden and Archer secured a $1 billion private equity deal financed by the Chinese government. Biden and his associates wanted to go back for even more Chinese money.
In the March 2015 draft investor pitch, Biden’s corrupt associates outlined the plan to use Biden to secure more foreign cash. In a section outlining where investments would come from, Biden’s associates described capital flowing from “China>USA” and “Former CCP [Chinese Communist Party]>USA.” The presentation also proposed more cross-border business deals involving “China SOE [State Owned Enterprises]” and “Former CCP Energy.”
These emails were discovered after a former Hunter Biden business associate – Bevan Cooney – decided to flip on the Biden crime family, providing a massive 26,000 emails and attachments to journalists.
Cooney is currently serving time in federal prison for his role in the tribal bond scheme that also resulted in the conviction of Devon Archer on conspiracy and securities fraud charges. Archer currently awaits sentencing for that conviction.