Newly released evidence underscores Joe Biden’s excessive use of secret email to communicate with Hunter's business associates
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Ways and Means Committee this week voted to release 56 new pages of evidence showing that then-Vice President Joe Biden used multiple email aliases and private email addresses to communicate with his son’s business associate and main financial architect, directly refuting previous public statements the president has made that he had no knowledge of his son’s business dealings.
The president appears now to not only have had knowledge but also been intimately involved in Hunter Biden’s business dealings. The material released today further corroborates the previous testimony of IRS agents Joseph Ziegler and Gary Shapley highlighting the incredible level of access Hunter Biden and his business partners had in Joe Biden’s public office while working for foreign businesses.
At a Dec. 5 Ways and Means Committee Executive Session hearing with IRS whistleblowers Joseph Ziegler and Gary Shapley, Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) highlighted the credibility and breadth of the whistleblowers’ testimony:
“Through months of testifying for hours and producing hundreds of pages of documentation, and just as many months of baseless attacks against them, their story has remained the same and their credibility intact. The same cannot be said for President Biden.
“So far, our witnesses have produced over eleven-hundred pages of evidence, sat for 14 hours of closed-door testimony with counsel from the majority and minority on this committee, testified publicly before the Oversight Committee, and today, have provided us with new evidence.”
Chairman Smith also provided a detailed account of the scope of involvement Joe Biden had in the Biden family’s business dealings as well as lengths to which Joe Biden went to cover his tracks:
“Vice President Biden appears to have treated Air Force 2 like a corporate jet, traveling to Ukraine and Mexico, to advance Hunter Biden’s business interests," Smith said.
"Evidence from documents show right around the time of international trips like those to Ukraine, Joe Biden was emailing his son and his son’s business partner from private email accounts using aliases while Vice President.”
Joe Biden’s Aliases
Among the pages of new evidence, provided to the Committee and released by a vote of the Committee during today’s markup, was a document with data on 327 emails showing Joe Biden’s correspondence – via email aliases – with a key Hunter Biden business associate.
• 54 of the emails were exclusively between Joe Biden and one of Hunter Biden’s business partners, Eric Schwerin, who was in charge of structuring the family’s various shell companies that launder money around the world.
• 38 were emails from the White House to a Joe Biden alias with a copy to Hunter Biden.
Architect of Biden Family Shell Companies
The newly released information shows that direct emails between Schwerin, the architect of the Biden family’s shell companies, and then-Vice President Biden increased dramatically during times when Vice President Biden traveled to Ukraine. This is relevant because at the same time, Hunter Biden was appointed to the board of a Ukrainian company, Burisma, which previously released evidence has confirmed was an appointment entirely meant to throw the “political weight” of the Biden family brand behind the company’s interests.
Prior to Vice President Biden’s June 2014 trip to Ukraine, he and Schwerin exchanged five emails. After that trip and before the Vice President’s November trip back to Ukraine, he and Schwerin emailed 27 times.
Vice President Biden subsequently threatened to withhold $1 billion in foreign aid for Ukraine if the prosecutor looking into corruption at Hunter Biden’s company was not fired. The prosecutor was fired.
Biden Family Fixer
Among the materials released by the Ways and Means Committee today is an email from Hollywood lawyer and Biden family fixer Kevin Morris who in the process of paying out $2 million to cover Hunter Biden’s back taxes was expressing to a Biden family accountant the need to reconcile Hunter Biden’s unpaid taxes because it posed a “considerable risk personally and politically.” This came in February 2020, mere weeks before the Super Tuesday Democrat primary election in an attempt to clear up one of the single biggest political liabilities to the Biden campaign.
Joe Biden – who professes to know nothing of his son’s business dealings – attended a luncheon in Washington, D.C. with employees of a Chinese company that paid Hunter Biden for access to the Biden family. In fact, evidence provided by the IRS whistleblowers to the Ways and Means Committee show multiple meals with Hunter Biden’s business associates and White House meetings between those associates and Biden advisors.
One such Chinese business associate was Patrick Ho, an official at Chinese energy company CEFC, whose primary, and documented, role at the company was to bribe world leaders to advance the company’s interests. He was convicted in 2018 for doing just that in Chad and Uganda.
Documents provided by the IRS whistleblowers show Ho gave Hunter Biden $1 million in exchange for legal services that were never provided. But, underscoring the close relationship with the Biden family, Ho’s first call when he was arrested in New York in 2017 for attempted bribery of African officials was to James Biden, the president’s brother.