Analysis by WorldTribune Staff, April 27, 2022
Should backers of the man said to be the current president of the United States of America be concerned about the following?
Emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop reveal that Joe Biden agreed to pay the legal fees for Hunter Biden’s deal with a company controlled by the communist regime in China, a report said.
The revelation ties Joe Biden “even closer to Hunter’s overseas business dealings, despite the White House’s denials,” the Daily Mail reported on April 26.
Joe Biden was able to pay his son’s legal bills in the deal “after earning millions of dollars through his and his wife’s companies after he left office as vice president,” the report said.
What’s more, while some of the money came from book deals and speaking engagements, Joe Biden’s financial filings show that he declared almost $7 million more in income on his tax returns than he did on his government transparency reports, according to an analysis by DailyMail.com of the Biden’s financial records.
While some of the difference can be accounted for with salaries earned by Jill Biden and other sums not required on his reports, it “still leaves $5.2 million earned by Joe’s company and not listed on his transparency reports,” the report said. “The ‘missing millions’ – combined with emails on Hunter’s abandoned laptop suggesting Joe would have a 10% share in Hunter’s blockbuster deal with the Chinese – raise a troubling question: did Joe Biden receive money from the foreign venture?”
In one email from Hunter Biden’s laptop, from January 2019, his assistant Katie Dodge wrote to bookkeeper Linda Shapero and Biden aide Richard Ruffner, saying Joe had agreed to pay Hunter’s hundreds of thousands of dollars of legal fees.
The assistant attached a spreadsheet of bills with the email, totaling $737,130.61.
One of the last items on the spreadsheet was $28,000 in legal fees for the “restructuring” of Hunter Biden’s joint venture with the government-controlled Bank of China.
The spreadsheet listed the bill as “Faegre Baker Daniels: BHR Restructuring’ costing $28,382 and due ‘ASAP.’ ”
BHR (Bohai Harvest RST) is a private equity firm and one of Hunter Biden’s two major Chinese business ventures. The joint venture was co-owned by the state-controlled Bank of China. Hunter Biden’s personal attorney, George Mesires, is a partner at Faegre Baker Daniels, now called Faegre Drinker.
Joe Biden had vowed during his campaign: “No one in my family will have an office in the White House, will sit in on meetings as if they are a cabinet member, will, in fact, have any business relationship with anyone that relates to a foreign corporation or a foreign country.”
The Daily Mail noted: “Not only did Hunter hold on to his 10% share of BHR through 2021, confirmed by White House press secretary Jen Psaki last February, the emails also indicate Joe knew about it, and even agreed to pay Hunter’s legal fees for the firm.”
Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, who along with Iowan Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley is investigating Hunter Biden’s foreign business deals, said Joe Biden’s unaccounted-for millions are “another disturbing piece of information that raises questions that deserve answers.”
“When will the corporate media start doing their job” and ask Biden these questions, Johnson said, adding when will Biden “start being honest with the public? The American people deserve the truth.”
Grassley told DailyMail.com: “Evidence of the president’s financial and business connections to Hunter continues to grow. It’s imperative for the first family to show the American people the transparency that they deserve.”
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