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Evidence disputes President Biden’s claims that he’s not involved in family’s business dealings

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For years, President Joe Biden has shared key professionals with his family, including a bookkeeper with his son, Hunter, and a personal lawyer with his brother, Jim. Notably, Jim Biden once hired the former head of Joe Biden’s Secret Service detail to investigate one of Hunter Biden’s business associates. Despite Joe Biden’s repeated claims since 2019 that he has distanced himself from his family’s business affairs, a review of House impeachment inquiry interviews, public records, and emails indicates that members of his inner circle were frequently involved in these dealings. Many of the president’s closest advisers and staffers have also served as business associates to his relatives, both during and after their tenure working for Joe Biden.

This interconnectedness reflects a longstanding, family-centric approach to business and politics that dates back to Biden’s first Senate campaign, which was largely managed by his parents and siblings. Over the decades, Biden’s political supporters have occasionally formed business relationships with his relatives, who have, in turn, converted some of their business partners into campaign backers. This blend of public and private roles has made it challenging for the Bidens to convincingly separate the president from his family’s business ventures.

As Hunter and Jim Biden’s foreign dealings have sparked controversy and legal troubles, including convictions of some of their business partners for fraud and corruption, scrutiny has intensified. The Bidens claim to maintain strict boundaries to prevent discussing business within the family. However, the presence of numerous former and current aides in these dealings and private communications suggesting Jim and Hunter Biden represented Joe Biden in business matters cast doubt on the effectiveness of these claimed firewalls.

In one notable instance, Jim Biden hired Dale Pupillo, the former head of his brother’s Secret Service detail, to investigate Patrick Ho, a Chinese executive Hunter Biden was set to meet. Jim Biden’s decision to hire Pupillo was driven by a desire to understand who his nephew would be meeting with and any potential complications. Despite Pupillo’s background check coming back clean, Ho was later arrested and convicted on federal corruption charges. This hiring and subsequent investigation have raised questions about the true intentions behind Jim Biden’s actions, though he has firmly denied any wrongdoing.

The Bidens’ approach complicates their efforts to distance the president from his family’s ventures. With Jim and Hunter Biden’s foreign dealings under renewed scrutiny and several of their business partners convicted of federal crimes, potential links between their business activities and the president continue to attract attention. The Bidens assert that they observe strict interpersonal firewalls to prevent the intermingling of personal and business matters. However, the involvement of close aides and the surfacing of private communications suggest that these boundaries may not always have been as firm as claimed, leaving onlookers to question the effectiveness of these measures.

SOURCE: POLITICO

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Hunter Biden Legal Troubles Continue Following Conviction on Federal Gun Charges

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Hunter Biden was found guilty on Tuesday of federal gun charges dating back to 2018. This conviction marks a significant development, but it is just the beginning of his legal challenges, especially as House Republicans continue their impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.

Hunter Biden’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, stated that the legal team “will continue to vigorously pursue all the legal challenges available to Hunter.” These options include potentially challenging the underlying gun laws at the Supreme Court on constitutional grounds.

Despite the conviction, Hunter Biden faces additional pressure with an impending sentencing and another federal trial for alleged tax violations in California, set to begin in September, just weeks before the November elections in which his father seeks reelection.

Following his conviction on three federal gun charges, Hunter Biden expressed disappointment but gratitude for his family’s support. First Lady Jill Biden, frequently accompanied by Hunter’s wife Melissa Cohen, attended the trial.

Hunter Biden was convicted of lying on gun-purchasing paperwork in 2018 about his drug addiction and unlawfully possessing the firearm while using crack cocaine. He could face up to 25 years in prison, though a sentencing date has not been set.

President Biden, reportedly worried about his son’s legal issues, expressed support for Hunter and any potential legal appeals. “As I said last week, I am the president, but I am also a dad. Jill and I love our son, and we are so proud of the man he is today. So many families who have had loved ones battle addiction understand the feeling of pride seeing someone you love come out the other side and be so strong and resilient in recovery,” Biden said.

Immediately after the verdict, the President traveled from the White House to Wilmington, Delaware, to be with his family. “As I also said last week, I will accept the outcome of this case and will continue to respect the judicial process as Hunter considers an appeal. Jill and I will always be there for Hunter and the rest of our family with our love and support. Nothing will ever change that,” he added.

Hunter Biden plans to appeal his conviction, though his efforts may be constrained by financial pressures. Hollywood lawyer Kevin Morris, who has funded Biden’s legal defense since 2019, is reportedly running low on funds after loaning nearly $6 million to Hunter.

If Biden can sustain his legal defense, he may challenge the gun laws underlying his conviction at the Supreme Court. Legal commentators suggest he could argue his case on constitutional grounds, citing a federal appeals court ruling last year that struck down a law barring illegal drug users from possessing firearms.

Hunter Biden also faces a federal tax trial in California, starting in September, where he is charged with failing to pay at least $1.4 million in taxes over four years. The trial is expected to delve into his foreign business dealings, including his involvement with the Ukrainian energy company Burisma and a joint venture with CEFC China Energy.

Additionally, House Republicans leading the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden view Hunter’s conviction as a step towards accountability. House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer emphasized the need for further investigation into the Biden family’s foreign business dealings. Last week, Republican leaders filed criminal referrals with the Justice Department for Hunter and his uncle James Biden for allegedly making false statements during impeachment inquiry depositions.

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Hunter and James Biden Referred for Criminal Prosecution Amid Impeachment Inquiry of President Biden

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WASHINGTON—In a significant escalation of the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, key Republican leaders have referred Hunter and James Biden to the Department of Justice for criminal prosecution. The charges stem from allegations that the two made false statements to Congress regarding their involvement in influence peddling schemes, implicating President Biden in the process.

House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.), House Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), and House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith (R-Mo.) spearheaded the referral. Their joint statement underscores the gravity of the accusations against the Biden family.

“Our investigation has revealed President Biden knew about, participated in, and benefitted from his family cashing in on the Biden name around the world. Despite this record of evidence, President Biden continues to lie to the American people about his involvement in these influence peddling schemes. It appears making false statements runs in the Biden family. We’ve caught President Biden’s son and brother making blatant lies to Congress in what appears to be a concerted effort to hide Joe Biden’s involvement in his family’s schemes. As part of our efforts to hold the Bidens accountable for profiting off public office, we are today referring Hunter and James Biden to the Justice Department for criminal prosecution for making false statements to Congress. This is not the end of our efforts to hold the Bidens accountable; it’s only the beginning,” said Chairman Comer.

The Committees’ investigation focuses on the President’s alleged involvement in and knowledge of his family’s international business dealings, which have reportedly generated substantial financial gains for Biden family members and their associates. According to the committees, the Biden family and their related companies received over $18 million, with an additional $27 million channeled through business associates. Furthermore, they identified over $8 million in loans to Hunter and James Biden, most of which remain unpaid.

Chairman Jordan emphasized the seriousness of lying to Congress, particularly in the context of an impeachment inquiry.

“Lying to Congress is a serious crime with serious consequences. Both Hunter and James Biden did just that. They lied to cover up President Biden’s involvement in their family’s international influence peddling schemes that have generated millions of dollars. These criminal referrals are a reflection of criminal wrongdoing by the Biden family, and the Department of Justice must take steps to hold the Bidens accountable,” said Chairman Jordan.

The Committees outlined specific instances where Hunter and James Biden allegedly provided false testimony. Hunter Biden is accused of lying about his position at Rosemont Seneca Bohai (RSB), a corporate entity that received substantial funds from foreign individuals and entities who had interactions with then-Vice President Joe Biden. Additionally, Hunter Biden reportedly fabricated a story about threatening a Chinese business partner while invoking his father’s presence, which was later disproven by bank records and documents.

James Biden is accused of falsely testifying that Joe Biden did not meet with Tony Bobulinski, a business associate, in 2017 during negotiations with CEFC China Energy. This statement was contradicted by Mr. Bobulinski, Hunter Biden, and corroborating text messages.

Chairman Smith highlighted the importance of accountability and the principle of equal justice under the law.

“President Biden claims no one is above the law. We will soon see his Department of Justice put that principle to the test. Congress cannot allow anyone, not even the president’s son or his brother, to stand in the way of its oversight of the executive branch or deny the American people the accountability they deserve. The IRS whistleblowers have provided indisputable evidence that Hunter Biden broke the law and lied to Congress during his February deposition. Lying to Congress to impede an ongoing congressional investigation is a serious crime. If the Department of Justice fails to act on our criminal referral and hold Hunter Biden accountable, they will once again be telling the American people there are two tiers of justice in this country. One for the wealthy and politically connected, and one for everyone else,” said Chairman Smith.

This referral marks a pivotal moment in the impeachment inquiry, intensifying scrutiny on President Biden’s alleged involvement in his family’s business dealings. The outcome of the Department of Justice’s response to these criminal referrals will significantly impact the ongoing political and legal landscape surrounding the Biden administration.

The letter sent to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and Special Counsel and U.S. Attorney David Weiss and criminal referrals can be found here.

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New Testimony Links Jim Biden’s Fundraising Efforts to Qatari Government

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Recent revelations in a Kentucky bankruptcy court shed light on the foreign fundraising activities of Jim Biden, the brother of President Joe Biden, connecting him to Qatari government officials in pursuit of financial support for U.S. healthcare ventures.

According to sworn testimony by fund manager Michael Lewitt, a former business associate of Jim Biden’s, two companies involved in these fundraising efforts were partially owned by “members of the Qatari government.” One of these companies directly partnered with Jim Biden in a multi-year fundraising campaign, while the other provided financial backing for loans arranged by a hospital chain, for which Jim Biden received payments.

These alleged arrangements represent some of the closest financial connections known between a relative of President Joe Biden and a foreign government.

The fundraising efforts reportedly began shortly after Joe Biden’s tenure as vice president ended, during a period when Qatar was under financial strain due to a regional blockade and was actively seeking to strengthen its relationships with Western nations.

Details from public records and obtained emails suggest that Jim Biden leveraged his family ties and sought ways to circumvent restrictions on international financial transactions during these efforts. The transactions related to these fundraising activities were also central to a recently settled Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) fraud case and are under scrutiny as part of a federal criminal investigation in South Florida.

While the White House, the Qatari Embassy, and representatives for Jim Biden did not respond to requests for comment, Jim Biden reportedly indicated to congressional investigators that his fundraising initiatives faced challenges due to a lack of viable projects. However, Lewitt’s testimony reveals deeper ties between Jim Biden and the Qatari government through the ownership structure of companies involved in the fundraising.

Lewitt is expected to face further questioning about these activities during an upcoming interview with House impeachment inquiry investigators, although no date has been announced for the interview, and Lewitt declined to provide additional comments on his courtroom testimony.

The evolving details surrounding Jim Biden’s fundraising efforts underscore broader concerns about potential political and financial entanglements involving relatives of public officials and foreign governments. As investigations continue, these developments raise questions about transparency, accountability, and ethical considerations in political and business dealings at the highest levels of government.

SOURCE: POLITICO

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