Before the 2020 election, reports surfaced indicating that Hunter Biden used his dad's political notoriety and contacts to land major business deals around the world, mostly with questionable companies in competitor nations or countries that are outright hostile to the United States, including Russia and China.
But Joe Biden, the few times he was asked about those deals, denied he knew much of anything about his son's business ventures. Of course, that turned out to be a massive lie.
According to texts and emails seen by Just the News, the former vice president was a lot more involved in his son's business and financial dealings than he acknowledged previously, such as allowing (requiring?) Hunter to pay some of his bills and divert one of his tax refunds to Hunter while meeting and greeting his son's foreign business clients and even directly referring a friend to Hunter who wanted to "do some work" with him.
Jeff Cooper "asked for you," Joe Biden texted his son while sending the phone number of a well-to-do trial lawyer and donor to the former senator and vice president. "Wants to do some work with you. Love Dad."
Just the News reported further: "The summer 2018 message is one of the clearest pieces of evidence gathered by FBI and congressional investigators that Joe Biden was not simply a passive bystander in his son's globe-trotting business pursuits, but rather at times assisting and benefiting financially, the messages show. For instance, a string of spring and summer 2010 emails show Hunter Biden and a partner at his Rosemont Seneca firm assisted the White House with documents for Joe Biden's tax returns after his first year in office. Afterwards, they chose to divert the then-vice president's Delaware state tax refund to Hunter Biden to pay off money the father owed his son, the emails state."
"I am depositing it in his account and writing a check in that amount back to you since he owes it to you," Rosemont Seneca official Eric Schwerin noted in June 2010 in reference to Joe Biden's tax refund. "Don't think I need to run it by him, but if you want to go ahead."
A month later, another email from Schwerin titled "JRB bills," which utilized the future president's initials, contained a list of expenses from Joe Biden's lakefront home in Wilmington, Del., that had been paid by Hunter Biden. Those tabs included $1,239 worth of air conditioning repairs at "mom-mom's cottage" as well as an additional $1,475 to paint the "back wall and columns at the lake house." There was another $475 expense "for shutters" and then, $2,600 for either building or fixing a "stone retaining wall at the lake."
Additional emails also indicate that Joe Biden, who is referred to as "Pop," the "big guy" and "my chairman" in sensitive communications, was relying on his son and Schwerin to help find him wealth after he left the vice presidency.
After the publication of Peter Schweizer's blockbuster 2018 book, "Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends," there have been suggestions that Hunter Biden was also paying his father a cut of his business income while he was serving under President Barack Obama and beyond.
"An infamous 2017 email, for example, suggested 10 percent of a major Chinese deal was being reserved by Hunter for the 'big guy,' and a wandering text message Hunter Biden sent his daughter Naomi complained that 'unlike pop, I won't make you give me half your salary,'" Just the News reported.
There is no question that Joe Biden is dirty. The only question is whether enough Americans care about it to see to it he doesn't win a second term.