Gotta Have A Joe For This, A Joe For That

But this runnin’ with the Bidens, boy, just ain’t where it’s at:

Hunter Biden’s closest business partner made at least 19 visits to the White House and other official locations between 2009 and 2015, including a sitdown with then-Vice President Joe Biden in the West Wing.

Visitor logs from the White House of former President Barack Obama reviewed by The Post cast further doubt over Joe Biden’s claims that he knew nothing of his son’s dealings.

If Biden claims he knows nothing about such things now, I tend to believe him. He doesn’t appear to know much of anything. That ol’ historical record is an issue, though:

Eric Schwerin met with Vice President Biden on November 17, 2010 in the West Wing, when he was the president of the since-dissolved investment fund Rosemont Seneca Partners.

The logs also reveal that Schwerin met with various close aides of both Joe and Jill Biden at key moments in Hunter’s life when he was striking multi-million dollar deals in foreign countries, including China. Yet President Biden has long insisted he had no involvement in his son’s foreign affairs. “I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings,” he said in 2019.

Does Biden’s denial beggar belief? Of course. If Hunter Biden’s surname had been, I dunno, Doakes, a guy like Schwerin would have been as welcome roaming the halls of power as the guy with the facepaint and the Buffalo headgear was on Jan. 6. But as an associate of Biden the younger, he had the golden ticket. 

”Not everyone gets to meet the Vice President of the United States in the White House. The press should be asking why Hunter Biden’s business associates — like Eric Schwerin — had that privilege and were given access to the Obama White House,” said Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin). “This is additional evidence that Joe Biden lied when he said he never discussed Hunter’s foreign business dealings. It’s well past time for the corporate media to demand the truth from Joe Biden. The corruption of Biden Inc. must be exposed.”

Strictly speaking, the logs don’t prove Biden lied, but it’s certainly the way to bet. And while Senator Johnson is correct in asserting the press ought to be asking questions, I would not count on any investigative reporting happening any time soon. There’s a lot more at the link, including this reminder of how incestuous the power structure is in Washington:

In October 2009, just months after Hunter co-founded Rosemont Seneca, Schwerin met with Evan Ryan, Vice President Biden’s assistant for intergovernmental affairs and public liaison, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building where the vice president’s office is based, according to the visitor logs.

While working in the halls of power Ryan acted as a conduit for Hunter Biden and his cronies, hard drive emails show.

Ms. Ryan is now the Cabinet Secretary for Biden. And speaking of Biden’s cabinet. . .

Ryan went on to marry Antony Blinken, who now serves as President Biden’s Secretary of State, while she herself was appointed to a plum gig as White House Cabinet Secretary in January 2021.

It’s all in the family.



29 thoughts on “Gotta Have A Joe For This, A Joe For That

  1. That’s just the tip of the iceberg when talking about incestuous relationships within the DemoCommie party. It has all the trappings of mafia families, with “made” men and women.

    Oh, and Emery will be posting his usual “but Trump” screed in 3-2-1.

  2. As VP, Joe Biden was subject to more financial scrutiny than he would be as private citizen Biden. How, then, could Joe peddle his influence? And he did have influence, or claimed that he did. In 2018 he bragged, on camera, about how as VP he threatened to withhold aid from Ukraine unless its government fired a prosecutor investigating corruption.
    If Joe couldn’t peddle his influence, well, his son, the womanizing crack addict could.
    And did.
    It’s very difficult to prove this sort of corruption, especially with the press and the intelligence services supporting the election of the Current Occupant.

  3. It’s R’s as well as D’s, Bosshoss, DC is a money factory where people rely on personal connections to be cut into deals or be given a high paying job. The common element is that it is difficult or impossible to tell whether the connected person was paid what he or she was worth, it’s all a matter of opinion. Burisma thought Hunter Biden’s services were worth $80,000/month. Common sense tells you it was corruption, but how can you prove it?
    We saw the lengths to which the media, big tech, and US intelligence went to bury the Hunter Biden laptop story.
    Compare how the media and US intelligence treated that story with how they treated the “Steele Dossier,” which we now know to have been the creation of Hillary’s campaign.

  4. “It’s R’s as well as D’s, Bosshoss, DC is a money factory where people rely on personal connections to be cut into deals or be given a high paying job.”

    The difference between Jared Kushner and Hunter Biden is that Hunter never worked in the White House or for the Federal Government. Yet not a peep from the MAGA crowd about this.⬇️

    /Jared Kushner’s New Fund Looks to Profit From His Middle East Diplomacy/

    “Six months after leaving the White House, Jared Kushner secured a $2 billion investment from a fund led by the Saudi crown prince, a close ally during the Trump administration, despite objections from the fund’s advisers about the merits of the deal.”


  5. ^ Not even 24 hours after complaining about ‘Whataboutism’ in another thread, he whips it out here. Whatabouting is a tool that only leftists are allowed to use.

  6. It’s not even good whataboutism. It never addressed what seems to be the case — that Hunter Biden was Joe Biden’s bag man while Joe Biden was Vice President.
    And Emery is once again expressing his anti-Saudi, pro-Iranian bias. I wonder what that is all about.
    All of the Middle East, apart from Israel, is a bag of vipers if you ask me.

  7. I guess if you use nepotism to make billions off your name (Trump/Kushner) it’s ok, but if you only make millions (Hunter) it’s not ok. Strange world we live in.

    Still threadjacking.

  8. ^^Missing the point, yet again.
    Me: Hunter Biden was Joe Biden’s bag man while he was Vice President of the US.
    Emery: whatabout Jared Kushner making money after Trump was out of office and NOT funneling it back to Trump? Whatabout that? Huh.
    You can’t fix stupid.

  9. Enough with the false equivalencies. What Kushner did is not remotely “similar” to whatever Hunter Biden is alleged to have done, essentially serving on some corporate boards trading on his name. If that were a crime, most of the sons and daughters of influential persons would be in jail, you know the legacy admission to college crowd.

    Kushner, on the other hand, put the arm on a foreign leader for $2 billion to bail out his private business while he was acting as an unregistered foreign lobbyist while also an employee of the US government and serving as a top aide to the president, his father-in-law. Surely, the editorial board of SiTD can see the qualitative difference.

    Still threadjacking. But let’s give the troll credit for this much — it takes a certain amount of chutzpah to threadjack and then accuse other commenters of providing “false equivalancies.”

  10. Did Hunter Biden’s financial dealing with Joe Biden while Joe Biden was VP breach the law? I don’t know, but as a private citizen I can state my own opinion. That’s still legal, I think.
    Hunter Biden’s only qualification to sit on the Burisma board was his access to Vice President Biden, who had made Ukraine an area of his special interest.
    If anyone has any other reason why Burisma would hire Hunter Biden, I haven’t heard it.
    We do know that Hunter Biden paid an awful lot of the Biden family bills during this time period, including paying for repairs to one of Joe Biden’s Delaware homes, and that Hunter and Joe Biden shared at least one bank account.
    Normally these kinds of friends-and-family money and influence swapping deals are very difficult to prosecute because the people involved are smart enough to not leave a trail of evidence.
    But the case of Joe and Hunter Biden may be different because –
    1) Joe did not expect his life in the public eye to extend past his vice presidency. He may have gotten sloppy.
    2) Hunter Biden was (maybe is) a drug and sex addict with numerous incidents of erratic behavior. He may have slipped up and created and left incriminating evidence on, say, a laptop that is now in the hands of the FBI.
    OTOH, imagine you are a prosecutor, you have indictments, and you get Hunter Biden on the stand. He will claim to remember nothing or say that his incriminating messages and emails were the product of crack driven paranoia. Then you put Joe Biden on the stand and he says that he is old and can’t think so well anymore.

  11. Once again, Emery, you miss the point, which I have mentioned several times in this thread and which you ignore: did Hunter Biden act as VP Joe Biden’s bag man?

  12. ^ Your “opinion” itself does not provide evidence to back up the claim that became a SiTD chanting point. In other words — the Nothing Burger that wouldn’t die.

    Still threadjacking, and now adding bad faith. And when it comes to Nothing Burgers, the troll is pretty much Burger Chef.

  13. The “nothingburger that wouldn’t die” is the hillary-generated Steele Dossier.”
    Hunter Biden is currently under investigation by a federal grand jury for tax evasion, money laundering and violating lobbying laws.

  14. I’ll channel Woolly’s logic:
    ‘You can be sure Donald Trump is getting a cut from the Kushner $2 billion deal. That whole “presidency” was a ruse to grab cash from every direction possible. I keep reading Jared and Ivanka “earned” $640 million while in the WH, can we get a break down on where that money came from.‘

  15. Emery, there’s a difference between the Bidens and the Trumps. The Trumps, including Jared Kushner, were successful businessmen before the patriarch achieved elected office. The Bidens, not so much.

    Hence, multi-million dollar deals on behalf of the Bidens have far less rationale than billion-dollar deals by members of the Trump family.–well, at least barring corruption.

    Glad to help, if you’ll be helped.

  16. I wonder if the Saudis realize that Kushner is about as “smart” with business as Trump is? Kusher, like Trump was a trust fund baby born on third base with a less than impressive business history. Like Trump he’s been propped up all his life and isn’t that different than his convicted father. His main “value” has been in access to United States intelligence and security records while he was an “unpaid” “advisor” who made $640+ million dollars in his short years at the Whitehouse somehow. One wonders, given all the classified information illegally removed from the Whitehouse by Trump, what the Saudis are really buying?

    Speculation and innuendo should be a board game …..

    Still threadjacking. And maybe you could answer MP’s question. Not that you will, of course.

  17. Point of order — accusing the troll of “missing the point” isn’t quite right. The troll’s purpose is to utterly ignore the point and the argument.

  18. The overseas Saudi money coming into Kushner’s Affinity fund makes Hunter’s problems look like Amateur Hour…

    I wonder if any conservative voters are able to understand this story and its implications.

    Still threadjacking.

  19. “Hunter Biden is currently under investigation by a federal grand jury for tax evasion, money laundering and violating lobbying laws.”

    The real story about Biden is that the current president hasn’t fired the FBI director, called it a hoax, or tried to obstruct the investigation.

    The real story, in this context, is the topic of the post. And the secondary story is this ongoing threadjack. Address the subject of the post and/or answer MP’s question. If one of the bloggers here decides to write about Kushner, we will entertain your thoughts on the matter.

  20. Funny, huh Emery? The Saudis were never frequent visitors to the White House and if said Saudis are still investing in Kushner’s funds, when, and I want you to understand this, TRUMP IS NOT THE FUCKING PRESIDENT, you moron, they might just be getting a good return.
    And, do I need to skool you once again about all of the trust funders that are elected and glad handing DemoCommies?

  21. I used my father’s government job for personal gain.
    I used my father’s business reputation for personal gain.

    Not e x a c t l y the same thing, is it?

    Which is why one stinks and the other doesn’t.
    Which is why one was hidden from voters and the other one wasn’t.
    Which is why one should be investigated and the other one shouldn’t.

  22. ‘You can be sure Donald Trump is getting a cut from the Kushner $2 billion deal.
    This isn’t even close to my logic.
    You’ll note that I made great pains to specify that it looks like Biden accepted payments from Hunter while he was Vice President.
    1) There is no prima faci proof that Kushner paid Trump a nickel.
    2) The two billion dollar deal you keep prattling on about, with evidence offered that Trump was paid off, occurred
    after Trump was out of office and was a private citizen.
    I’ve bolded the important parts because, Emery, you are a very stupid person.

  23. E is a master of the logical fallacy, False Equivalence. William F. Buckley explained it this way:

    A little old lady is standing on the curb of a busy street. Suddenly, a man pushes her from behind, thrusting her into the path of an oncoming bus. Another man, seeing this, leaps into the path of the bus to shove the little old lady out of the way, saving her life at the cost of his own. A Conservative says the first man is a villain and the second is a hero. A Liberal says both are villains, sexist men pushing around a woman.

    The inability to draw relevent distinctions is a defining Liberal character trait.

  24. This is the guy the Left thinks is a carbon copy of Jared Kushner:
    Sure, it’s 2018, not 2016, but if Slow Joe believes that he is safe due to Hunter Biden’s discretion about his business dealings 2012-2016 he is playing a bad hand.
    And note, as well, that Hunter Biden being paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for community art show quality paintings is similar when DC insider gets a job or appointment due to influence peddling. There is no objective measure of value that can be appealed to. The scheme is likely the result of Joe Biden’s lawyers brainstorming.
    And I remind all that because Hunter Biden has an illegitimate daughter who is a minor (Navy Jones Roberts! Say her name!) has given the child’s mother the legal right to delve deeply into Hunter Biden’s income and business dealings.

    Father and son’s linked finances — first reported by The Post last July — went well beyond household upkeep and sometimes spilled over into Hunter Biden’s debauched personal life.
    In May 2018 during a drug and alcohol binge in Los Angeles, Hunter Biden accidentally transferred around $25,000 to an escort named “Gulnora.” He was immediately visited by the Secret Service — suggesting that the money came from a joint account with his father.
    Hunter received a series of text messages from a former agent who repeatedly urged him to come out of his hotel room and reminded him “this is linked to Celtic’s account.” “Celtic” was Joe Biden’s Secret Service code name when he was vice president.

  25. OK, so the Kushners were corrupt….when they were Democrats. Point well taken.

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