Several years before the New York Post’s revelations from the Hunter Biden laptop rocked the 2020 presidential election, Peter Schweizer and his Government Accountability Institute presented documentary evidence that at least five members of the Biden family were engaged in a global business, peddling influence and access to the White House for cash.
But as House Republicans prepare to investigate multimillion-dollar deals with the likes of Chinese Communist Party intelligence chiefs, and Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs, they need to maintain a single focus, advised the Government Accountability Institute‘s director of research, Seamus Bruner, in a nearly hourlong video interview with WND (embedded below).
“This is not about Hunter Biden. This is not about a laptop,” he said. “This is totally about Joe Biden.”
Significantly, Bruner observed, Hunter Biden’s business ventures have tracked alongside Joe Biden’s policy initiatives.
“When Joe Biden is a senator writing banking legislation, Hunter Biden is a lobbyist working for banking companies,” he said. “So, when Joe Biden becomes vice president, that’s when Hunter really gets into the international dealings.”
In 2009, President Obama made Joe Biden the point man for Latin America policy, and after the vice president visited Costa Rica, brother Frank Biden’s company Sun Fund Americas struck a deal there. When Joe Biden was overseeing the Obama administration’s pivot to Asia, Hunter Biden accompanied his father on Air Force Two in 2013 to Beijing, where he obtained a 10% stake in a Chinese government-linked equity firm Bohai Harvest that eventually was worth $1.5 billion in working investment capital, as Schweizer and Bruner were first to report.
With Joe Biden in charge of Ukraine policy and the U.S. anti-corruption agenda, Hunter Biden sat on the board of one of the nation’s most corrupt firms, Burisma, for a cool $1 million. Did that deal have anything to do with Joe Biden – as he boasted in a Council on Foreign Relations meeting panel – threatening to withdraw $1 billion in U.S. aid to Ukraine if the nation’s top prosecutor, who was investigating Burisma at the time, was not fired immediately? Among the many other deals was brother James Biden obtaining a housing contract in Iraq while Joe Biden oversaw the country’s reconstruction.
“It’s like insider trading, which is notoriously hard to prove,” Bruner said. “But you see the pattern of transactions always just happening to be in the areas where Joe Biden is the policy point man.”
Bruner said he and Schweizer became aware of the Bohai Harvest story while they were researching the book “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich,” which brought scrutiny on the Clinton Foundation and a “pay to play” scheme that became the subject of an FBI investigation.
“We were shocked. And it’s only gotten worse, the more we find out – the Chinese intelligence connections, that it’s tens of millions of dollars directly into Biden family pockets.”