In a riveting development, Insider has reported on previously undisclosed emails that provide insight into Hunter Biden’s involvement in what seems to be a lucrative pay-for-power scheme. These emails, unrelated to the infamous “laptop from hell,” allegedly show the younger Biden attempting to leverage his proximity and access to then-Vice President Joe Biden for personal business gains.
According to Insider, two emails sent by business contacts of Hunter Biden have surfaced, shedding light on his attempts to secure an annual retainer of $2 million. His mission was to aid in the recovery of Libyan assets frozen during the Obama administration, during which his father held the position of Vice President of the United States.
One email, dated January 28, 2015, was sent by Sam Jauhari, a Democratic donor involved in the Libya project, to Sheikh Mohammed al-Rahbani, another Obama campaign donor. In the email, Jauhari outlines Hunter’s request for a substantial retainer and success fees, emphasizing the advantages of his connections, which included being the Chairman of the UN World Food Program and having access to key figures in the State Department, Treasury, and businesses. Additionally, Hunter’s involvement in international travel with his father granted him access to influential circles in Europe, Asia, and China.
However, the email did not shy away from mentioning Hunter’s alleged personal struggles, describing him as an “alcoholic, drug addict” with “liquidity problems” and other concerns. Despite these challenges, Hunter’s connections and potential influence seemed to outweigh the negatives in the eyes of those considering his involvement in the Libya project.
The second email, dated February 26, 2016, indicated that discussions with Hunter continued into the following year. The email referred to a report by John Sandweg, a former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement under the Obama administration. The email highlighted that Hunter’s team was interested in the project but insisted on working with a small, tight-knit group of individuals they had close relationships with, citing sensitivities surrounding their involvement.
Insider clarified that based on the new emails, it appears that the Libya deal was not finalized. However, these documents offer valuable insights into the mechanics of Beltway influence peddling and the weight put on Hunter Biden’s political connections, particularly his relationship with his father, who held a significant position in the administration.
The revelations raise questions about Hunter’s activities while traveling aboard Air Force One with his father, who now serves as President of the United States. The emails paint a picture of Hunter seemingly attempting to capitalize on his familial ties for financial gain, potentially offering his connections and influence to further business interests.
While the Libya deal may not have materialized, these emails add to the growing scrutiny surrounding Hunter Biden’s business dealings and his role in the political landscape. As the story unfolds, it remains to be seen how these latest revelations will impact the Biden family and the perception of the First Kid’s involvement in the world of influence peddling.