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Postby Ahreeman X » Sat Apr 09, 2022 2:35 pm

Biden Crime Family Enterprise Crimes

Biden Crime Family Enterprise Crimes
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April 9, 2022

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Beijing Joe: Wow, so that’s what “Let’s go Brandon” means?! I always thought it’s a term of endearment by Billions of my fans who unconditionally love me so much!


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Dearly Beloved Patriots

We are opening a new thread on Joe Biden and Biden Crime Family crimes. Joe Biden is one of the most corrupt career politicians in America. For 50 years he has enriched his crime family and various bank accounts. Biden has been on the payroll of the China, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, France and Iran Lobby for decades. Biden is a Chinese puppet and stooge.

The worst of his crimes is “The Crime of the Century” which is the stolen 2020 US Presidential election. In 2016 Trump had won the presidency with 65 Million votes. In 2020 Trump progressed to 75 Million votes. That is the greatest number of votes any president achieved in the US history. Trump done much better in his second victory than the first one!

Unfortunately, Democrats, Tech Giants, Media, Deep State and China stole the 2020 election by fabricating 81 million votes for a senile old fool who cannot put 2 sentences together without gaffes.

While 20 to 60 thousand people attended Trump rallies, Biden could not get 10 people in his rallies and he spent most of the campaign in his basement sucking on ice cream cones and taking naps. Who needs campaigning when you got the complete establishment stealing an election for you?

Democrats used the pandemics to steal the election. Democrats have been cheating for over 35 years but this turns around, they stole the complete election.

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“Democrat Party’s neo ideology is a combination of Marxist Islamism on Nazi Steroids!” (Media)
“Biden spends more leisure time: vacationing, taking naps, brain freeze and guzzling down ice cream cones than actually being awake pretending to work at the White House, but in fact vegetating behind his desk and never responding to the media!” (Media)
Biden awake or sleep, makes no difference, he is in coma!
Democrats’ Clown Show: USA is going down the toilet and Biden loves his Ice Cream Cones!


How Democrats Stole the 2020 Election?

Mail in ballots by Democrats
No Voters ID by Democrats
No signature verification by Democrats
Dominion Machines Rigged Voting by George Soros
Drop Boxes by Mark Zuckerberg
Ballot Harvesting by Mark Zuckerberg
Dark Money by Mark Zuckerberg
Unsecure chain of ballots possession by Democrats
Illegal Aliens voting
Dead people voting
Double voting
Out of state voting
Cats and Dogs voting
Creation of pandemic to steal US election by China
Funding the creation of pandemics by Anthony Fauci

And so on …

Patriots in Jail and Criminals in White House!

Today, we have American patriots in DC jails for over a year period held without charges.
Today we have Biden Crime Family Enterprise ruling in the White House.

While patriots are in jail, criminals rule the country! Today we have a tyranny, a Socialist Dictatorship established in America with Media as the propaganda and brainwash tool of the Democrats, Tech Giants as the censorship tool to suppress free speech, Security Agencies weaponized to oppress and arrest patriots and American parents, and democracy is to be destroyed.

Deep State in full control via upper and middle management of FBI, CIA, NSA, DOJ, DOD, ATF, USSS and the rest of the secret service agencies completely corrupt and Democrats’ partners are in full gear to oppress the American people.

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Joe Biden the Reincarnation of Bozo the Clown Cartoon!

Today, the Government of United States is against the will of the people and tyrannically rules over the people. As of now:

90% of Republicans
70% of Independents
30% of Democrats


Believe that the 2020 election was stolen. For the first time in the history of America, the complete presidency was stolen and a Socialist Dictatorship is ruling the nation which is speedily moving towards Communism.

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“Totalitarian Regimes including Communist, Socialist and Islamist Regimes in a nutshell are:

Elite ruling class on the top.
Shrinking middle class dying in the middle.
Vast lower class slave force at the bottom.”

(Ahreeman X)

Sounds like America today?!

More quotes:

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No matter how much the Media, Social Media and Tech Giants want to silence the people, we shall not be silenced. We will expose what occurred in America in 2020. We encourage the patriots to run for office, so corrupt career politicians will not occupy the office, year in and year out. We need to cleanup this country from bottom to the top. We need to get RINOs and Democrats out of the career politics business. Term limits must be established. Fair elections must be established and justice must be served.

We will establish fair elections in America peacefully because if we don’t, then there will be no other choice left but to form a militia and fight the Deep State. That is why the founding fathers created the Militia, 2nd Amendment and the 1st Amendment.

Founding Fathers’ Dream

Founding Fathers created the American Dream because they had a vision for America. Today, Democrats are destroying America by destroying the American Dream.

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, James Monroe, John Jay, Samuel Adams, and other great Founding Fathers had a vision which they based America upon that vision. If they would have seen the America today, they would have surely picked up arms, form a militia and fight the Deep State Establishment.

Democrats Hate America

Today, Democrats and their Terrorist Thugs such as BLM and ANTIFA destroy, burn and topple the Founding Fathers’ statues. Democrats hate America and want to change this country to a Communist nation. Let us be very blunt with each other, Democrats are not patriots.

In the latest poll, majority of Democrats stated that if America is invaded, they will not stand and fight for America but they will fly! That’s Democrats for you!

ANTIFA is Burning Down America & Democrats are Watching!
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Black Lives Matter Terrorism
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COVID Cartel

You the American people must obey the vaccine and mask mandates but millions of illegal aliens which Democrats are allowing in to the country via open borders, do not need to prove vaccination or wear masks! Because they are prospect Democrat voters!

Democrats are Importing COVID-19 to America!
https://iranpoliticsclub.net/politics/d ... /index.htm

In this thread, we expose Joe Biden because even though he is braindead and only a puppet figure, and still the VP of Hussein Obama’s 3rd term presidency, yet he is officially and formally the Usurper Regime Leader of this Tyrannical Socialist Dictatorship which is illegitimately occupying our beloved nation.

I encourage that if you have not already read these pieces, then surely review them:

Stolen America
Your Reality is an Establishment Lie!

https://iranpoliticsclub.net/politics/s ... /index.htm

Liberal Plantation System and Globalism
https://iranpoliticsclub.net/politics/l ... /index.htm

Now we will attend to exposing Joe Biden’s half a century of crimes as the most corrupt politician in DC:

Joe Biden’s Half a Century of Crimes

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Shiite Bag Joe: Ahreeman you son of a bitch, you should be ashamed of yourself, making a mockery of me by referring to me as the “Regime Leader”, C’mon man, I’m your good old president, the Big Guy; now don’t forget to give me 10% of the new piece’s profit, the Big Guy likes his cut and …. Hey where was I, I lost my thoughts ….. Ahhh, Hmmmm …. Oh yeh, get off my lawn, you Johnny Rebel trouble maker, cut off the mockery and obey the New World Order and Great Set Back, and ……. Yeah, Where am I? Yeh, need to go to bed, had a long day, ate 2 triple scoops ice cream cones and ….. eh … goodnight!


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Joe Biden Crimes

11 Times Joe Biden Was Involved in Family’s Corrupt Business Dealings

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President Joe Biden has brazenly claimed over and over again to have no knowledge of his family’s corrupt business dealings for which his son Hunter is under investigation by the FBI for tax fraud, money laundering, and the violation of lobbying laws.

The White House has also insisted Biden never spoke to Hunter about his intertwined business dealings, though evidence of the Biden family business suggests otherwise.

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DOOCY: "The President has said that he never spoke to his son about his overseas business dealings. Is that still the case?"

PSAKI: "Yes."


According to former Utah U.S. attorney Brett Tolman, the Biden family business may reveal the core of an entrenched business enterprise, which could involve legal “predicates” for racketeering charges.

Here are 11 times Joe Biden played a role in the Biden family business over six years:

One:

In 2013, Hunter traveled to China with his father aboard Air Force Two. Before the trip ended, Hunter introduced Joe Biden to his Chinese business partner. Just ten days later, China issued Hunter’s firm a business license and the firm won a contract worth $1 billion. The New York Post reported:

Ten days later, Hunter’s company inked a deal with the state-owned Bank of China and created the $1 billion investment fund called Bohai Harvest RST (BHR), according to reporting by Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute and the best-selling author of “Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends.”

A representative for BHR told The New Yorker in July 2019 that Hunter Biden introduced his father to Chinese private equity executive Jonathan Li during the trip. Li later became the CEO of BHR.

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NBC NEWS: While trying to set up a Chinese private equity fund, Hunter Biden traveled to China with his father in 2013 aboard Air Force Two.

During the trip, Hunter introduced Joe to his Chinese business partner.

Ten days later, China issued Hunter’s firm a business license.


Two:

In 2014, photos show Joe Biden meeting with Hunter’s Mexican business associates, billionaire Miguel Alemán Velasco and his son Miguel Aleman Magnani, in the vice president’s office.

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EXCLUSIVE: Joe Biden entertained Hunter's Mexican billionaire business associates in the VP office in 2014

Joe Biden entertained Hunter's Mexican billionaire business associates in the vice president's office in 2014 and even flew with his son to Mexico City on Air Force 2 so Hunter could attend meetings over a 'flippin gigantic' deal
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ailymailus

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In 2014, a photo shows Joe Biden golfing with his son Hunter and Devon Archer, Hunter’s fellow board member for Ukrainian gas company Burisma. Archer is now in prison for fraud. Reuters reported:

The photograph was first released by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight in September 2019 here. In the article, Fox News explains that the photograph shows Joe and Hunter Biden in the Hamptons with Devon Archer, a business associate of Hunter Biden who served on the board of Burisma with him after they both joined in April 2014.

The photograph was taken in August 2014, a source close to Archer told Fox News. The photograph includes a fourth man who has not been identified. However, he is not Burisma’s top executive Taras Burdeinyi or founder Mykola Zlochevsky. Photographs of both men can be seen here and here.

Archer, who Politico reported was convicted of fraud ( here ), joined the board of Burisma with Hunter Biden in April 2014 ( here ). Archer left the board of Burisma after initially being charged in this scheme ( here here ) and Hunter announced his departure in 2019 ( here ).

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An Aug 2014 photo shows #JoeBiden golfing in The Hamptons, with 3 #Burisma board members, including #DevonArcher & his son, #HunterBiden, who joined joined #BurismaHoldings April 2014. “I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.”

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In 2015, Hunter brought Joe Biden to dinner with his business associates from Ukraine, Russia, and Kazakhstan. Joe Biden was vice president at the time. The New York Post reported:

A photo shows Joe Biden with a pair of his troubled son’s business associates from Kazakhstan in what appears to be the same Washington, DC, power-dining spot where Hunter Biden introduced the future president to his overseas cronies.

Online photos of the interior of Cafe Milano match the background of the shot that shows the Bidens smiling while flanked by Kazakhstani oligarch Kenes Rakishev and Karim Massimov, a former prime minister of Kazakhstan.

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In 2015, while Joe Biden was vice president, Hunter brought Joe to dinner with his business associates from Ukraine, Russia, and Kazakhstan.

Joe Biden was a ‘regular’ at DC hotspot where he met Hunter’s Kazakh associates
https://nypost.com/2021/05/28/joe-biden ... ssociates/

Five:

The day after Joe Biden dined with Hunter’s foreign business partners, one of them emailed Hunter his thanks for the “opportunity to meet your father.” The New York Post reported:

The never-before-revealed meeting is mentioned in a message of appreciation that Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to the board of Burisma, allegedly sent Hunter Biden on April 17, 2015, about a year after Hunter joined the Burisma board at a reported salary of up to $50,000 a month.

“Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together. It’s realty [sic] an honor and pleasure,” the email reads.

An earlier email from May 2014 also shows Pozharskyi, reportedly Burisma’s No. 3 exec, asking Hunter for “advice on how you could use your influence” on the company’s behalf.

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“Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together. It’s realty [sic] an honor and pleasure,” the email reads.

Smoking-gun email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced Ukrainian businessman to VP dad
https://nypost.com/2020/10/14/email-rev ... o-dad/amp/

Six:

In 2016, Joe Biden brought Hunter aboard Air Force Two to Mexico, where Hunter met with his business associates from Mexico City. On the trip, Jeff Cooper, who ran a large litigation firm, SimmonsCooper, was also involved in the business meeting. The New York Post reported:

SimmonsCooper also put up $1 million in investment capital for Hunter and his uncle Jim Biden’s abortive attempt to run a hedge fund in 2009. When the venture ended, the Bidens returned the money.

Cooper joined the VP’s entourage on Air Force Two to Mexico in 2016, when he and Hunter were trying to negotiate an ill-fated petroleum deal with Aleman Magnani.

At 6 p.m. on Feb. 24, 2016, about an hour after “wheels up” from Joint Base Andrews on the five-hour flight to Mexico City, Hunter wrote a plaintive email to Aleman Magnani using Air Force Two’s secure, high-speed satellite communications channel. He blind-copied Cooper.

Seven:

In 2017, Joe Biden wrote a college recommendation letter for a child of Hunter’s Chinese business partner, Jonathan Li, with whom Joe Biden met in China. Fox News reported:
In an email dated Jan. 3, 2017, and sent to Hunter Biden and his business associates Devon Archer and Jim Bulger, CEO of BHR Jonathan Li writes:

“Gentlmen[sic], please find the attached resume of my son, Chris Li. He is applying the following colleges for this year,” Li writes, listing Brown University, Cornell University, and New York University.

Li goes on to attach an “updated version” of his son’s “CV” in a subsequent email.

Eight:

In 2017, Hunter described Joe Biden as one of his “new office mates,” though the White House denies it. But Hunter had a key made for his new office mate. The Washington Post reported:

On Sept. 21, 2017, Hunter Biden wrote to a building manager requesting new office signage to reflect a new family enterprise and a new business relationship: “The Biden Foundation and Hudson West (CEFC-US),” he wrote in emails to the property manager.

He also requested keys for his new office mates: his father, Joe; his mother, Jill; his uncle James; and the Chinese executive, Gongwen Dong.

As part of the request, he provided what he said was his father’s cellphone number, saying an office representative could use it to contact his new office mates.

Nine:

In 2017, Tony Bobulinski, Hunter’s former business partner, twice met with Joe Biden to discuss a business deal with China. “I directly dealt with the Biden family, including Joe Biden,” he said.

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Here’s Hunter Biden’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski talking in October 2020 about a loan Chinese energy company CEFC gave to the Bidens and saying that the Biden family is compromised by the Chinese government.

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Here is Tony Bobulinski saying in October 2020 that it’s a “blatant lie” when Joe Biden said he had no knowledge of Hunter’s Chinese business dealings and discusses a meeting with Joe Biden he once had to discuss it.

Ten:

After Tony Bobulinski met with Joe Biden, brother Jim Biden, and Hunter to discuss their deal in China, Bobulinski messaged Jim, telling him to “thank Joe for his time.”

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Hunter’s former business partner, Tony Bobulinski, met with Joe Biden TWICE to discuss a business deal with communist China.

“I directly dealt with the Biden family, including Joe Biden.”


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After meeting with Joe, his brother Jim Biden, and Hunter, to discuss their deal with communist China, Tony Bobulinski texted Jim telling him to “thank Joe for his time.”

Eleven:

In 2019, Hunter revealed in texts the Biden family’s payout vehicle. The detailed mechanism indicates a collection of 50 percent of familial salaries for 30 years.

“I hope you all can do what I did and pay for everything for this entire family for 30 years,” Hunter described in texts to his daughter. “It’s really hard. But don’t worry, unlike Pop [Joe], I won’t make you give me half your salary.”

The reported texts do not reveal when the 30 years began or ended and whether Joe Biden is still a part of the payment scheme as president.

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Establishment Media Ignore Alleged Payouts to Biden Family, Detailed in Hunter’s Texts
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022 ... mechanism/

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Re: Biden Crime Family Enterprise Crimes

Postby CR » Sat Apr 09, 2022 8:36 pm

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How five members of Joe Biden’s family got rich through his connections

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Former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden (right)

Political figures have long used their families to route power and benefits for their own self-enrichment. In my new book, “Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite,” one particular politician — Joe Biden — emerges as the king of the sweetheart deal, with no less than five family members benefiting from his largesse, favorable access and powerful position for commercial gain. In Biden’s case, these deals include foreign partners and, in some cases, even US taxpayer dollars.

The Biden family’s apparent self-enrichment involves five family members: Joe’s son Hunter, son-in-law Howard, brothers James and Frank, and sister Valerie.

When this subject came up in 2019, Biden declared, “I never talked with my son or my brother or anyone else — even distant family — about their business interests. Period.”

As we will see, this is far from the case …

James Biden

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James (right) and Sara Biden

Joe Biden’s younger brother, James, has been an integral part of the family political machine from the earliest days when he served as finance chair of Joe’s 1972 Senate campaign, and the two have remained quite close. After Joe joined the US Senate, he would bring his brother James along on congressional delegation trips to places like Ireland, Rome and Africa.

When Joe became vice president, James was a welcomed guest at the White House, securing invitations to such important functions as a state dinner in 2011 and the visit of Pope Francis in 2015. Sometimes, James’ White House visits dovetailed with his overseas business dealings, and his commercial opportunities flourished during his brother’s tenure as vice president.

Consider the case of HillStone International, a subsidiary of the huge construction management firm Hill International. The president of HillStone International was Kevin Justice, who grew up in Delaware and was a longtime Biden family friend. On Nov. 4, 2010, according to White House visitors’ logs, Justice visited the White House and met with Biden adviser Michele Smith in the Office of the Vice President.

Less than three weeks later, HillStone announced that James Biden would be joining the firm as an executive vice president. James appeared to have little or no background in housing construction, but that did not seem to matter to HillStone. His bio on the company’s website noted his “40 years of experience dealing with principals in business, political, legal and financial circles across the nation and internationally…”

James Biden was joining HillStone just as the firm was starting negotiations to win a massive contract in war-torn Iraq. Six months later, the firm announced a contract to build 100,000 homes. It was part of a $35 billion, 500,000-unit project deal won by TRAC Development, a South Korean company. HillStone also received a $22 million US federal government contract to manage a construction project for the State Department.

David Richter, son of the parent company’s founder, was not shy in explaining HillStone’s success in securing government contracts. It really helps, he told investors at a private meeting, to have “the brother of the vice president as a partner,” according to someone who was there.

The Iraq project was massive, perhaps the single most lucrative project for the firm ever. In 2012, Charlie Gasparino of Fox Business reported that HillStone officials expected the project to “generate $1.5 billion in revenues over the next three years.” That amounted to more than three times the revenue the company produced in 2011.

A group of minority partners, including James Biden, stood to split about $735 million. “There’s plenty of money for everyone if this project goes through,” said one company official.

The deal was all set, but HillStone made a crucial error. In 2013, the firm was forced to back out of the contract because of a series of problems, including a lack of experience by Hill and TRAC Development, its South Korean associate firm. But HillStone continued doing significant contract work in the embattled country, including a six-year contract with the US Army Corps of Engineers.

James Biden remained with Hill International, which accumulated contracts from the federal government for dozens of projects, including projects in the United States, Puerto Rico, Mozambique and elsewhere.

Hunter Biden

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Hunter (left) and Joe Biden

With the election of his father as vice president, Hunter Biden launched businesses fused to his father’s power that led him to lucrative deals with a rogue’s gallery of governments and oligarchs around the world. Sometimes he would hitch a prominent ride with his father aboard Air Force Two to visit a country where he was courting business. Other times, the deals would be done more discreetly. Always they involved foreign entities that appeared to be seeking something from his father.

There was, for example, Hunter’s involvement with an entity called Burnham Financial Group, where his business partner Devon Archer — who’d been at Yale with Hunter — sat on the board of directors. Burnham became the vehicle for a number of murky deals abroad, involving connected oligarchs in Kazakhstan and state-owned businesses in China.

But one of the most troubling Burnham ventures was here in the United States, in which Burnham became the center of a federal investigation involving a $60 million fraud scheme against one of the poorest Indian tribes in America, the Oglala Sioux.

Devon Archer was arrested in New York in May 2016 and charged with “orchestrating a scheme to defraud investors and a Native American tribal entity of tens of millions of dollars.” Other victims of the fraud included several public and union pension plans. Although Hunter Biden was not charged in the case, his fingerprints were all over Burnham. The “legitimacy” that his name and political status as the vice president’s son lent to the plan was brought up repeatedly in the trial.

The scheme was explicitly designed to target pension funds that had “socially responsible investing” clauses, including pension funds of labor union organizations that had publicly supported Joe Biden’s political campaigns in the past. Indeed, eight of the 11 pension funds that lost their money were either government employee or labor union pension funds. Joe Biden has “a long-standing alliance with labor.” He closely identifies with organized labor. “I make no apologies,” he has said. “I am a union man, period.” And many public unions have endorsed him over the years.

Transcripts from Archer’s trial offer a clearer picture of Hunter Biden’s role at Burnham Asset Management, in particular, the fact that the firm relied on his father’s name and political status as a means of both recruiting pension money into the scheme and alleviating investors’ concerns.

Tim Anderson, a lawyer who did legal work on the issuance of the tribal bonds, recounts seeing Hunter while visiting the Burnham office in New York City to meet with Bevan Cooney, who was later convicted in the case.

The political ties that Biden and Archer had were considered key to the Burnham brand. As stated in an August 2014 email, Jason Galanis, who was convicted in the bond scheme, agreed with an unidentified associate who also thought the company had “value beyond capital” because of their political connections.

In the closing arguments at the trial, one of Archer’s defense attorneys, Matthew Schwartz, explained to the jury that it was impossible to talk about the bond scheme without mentioning Hunter Biden’s name. This “was perfectly sensible,” according to Schwartz, “because Hunter Biden was part of the Burnham team.”

Howard Krein

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Biden’s daughter, Ashley, and her husband, Dr. Howard Krein (right)

It would be a dream for any new company to announce their launch in the Oval Office at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

StartUp Health is an investment consultancy based out of New York City, and in June 2011, the company barely had a website. The firm was the brainchild of three siblings from Philadelphia. Steven Krein is CEO and co-founder, while his brother, Dr. Howard Krein, serves as chief medical officer. Sister Bari serves as the firm’s chief strategy officer. A friend named Unity Stoakes is a co-founder and serves as president.

StartUp Health was barely up and running when, in June 2011, two of the company’s executives were ushered into the Oval Office of the White House. They met with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

The following day, the new company would be featured at a large health care tech conference being run by the US Department of Health and Human Services, and StartUp Health executives became regular visitors to the White House, attending events in 2011, 2014 and 2015.

How did StartUp Health gain access to the highest levels of power in Washington? There was nothing particularly unique about the company, but for this:

The chief medical officer of StartUp Health, Howard Krein, is married to Joe Biden’s youngest daughter, Ashley.

“I happened to be talking to my father-in-law that day and I mentioned Steve and Unity were down there [in Washington, DC],” recalled Howard Krein. “He knew about StartUp Health and was a big fan of it. He asked for Steve’s number and said, ‘I have to get them up here to talk with Barack.’ The Secret Service came and got Steve and Unity and brought them to the Oval Office.”

StartUp Health offers to provide new companies technical and relationship advice in exchange for a stake in the business. Demonstrating and highlighting the fact that you can score a meeting with the president of the United States certainly helps prove a strategic company asset: high-level contacts.

Vice President Joe Biden continued to help Krein promote his company at several appearances through his last months in the White House, including one in January 2017, where he made a surprise showing at the StartUp Health Festival in San Francisco. The corporate event, open only to StartUp Health members, enabled the 250 people in attendance to chat in a closed session with the vice president.

Frank Biden

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Biden’s brother Frank Biden

In late March 2009, Vice President Joe Biden landed in Costa Rica aboard Air Force Two, and went to the Costa Rican presidential palace for a one-on-one with President Oscar Arias. The Biden visit had symbolic significance. The last time a high-ranking American official had visited the country was back in 1997, when Bill Clinton had come.

Joe Biden’s trip to Costa Rica came at a fortuitous time for his brother Frank, who was busy working deals in the country. Just months after Vice President Biden’s visit, in August, Costa Rica News announced a new multilateral partnership “to reform Real Estate in Latin America” among Frank Biden, a developer named Craig Williamson, and the Guanacaste Country Club, a newly planned resort. The partnership, which appears to be ongoing, was wrapped in a beautiful package as a “call on resources available to the companies and individuals to reform the social, economic and environmental practices of real estate developers across the world by example.”

In real terms, Frank’s dream was to build in the jungles of Costa Rica thousands of homes, a world-class golf course, casinos, and an anti-aging center. The Costa Rican government was eager to cooperate with the vice president’s brother.

As it happened, Joe Biden had been asked by President Obama to act as the administration’s point man in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Frank’s vision for a country club in Costa Rica received support from the highest levels of the Costa Rican government — despite his lack of experience in building such developments. He met with the Costa Rican ministers of education and energy and environment, as well as the president of the country.

On Oct. 4, 2016, the Costa Rican Ministry of Public Education signed a letter of intent with Frank’s company, Sun Fund Americas. The project involved allowing a company called GoSolar to operate solar power facilities in Costa Rica. The previous year, the Obama-Biden administration’s OPIC had authorized a $6.5 million taxpayer-backed loan for the project.

In June 2014, Vice President Biden announced the launch of the Caribbean Energy Security Initiative (CESI). The program called for increasing access to financing for Caribbean energy projects that he strongly supported. American taxpayer dollars were dedicated to facilitating deals that matched US government financing with local energy projects in Caribbean countries, including Jamaica. In January 2015, USAID announced that it would be spending $10 million to boost renewable energy projects in Jamaica over the next five years.

After Joe Biden brought together leaders for CESI, brother Frank’s firm Sun Fund Americas announced that it was “engaged in projects and is in negotiations with governments of other countries in the [Caribbean] region for both its Solar and Waste to Energy development services.” As if to push the idea along, the Obama administration’s OPIC provided a $47.5 million loan to support the construction of a 20-megawatt solar facility in Clarendon, Jamaica.

Frank Biden’s Sun Fund Americas later announced that it had signed a power purchase agreement to build a 20-megawatt solar facility in Jamaica.

Valerie Biden Owens

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(From left) Marc Lasry, Susan Harrison, Edward Harrison and Valerie Biden

During his years in the Senate, Biden’s family benefited financially in other ways as he leveraged political power. Joe’s sister Valerie ran all of his Senate campaigns, as well as his presidential runs in 1988 and 2008.

But she was also a senior partner in a political messaging firm named Joe Slade White & Company; the only two executives listed at the firm were Joe Slade White and Valerie.

The firm received large fees from the Biden campaigns that Valerie was running. Two and a half million dollars in consulting fees flowed to her firm from Citizens for Biden and Biden For President Inc. during the 2008 presidential bid alone.

Joe Slade White & Company worked for Biden campaigns over 18 years.

From the book “Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite” by Peter Schweizer. Copyright C 2020 by Peter Schweizer. Reprinted by permission of Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
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