There are no shortage of ways in which our elected officials can disappoint us, or annoy us, or make us downright angry, and nepotism is almost certainly at the top of that list.
We’ve grown unfortunately accustomed to a great deal of poor behavior from politicians here in the United States. After all, power and money are corrosive and corrupting forces, and Washington DC is awash in both.
But when a high-level public servant begins to use their position of power to enrich their family, Americans begin to writhe at the odoriferous reality of the situation. After all, this nepotism is coming on our dime, and we’re not seeing a penny from it.
Now, despite several vehement denials of any such wrongdoing, a new report seems to suggest that then-Vice President Biden was intimately involved in his son Hunter’s business dealings, opening up new questions regarding his political integrity.
“I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings,” Biden said in 2019.
But the president met with at least 14 of Hunter’s business associates from the U.S., Mexico, Ukraine, China and Kazakhstan over the course of his vice presidency, a Fox News Digital review found.
Two of Hunter’s Mexican business associates, Miguel Aleman Velasco and Miguel Aleman Magnani visited the West Wing on Feb. 26, 2014, according to the Obama White House visitor logs, and Joe was later photographed with Hunter giving Velasco and Magnani a tour of the White House Brady Press Briefing room.
The evidence was damning.
“Do you have pictures from the lunch I had in dad’s office (I think on 2/26) with Miguel Alleman [sic] Sr. And Jr. And Jeff Cooper? If so let me know and I can send someone to pick them up. Thanks. How was Kiev?” Hunter wrote in an April 2014 email to David Lienemann, Biden’s official photographer during his 8 years as vice president.
Emails, which were reviewed by Fox News Digital, from more than a year later showed that Hunter arranged a video conference with his father and Carlos Slim, a Mexican billionaire with whom Hunter was seeking to do business with at the time, on Oct. 30, 2015.
Less than a month after the video conference, Slim, Velasco and Magnani attended a meeting with Joe, Hunter, and Hunter’s business partner and family friend Jeff Cooper at the vice presidential residence at Number One Observatory Circle, Washington D.C., according to photos dated Nov. 19, 2015 and published by The Daily Mail.
Hunter Biden’s bizarre and highly profitable business deals have been a stain on the family name for a while, and made all the more troubling as the nation continues to learn about the fully debauched life that the current President’s son has led otherwise.