President Joe Biden met in the West Wing of the White House with a close business partner of his son, Hunter, in 2010, according to a new report.
“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,” the New York Post reported.
“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 outlet added.
The news comes as Hunter Biden has faced accusations of using his father as “leverage” in his many foreign business dealings, as Fox News noted.
Citing visitor logs, the Post reported that Schwerin paid at least 19 visits to the White House from 2009 to 2015.
“Of all Hunter Biden’s business associates, Schwerin had the most intimate access to the vice president’s personal finances,” the Post reported.
“His deep involvement in the personal and professional lives of both Bidens were first revealed in emails contained on a laptop abandoned by Hunter Biden at a Delaware computer repair store in April 2019,” the outlet said. “Hard drive emails show he was involved in Joe Biden’s personal taxes and discussed the vice president’s financial future with him.”
For instance, in one 2010 email, Schwerin reportedly talked to Hunter Biden about the then-vice president’s “future earnings potential.”
“Your Dad just called me (about his mortgage) and mentioned he’d be out a lot soon and not really back until Labor Day … He could use some positive news about his future earnings potential,” the email read, according to the Post.
Republicans said it’s time for answers.
”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,” Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson told the Post.
“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.”
“It’s increasingly obvious that Hunter Biden’s business revolved around providing access to his father and the highest levers of power. It reeks of pay-to-play. The clear solution is a Special Counsel investigation to fairly investigate the disturbing allegations of Biden family corruption,” Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz added.