Most people are aware that there is controversy over Hunter Biden’s gig as a Board of Directors member of Burisma, the scandal-ridden Ukraine energy company.
But, given the diligent burial of information about his dealings in China, I doubt very many people are aware that this, if anything, is more odoriferous/more of a money-maker for Biden than Burisma ever was or could be.
Excerpted from Hollie McKay’s article at foxnews.com:
As the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry into President Trump deepens, a spotlight has been cast on Hunter Biden ventures abroad not only in Ukraine but in China, where he set about investing while his dad served as vice president.
“At a time when the Obama administration was trying to pivot to Asia, a policy that ultimately fell flat, one has to at least stop and think what connections between policy and personal interests were there,” said Harry Kazianis, senior director for the Center for the National Interest. “While chances are Hunter Biden was doing what a lot of family members of famous politicians do – cash in on their name – it looks dirty.”
Biden served as one of nine directors of the private equity firm Bohai Harvest RST – better known as BHR Partners – which is 80 percent mandated by shareholders in the Chinese government, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The firm was registered less than two weeks after Biden flew with his then-vice president father on Air Force Two for official business in China in December 2013, but his lawyer has previously stated that talks were in place months earlier.
In the closing days of that December, China’s central bank, the Bank of China in conjunction with Rosemount Seneca – the firm Biden founded in 2009 with John Kerry’s stepson Christopher Heinz and family friend Devon Archer – set up the $1 billion investment joint venture called Bohai Harvest RST. The “RS” signifies Rosemount Seneca, and the “T” is in reference to the Thornton Group, a Massachusetts-based international consulting company established by James Bulger, the nephew of infamous mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger.
So, coincidentally with President Obama’s Asian initiative and Vice President Joe Biden’s involvement, Biden’s son, and his tiny (by financial organization standards) company, get a billion dollar-plus “deal” with China…with John Kerry’s son and whitey bulger’s nephew in on the action as well.
And, unlike the accusations against Rudy Giuliani noted in my previous blog, we aren’t talking about unnamed “people” here. The “people” are identified. And, unlike the alleged Giuliani “deal”, this one actually took place.
Did Hunter Biden, Chris Kerry and whitey bulger’s nephew really have the kind of company China would toss that amount of money to…if it weren’t for who Biden and Kerry’s daddies were?
And even if the answer is no, does that mean the obvious influence-peddling aspect of this deal is illegal? Illegitimate? Even unusual by Washington DC standards (such as they are)?
I don’t know the answers to those questions. But I do know that, based on the dearth of reporting about this deal, our mainstream media seem to have little or no interest in finding out.
Why do you suppose?