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EXCLUSIVE: President Biden in 2017 wrote a college recommendation letter for the son of a Chinese executive who did business with Hunter Biden, according to emails reviewed by Fox News Digital.
The president has repeatedly denied discussing Hunter’s business ventures with his son.
Fox News Digital has obtained emails between Hunter Biden and his business associates involved in his company Rosemont Seneca’s joint venture with Chinese investment firms Bohai Capital and BHR.
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Hunter held a 10% stake in BHR as recently as last year, the White House has previously acknowledged. Hunter’s attorney told The New York Times in November that he has since divested.
In an email dated January 3, 2017, and sent to Hunter Biden and his business associates Devon Archer and Jim Bolger, BHR CEO Jonathan Li wrote:
“Gentlemen[sic]please find attached the resume for my son, Chris Li. He is applying to the following colleges for this year,” Li wrote, citing Brown University, Cornell University and New York University.
Li goes on to attach an “updated version” of her son’s “resume” in a later email.
Hunter’s partner James Bulger, CC’d Hunter and Archer, replies that they have “received the updated version of the CV”.
“Leave alone [sic] see how helpful we can be here Chris,” Bulger wrote.
Several weeks later, on February 18, 2017, Eric Schwerin, who served as president of Rosemont Seneca, responded to Li.
“Jonathan, Hunter asked me to send you a copy of the letter of recommendation he asked his father to write on Christopher’s behalf for Brown University,” Schwerin wrote.
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“The original is sent by FedEx to Dr. Paxson directly at Brown,” Schwerin wrote. “He should be here Tuesday at the latest (as Monday is a holiday here in the US). Let us know if you have any questions. Sincerely, Eric.”
Dr. Christina Paxson is President of Brown University.
Li replied, “Hi Eric, just see the email. It’s just awesome! Thank you so much!”
“And Hunter, thank you very much too,” Li continued. “All the best to all of you.”
Fox News Digital was unable to review the recommendation letter Joe Biden allegedly wrote for Li’s son.
It is not known if Li’s son was admitted to Brown University, and if so, whether he attended.
The emails came from a laptop believed to belong to Hunter Biden.
Asked about the content of the emails, White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates told Fox News Digital, “We’re not commenting on the laptop.”
A Brown University spokesperson told Fox News Digital that “for privacy reasons, we do not check with our registrar’s office, admissions office, or any other office when we receive applications from media such as these for information on Brown’s nominees”.
“Given both the requirements of federal law and Brown’s commitment to confidentiality of student records, we are not accepting these requests because we would not be free to share information about an applicant in any way. specific with Brown or letters of recommendation in support of any prospective student’s application,” the spokesperson told Fox News Digital.
President Biden has flatly denied knowledge of his son’s business activities.
As recently as Tuesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked to confirm whether Biden’s statement that he hasn’t discussed his overseas business dealings with his son still stands. valid, to which she replied: “Yes”.
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Hunter Biden has been under federal investigation for his “tax affairs” since 2018, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Fox News first reported in December 2020 that Biden was a subject/target of the grand jury investigation, a well-placed government source told Fox News. According to the source, a ‘target’ means there’s a ‘high probability that someone has committed a crime’, while a ‘subject’ is someone you ‘don’t know for sure’. he has committed a crime”.
The federal investigation into Hunter Biden was based, in part, on suspicious activity reports (SARs) regarding suspicious foreign transactions.
Another source familiar with the investigation told Fox News in December 2020 that the SARs involved funds from “China and other foreign countries.”
A Treasury Department official, who did not comment on the investigation, spoke broadly about SARs, telling Fox News that SARs are filed by financial institutions “if there is anything unusual about a transaction. particular”.
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The official told Fox News that simply filing an SAR does not mean there has been foul play or a violation of regulations, rather that a transaction is “out of the ordinary” for the customer. The official noted, however, that a SAR could be part of a money laundering or tax investigation.
Meanwhile, the grand jury continues to investigate Hunter Biden’s international business dealings, even after paying a tax debt following news of the probe into his “tax affairs.”
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Hunter Biden, weeks after the 2020 presidential election, released a statement acknowledging the federal investigation into his “tax affairs.”
“I take this matter very seriously, but I am confident that a professional and objective review of these matters will demonstrate that I have conducted my affairs in a lawful and proper manner, including with the assistance of professional tax advisers.” Biden said in the December 2020 statement.
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