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A crime? Blowback from report Hunter Biden sought $2M fee to help unfreeze Libyan assets when dad was VP

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A new bombshell report from Business Insider about new emails from Hunter Biden showed that the now-first son sought an annual retainer of $2 million to aid in the recovery of Libyan assets frozen by the Obama administration while his father, President Joe Biden, was vice president.

The emails are reportedly not connected to the controversial emails from Hunter’s laptop that the New York Post reported on. Business Insider reported that “it appears from the new emails that the Libya deal was never consummated, the documents offer a window into the mechanics of Beltway influence peddling, and the stock that was put in Biden’s political connections — particularly his relationship with his father.”

What is clear is that trading on his father’s name opened plenty of doors of opportunity for Hunter Biden from around the world.

The first email was from Jan. 28, 2015, from Democratic donor Sam Jauhari to Sheikh Mohammed al-Rahbani, an Obama donor.

Jauhari was helping spearhead the Libya project and was straightforward about Hunter Biden’s pros and cons as a business partner and how he may be helpful, given that then-Vice President Biden had the “Libya file.”

Per phone conversation I met with #2 son. He wants $2 per year retainer +++ success fees. He wants to hire his own people – it can be close circle of people for confidentiality. His dad is deciding to run or not.

His positives are he is Chairman of UN World Food Program, son of #2 who has Libya file, access to State, Treasury, business partner SofS [Secretary of State] J. [John] Forbes K [Kerry] son and since he travels with dad he is connected everywhere in Europe and Asia where M. Q. [Muammar Qaddafi] and LIA [Libya Investment Authority] had money frozen. He said he has access to highest level in PRC [China], he can help there.

His negatives are that he is alcoholic, drug addict – kicked [out] of U.S. Army for cocaine, chasing low class hookers, constantly needs money-liquidity problems and many more headaches.

We should meet in Gstraad or London to decide next steps.

 

As the article noted, Biden was discharged from the Navy Reserve, not the Army, and while he failed a test for cocaine before being discharged, this was not publicly disclosed as the official reason.

His supposed claim that he had “access to the highest level” in the Chinese government is particularly troubling and casts a shadow on many of the actions of his father today, including the all-out surrender to the Taliban in Afghanistan.

“China, which was attempting to strengthen its position in Africa, had been a particular source of frustration for Libya’s new government, which was struggling to free up $15 billion in foreign assets that had been frozen by Obama during the Qaddafi regime,” Business Insider reported.

The second email was from February 26, 2016, suggesting that interest in using Hunter Biden to help with the recovery of Libyan assets was still there a year later.

The email is from John Sandweg, a Washington lawyer who had served as acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement under Obama, to Jauhari and al-Rahbani, confirming that he was in touch with a Biden associate — Sandweg was with the Frontier Solutions law firm at the time:

I spoke with HB’s team yesterday. They are interested in the project, but emphasized that for them to get involved, the team (lobbyists, lawyers and PR) would need to be a small group of folks they have a tight relationship with. They do not want a large group involved and they only want people with whom they have a close relationship with due to the sensitivities surrounding their involvement.

 

“They indicated they would consider it and I passed the message back,” Sandweg told Business Insider. “Jauhari wound up hiring a different law firm instead.”

Fox News host Tucker Carlson covered the bombshell report on the new Hunter Biden emails Thursday night on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” saying the implication here is “very serious.”

(Video: Fox News)

In a segment featuring independent journalist Glen Greenwald, he discussed how the story proves that the media lied to the American public about the Biden family business storyline ahead of the 2020 election.

“Hillary Clinton had Muammar Qaddafi, the head of Libya, killed for reasons nobody ever explained… and then money from the [Tripoli] treasury was impounded,” he said, adding, “If Hunter Biden was actually lobbying the U.S. government while his dad was vice president to get that money, that’s a very big deal. It’s probably a crime.”

Tom Tillison

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