Sometimes it’s the minor details of an organization that really reveals how it’s run and what its purpose really is. That’s the case with the Biden Foundation.
Hunter Biden requested in 2017 that keys be made for his new “office mates,” listing his father, President-elect Joe Biden, Jill Biden and his uncle, Jim Biden, for space he planned to share with an “emissary” for a chairman of a Chinese energy company, according to an email obtained by Fox News.
The Sept. 20, 2017 email, obtained by Fox News, shows Hunter requesting keys for Joe and Jill Biden, along with his uncle, Jim Biden, to the general manager, Cecilia Browning, at the House of Sweden — a building in Washington, D.C., which contains multiple office suites, as well as a number of embassies.
“[P]lease have keys made available for new office mates: Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Jim Biden,” said the email, with the subject “507.”
In the email, Hunter Biden also requests keys for Gongwen Dong, whom he describes as an “emissary” for Chairman Ye Jianming — the chairman of CEFC Chinese Energy Co.
“I would like the office sign to reflect the following,” he continued, requesting “The Biden Foundation” and “Hudson West (CEFC US).”
“The lease will remain under my company’s name Rosemont Seneca,” he continued, providing details about Dong and Ye, whom he referred to as “my partner,” as well as their contact information.
The Biden Foundation was a non-profit whose supposed mission was protecting children from abuse. It was supposed to be operating in Delaware.
Rosemont Seneca was a private equity firm set up by Hunter Biden, John Kerry’s stepson, and another guy.
Hudson West was a company that Hunter Biden set up with assorted Chinese nationals.
In 2016, Hunter Biden’s law firm, Owasco PC, formed Hudson West III LLC (now dissolved) with several Chinese nationals, including Ye’s associate, Gong Wendong. In a transaction the Senate report identified as “potential financial criminal activity,” a CEFC subsidiary funneled money to Hudson West III, which then paid almost $5 million in “consulting fees” to Hunter Biden’s law firm between August 2017 and September 2018.
On the same day that Ye’s CEFC announced THAT it would acquire a $9 billion stake in Rosneft, the state-owned Russian energy company, Gong opened a line of credit for Hudson West III; according to the Senate report, “Hunter Biden, James Biden, and James Biden’s wife, Sara Biden, were all authorized users of credit cards associated with the account. . . . The Bidens subsequently used the credit cards they opened to purchase $101,291.46 worth of extravagant items, including airline tickets and multiple items at Apple Inc. stores, pharmacies, hotels and restaurants.”
Based on this message, it looks like all three were essentially interchangeable.
Rosemont Seneca handled the lease, while the Biden Foundation and Hudson West shared office space. A non-profit sharing office space with a Chinese for-profit partnership seems highly dubious, as is rolling all of into Seneca Rosemont, but this sort of thing just seemed to be how the Bidens did business.
Joe Biden was clearly involved to the extent of getting an office key.
You don’t need an office key if you’re not involved.