Hunter Biden’s business partner Eric Schwerin reportedly visited the White House eight times in 2016 to visit then Vice President Joe Biden’s chief of staff Steve Ricchetti – exposing yet another link between Joe and Hunter’s shady businesses.
Ricchetti currently serves as President Biden’s White House counsel and was the president of the investment firm Schwerin and Hunter Biden managed, Rosemont Seneca Partners. Ricchetti also served as Biden’s chief of staff from 2013 to 2017.
The eight 2016 White House meetings are in addition to 19 earlier visits which were recently reported by the New York Post. In total, Schwerin visited the White House 27 times between 2009 and 2016.
Joe Biden himself has reportedly met with Schwerin at least one time in the West Wing.
The meetings are significant because Joe has claimed to have no knowledge of Hunter’s sketchy overseas businesses. The meetings, of course, directly contradict those claims of ignorance. This new report would mark at least the twelfth time that Joe Biden has been caught lying about his involvement in the family businesses.
The White House has publicly danced around this brewing scandal – knowing that the legacy media outlets will likely not press them for answers.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki declined to provide any explanations about the meetings.
“I really don’t have more detail or information on them,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters during a press briefing, attempting to suggest that the meetings didn’t matter because some of them were “visits from more than ten years ago.”
Biden famously said during the 2020 presidential campaign, “I’ve never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.”
The White House continues to reassert Biden’s claim, despite mounting evidence that the president was involved with his son’s business dealings.
“He maintains his same statements that he’s made in the past,” Psaki said.
The White House has also defended Biden’s assertion that his son did not make money from foreign business deals in China, despite reports that a Chinese energy company paid $4.8 million to businesses controlled by Hunter Biden and his uncle.
“We absolutely stand by the president’s comment,” White House communications director Kate Bedingfield said back in March.
Biden also claimed in the past that nothing was “unethical” about his son’s foreign business deals which landed the family millions of dollars despite no clear value being provided aside from access to the White House.
Despite Biden’s claims of no involvement, public opinion suggests otherwise. Fifty-eight percent believe Joe Biden has played a role in his family’s business.
Sixty percent say Hunter Biden sold “influence and access” to Joe Biden. The poll also found that 67 percent believe Joe Biden should be impeached if he “secretly participated and facilitated” in the family’s business.