Politico has published a devastating exposé that reveals in detail that President Joe Biden’s inner circle has been complicit in his family’s foreign influence peddling.

The Politico report is a damaging rejoinder to staunch Democrats who deny that President Joe Biden and his aide had knowledge of or participation in the Biden family’s foreign influence schemes.

Ben Shreckinger, who authored the story, addresses the Biden administration’s denials of complicity in the illicit business schemes head on:

For years, Joe Biden shared a bookkeeper with his son, Hunter. He also shared a personal lawyer with his brother, Jim. And when Jim Biden wanted to know more about one of Hunter Biden’s associates, he hired the former head of Joe Biden’s Secret Service detail to investigate.

Since 2019, Joe Biden has repeatedly distanced himself from his family’s business dealings, saying that he has never so much as discussed them with his relatives or with anyone else. But House impeachment inquiry interviews, public records and emails reviewed by POLITICO show that members of his inner circle were regularly enmeshed in those dealings: Many of the president’s closest staffers and advisers have doubled as his relatives’ business associates, both during and after their stints working for the man at the center of the Biden family orbit.

Those overlaps reflect an all-in-the family approach to business and politicking that dates back a half-century to the president’s first Senate bid, run primarily by his parents and siblings. Since then, his political patrons have at times forged business ties with his relatives, who in turn have converted some of their business partners into campaign supporters. And over a lifetime in public life, some of the president’s aides have taken on roles as surrogate members of the tight-knit Biden clan.

The Bidens’ approach complicates their efforts to distance the president from his family’s ventures.

That is an understatement. The report names Biden assistants who functioned as go-betweens between Joe Biden, James Biden, and Hunter Biden.

These go-betweens include Eric Schwerin, who was Joe Biden’s personal bookkeeper and Hunter Biden’s business partner; Mel Monzack, who was a personal attorney for both Joe and Jim Biden; Fran Person, who was Joe Biden’s body man, sought to engage Hunter Biden in Chinese real estate business ventures; White House physician Kevin O’Connor, who was also Joe Biden’s doctor as vice president, and pursued a potential health care deal alongside Jim Biden in 2017; and Dale Pupillo, who oversaw Joe Biden’s Secret Service detail during his vice presidency, and then worked as a private investigator for Jim Biden.

The House Oversight Committee on Wednesday referred both James Biden and Hunter Biden for criminal prosecution for  making false statements to Congress about key aspects of the impeachment inquiry of President Joe Biden.

“These false statements implicate Joe Biden’s knowledge of and role in his family’s influence peddling schemes and appear to be a calculated effort to shield Joe Biden from the impeachment inquiry,” the Oversight Committee stated.


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