Former Vice President Joe Biden wants you to think he’s a different kind of politician.
Through his “Lunch Bucket Joe” persona, he constantly reminds Americans that he doesn’t have much money… and would never stoop to corruption.
But now a brand-new book may change everything you thought you knew about Biden.
In fact, he’s being accused of using his influence to help his son land billion-dollar deals with the Chinese government.
The book, Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friend, exposes a number of get-rich-quick schemes utilized by family members of famous elected officials… including Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.
According to author Peter Schweizer, “I think the book will fundamentally transform the way people view the Obama-Biden administration. This represents undetected corruption on a massive scale.”
So how exactly is Biden exposed?
Well, it seems like every time Biden visited or performed diplomatic work with China, Hunter Biden benefited.
A private equity firm managed by Hunter Biden struck a deal with China's state-owned bank in 2013 at the same time that Joe Biden was in the country to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
As first reported by The Hill, Hunter Biden, who arrived in China aboard Air Force Two alongside his father and the rest of the U.S. delegation, was at the time in control of Rosemont Seneca Partners LLC., a private equity firm.
That firm that would go on to strike a deal with the state-owned Bank of China to create a $1 billion joint investment fund.
And according to multiple excerpts from the upcoming book…
- Hunter Biden met with top Chinese government fund leaders alongside managing partner Devon Archer and James Bulger, the nephew of notorious mobster Whitey Bulger. The meeting took place just hours before Vice President Biden would meet with Hu Jintao, then China's president, in Washington as part of a nuclear security summit.
- A second meeting that year between Hunter Biden and other top Chinese officials would occur in Taiwan, just two weeks after Vice President Biden opened up strategic talks with China in Washington.
- In 2013, the younger Biden would be part of an official U.S. delegation to China. Ten days later, Rosemont entities inked a $1 billion deal with the Bank of China. The deal was eventually increased to $1.5 billion.
- Hunter Biden’s deals with China would go on to have serious national security implications for the United States. One such deal was with the automotive subsidiary of Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), a major Chinese military contractor accused of frequently stealing U.S. military technology.
So what exactly does this all mean for Joe Biden?
One, Biden appears to have used his political influence to advance his son’s business – and some of the resulting deals didn’t exactly put American interests first.
Two, the Chinese government was literally funding a business that was co-owned by Biden’s son.
That ought to make Americans very nervous about the thought of putting Biden in the White House.
Biden’s camp, of course, is already trying to pre-emptively discredit the book.
But Biden should be worried, as Schweizer’s deserves to be taken seriously.
According to Breitbart, Schweizer’s book Extortion sparked the resignation of Rep. Rob Andrews (D-NJ) after CBS’s 60 Minutes partnered with Schweizer to report the book’s findings.
In 2012, 60 Minutes covered Schweizer’s book Throw Them All Out which exposed insider trading by members of Congress. 60 Minutes won the Joan Shorenstein Barone Award for excellence in Washington-based journalism for the report. Congress also passed the bipartisan STOCK (Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge) Act to ban insider trading by members of Congress.
According to the book’s publisher, Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friend, will arrive in bookstores tomorrow, March 20.
And that’s bad news for Biden!