Before the 2020 presidential election, then-candidate Joe Biden agreed to cover over $800,000 of his son Hunter Biden's bills, including legal bills that were associated with his shady overseas business deals. This per an email that came to light on Tuesday.
President Biden has said repeatedly, insistently, that he has had no knowledge of Hunter's business dealings, and was not at all involved in them, even to the point of claiming that he never discussed those deals with his son.
The email elucidating the details of the plan to pay for Hunter's legal fees was from January 17, 2019, and it was from Hunter's personal assistant at the time, Katie Dodge, and went to Linda Shapero, an accountant, according to the New York Post. The email went to Hunter's uncle Robert Biden, as well.
The email said "I spoke with Hunter today regarding his bills. It is my understanding that Hunt's dad will cover these bills in the short-term as Hunter transitions in his career. I have a list of the current bills of which I am aware. I have attached the list below. I am sure we will need to go over all of this to make a smooth transition. Many I can log into and change bank accounts or I can give you the logins. At any rate, I wanted to get the ball rolling," Dodge wrote.
A spreadsheet was attached, which the Post reports shows over $130,000 in legal fees to the firm Faegre Baker Daniels. $28,382 of that sum was allocated to BHR Restructuring, which likely stands for Bohai Harvest RST. This is a company in which Hunter held a 10 percent share through a side company. Additional fees were allocated for work done on other companies in which Hunter was involved.
This information, along with lists of additional bills owed by Hunter, were found on a laptop obtained by the New York Post after it was left in a Delaware repair shop by Hunter Biden, and never retrieved.
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