Hunter Biden in 2014 exchanged a series of emails with various people talking about a potential new business venture involving his father, then Vice President of the US.
"In order to develop this as a platform for both JRBs I think it is imperative we (the three of us) have full control come 2016 when JRB1 comes on board," said one of the emails from Hunter to Jeff Cooper.
Cooper is the CEO of Ocho Global, an "international online gaming", company, and the founder of two other companies, Eudora Global, an investment company, and Simmons Cooper Andrew, a high-profile law firm.
JRB1 in the above email refers to the elder Biden now serving as president. The other JRB is Hunter's now-deceased brother Beau, who passed away from brain cancer in the year 2015, according to the Daily Wire.
"I think I can pull this off", Cooper responded to the initial email. Hunter then went into salary expectations, saying that they would need to find "500+", meaning $500,000, for Beau to come in as a partner on the venture.
Beau and Cooper already had a history of working together on several complex legal cases, "both domestic and international." Cooper also has ties to Hunter associate Devon Archer, who has since been convicted of fraud.
All three of them had at least some involvement in many questionable international deals, including one in the Ukraine, in which Hunter continues to claim he did "nothing wrong."