Vice President Joe Biden ran point in the government, while members of his family waded deep into the political swamp, making millions for the Biden family. Joe is also worth millions and gets richer by the minute. You’ll soon be hearing a lot about this, since Trump dug up the following dirt on “Middle-class Joe.”
The Washington law firm Oldaker, (Hunter) Biden & Belair, earned $1.76 million in lobbying revenue in the first half of 2006. Joe’s son Hunter (the lobbyist) had to change jobs to protect his father’s bid for president. He then became the president of Paradigm Companies LLC, a hedge fund group, for a short period of time. His tenure stopped when he and his uncle, Joe's brother James, were sued for defrauding the hedge fund for millions of dollars. Apparently, Hunter’s salary of $1.2 million wasn’t enough.
In 2010, Joe’s brother James, who at the time had no prior, construction experience, was hired as vice president and then became a partner of Hill International, a mid-sized construction company that had a history of losing money. Under the subsidiary, HillStone International, they received a $1.5 billion dollar government contract to build 100,000 homes in Iraq, which turned out to be the company’s most profitable job. When asked about how it all happened, Hill’s president stated, “it doesn’t hurt to have the vice-president’s brother as a partner.”
In 2014, Hunter Biden was added as a director to Ukraine’s largest private gas producer, which was under investigation for corruption. During that time, Vice President Biden intervened, by threatened to withhold $1 billion in foreign aid to the Ukraine, if they didn’t fire the prosecutor that was looking into the gas company’s fraudulent activities. Was that the work of “Middle-class Joe” or “Sleepy-creepy Joe?”
Ed Chow, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a U.S. think tank stated, about the Biden’s and Ukraine, “It maybe sends the wrong message that Westerners are just hypocritical.”
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Richard Cristdahl, OMD
Nevada City, Ca.