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Schweizer: Biden Was "Soft On Beijing" During Visit Ten Days Before Son's Company Scored $1.5 Billion Deal

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Wednesday on FNC's "Special Report," author Peter Schweizer spoke about allegations of corruption against former Vice President Joe Biden involving his son's business dealings in Ukraine and China. In his book, "Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends" Schweizer makes the case that Hunter Biden took advantage of his father being the Obama administration's point man for dealing with Ukraine and China to land lucrative business deals in those countries that he would otherwise have been unable to make.

"Joe Biden is appointed the point-person to two countries on policy: China and Ukraine. And in both of those countries, they happen to be the epicenters of Hunter Biden's business activities," Schweizer explained.





"In December of 2013, Joe Biden flies to Beijing, China on Air Force Two. On the plane with him is his son, Hunter Biden," Schweizer stated. "Frankly, he gets criticized on the trip for going soft on Beijing. What we now know is that ten days after they returned from that trip, Hunter Biden's small investment firm announced a $1.5 billion private equity deal with the Chinese government."

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JOHN ROBERTS, FOX NEWS: My colleague Bret Baier spoke with Peter Schweizer, author of the book on the Bidens, titled "Secret Empires." Schweizer is also president of the right-leaning Government Accountability Institute. He recounts a key overseas trip that the then vice president took with his son six years ago.

PETER SCHWEIZER: In December of 2013, Joe Biden flies to Beijing, China, on Air Force Two.

On the plane with him is his son, Hunter Biden. This is a very controversial visit by Biden. The Chinese have extended their military presence into the South China Sea. Frankly, he gets criticized on the trip for going soft on Beijing. What we now know is that ten days after they returned from that trip, Hunter Biden's small investment firm announced a $1.5 billion private equity deal with the Chinese government. It was an unusual deal, it was done through the Shanghai Free-Trade Zone. In fact, no other major investment firm had this, not Deutsche Bank, not Goldman, not JP Morgan. So it was a highly, highly unusual deal.

BRET BAIER, FOX NEWS: What specifically was the deal?

PETER SCHWEIZER: It was a private investment firm, basically an investment fund by which the Chinese government entities, including their social security pension funds and others, would put money into the funds and then those funds would be interested overseas. They bought companies in the United States, they bought companies in China, and Africa, and around the world. So it's an investment business and Hunter Biden was on the board of directors, and his business partner, Devin Archer, was the vice-chairman and also a member of the investment committee. So they were directly involved in the operation and management of this investment firm.

PETER DOOCY, FOX NEWS, SEPTEMBER 23, 2019: How many times have you ever spoken to your son about his overseas business dealings?

JOE BIDEN: I've never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.


BRET BAIER: We've heard over the past few days, the former vice president saying he did not talk to his son about his business dealings. We have seen that picture of Devin Archer and Hunter golfing with the vice president.

PETER SCHWEIZER: Yeah, exactly. The photograph shows the interaction. We also have the words of the Chinese executives involved in this investment firm called Bohai Harvest. They actually told reporters that during that December 2013 trip on Air Force Two, they were introduced to the vice president by Hunter Biden.


Watch the full interview via Wednesday's edition of FOX News Channel's "Special Report":

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