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Schweizer: Obama Administration Was "Certainly Aware" Of Biden's Son's Business In Ukraine


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.

BRET BAIER: How is it possible that the Obama administration did not have a problem with this?

PETER SCHWEIZER: Again, we don't know. We do know that questions were raised about the Ukraine deal with Burisma almost immediately. But apparently, [Hunter Biden] was allowed to continue to do it. So they were certainly aware of that one. I can't understand for the life of me why they did not tell the vice president, "Your son needs to stop doing this because it just looks so bad."

The China deal, I don't think anybody was aware of. We uncovered it by going through Chinese corporate records. It had not been previously reported.

BRET BAIER: When Democrats on the hill repeatedly say that the vice president in the Ukrainian situation was acting on the behest of the administration and other European countries to get rid of that prosecutor, thereby, he was not affecting Hunter Biden or Burisma directly, how do you respond to that?

PETER SCHWEIZER: What I think his other two are not mutually exclusive. The fact that the prosecutor was corrupt or not corrupt, the fact that the other people wanted him out for other reasons is irrelevant. For the vice president, whose son is being investigated by this prosecutor, and that is what he said in a deposition, and others have confirmed that, for the vice president to be the one to pull the trigger on this prosecutor, and to, in a video, state a quid pro quo, is completely and totally inappropriate.

BRET BAIER: When you come out of some of this and you have done it before, Democrats call you a conspiracy theorist, say that you are a conservative attack dog. You've done it for both parties, though.

PETER SCHWEIZER: Yeah, if you look at my books, "Secret Empires," it's probably 50/50 Republicans and Democrats. Yes, I am a conservative but my view is "facts are facts," and everything that we have spoken about, the amount of money, the timing of these transactions, the visits, the entities involved, the arrangements in China, are all based on records and documents.

We don't use anonymous sources. This is all based on public record, so I don't understand why "follow the money" and explaining what Hunter Biden is doing in China and his corporate ties and has financial ties, I don't understand why that is a conspiracy theory. That's just reporting the facts and saying that we need to have more facts to find out what was going on.

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

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