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Schweizer: Only "Bizarre Inside-The-Beltway Mentality" Thinks Nothing Is Fishy About Biden/Ukraine; "Follow The Money"


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: Democrats say there was nothing proven wrong, that the vice president at the time in relation to all of this. They always say, "There is nothing, zero wrong, zero evidence." Is there zero evidence?

PETER SCHWEIZER: I think, Bret, it's "follow the money." I think if you ask the average American rather it was the Biden family or the Trump family that you have the adult child of the vice president traveling to China and then inking a major private equity deal with a foreign government, the American people are going to have a problem with that.

And I just think it's sort of a bizarre inside-the-beltway mentality to say that there is nothing inappropriate about this. The bottom-line question for me, Bret, Hunter Biden was not being paid by the Chinese or by the Ukrainians for his expertise. He does not have expertise in these areas by any stretch of the imagination.

BRET BAIER: Well since you bring up the trumps, that is often a push-back when they say that Ivanka Trump is getting copyrights for businesses in China and the Trump sons are doing business in Dubai and other places with their father's name.

PETER SCHWEIZER: Yeah, I think those are issues that can be of concern and I've raised those concerns but I think there is a huge distinction here. In the case of the Trump family, like them or not, these are businesses that were pre-existing. Ivanka Trump's shoe business, she had applied for these patents earlier from the Chinese before her father ran for president. Of course, the Trump family has hotels around the world.

In the case of Hunter Biden, he literally started his investment firm, Rosemont Seneca Partners, months after his father became vice president. Up until that point, his job was serving as a lobbyist for the online gambling industry. We got access to these bank accounts because Hunter Biden's business partner, Devin Archer, went on trial in New York on fraud charges. We obtained the financial records from prosecutors.

But there is a lot of money flowing in there and flowing out that we don't know where it's going to do and we don't know where it's coming from. And that is a major problem because foreign countries desperately want to influence our decision leaders, and one of the ways they try to do it is by essentially striking lucrative deals with their children to get the parents to give them favorable treatment.

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

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