Monday on FOX News Channel's "Hannity" show, Peter Schweizer, the author of Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite, suggested that aside from his son Hunter, four other members of former Vice President Biden's family "cashed in" on his office.
Schweizer said it was "no coincidence" that all the deals, "whether it’s Hunter, whether it’s James, whether it’s Frank, all of them occur when? During this eight-year period when Joe Biden is vice president of the United States."
"He’d been a prominent senator before that, but the ship really came in as far as these financial deals when he was vice president. Because all of these entities either wanted something from him, or they wanted to please the vice president of the United States, and the Biden family got rich as a result," he stated.
"Let's take the Iraq contracts for housing construction," he explained. "We don't know how much money was made by James Biden in that case, because he doesn't have to disclose, but here's what we know. This 'Hillstone' international company was set up, there was a meeting in the White House on November 4th, 2010, the only time the CEO of this company ever visited the White House, went to Joe Biden's office, literally three weeks later, James Biden was appointed vice president of that company, and then about three to six months later, they get this contract to build 100,000 homes in Iraq. Now, if you look at the bio that they listed for James Biden, it didn't mention anything about construction experience. It said that he knew his way around the corridors of power, he had political contacts. His brother was vice president of the United States."
"It's very clear why he was hired. It was hired, I think, in part to secure these contracts, and also to run interference if there were political pressures," he said.
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