Hunter Biden and Joe’s brother Jim “targeted major Democrats including Cuomo, Schumer” for investment
Joe Biden’s brother Jim wrote a 2017 “ wish list ” of potential business contacts for their new venture, the New York Post – a list of prominent Democrats, Republicans, world leaders and international businessmen.
The list was reportedly sent by email to Tony Bobulinski, Hunter Biden’s former business partner in a failed Chinese investment venture.
At the time the email was supposedly sent, Joe Biden was the former vice president, a private individual, who had not yet announced his intention to run. Joe Biden is not mentioned in his brother’s emails, the Post reported.
Joe Biden, pictured with his younger brother Jim, a businessman, in 2008
Jim Biden and his wife Sara founded a company with his cousin Hunter to work on the infrastructure
Hunter, pictured with his father in 2016, was believed to be one of the recipients of Jim’s email
Jim Biden emailed Bobulinski, Hunter Biden and several others on May 15, 2017 with the list of suggested contacts, the newspaper alleged.
De Bidens and Bobulinski had set up a company to collaborate with another company, led by a Chinese energy magnate, on ‘global and / or domestic’ projects related to ‘infrastructure, energy, financial services and other strategic sectors’, the documents obtained by the Post reportedly show.
Jim Biden is said to have recommended approaching Andrew Cuomo, New York’s Democratic governor, and Rick Scott, a Republican who was then Florida governor.
Cuomo was supposedly described as someone who was actively involved in infrastructure projects in his state.
The email reportedly stated that he is “making progress with major infrastructure projects, such as the long delay in replacing the Tappan Zee Bridge and the much-needed redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport.”
“His government has invested nearly $ 4 billion through the Regional Council and Upstate Revitalization initiatives to jump-start the economy and support local development priorities,” he added.
Scott was apparently described as a “personal friend of my friend Billy Rubin and close to my friend Ken Jenne, former sheriff of Broward County, FL.”
Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, was apparently on a list of people to contact
Andrew Cuomo, Joe Biden and Chuck Schumer – whom Jim Biden also reportedly mentioned
Rick Scott was the governor of Florida at the time of Jim Biden’s alleged email in May 2017
Also supposedly in the email was Chuck Schumer, the Democratic senator for New York, who, according to paper reports, “ had made improving New York’s economy a top priority, by bringing and providing affordable air services to Upstate New York. are working to successfully keep New York jobs in danger of leaving and attract many new companies to New York. ‘
Maria Torres-Springer, the head of the Economic Development Corp. in New York City, was reportedly described as someone who “drives New York City’s physical transformation, completes major infrastructure upgrades and encourages the creation of new residential and commercial areas.”
Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat Senator for New York, and then New York’s Economic Development Commissioner Howard Zemsky, were there, the paper said, as well as a number of other officials in Virginia, Minnesota, Florida and California.
Jerry Brown, the then Governor of California, was supposedly described by Jim Biden as an “old friend from his first term as governor.”
His successor, Gavin Newsom, then Lieutenant Governor, was reportedly identified as ‘Hunter’s friend’.
Bobulinski said a second email that Jim Biden sent to the same people on the same day – May 15, 2017 – entitled ‘Short List of Foreign Friends for the Next Stage?’
Among those reportedly named were Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, described as “arguably the richest man in the world” and “very friendly.”
‘I’m mentioning Slim now because he’s a great racer and has a Formula I racing team and I know you’re headed to the Grand Prix,’ the memo is said to have added.
Carlos Slim, the Mexican billionaire, was believed to be on a second list of ‘foreign targets’
Schumer, who was pictured Thursday, was reportedly on Jim Biden’s list of domestic contacts
Others on that list were reportedly the presidents of Colombia and Argentina, and the “European Union in general.”
The next day, Hunter Biden reportedly responded to Jim’s email and expressed concern, disturbingly, “that these lists of contacts and strengths will continue to haunt us.”
Hunter Biden reportedly suggested the lists “could easily serve. . . as a basis for the division of territory both geographically and commercially by their partner in the joint venture.
‘I may be paranoid but I have worked. [sic] The lobbying industry for years always made these attempts to create focus at the outset and I mean always ended in disaster, “the email said according to the Post.
‘We have to think about what we want to focus on and not who knows who as a direction for focus in my opinion.’
Donald Trump has confiscated the emails from Bobulinski and others from a laptop that Hunter Biden had repaired as alleged evidence of the Biden family’s corruption.
Joe Biden vehemently denied during Thursday’s debate that he had ever accepted money from foreign governments.
The Biden campaign insists Trump try to divert attention from his own shortcomings, and Trump critics have suggested it is part of a Russia-orchestrated disinformation plot.