(FamilyRetirementClub.com)- Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden might have thought the scandals involving his son were over…but they’re not. The latest shocking revelation is that the Secret Service gave private protection to the former vice president’s son on more than 400 flights, according to records recently released from the Obama administration.
The files were revealed following a Freedom of Information Act request from Judicial Watch, a conservative group that fights legislative issues. The documents showed that Hunter Biden took 411 international and domestic flights between June 2009 and May 2014, and was accompanied by expensive Secret Service teams on those flights. The jet-setting son of the then-Vice President visited 29 foreign nations, including five visits to China.
This isn’t looking food for Biden, is it?
One of the visits to China has raised eyebrows. Hunter Biden flew with Vice President Biden on Air Force Two during a trip to Beijing in December 2013. It was part of an official state visit welcoming Vice President Biden to the country, during a time when tensions were increasing between the United States and China over the islands being created in the South China Sea. Hunter Biden’s purpose for visiting with his father wasn’t clear, but it was shortly after that trip that Hunter Biden signed a business deal with the state-owned bank of China. It was just one of several deals made by Hunter Biden with foreign countries while his father was Vice President.
The deal was notable because it was the first of its kind. It resulted in the creation of the Bohai Harvest RST, which was a private equity fund used to invest Chinese money in overseas projects. Once the fund was established, the Bank of China began investing in defense and energy projects – some of which have drawn the attention of members of Congress. Congressional leaders believed that the fund invested in a company that was blacklisted by the United States government because of suspicion it assisted the Chinese government in abusing human rights.
Hunter Biden resigned from the board last year as it became increasingly clear that his father would become the presidential nominee for the Democrats.
Let’s see if Biden can worm his way out of this one…