Hunter Biden business associate Eric Schwerin testified to Congress behind closed doors on Tuesday in their impeachment investigation of Joe Biden.
The Oversight Committee wanted Schwerin’s testimony because not only was he a business associate of Hunter, but he also took care of the finances for Joe Biden, including his taxes and other matters. So when Joe Biden said he never spoke with any of Hunter’s associates, that was just untrue, as not only did he speak with others, but he spoke a lot with Schwerin because of the financial work he did for the family.
According to Schwerin’s opening remarks, he maintained that he was ‘not aware of any financial transactions or compensation’ Joe Biden received through his family’s businesses. He also called Republican allegations otherwise ‘preposterous.’
But Republicans say Schwerin’s testimony pokes holes into Biden’s claim that there has always been an ‘absolute wall’ between himself and his family’s business.
A source told DailyMail.com that Schwerin confirmed he interacted with then-Vice President Biden on ‘multiple’ occasions and was not paid to provide several professional services – including bookkeeping and tax preparation.
Schwerin was also appointed by Biden to the Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, which other top donors and friends sat on.
House Oversight Chair James Comer (R-KY) said Joe Biden got free professional services from Schwerin and “it is unethical for the VP to receive gifts of this nature.”
🚨 Then-Vice President Joe Biden interacted often with Biden family associate Eric Schwerin & received free professional services from him.— Rep. James Comer (@RepJamesComer) January 31, 2024
It is unethical for the Vice President to receive gifts of this nature.
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So much for no contact with Hunter business associates and so much for the “word of a Biden.”
Joe Biden swapped emails at least 54 times with Schwerin during his vice presidency, according to prior disclosures — as then-second son Hunter Biden courted business from countries where his father held sway, such as China and Ukraine.
Some of the emails were sent at roughly the same time that Joe Biden was making official trips to Ukraine as the head of US policy — while Hunter was earning a $1 million salary sitting on the board of natural gas company Burisma Holdings beginning in the spring of 2014
Some of those emails also involved the infamous Joe Biden pseudonyms that the Republicans wanted to ask him about during the deposition.
Comer appeared on Sean Hannity’s show on Tuesday and said this confirmed there wasn’t a wall between Joe Biden and Hunter’s business as Joe had claimed. He also said that providing such services was an ethics violation.
Hannity: He knew a significant amount of money was being funneled to Joe Biden, did he not?— Acyn (@Acyn) January 31, 2024
Comer: He kept saying the same talking points… He said he never charged Joe Biden. That’s an ethics violation! pic.twitter.com/5bNpuX0QOS