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BREAKING: Then-VP ‘signed off’ on talking points for Hunter Biden’s business partner

Breaking Wednesday, a recently released email shows then-Vice President Joe Biden approved talking points on Burisma from Hunter’s business associate. The email, dated December 4, 2015, is part of requested documents of unredacted copies of the documents included in the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA’s) “Records on Hunter Biden, James Biden, and Their Foreign Business Dealings” file.

House Oversight Committee chairman James Comer (R-KY), sent a letter to NARA on Wednesday requesting “unrestricted special access” to communications between then-vice president Joe Biden’s office and Hunter Biden as well as any of business associates.

In the requested documents is the December 2015 email from Biden family business associate Eric Schwerin. Schwerin sent the email to then-vice president Joe Biden’s communications director Kate Bedingfield, which consisted of quotes for the White House to use in response to media outreach regarding Hunter Biden’s role on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma.

Schwerin’s email was sent at 10:45am, and received a response from Bedingfield at 2:30pm stating unambiguously “VP signed off on this.” National Review reports:

Schwerin formerly served as the managing director of Rosemont Seneca Advisors, a now-defunct financial advisory firm which Hunter Biden co-founded. Schwerin also worked in Hunter’s lobbying shop Oldaker, Biden & Belair from 2002 to 2008, according to financial disclosure forms. He visited the White House and the Naval Observatory at least 36 times while Biden was serving as vice president, Fox News reported.

Emails found on Hunter’s abandoned laptop and reported by the New York Post show that Schwerin was deeply involved in the Biden family’s finances, often moving money around for Hunter and his father.

In April 2022, House Republicans requested that Schwerin turn over all communications involving President Biden and Hunter.

Rep Comer wrote in the letter to NARA “The timing of this email traffic is concerning to the Committee…according to Devon Archer (another longtime Biden family business associate), after a Burisma board of directors meeting in Dubai—on the evening of December 4, 2015 (midday in Washington, D.C.)—Hunter Biden ‘called D.C.’ to discuss pressure that Burisma asked him to relieve.”

National Review adds that Archer has testified that then–vice president Biden joined at least 20 phone calls and/or in-person meetings with Hunter’s foreign business associates during their time working together. He also made it clear that access to the vice president served as the selling point of the Biden “brand” that allowed he and Hunter several lucrative financial opportunities, including joining the board of Burisma. At the time, Burisma’s founder and CEO Mykola Zlochevsky was being investigated by Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin, whom the elder Biden later bragged about having fired.