Bombshell new emails show Hunter negotiating deal to unfreeze money frozen by Obama admin
Explosive newly released emails show Democrat Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, demanding a $2 million fee to help unfreeze billions in Libyan assets that were frozen by the Obama administration.
Worryingly, Hunter was helping shady foreign associates free up billions of dollars in assets while Joe Biden was vice president and in a position to lift the freeze.
The emails show Hunter negotiating with Democratic donors and business contacts about being paid a staggering $2M retainer plus “success fees” for his help releasing billions in Libyan assets that were frozen by Joe Biden and the Obama admin.
The business dealings appear to be seperate from Hunter’s previous shady deals in China and Ukraine, and the emails have been obtained independently of his previously-leaked “laptop from hell,” Business Insider reported.
The conversations show how Hunter Biden’s status as the then-vice president’s son and his connections within Obama’s White House was seen as valuable by those who wanted to buy influence.
The email exchanges were between Sam Jauhari – a Democratic donor with businesses in the Persian Gulf – and Obama campaign donor Sheikh Mohammed al-Rahbani.
In 2015, Jauhari and al-Rahbani were both working on behalf of the new Libyan government to free up $30billion in state foreign assets.
They had been frozen by the Obama administration under the deposed Muammar Gaddafi regime in 2011.
The first email is from Jan. 28, 2015, and was sent by Jauhari.
He sent the email to al-Rahbani and the two men assess Hunter Biden’s strengths as a potential partner but also his weaknesses, namely drug addiction, and other vices, and what he wanted in return for his help:
Per phone conversation I met with #2 son. He wants $2 per year retainer +++ success fees. He wants to hire his own people – it can be close circle of people for confidentiality. His dad is deciding to run or not.
His positives are he is Chairman of UN World Food Program, son of #2 who has Libya file, access to State, Treasury, business partner SofS [Secretary of State] J. [John] Forbes K [Kerry] son and since he travels with dad he is connected everywhere in Europe and Asia where M. Q. [Muammar Qaddafi] and LIA [Libya Investment Authority] had money frozen. He said he has access to highest level in PRC [China], he can help there.
His negatives are that he is alcoholic, drug addict – kicked [out] of U.S. Army for cocaine, chasing low class hookers, constantly needs money-liquidity problems and many more headaches.
We should meet in Gstraad or London to decide next steps.
Some details of the email are erroneous, according to The Blaze.
Biden was discharged from the Navy Reserve, not the Army.
And he was the chairman of World Food Program USA, a nonprofit charity based in Washington, D.C., that supports the U.N. World Food Programme, not a member of the actual U.N. body.
The fact remains, however, that Jauhari and al-Rahbani were interested in buying Biden’s influence.
While Muammar Qaddafi was in power, the Obama administration froze $15 billion in Libyan assets.
Jauhari and his partners believed they could earn as much as 5% of whatever funds they could free for Libya, profits in the range of hundreds of millions of dollars.
According to Insider, the “$2” figure is shorthand for $2 million.
Beyond his $2 million retainer, Hunter Biden stood to gain a portion of “success fees” if the deal went through.
As the email shows, Hunter Biden’s relationship with his father, Joe Biden, was valued because of the doors that knowing the vice president would open.
These interested parties sought to pay Hunter Biden to convince government officials like his father to change U.S. policy toward the Libyan assets so that everyone involved could make money.
The second email is from Feb. 26, 2016, and shows the plans for the Libya project were carried into 2016.
According to Insider, in this email “Jauhari and al-Rahbani receive a report by John Sandweg, a Washington lawyer who had served as acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement under Obama.”
Sandweg had contacted Biden’s team about the deal and reported their conditions:
I spoke with HB’s team yesterday. They are interested in the project, but emphasized that for them to get involved, the team (lobbyists, lawyers and PR) would need to be a small group of folks they have a tight relationship with. They do not want a large group involved and they only want people with whom they have a close relationship with due to the sensitivities surrounding their involvement.
Though the deal never went through, the fact remains that Hunter Biden was willing to be involved, as he gave his partners a quote.
He also wanted to keep the deal secret, as evidenced by his desire to “hire his own people” for “confidentiality.”
Why? “His dad is deciding to run or not.”
Buying and selling influence with the vice president might not look good for a possible presidential bid.
Indeed, Joe Biden’s connections to his son’s business deals became an issue in the 2020 presidential campaign after the New York Post reported emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop indicating that the younger Biden introduced his father to potential foreign business partners.
Taken together, all these emails show a clear pattern of the Biden family being willing to sell influence gained from public office to profit personally.