Still more evidence that Hunter Biden secured favors from his then-Vice President father for clients of his shady business ventures continues to surface–this time via emails that show the scandal-ridden first son helped a Rosemont Seneca Partners client (and huge Democratic donor) get a dinner date at the Chinese Embassy with the embassy’s minister after the client rubbed elbows with a top embassy official during a January 2011 luncheon hosted by none other than Joe Biden.
The emails, reviewed and verified by Fox News Digital, reveal that Hunter and his former business partner, Eric Schwerin, played a big role in the planning of an annual investment dinner for Marvin Lang, the managing director of Maryland’s Guardian Realty.
The event was held at the Chinese Embassy with the embassy’s minister, Deng Hongbo, in attendance on April 28, 2011. Joe Biden’s longtime pal and adviser, Ted Kaufman, who has been part of the politician’s inner circle since the ’70s, delivered the keynote address and received $10,000 for his efforts, according to an email exchange between Schwerin and Lang.
The entire event was featured on the official website of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and took months to organize.
Back in December 2010, Lang emailed Hunter to thank him for a lunch meeting and to express how “excited” he was to develop a “long relationship” with Hunter and Schwerin’s Rosemont investment firm, which has since gone under.
According to their website, Guardian Realty–Lang’s company–is a “fully integrated real estate investment company that develops, redevelops, acquires, manages, operates, and owns a portfolio A-/B+ commercial office space.”
In an email dated Jan. 12, 2011, Hunter informed Schwerin of Lang’s first choice of a venue for his big dinner.
“Marvin wants to know where we are on finding space for the dinner– Chinese embassy is his #1 choice,” Hunter told his then-partner.
A week later, it appears Hunter had a plan in place to make Lang’s wish come true.
In an email sent by Schwerin to Lang on which Hunter was cc’d, Schwerin tells Lang that Hunter would be having lunch with the Chinese Embassy’s “number three official” and he could be “helpful” in granting Lang’s dinner request.
“[I] just talked to Hunter and he said he sat with the number three official at the Embassy today at lunch and has contact information to follow up after the [Chinese] President has left the U.S.,” Schwerin wrote. “Hunter’s said his contact will be helpful, but the Minister won’t be able to focus on this until after the delegation has left at the end of the week. Sounds like this is the right contact though.”
According to Fox News Digital, that lunch was actually a luncheon for China’s then-President, Hu Jintao, hosted by then-Vice President Joe Biden and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It took place in the Benjamin Franklin Room of the State Department on Jan. 19, 2011.
Also at the luncheon was Ron Klain, then VP Biden’s chief of staff, who Schwerin informed Hunter in an email sent after midnight on the day of the event would be sitting at Hunter’s table.
“You are seated at the same table as a guy who looks like he is the #3 at the Embassy,” Schwerin wrote. “He’d be the guy to ask for Guardian.”
Klain currently serves as President Biden’s chief of staff.
The Chinese Embassy’s counselor and deputy director Zhou Jingxing replied to an email from Hunter Biden on Jan. 28, 2011, in which Hunter discussed his correspondence with “Minister Yang,” identified by Fox as Yang Jiechi, who held the post of foreign minister from 2007 to 2013.
“Minister Yang asked me to follow up with you directly,” Hunter wrote. “You will be receiving a formal request from Guardian’s Chairman, Marvin Lang, shortly but I wanted to put forward some dates that work on their end: May 5, 12, or 19. We look forward to working with you and thank you for your help and consideration.”
According to Fox, “Jiechi, who has been a member of the Chinese Communist Party since 1971, was elevated in 2017 to the Politburo, making him among the most influential and powerful officials in all of China.”
Jingxing responded with news that they would “check with the Embassy logistics to see if the dining room is available on your proposed dates.”
When February rolled around and a date had yet to be confirmed, Lang let Schwerin know he was getting concerned.
“We really need the approval for dinner in writing,” he wrote to Hunter’s partner.
Schwerin then emailed Hunter and told him Lang was getting “nervous” and wanted a confirmation letter to ensure the Chinese Embassy wouldn’t back out at the last minute. Hunter responded by warning his partner that Lang’s demand for a letter was “running the risk of seriously offending the Chinese.”
But by early March, Schwerin assured Lang that the dinner was on.
“After our call yesterday, Hunter reached out to Minister Yang and Counselor Zhou and thanked them both for arranging the dinner, said he was looking forward to seeing them both at the dinner and reiterating our interest in having the Ambassador there,” Schwerin wrote. “It should have been clear how important this was to Hunter and Guardian, so we should be good going forward.”
Email after email details exactly how involved the Vice President’s son and his former partner were in securing not just the location but the speakers who would serve as entertainment. They even facilitated the payment for Kaufman’s services.
“Let me know if you need a formal invoice of $10,000 from [Kaufman],” Schwerin wrote to Lang.
After the event, Lang thanked Hunter profusely for his help.
“We appreciated the help that we received from Eric and Rosemont Seneca in drafting a ‘thank-you’ speech to the Minister and the help that we received on the appropriate gift for the Embassy,” Lang wrote to Hunter three days after the event. “We also felt that you added intrinsic value in ‘closing out’ the successful evening with your follow-on explanation to Minister Deng’s answer to a question that was raised. It was a terrific evening.”
“Senator Kaufman was excellent, smart, friendly and very understanding of the political process,” Lang added. “Plus, he is nice, considerate man and deeply cares for your family. Thank you again for suggesting the Senator as a guest speaker.”
Two days later, Schwerin sent Hunter an email with a subject line that said it all: “Marvin is happy.”
On China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, the Guardian Reality event was praised.
“Minister Deng briefed his guests on the current state of China-US relations as well as the opportunities and issues of China-US business cooperation,” the ministry’s website reads. “Minister Deng also had an exchange with the US side on how to strengthen the mutually beneficial and win-win economic and trade relations and enhance mutual trust and understanding between China and the United States. Mr. Lang and his party viewed a video on China and had a tour of the Embassy before the meeting.”
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