Hunter Biden and his ex-wife Kathleen Buhle’s divorce attorneys were reportedly aware of the money that flowed into the first son’s bank account from a suspected crooked “Romania deal” according to emails that contradict Buhle’s prior assertions.
Buhle had previously said that she had her head “buried in the sand” when it came to Hunter’s financial dealings.
“I had my head pretty deeply buried in the sand,” she told CBS News in June, claiming she “barely understood” Hunter’s business endeavors.
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer revealed during a press conference on Wednesday that Buhle was among the family members that had received foreign money. Hunter Biden was reportedly in receipt of over $1 million from Romania.
.@RepJamesComer: "[W]hile…Biden was lecturing Romania on anti-corruption policies…Hunter Biden & his associates capitalized on a lucrative financial relationship w/a Romanian national…later convicted of corruption…The Bidens received over $1 million for the deal" pic.twitter.com/BRSJPR2tyL
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) May 10, 2023
Emails from 2016 and 2017 that were found on Hunter Biden’s laptop show that lawyers for the now-divorced couple were aware of payments from a “Romania deal” and discussed how it should be divided among the two parties, according to Fox News.
Buhle’s divorce attorney, Rebekah Sullivan, showed exasperation in a Dec. 15, 2016, email to Sarah Mancinelli, who was Hunter Biden’s divorce attorney.
“On the disclosures, help me understand why it is taking so long to get this basic information. Hunter’s office confirmed to Kathleen a deposit of more than $120,000 into Hunter’s TD account, as funds from the ‘Romania deal,'” Sullivan wrote, making it abundantly clear that both the attorney and Buhle knew of the money and where it came from.
“There is no reason to continue to delay providing us the TD account statements and all expenses since the end of the last statement,” Sullivan continued. “It is more than fair to ask for Hunter immediately to provide Kathleen with half of the $120,000, and immediate disclosure with respect to his TD account.”
While VP Biden was lecturing Romania on anti-corruption policies, he served as a walking billboard for his son & family to collect money.
Hunter & his associates capitalized on a lucrative financial relationship with a Romanian national who was later convicted of corruption.
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) May 10, 2023
Following Mancinelli forwarding Sullivan’s email to Hunter Biden, he angrily shot back that it’s “not true that my office confirmed the TD deposit” and accused Buhle of spying on him.
“Only two people knew of that and I was one of them,” Hunter informed his attorney. “The only way she possibly knew of that is she has access to all of my texts and emails.”
Mancinelli emailed Sullivan a month later after conferring with Hunter Biden and his longtime business partner, Eric Schwerin. He approved of Schwerin’s edits to an email and the attorney sent it out, proposing an “interim support and bill paying arrangement.” That arrangement included Buhle receiving a portion of the funds from a “Romania” payment that the future first son was expecting.
“Our primary goal with the proposal below is to project for Kathleen the payments that Hunter expects to receive this month and how those funds will be allocated — including funds for retainer payments,” Mancinelli said in the email. “Hunter believes a $60,000 ‘Romania’ related payment may come in before the end of January.”
The Bidens received over $1 million for the Romania deal, with 16 of the 17 payments made during Biden’s VP term.
The money stops flowing from Romania soon after Joe Biden leaves office, establishing a pattern of influence peddling.
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) May 10, 2023
“Should that payment be received, Owasco, P.C. would pay out a bonus in the amount of $60,000 and there would be $34,000 remaining after taxes,” she asserted.
The attorney claimed that $10,000 of the remaining funds would go directly to Buhle. Another $10,000 would go toward her legal retainers and $10,338 would go to Hunter Biden. The remaining would go toward two other outstanding debts.
Buhle’s attorney replied that Hunter Biden shouldn’t get any of the money and $18,500 should go toward Buhle’s retainers.
After that, things become unclear on who got what.
Schwerin sent an email during that exchange with the subject line “Income.” It informed Hunter Biden that he made at least $1,295,000 in 2016 from “Owasco, P.C. (representing Burisma and any Romania payments).”
According to Fox News: “Hunter’s business dealings in Romania were highlighted in a report released by the House Oversight and Reform Committee Wednesday. Gabriel ‘Puiu’ Popoviciu, a Romanian tycoon who was facing criminal charges related to corruption and bribery, reportedly hired Hunter Biden in 2016 to advise him in the case. Popoviciu was eventually convicted and sentenced to seven years in prison in August 2017, NBC News reported in 2019.”
MODUS OPERANDI: As VP, Biden traveled to Ukraine and Romania and lectured them about the "cancer of corruption," while behind the scenes his son Hunter shook down corrupt Ukrainian & Romanian oligarchs for millions– "half" of which he groused in text he had to fork over to "Pop"
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) May 10, 2023
The whole scenario is especially rich considering then-Vice President Biden was loudly calling on the Romanian government to crack down on corruption at the time.
“Corruption can represent a clear and present danger not only to a nation’s economy but to its very national security,” he said during a speech given in Romania in 2014.
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis attended a meeting at the White House with Biden on Sept. 28, 2015. Within five weeks, Bladon Enterprises Limited, a Cyprus-based company allegedly owned by Popoviciu, started making deposits into Robinson Walker, LLC’s bank account, totaling over $3 million from November 2015 to May 2017 according to the House Oversight Committee.
“In one of those transactions from early November 2016, Robinson Walker, LLC, which belonged to Hunter’s longtime business partner and friend, Rob Walker, received $183,329.29 from Bladon Enterprises Limited. Hunter then received $122,179 from Robinson Walker, LLC, a few weeks before Buhle’s lawyer’s email referencing the ‘Romania deal,'” Fox News reported.
Nothing to See Here:
Hunter Biden and ex-wife Kathleen Buhle's divorce attorneys were aware of 'Romania deal' payments.
Lawyers discussed how funds from 'Romania deal' would be divided during divorce.
What will it take to get Law Enforcement to DO SOMETHING?!?
— Jason Robertson (@JRobFromMN) May 12, 2023
“Multiple Biden family accounts, including those belonging to Hunter, Hallie Biden, and an unnamed Biden, received approximately $1.038 million from the Robinson Walker, LLC account after the Bladon Enterprises deposits, and 16 of 17 of those transactions occurred while Biden was vice president,” Fox News added.
The House Oversight Committee wrote in its report on the occurrence, “The Committee continues to investigate why Hallie Biden, a reported school counselor, would receive any payments after the Bladon Enterprises deposit was made into the Robinson Walker, LLC bank account.”
“It appears from bank records the Bidens were using Robinson Walker, LLC to conceal that the source of these payments was Popoviciu,” the report noted. “The Committee is investigating Hunter Biden and his business associates’ engagement with U.S. government officials on behalf of Popoviciu.”
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