A newly uncovered bombshell from Hunter Biden‘s abandoned laptop files revealed that the son of current President Joe Biden exploited his father’s position as vice president during the Obama administration to secure a “flippin gigantic” business deal with two Mexican billionaires.
The Daily Mail reported that, in 2015, Joe Biden met in the vice president’s residence with billionaires Miguel Alemán Velasco and Carlos Slim—the latter considered, at the time, to be the world’s second-wealthiest individual, after Bill Gates.
The two men also happened to be his son’s prospective business associates.
The Daily Mail uncovered photographs that showed both Bidens posing with the oligarchs.
Leaving little doubt that the meeting was no coincidental encounter, the photos also included airline CEO Miguel Alemán Magnani and Hunter’s business associate Jeff Cooper, .
In 2013, Hunter Biden and Cooper had plotted out the scheme to invest in Mexico and Latin America, relying upon the pair’s existing personal connection to Magnani—the son of Velasco and grandson of former Mexican president Miguel Alemán Valdés.
Similar to—and ultimately interrelated with—Hunter’s soon-to-be role on the board of Ukraine’s Burisma energy company, the Mexico deal planned to capitalize on changes to energy policy and instability within the industry to reap massive profits following the privatization of the Mexican state-owned Pemex oil company.
In February 2013, Cooper wrote to Hunter Biden: “This is setting up to be flippin gigantic brother.”
After bringing in Velasco and Carlos Slim, the group met in Joe Biden’s office and residence in November 2015, according to the laptop evidence uncovered by the Daily Mail.
Hunter’s emails also suggested there may have been earlier meetings, including one in February 2014, based on his correspondence with a photographer.
“Do you have pictures from the lunch I had in dad’s office (I think on 2/26) with Miguel Alleman Sr. And Jr. And Jeff Cooper?” Hunter wrote in 2014. “If so let me know and I can send someone to pick them up.”
By 2015, Cooper was pressing for Burisma representatives to be involved in the meetings with Pemex’s CEO and sought a $350,000 investment from the Ukrainian company.
With the lines blurring quickly, Hunter acknowledged that he would be double-dipping due to his vested stake on both sides of the deal.
“I (in full disclosure) will most likely be granted equity (commensurate with Devon) from the Burisma side,” Hunter wrote. “I am also currently 50% of the equity of the U.S. Entity that conceivably would partner with the Alemán group.”
But the deal continued to balloon, courtesy of Slim’s involvement, into other areas, including well-known US companies like Uber and Walmart.
Cooper hoped to get those major companies—and even the Mexican government—to invest in a payroll systems and digital-wallet venture called ePlata, a small, Illinois-based startup that listed only 10 employees as of 2021.
“This shiznit is global, cabron,” wrote Cooper.
Joe Biden’s brother James also sought access to Slim through Hunter for an investment opportunity involving a US–Mexico pipeline.
“Have a very real deal with Pemex ( Carlos slim) need financing literally for a few days to a week,” James wrote in an email to Hunter.
“Have the seller (refinery /slims) and buyer major being delivered from pipeline in ( h/ USA),” he continued. “Nothing is simple but this comes very close. As always the devil is in the detail!”
With the oil deal taking shape in February 2016, the vice president flew his son and Cooper on Air Force 2 to Mexico City, where Joe Biden engaged in trade talks with Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto.
Hunter Biden and Cooper sat in on at least one of those meetings, according to the Daily Mail‘s laptop investigation.
“We are arriving late tonight on Air Force 2 to MX City,” Hunter wrote to Magnani on February 24, 2016. “… I’m attending meeting w/ President N w/ Dad. Jeff is with me on lane [sic] and we will be with us all day.”
ULTERIOR MOTIVES DECIPHERED
In many cases, Hunter’s private dealings and correspondence have helped offer a sort of cypher into the mystifying motives of the current Biden administration.
Hunter’s involvement in Burisma, for example, resulted in US pressure for the country to call off an anti-corruption investigation of the company and fire its prosecutor general.
As it turns out, Joe Biden, who was leading US foreign policy and anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine, threatened to withhold a billion-dollar loan if they did not fire Viktor Shokin, the prosecutor general investigating Burisma, and replace him with one more favorable to the administration’s interests.
Another Hunter Biden email, which surfaced as part of a Senate investigation prior to the disclosure of his hard drive, revealed that Hunter hoped to capitalize on the destabilization of the European energy industry that would result from Russia’s completion of the Nord Stream II pipeline—thereby allowing Burisma to take over as its main competitor.
“Burisma has an opportunity here to play the hero if it ignores the artificial market value of their product and plays to the national interest,” Hunter noted in 2014.
Yet, Biden’s reluctance to take charge of the current US–Mexico border crisis has been one of the greatest enigmas of his presidency thus far.
The likelihood that he was a silent investor in this interwoven series of business ventures, including a US–Mexico oil pipeline, could explain his hostility toward other pipelines, including the Keystone XL.
It could also shed light on his eagerness to destabilize US border security in the same way that the destabilization of the Balkans (despite undermining US interests in the region) benefited his son’s investments.
When the emails broke prior to the 2020 election, one of the first stories to emerge was the fact that Hunter and his business partners had negotiated a 10% equity stake for “the big guy”—understood to be Joe Biden—in a series of Chinese negotiations.
The new discovery also could help to elucidate part of the mainstream media’s recalcitrance in reporting on the emails, even once it became clear that they were verifiable.
Leading much of the left-wing charge was the New York Times, the leftist media flagship and talking-points driver.
One of the media company’s top stake-holders for the entirety of the Obama administration was Carlos Slim, who had helped ensure the Times‘s survival in 2009 with a $250 million loan.